Would the Knicks’ Summer League team be able to score without Immanuel Quickley, who missed Saturday’s contest with the Cavaliers due to a sore groin? The answer was a resounding “yes.” The rookie duo of Miles McBride (23 points) and Quentin Grimes (28 points) powered New York’s offense, with a notable assist from the vet, Obi Toppin (21 points), as the Knicks held on for a 103-94 win.
The end of the first half was a masterclass of shot-making from both teams, but the Knicks were able to close it out with a lead thanks to the brilliance of McBride.
Deuce was on a roll to end the half. pic.twitter.com/qJBMJTHwc0— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 15, 2021
Grimes paced the Knicks through much of the first half. If he had been suffering from a lack of confidence following a some rough shooting performances in the first few games of Summer League, he certainly didn’t show it on this night.
Right on Q. pic.twitter.com/2Tin2W0Jos— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 15, 2021
The rooks cooled down a bit in the third quarter, and it was Toppin’s turn to take over.
T PPIN pic.twitter.com/iJVsbxZZej— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 15, 2021
The Knicks nearly blew the game in the fourth, as the Cavs whittled a 22-point deficit down to just three. But when the game was on the line late, Grimes and McBride went back to work.
Big bucket by McBride pic.twitter.com/SCfjSW3cIQ— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) August 15, 2021
Goodnight pic.twitter.com/6czmFAhPss— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) August 15, 2021
DEUCES ✌ ✌ ✌ pic.twitter.com/TQC7ATzEdG— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) August 15, 2021
Fun game. Recap will be up tomorrow morning. Get some rest, everyone.