The SummerKnicks closed their Summer League schedule, and boy did they go out with a bang.
It was noted on the broadcast (to which Channing Frye, who was the color commentator for the game, was audibly shocked by) that the Knicks have never made 20 threes in a game in franchise history. They made 21 in this Summer League game, beating the Hawks 104-85.
Quentin Grimes was the most impressive 3-baller on the Knicks, canning his first three attempts on his way to a personal 9-0 run to open the game. He finished with 26 points, six rebounds, and three assists, shooting 10-17 from the field and 6-12 from deep.
9-0 run from Q to get us started pic.twitter.com/Zvr8PviFyh— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 16, 2021
Not to be outdone, Miles McBride came off the bench and made five threes of his own, totaling 19 points and four assists on 7-10 shooting (5-8 from deep). What makes that all the more impressive is that he scored all of those points in the first half, all the while making Hawks second round pick and Knicks draft Twitter darling Sharife Cooper’s life a living hell.
Deuce off to another strong start pic.twitter.com/aNeq1VJk0V— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 16, 2021
Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickleys’ Summer Leagues ended with a bit of a thud, as the two combined to shoot 7-30 in the closing game. But Quickley had yet another one of those moments that made you go, “Yeah, OK, maybe this guy IS a point guard!”
Jericho Sims also had a somewhat pedestrian outing by his standards — six points, 13 boards, a block. But he nearly scraped the arena ceiling on this oop:
Overall takeaway from Summer League: the kids are alright. In fact, they might be great. Recap coming later.