The New York Knicks pooped their collective pants in the second half on Sunday afternoon en route to a 116-95 loss to the Phoenix Suns. The Knicks actually made a game of it in the first half, tying the game just before halftime, though Phoenix ended up taking a two-point lead into the break.
Those good vibes quickly vanished as the Suns quickly showed that they are the superior squad. It didn’t help that the Knicks basically just quit (with a few exceptions).
Idk man pic.twitter.com/zPJjIM8Mns— Rit Holtzman (@BenRitholtzNBA) November 20, 2022
One of those exceptions was Quentin Grimes, who really played well in his second start of the season. He had been out of the rotation, but you wouldn’t have known that based on his effectiveness on both ends. Superstar Devin Booker got 20 points, but he really had to work when he was guarded by Grime (7-17 shooting).
Grimes locked in guarding Devin Booker pic.twitter.com/WRnoPDVABR— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) November 20, 2022
On the other end, Grimes led the Knicks with 8 assists. The threes didn’t fall (1-5), but everything else was working.
Quentin Grimes has been cooking in the first half pic.twitter.com/IOV2TgPH46— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) November 20, 2022
Jalen Brunson had some highlights as well (27 points), but not enough to justify the lack of effort on the other end from him and the other vets.
Recap to come. Stay warm!