Thanks for the Game Thread Rady .. Tonight game vs the (no LaMelo Ball) Hornets gives the Knicks the chance for a double digit win streak (10 games) are a must Knicks win for the sell-out crowd in MSG.
Brunson will miss his 2nd game having foot soreness
Lamelo Ball out for the season
Our future star 6th Man Quickley will be in the starter lineup replacing Brunson ....
I can only hope today is the day D.Rose creativeness comes off the bench with Hart & Toppin to prepare for Thursday game.
P.S. The Boston Celtics played a 8 man rotation throughout the game of the Knicks double over-time win .. plus no Celtic player played 50 minutes.
Grimes on the broken play at the end of the quarter added 5 quick pts to end the quarter
Grimes have 12 pts at halftime
Barrett's 17 pts was the go to guy
Coach Thibs had 4 players play 17 minutes in the first half .. just saying this is not a playoff game it's regular season where the average super-star receive 15 minutes or less in the first half .. especially against a 14 seed team.
End of 3rd quarter .. Knicks 89 - Hornets 87
Thanks to Randle and Barrett's green light to shoot, and their poor Defense
Giving Randle & Barrett the entire 12 minutes of the 1st quarter (21-21) and 3rd quarter (37-23) throughout the season was a big mistake
The (14 seed) Hornets reduce the (5 seed) Knicks 16 pt lead in the 3rd quarter to a Knicks 2 pt lead, and in the 4th quarter the Hornets outscored the Knicks (25-16) for a Hornets win in MSG.
The 1 to 6 odds got paid off sweet tonight on Knicks loss.
Hold on .. let me get this right ....
The Hornets were on a 3 game losing streak, and the Knicks were on a 9 game winning streak!
And in MSG the Knicks loss to the Hornets!
Oubre 27 pts
Rozier 25 pts
Hayward 23 pts
And for 18 minutes in 2nd half our fake PF Randle couldn't defend or score on Hayward or Oubre .. SAD
How come Quickley & Grimes couldn't put a stop on Rozier scoring ???
How come the Hornets couldn't score the first 4 minutes of the 4th quarter (87-95)?
And why did Thibs take out a FRESH McBride, Toppin, and Hartenstein after 4 min into the 4th quarter?