Knicks destroy the Warriors 132-94, winning streak now at 8 games
- Updated: December 21, 2022
The world champs came to the Garden and left without scoring 100 points against Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks. With Steph Curry out, the Warriors were just a too easy prey.
Immanuel Quickley scored a team-high 22 points off the bench including a season-high five three pointers as the New York Knicks simply destroyed the defending champs, 132-94.
The Knicks never trailed and led by as many as 38 late in the fourth quarter, despite a more balanced first half in which they scored 69 and allowed 56.
Julius Randle was in double double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, Jalen Brunson scored 21 and RJ Barrett finished with 18 points on a 8-19 shooting.
Quentin Grimes did his part excellent once again, dropping 19 points including four three pointers.
The final act was one of the season best for the home team, who outscored the Warriors 32-13 without Randle, Brunson and Barrett on the court, who were rested for tonight’s game against the Raptors.
Instead, coach Thibs allowed the younger players to take part of the feast while he sat down. Randle joked about never seeing his head-coach sit down during the game.
“That’s crazy. Because Obi told me. I’ve never seen that in Thibs’ three seasons here. … He was probably so uncomfortable. He didn’t know what to do.”
– Julius Randle
Miles McBride finished in double figures with 10 points and Jericho Sims added 8, both of them playing the entire fourth quarter.
The Warriors were led by Jordan Poole show finished with a game-high 26 points. Jonathan Kuminga scored 13 off the bench while Klay Thompson, Mosed Moody and Ty Jerome logged 11 points each.
The Warriors fell 15-17 while the Knicks improved 18-13 after their 8 straight win of the season.
Up-next: The Knicks (18-13) will host the Toronto Raptors (13-18) tonight from 7:30 pm.