Knicks drop at home to Magic 115-89
Unveiling their new City Edition unis, the Knicks have gone from bad to worse, losing at home from the start of the game, to the Orlando Magic 115-89, in one of the most embarrassing games of the season.
Orlando outscored the home team 30-10 in the first quarter and nothing helped the Knicks to get back in the game from that point on.
“We came out flat and they came out firing. We didn’t wake up until the second quarter and started playing the game.”
– David Fizdale
Tim Hardaway Jr., who finished with just seven points, the most from the Knicks’ starting five, put the blame on himself for the disaster.
“It was my fault. I got to do better coming out of the gate. All the guys look at me at both ends. I didn’t deliver.”
The other four starters combined for a total of just 9 points while the second unit were the ones that carried the team on their backs.
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Kevin Knox scored a team high 17 points and Enes Kanter posted his usual double-double with 16 buckets and 15 boards. Former Magic, Mario Hezonja dropped 12 against his former team, Trey Burke nailed 10 and dished 5 dimes while Allonzo Trier contributed with 9 points.
Orlando were led by Terrence Ross with 22 points off the bench and Nikola Vucevic scored 21 and grabbed 14 rebounds.
And to finish on a positive side, Mitchell Robinson set a rookie record with 9 blocks, just one below the franchise record held by Dikembe Mutombo.
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