Knicks fall at home to Hornets 105-112, end 9 game winning streak
The New York Knicks fell at Madison Square Garden last night to the Charlotte Hornets 112-105, bringing an end to their impressive nine-game winning streak.
Despite a strong start that saw the Knicks take a solid lead of 66-50 just before halftime, they were unable to maintain their momentum in the second half.
The team struggled to find their rhythm from beyond the arc, shooting a dismal 2-18 from three-point range in the second half, and shooting under 30% from the field overall.
“At the end of the game, they were the hungrier team.”
– RJ Barrett
RJ Barrett led the Knicks in scoring with an impressive 27 points, followed by Julius Randle with 16 points, Immanuel Quickley and Mitchell Robinson scored 14 points each.
Quentin Grimes also made a crucial two-point jump shot just before halftime to set the highest lead of the game for the Knicks.
Unfortunately for the Knicks, their efforts were overshadowed by an outstanding performance from the Hornets, led by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 27 points, Terry Rozier with 25 points, and Gordon Hayward with 23 points.
Despite the Knicks’ best efforts, they were ultimately unable to overcome the Hornets’ offensive onslaught.
Up-next: The Knicks (39-28) will host the Sacramento Kings (38-26) on Thursday from 10:00 pm.