Knicks fall in Charlotte, lose first preseason game
- Updated: October 18, 2015
Without the services of Carmelo Anthony, Robin Lopez, Kyle O’Quinn and the recovering Jose Calderon, the New York Knicks fall short in Charlotte, losing 93-97.
Coach Derek Fisher started with Langston Galloway, Arron Afflalo, Lance Thomas, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Seraphin, giving the younger players a shot.
Cleanthony Early led the Knicks with 17 buckets, the sophomore also contributing with 4 boards, while Galloway went 3/3 from the three point lane, finishing the game with 15 points and 6 assists.
In spite of losing the game, Derrick Williams and Lou Amundson had a more than decent performance, comining 26 points off the bench.
Kristaps Porzingis wo had missed the previous two games returned to the floor and received 16 minutes, dropping 6 buckets and grabbing 4 rebounds.