Trey Burke puts up a monster game against the Hornets in OT loss
- Updated: March 27, 2018
After an impressive game against the Wizards, Trey Burke pulled the ultimate trick from his bag, and although the Knicks lost 128-137 in OT, Burke’s performance was All-Star worthy.
With his second season start, Burke torched the Hornets with a career-high 42 points, shooting 19-31 from the field. He also dished 12 assists, outplaying his opponent, Kemba Walker.
Growing up with Allen Iverson as his idol, Burke showed plenty of moves that resembled the ones of AI. Crossovers, back-step shots, you name it.
“More than anything, it’s the movements. When I stepback and I crossover, that’s all from watching him.”
– Trey Burke
Down by 17 points, Burke led the Knicks back in the game, forcing the OT as he scored 35 of his total points after halftime.
Michael Beasley dropped 27 and grabbed 8 boards, Enes Kanter with his usual double-double night scored 15 and rebounded 13, while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 17 buckets.
Frank Ntilikina, who came off the bench, delivered 12 points in 18 minutes shooting 6-10 from the field.
The Hornets (34-41) were led by Walker ho scored 31 points, the last 11 in the OT while Dwight Howard nailed 23 buckets and collected 13 rebounds.
The Knicks, who now dropped 27-48, haven’t had a player to put Burke’s numbers since Bernard King.
Statistically, the Knicks made all of their free throws (11) but the Hornets were more times at the free throw line, going 24-28.