Martin Luther King Day at Madison Square Garden — if you got into your seats late after buying popcorn and a foot long hot dog — the game was over. Oklahoma City destroyed the Knicks in the 1st quarter to take a 20-point lead. After that, the Knicks played them even. The Knicks can hang in there with anyone once the other team takes a 20-point lead and loses interest.
Frank Ntilikina had another good game — playing good defense on Paul George, who destroyed other Knicks guarding him in the 1st quarter, and later giving Russell Westbrook a hard time on at least one play.
Allonzo Trier had a terrific game — 16 points and 8 (eight) assists. Trier cuts thru the defense like a hot knife thru butter. And he hooked up with Mitchell Robinson (8 pts on 4-4 but fouled out) on a couple of alley oop slams.
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) January 21, 2019
Here’s a second:
These two are at it again…. pic.twitter.com/I2JONYzXQX
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Noah Vonleh played well as did Tim Hardaway Jr. (7-14, 23 pts). Luke Kornet sprained his ankle allowing Enes Kanter (11 pts on 5-11) to get decent minutes the game after it was announced he was out of the rotation because Kornet & Robinson need to play. Kevin Knox hit a late 3 but before that did not do much.