Wow. That was really a beating.
The Knicks administered a beating. Our Knicks. Take that in for a second. I wrote in the game thread that the two teams facing off tonight lost their tough somewhere along the way. The Knicks lost it a long time ago and the Bulls are in the process of coping with their loss just now. I think they may be in the denial stage.
Kristaps Porzingis was an ace tonight with his first double double of the Rambis era. He looked sharp and engaged and while he made some silly late game mistakes, he was the answer for the Knicks all night long. He can do it all. Someone else who did it all tonight was Arron Afflalo. I’ve been very hard on Afflalo for most of the year, but he came through with 12, 8, and 7 in a big win. If he gets the ire after losses, he deserves praise when he contributes across the board.
Nikola Mirotic. I mean….are you serious. I like his game for the most part, although he’s been a bit of a disappointment this season, but he was hitting silly threes all game long. If he misses just a couple of those the game is even more ludicrously lopsided. Both teams shot far too well for a quality NBA contest with the Knicks at almost 52% from the field and 56% from three, and the Bulls around 46% from both. That’s not good basketball so much as it’s two teams that didn’t care enough about defending. I’ll take it. The two teams face off in less than 24 hours at MSG and we’ll all be there.
Revel in the glory of victory Knickerbuddies! You deserve it.