Knicks continue to show promise despite loss
The New York Knicks are fighting hard each and every game and had a great chance at knocking off the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Unfortunately, a late three by Victor Oladipo put the Knicks away and the Pacers won the game by a score of 107-101.
Here are some takeaways from the game:
This team is fun
Yes, it’s disappointing that the Knicks lost another close game, but this team is working their tails off and competing against some very good teams.
New York had a chance at beating the Pacers. Just like they almost defeated the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. They’ve played three of the top teams in the NBA recently and made things very interesting.
What’s really encouraging is how this young Knicks team has been responding to head coach David Fizdale. It’s obvious that they believe in his system, they just need to work better as a unit.
Lance Thomas shouldn’t be playing
I’m having a hard time understanding why Lance Thomas was on the floor late in the game, which enabled him to attempt and miss a three point shot.
I know Thomas is a “leader”, but he’s not a good player and is a liability in close games.
With rookie Kevin Knox coming back from a sprained ankle, Fiz needs to give Thomas a few minutes in the first half and then sit him for the rest of the game. He’s doesn’t help this team enough to be on the court.
Tim Hardaway Jr. playing like an all-star
Hardaway had a monster game and if the Knicks would have come away with a win, it would have been because of their best player playing out of his mind.
Hardaway scored 37 points on 52.6 percent shooting from the field. He also converted on seven of his 11 three-point attempts.
If he keeps this up, Hardaway should be an all-star this season.
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