The Knicks finally closed out a game
The New York Knicks’ record has them at the bottom of the standings in the east, but that hasn’t stopped them from competing hard night in and night out.
On Wednesday night, the Knicks went into Boston and knocked off the Celtics by a score of 117-109.
Here are some takeaways from the game:
Don’t get too excited
First and foremost, don’t get too excited over this win. The Celtics have been struggling this season for some reason.
But, I will say that this was a good win due to the fact that the Knicks were able to close the game out when it mattered. Finally someone, (Trey Burke) stepped up and iced a game.
This is something that New York can build off of as they get ready for another tough game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
Mitchell Robinson keeps flashing
I know everyone is in love with Robinson, but for now, I like him coming off the bench more than I like him as a starter.
With Robinson being so raw, he’s not ready to start. The Knicks need to leave that to Enes Kanter and then down the stretch in the fourth quarter, go with either Kanter or Robinson, depending on match-ups and how either player is performing on that given night.
When it came to Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, Robinson was a monster on defense with six blocked shots. He also added eight points on 4-4 shooting. Not bad at all.
Trey Burke is a scoring machine
Burke has been the Knicks best point guard this season due to the fact that he’s had many spurts where he’s been able to take the team on his back and put up a good amount of points. Now that’s not saying much given the fact that Frank Ntilikina can’t shoot and Emmanuel Mudiay has been up and down.
For now, I think Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale should go with the hot hand at point guard and rotate Burke and Mudiay.
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