The Knicks followed up an ugly loss to the Raptors with a win over the Los Angeles Clippers in a game of runs. It wasn't always pretty as the Knicks turned it over 22 times but they ultimately pulled out the victory. Kristaps bounced back somewhat as he scored 25 points on 7/20 shooting after only scoring 13 points against Toronto.
McDermott was the spark plug the Knicks needed off the bench. He tied his career high with five 3-pointers. McDermott scored 13 of his 16 points in the 3rd quarter, all of which the Knicks desperately needed after the clippers cut a 17 point lead down to 2. McDermott shot 5/11 from the field with all five of his field goals coming from beyond the arc (5/7 3FG).
Growing pains were inevitable and Frank looked to be experiencing them tonight. His night got off to a tough start when he was called for an questionable offensive foul on what would have been an and-1 over Blake Griffin. Frank ended the game with 0 points, 1 assist, and 4 turnovers. It just was not his night as he was replaced by Ramon Sessions at the start of the 4th quarter.
-Willy Hernangomez his his first 3-pointer of the year and 5th of his career
-Jarrett Jack ended the game with 11 points and 7 assists
-Enes Kanter scored 12 points and grabbed 16 rebounds (6 offensive)
-The Knicks shot 24/25 from the free throw line (McDermott missed the only one!)
-The Knicks ended a 10-game losing streak to the Clippers
-The Knicks won their 3rd game by 20+ points after winning 0 games by 20+ last season.
The Knicks will try build momentum off their win against the Clippers as they face off against the Toronto Raptors at the Garden on Wednesday. Last week in Toronto, the Knicks didn't look like they belonged on the same floor as the Raptors but that game seemed like an aberration from the Knicks we have seen this season. The Knicks will look to avenge their loss and show they are a playoff team in the East.