The Knicks three game winning streak came to a halt tonight on the road in Orlando. Kristaps Porzingis missed the game with a sore ankle and elbow swelling. The Knicks shot 52.5% from the field while allowing the Magic to shoot 53.8% as they once again struggled on the defensive end.
Tim Hardaway, Jr.
With Kristaps Porzingis out, THJ stepped up and got his first career double-double, finishing with 26 points and a career high 11 rebounds . He continued to struggle from 3 shooting 1/5 from distance, but 11/21 overall from the field. He seems to miss shots you'd expect him to make and make shots you'd expect him to miss.
The Knicks ended the game with 23 turnovers. They turned it over early and often as Jarrett Jack led the way with 6 turnovers. Of the 9 Knicks to play over 8 minutes, Lance Thomas was the only one not to record a turnover.
-Doug McDermott led the team with a +8 plus/minus, scoring 13 points while shooting 5/9 from the field
-Michael Beasley started in place of Kristaps Porzingis, scoring 4 points, 26 shy of KP's season average
-Ntilikina led the Knicks with 9 assists
-Willy Hernangomez played for the first time following 3 consecutive DNP-CDs, finishing with 8 points and 3 rebounds in only 8 minutes
The Knicks return home to take on the 2-8 Sacramento Kings. The Kings have struggled throughout the year but defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Kristaps Porzingis should be available to help return the Knicks to their winning ways.