The Knicks looked good all around as they rebounded from a blowout loss to the Houston Rockets. Porzingis once again led the Knicks and had perhaps the most impressive sequence of the season, a monster block against Josh Jackson on one end followed by an empatic and-1 dunk on the other.
McDermott ended the game with 12 points in 15 minutes and he was fun to watch tonight. While his shot was not on tonight (1/4 from 3) he shot 5/8 overall and had two dunks, including a monster jam on Josh Jackson. It was good to see him able to contribute and score in other ways even when his shot isn't falling.
Jarrett Jack shooting
Everyone on the Knicks played well tonight so there's not a lot of bad to choose from. Jarrett Jack played well and ended the game with 7 rebounds, 8 assists, and only 2 turnovers in 30 minutes. However, he scored only 2 points on a pair of free throws. After getting by Mike James, he allowed him to recover and block his first shot attempt. His second shot attempt was an airball pull-up three-point attempt at the beginning of a possession. While Jack is doing great in all other facets of the game, it would be nice to see him show a reliable jumper at the very least.
-Michael Beasley scored 9 straight points to end the 3rd and begin the 4th after removing his headband
-Kristaps scored 37, 1 shy of his season and career-high
-THJ shot 3/11 from 3 but finished with 21 points
-Enes Kanter ended the game with 16 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 assists
-Frank Ntilikina led the team with a +14 plus/minus in only 18 minutes
The Knicks will face off against the upstart Indiana Pacers coming off a loss to the 76ers. It is an interesting matchup with two teams that seem to be in similar positions. Courtney Lee will face another tough assignment as Victor Oladipo has been red hot to start the season. Meanwhile, Kristaps will face off against fellow franchise big man, Myles Turner. The Knicks will look to go 3-1 on the week.