Led by Tim Hardaway Jr. and an alternating attack by Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke, the Knicks led the Pelicans until the 2:30 mark in the fourth quarter.
The Knicks head to New Orleans for a matchup against Anthony Davis and the the Pelicans. Coming off back-to-back clunkers in which defense was a foreign concept, New York is playing the type of basketball sober-minded fans had in mind when the season kicked off.
Mitchell Robinson, Damyean Dotson, and Allonzo Trier have made their marks on this Knicks team despite being unheralded second-round picks or undrafted first- and second-year players.
A highly disappointing stretch of games for the New York Knicks has the TKW Crew looking towards the future.
The Knicks lose in their only trip to Oklahoma City in a game featuring zero defense on New York’s end. It’s their third consecutive loss and first after Fizdale was criticized in his starting lineup shakeup.
Former MVP Russell Westbrook is out and the Knicks face Paul George and the Thunder in OKC following a rejiggered lineup.