Knicks guard Quentin Grimes balled out in the Jordan Rising Stars game, scoring at will and getting his team to the championship round.

New York Knicks Guard Quentin Grimes had a stellar game and started in the Rising Stars game during All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. While he had a splashy showing for Team Joakim Noah, they ultimately lost to Team Pau Gasol in the championship round.

Some of the spicy takes from Twitter surrounding the event included crowning Grimes as Rising Stars MVP, some major facilitation for his teammates, and a WINDMILL DUNK.

Personally, I was expecting the Knicks’ starter to attempt about ten shots and look cool in what I thought were some of the cleanest jerseys I have seen in a Rising Stars game in years. Grimes’ team, Team Joakim, played Game 2 against Team Jason Terry, which featured a slew of G-League rising stars.

The game, which was played to a target score of 40 points, featured three dunks from Grimes as he and Josh Giddey were simply toying with Team Jason. Once they got pulled, Joakim’s team started to really stagnate on offense. Luckily for us, they managed to stay in the game and pull out the win thanks to, who else, Grimes. He hit a three to get the team to 40 points and advance them to the championship game against Team Pau Gasol. He finished that first game with a game-high 13 points on 5-6 shooting with three steals and one rebound.


The final championship game was played to 25 points. In this game, Grimes stayed just as hot. The Knicks’ guard hit three after three to keep things competitive and was obviously the hottest shooter on the floor for all players. But it all came down to New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado and an acrobatic three-pointer to win it all for Team Pau.

Grimes ended the game with 14 points on 5-8 shooting from the field, 4-7 on threes, two blocks and one assist.

Grimes notched a highlight moment in the middle of an impressive season and kicked off one of four events that would feature a Knick this All-Star weekend, with Jericho Sims taking part in the Dunk Contest and Julius Randle participating in the three-point contest tomorrow and playing in the All-Star Game on Sunday night. A rare, fun All-Star weekend for New York began with a great showing from Grimes.  

Tomorrow night, you can catch Randle in the Three-Point Contest at 8:00 P.M. and Sims in the Dunk Contest at 9:00 P.M.

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