18th Straight Loss! — Feb 13, 2019: Philadelphia 126 NY 111

This was the game where Mitchell Robinson blocked Joel Embiid Twice. Yea the Knicks lost who cares. An elite draft position is part of their future assets.

After the game, Embiid was interviewed by Rebecca Haarlow and had high praise for Robinson: “A couple times I thought I had a shot, but he just came up with his long-ass arms and blocked it.”

Turning Point?

This may have been the turning point for Knicks management to make Robinson an untouchable and not make him available in an Anthony Davis trade this summer. Robinson’s ceiling looks sky high.

Here was Mitchell Robinson’s response to the compliment:

In the game, Robinson had 14 pts (on 5-8), 13 rebounds, 4 blocks and only 2 personal fouls in 28 minutes — he had drastically reduced the fouls he is committing the last 8 or so games now. For the first time, Robinson got the most minutes at center for the Knicks.

DeAndre Jordan added 12 pts (5-10), 5 rebounds, and 7 assists in 20 minutes at center.

Allonzo Trier played well — 19 pts (5-9), and Kadeem Allen had 13 pts (5-11). But poor shooting by Dennis Smith Jr (5-15, 13 pts), Damyean Dotson (6-16, 16 pts), and Luke Kornet (2-11, 7 pts) doomed the Knicks.

For Philly

For Philly, Embiid had 26 pts (7-13) and 14 rebounds, and Tobias Harris (9-14, 25 pts), Ben Simmons (5-7, 18 pts), JJ Redick (4-10, 15 pts), Jimmy Butler (4-6, 13 pts) played well.

The play of the night was Kevin Knox (4-10, 9 pts) slamming on Ben Simmons.

The boxscore:



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