Game Log – Dec 19, 2018: Philadelphia 131 New York 109

Knicks were hanging within 10 points all game and then Philly put it away in final 10 minutes. Joel Embiid ate the Knicks alive when Kanter was out of the game. Noah Vonleh was too small for Embiid. Luke Kornet got hit on the nose by an Embiid elbow his first minute on the court and didn’t return until the 4th.

Good game Kevin Knox (8-17, 21 pts). High-arcing 3 pointers, attacking the basket with venom. An open-court full-court drive by Kevin Knox early on followed by a fantastic alley oop slam dunk on the break on a pass from Tim Hardaway Jr. later on. Every day, Kevin Knox looks closer and closer to Bernard King. Knox is 19 yrs old.

Good game Tim Hardaway Jr (7-16, 27 pts); raised trade value? (Dallas reportedly interested).

Good game Damyean Dotson (6-11, 14 pts)

Frank Ntilikina 1-7 from the floor. He made a great defensive play fronting Ben Simmons early in the game but that was about it for his highlights. T.J. McConnell had no problem with Ntilikina’s defense; attacked at will and distributed. Knick shooting guards defended J.J. Redick.

Hard to envision Knicks being good defensive team in forseeable future. Philly set their high for points in a regular season game this season with the 131.

Boxscore:

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071138

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