Game Log: Jan 29, 2019: Charlotte 101 NY 92

Another pedantry loss. Knicks looked like they were going to win this one. They had an 8-pt lead in the 3rd, and it was tied entering the 4th.

Knicks had Trey Burke, Allonzo Trier, Damyean Dotson, Mario Hezonja, and Noah Vonleh playing for first 5 minutes of the 4th — enough fire power there to go for the win. But Malik Monk sandwiched two huge 3’s around a Kemba Walker 3 and just like that Charlotte was up by 12. And that was it.

Kevin Knox (19 points on 7-16 with some pretty rainbow 3’s) and Tim Hardaway Jr (17 points on an efficient 7-12) came in for the final 6 minutes but Knicks couldn’t close it.

Question of the Night

Rookie Kadeem Allen was up from the G League and played very well (8 pts on 4-8 and very aggressive). After the game Rebecca Haarlow of MSG asked Kadeem the toughest question of the night: “When you look at your game, where are you most ready to be in the NBA, vs the G League?” Allen answered: “uh.. I don’t even know I just try to get out there & play basketball; just try to be in the right spot at the right time.”

Knock Knock

Knock Knock — if Knicks are building for future and coach Fizdale said this season Mitchell Robinson needed to get as much reps as possible (since he didn’t play college), why did Robinson only play 13 minutes on a night he only had 1 personal foul, with Enes Kanter getting benched 3rd straight game to play the young players??

Robinson (10 points on 4-5 with 3 massive blocks) was fun to watch as usual. Trier and Robinson hooked up on two alley oops. Trier had a poor shooting (0-7 and a -21) game but made up for some of that with 7-8 free throws & some excellent alley oop passes to Mitchell Robinson. Trier 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 7 pts on 7 shots on poor shooting night.

For Charlotte

For Charlotte, Miles Bridges very quietly had a good game (4-5, 11 pts, 8 rebounds — first man off bench), and former Knick Willy Hernangomez played well (11 pts, 11 rebounds in 19 minutes). Old Man Tony Parker had 15 points — Knicks announcer Mike Breen said Parker has stated he’d like to play til he’s 40 (he is 36 now).


After the game rumor broke on twitter that Anthony Davis has asked for a trade, and the Knicks were one of the three teams in the running (LA and Boston being the others), and that the Knicks might offer Kristaps Porzingis or some package of their #1 pick in this June’s draft (currently they are in the 2nd slot) PLUS Mitchell Robinson. This was extremely shitty news — as Robinson and Trier are a joy to watch.

By midday next day, LA has emerged as the front runners for Davis so that’s good. Great player but do not want to lose Robinson.

The Boxscore:

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