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Knicks fall to Warriors, 101-111 - Game Recap

Sloppy shooting performance by Knicks leads to big loss to Warriors.

Photo By: Noah Graham (Getty Images North America)

This game was controlled from the tip. A strong 1st quarter by the Warriors killed any chance of a win for New York, as they always found themselves in a 10+ point hole. But shooting 35% from the field and 27% from three won't make a game competitive. Randle had a normal performance, dropping 20 points on 7/15 shooting. But Jalen Brunson had an unordinary inefficient peformance, as he shot 2/13 from the field and ended with 13 points. Unfortunate news for the Knicks though, Reddish left the game with a right groin strain. He did not return.

For the Warriors, nobody really had an amazing game. MVP candidate Stephen Curry was held to just 24 points on 9/19 shooting. But the role players had a big impact in this one. For the Warriors it was JaMychal Green and Donte DiVincenzo. Then for the Knicks it was Jericho Sims. But the Knicks ultimately fall back to .500, with an 8-8 record headed into Phoenix with a game against the Suns on Sunday.

The Positive - Jericho Sims

Weren't many positives tonight. But if anything, Jericho Sims is proving that he should be a rotational player with big minutes for the forseeable future. Tonight he had a big double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes of action. But more importantly, he showed hustle and heart. He had offensive rebounds, second-chance points, and 3 blocks in the game. He made his presence felt on the glass and in the paint all night long.

Also, when Tom Thibodeau started to waive the white flag and put it the reserves, they looked nice. Yes I know. It was only 2 minutes of gameplay. But Deuce McBride showed 100% confidence and the ball movement looked spectacular. Ryan Arcidiacono and Svi Mykhailiuk looked solid out there too, so if Rose and Quickley are actually traded, we got some NBA players to fill the void.

Stat of the Night - Free Throws

Maybe they didn't come out with the win. But the aggressiveness was big for the Knicks tonight. They got 34 shots at the line, nailing 32 of them (94.1%). Brunson knocked down all 8 of his attempts, and he got to the paint with ease tonight. Even if he didn't make his shots, seeing Brunson get to his spots is always a good sign for the New York offense. Even R.J. Barrett was knocking them down from the charity stripe. As he went 5 for 5.

Notable Knicks Statlines

Randle: 20pts/7reb

Barrett: 18pts/4reb/5ast

Brunson: 14pts/5reb/4ast

Sims: 10pts/10reb/3blk

Reddish: 11pts/2stl


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