For a team that hasn't looked all that tough this season, the New York Knicks could present a much stiffer chin when the Washington Wizards come to town on Monday night than they did before Saturday's overtime thriller over Eastern Conference heavyweight Milwaukee.
But there they were against the Bucks, finally flexing for perhaps the first time this season.
There was Mario Hezonja, waltzing all over Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo. There was rookie Kevin Knox, dropping a career-high 26 points. There was David Fizdale, watching the Knicks deliver on his promise.
And there was Madison Square Garden, pulsing with energy after New York's 136-134 win.
The Wizards are encountering a much different Knicks squad than the one that lost to Philadelphia 117-91 on Wednesday.
"The thing I was most proud of is we got blown out in Philly, they just literally embarrassed us, and one thing about our kids, we came back in the gym the next day. We didn't hang our heads, didn't doubt, just came back in the gym and got back to work," Fizdale said after the win. >> Read more
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