After falling flat in the first quarter, the Knicks got within 15 before halftime. But a third and fourth-quarter slump saw Paul George and the Knicks pull out a 127-109 win at Madison Square Garden on Monday afternoon. >> Box score
Things to know about Monday's game
1) The Knicks have lost six in a row and 14 of their last 15 games. With trouble playing in front of a home crowd, New York has dropped nine straight games at Madison Square Garden.
2) Tim Hardaway was the Knicks' leading scorer of the day with 23 points on 7-for-14 from the paint. He collected two rebounds and three assists with one steal. He made 4-of-9 three-pointers from beyond the arc.
3) George and Russell Westbrook both sat out in the fourth quarter after collecting 31 and 17 points, respectively. Westbrook just missed a triple-double with 10n rebounds and nine assists.
4) Enes Kanter had 11 points for New York, while Noah Vonleh collected 10 points with five rebounds.
5) The Knicks normally excel on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, going 21-12 overall since the national holiday was first observed in 1986.
Big man back at the rim 💪 pic.twitter.com/t2Uf0TY0wp- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 21, 2019
These two are at it again.... pic.twitter.com/I2JONYzXQX- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 21, 2019
The Knicks host the Rockets at The Garden on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.