Down as much as 21 points, the Knicks battled back to defeat the Hornets in a thrilling overtime bout, 126-124, in Charlotte. >> Box score
Things to know about Friday's game
1) Emmanuel Mudiay tallied a career high in points with 34 on the night, and he came up big for the Knicks down the stretch. He almost ended the game in regulation with a three-ball that just rimmed out. But in overtime, he had key buckets to keep the Knicks' lead as they held off a late Hornets comeback. He collected eight assists and three rebounds as well.
2) Yet another strong game for Kevin Knox, who continues to impress. He had 20 points with three boards, three assists, one block and one steal to cap off a solid box score. He might have missed two free throws at the very end that would've helped move the lead to four, and not allow a Kemba Walker laup to tie it. Luckily, though, he missed.
3) The big surprise of the game was definitely C Luke Kornet, who made the best of his 24 minutes on the floor. He drained 13 points, including three three-pointers that showed a lot of confidence in his shot. He had six rebounds, three blocks, and two steals as well.
4) For the Hornets, Nicholas Batum was the leading scorer with 21 points. But Walker, who is normally the big points maker, had just five after an 11 point first quarter. That was clearly big down the stretch as the Knicks mounted their second-half comeback
Highlights from tonight's game
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The Knicks continue on their road trip as they take on the Pacers Sunday at 5 p.m.