The Knicks battled their way back in the second half to secure their first back-to-back wins since November in a 108-103 victory over the Magic on Tuesday night. >> Box score
Things to know about Sunday's game
1) Rookie C Mitchell Robinson was a force for the Knicks tonight on his way to setting a new career high with 17 points. He also collected six blocks, becoming the first Knicks rookie to record five or more in consecutive games since the 1973-74 seasons when blocks became an observed stat. Add 14 rebounds for a double-double, and Robinson's production continues to rise in what's becoming an eye-opening rookie campaign.
2) Allonzo Trier was another Knicks rookie that led the way in the fourth quarter. Trier took over in his 21 minutes on the floor, draining 18 points on 4-of-5 shooting and 9-of-10 from the free throw line with five boards, two assists, and three steals as well. The Arizona product also had an insane transition bucket that showed off his handles and finesse in the lane (see below).
3) The Knicks were down for most of this game, but they managed to take their first lead at 2:57 left in the fourth thanks to a Robinson free throw. From there, they didn't lose it -- a rarity for this New York squad this season.
4) Henry Ellenson, who signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks last week, saw a whopping 36 minutes on the hardwood tonight and he made the most of it. He had 13 points and nine rebounds. He also dished out five assists.
5) Emmanuel Mudiay was New York's leading scorer with 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting with eight rebounds and three assists. In fact, the Knicks' bench accounted for 75 points (John Jenkins also had eight).
6) This is the Knicks' first win streak since they had three straight wins from Nov. 21-25 (Celtics, Pelicans, and Grizzlies).
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The Knicks stay at The Garden to host the Cavaliers on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.