The Knicks kept this one close, but the Trail Blazers eeked it out as New York dropped their sixth straight game, 118-114, on Wednesday night. >> Box score
Things to know about Sunday's game
1) It wasn't supposed to be a close game, but the Knicks made it interesting in the final minute as they were only down 116-114. They caught a big break, too, when Jusuf Nurkic (13 PTS, 10 REB, 4 AST, 2 BLK) was called for a reach-in on Noah Vonleh (14 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK). But Vonleh missed both free throws to tie the game, and in turn, Damian Lillard buried a contested jumper which would be the eventual dagger.
2) Tim Hardaway Jr. came up big in another game where they needed him to if they wanted to win. He finished with a game-high 32 points on 10-of-21 shooting, including three 3-pointers. He also had five rebounds and four assists on the night. For the Blazers, it was CJ McCollum leading the way with 31 points while Lillard had 29.
3) Getting another start at the point, Emmanuel Mudiay had one of his best nights of the season with 16 points on a very efficient 6-of-9 shooting with four assists as well. Mudiay, who impressed Fizdale enough in his original bench role, has doen the same as a starter.
4) Coming off the bench, Trey Burke played a big role with 19 points on 8-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Allonzo Trier also finished with nine points as well.
5) Enes Kanter got the start tonight down low, but he didn't have much success against Nurkic and the rest of the Blazers' bigs. He had just seven points and five boards with six assists to lead the Knicks in that category.
Highlights From Tonight's Game...
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The Knicks have a quick turnaround as they travel to Boston to face the rival Celtics at 7:30 p.m.