The Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak by holding on for a 124-122 overtime win over the Warriors. >> Box Score
Five things to know from Wednesday's game
1) The Knicks came out of the gates strong against the Warriors, who are without superstars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. New York jumped out to a 10-point lead after one, and they pushed their lead up to 18 points at the half. Early in the third, the Knicks led by as many as 22 points, but the Warriors' defense helped them get back in the game, cutting the Knicks lead to five points in the opening minute of the fourth quarter and then tied the game at 89-89 with eight and a half minutes to play.
With the game tied 103-103 with two minutes to go, Marcus Morris came up clutch, knocking down free throws to give the Knicks the lead, followed by a jumper to extend the lead. Thanks mainly to Morris, the Knicks were up by three in the final seconds, but D'Angelo Russell knocked down a three to send the game to overtime.
In the extra period, the Knicks jumped out to a seven-point lead, and they were able to hold on for their fifth win of the season.
2) Morris gave the Knicks another 20-plus points on Wednesday, his 13th such game in 23 contests with the team, and ended up with his first 30-point game as a Knick. Morris had an efficient shooting night, going 10-of-18 from the floor for his 36 points. He also added 10 rebounds and three assists.
3) Behind Morris, Julius Randle and RJ Barrett helped shoulder most of the offense for the Knicks, combining for 46 points. The duo also combined for 23 rebounds.
4) In the backcourt, the Knicks were without Dennis Smith Jr., who sat out due to an illness. Frank Ntilikina once again got the start at point guard, but struggled for much of the game. He wasn't much of a factor on offense, scoring just two points, and he also turned the ball over four times. Elfrid Payton got most of the clutch minutes at point, scoring 14 points and adding five assists.
5) Bobby Portis provided a nice spark off the bench for the Knicks. Portis played 24 minutes and chipped in with 15 points.
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The Knicks are off on Thursday, but they'll continue their west coast swing on Friday night in Sacramento, as they take on the Kings at 10:00 PM.