The Knicks had a strong start in their first game back from the All-Star break, but the Timberwolves gave them a 115-104 loss at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. >> Read More
Things to know about Friday's game...
1) Coming off the bench, Derrick Rose was the leading scorer for Minnesota on the night. He had 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting, while shooting 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Anthony Tolliver was another spark plug off the bench with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including four threes.
2) Damyean Dotson was the reason the Knicks got off to a hot start tonight. He was responsible for the Knicks' first 11 points, as he couldn't miss early on. However, he cooled off scoring nine points for a total 20 to finish the night. Dotson also had three rebounds and three assists.
3) Allonzo Trier had a good start to his second half with 20 points as well. He went 7-for-11 from the field with three boards, one assist and one steal.
4) Coming off a good performance in the Rising Stars Challenge this past weekend, rookie Kevin Knox buried 18 despite shooting 5-for-14 from the field. He had seven rebounds to go with it as well. The Knicks are hoping these shooting performances, though, are more efficient as he closes his rookie campaign.
5) The T-Wolves did a great job of inhibiting Dennis Smith Jr. from getting to the rack in this one. He had one highlight-reel play with a thunderous jam in transition, but he finished with only seven points on 3-of-6 shooting.
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What's Next: The Knicks remain at The Garden, hosting the Spurs on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.