Written by Matt Adwar – @theknicksguy
Kristaps Porzingis hit the game winner with 0.6 seconds left ….except it didn’t count. It could not have been any closer as the New York Knicks suffer a devastating loss against the Charlotte Hornets 95-93 as they fall to 4-5.
The Knicks were in control for most of the game as they held a 12-point lead at one time. But the 16 turnovers and 24 fouls were just too much for the Knicks to come back from.
Derek Fisher after the game “People oftentimes focus on the fourth quarter and the finish and the last plays but a lot of times the first through the third quarter makes a difference”
Head coach Derek Fisher did not seem happy at his teams performance down the stretch and did not like the excessive fouls. “They got to the free throw line 28 times and that’s too many”
Arron Afflalo looked great in his season debut with the Knicks scoring 12 points and adding 6 rebounds.
Kristaps Porzingis recorded his 4th double double in his last 6 games as he finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds his career high.
The Knicks were 4-21 from outside the arc
Knicks 5-7 from the free throw line, a season low
Battle of the Man Buns
Spencer Hawes (right) and Lou Amundson (left) have the ugliest hair in the league and we as fans were blessed with the opportunity to watch them guard each other.
But No ones hair is as bad as Jeremy Lin
A rough game for Knicks fans. It was really frustrating to see the Knicks come out of a timeout and the best they can do is an iso contested Melo jump shot that hits the side of the backboard. Overall, it was the Knicks turnovers and poor defense that contributed to the loss. On the next one as the Knicks take on Lebron James and the Cavs on Friday night.