Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of tha month. To get up, get up, get up so get these Knicks win up. Alright, enough Bone Thugs N Harmony lyrics. The Knicks delivered on the first of month. Despite the losses, their victories are even sweeter. What can we expect from the 8-16 Knicks in the final month of 2018?
It was a game that wasn’t supposed to go to overtime but that it did. In fact, the Bucks should’ve perhaps been up by 20 points and even then, the Knicks still stayed close. While everyone was mentioning, “Where’s Frank? Why is he on the bench?” other players stepped up and are perhaps coming out of their shells.
Kevin Knox has been facing so much criticism in the past few days but the internet coaches seem to forget a few things- he just turned 19 in August and is literally still trying to adjust to playing in this big city. But last night, he certainly showed up as he had 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in his 37 minutes of play time. He had a phenomenal game. Sure Mario Hezonja’s walk over The Greek Freak was fantastic but so many other great things happened last night.
Damyean Dotson continues to make fans smile but he needs more minutes. Can we all just focus on his clutch 3-point shot in OT? Emmanuel Mudiay- his energy is so electrifying and last night, he also had a huge night with them 28 points. He scored 16 of those 28 points in the fourth quarter. Mudiay was not trying to lose last night at all.
Last night during the post-game conference, coach David Fizdale was standing proud with his team and spoke about confidence. This is something that will carry the team as they find themselves facing tough teams. In addition, he also stood by his players and in a sense, fired back at the criticism. Can some of you see the playoffs in their future?
It is worth noting that Giannis Antetokounmpo will be back on Christmas Day at The Garden. Let’s hope that a fight doesn’t break out but it would be quite the festive scene since many of us might be fighting our families that day.
To look ahead at their schedule and in order, they’re facing Washington, Celtics, Nets, Hornets, Cavaliers, Hornets, Pacers, Suns, 76ers, Hawks, Bucks, Bucks, and the Jazz. You can expect the team to go out confidently for the rest of the month. They will lose some close ones and they’ll win some great ones.
Just like the Mets, “Ya gotta believe.”