The second unit had a hard time defending, and making shots. The Knicks are 18th in the league in 3-point percentage (35.8 percent), yet they shoot fewer 3s per game (21.2) than any other team in basketball. "I'm not looking at anybody, I'm looking at myself first and everybody else, you know what I'm saying? I got chills. It was insane".
"We went out to some restaurant and they had me eat some octopus, like an actual octopus tentacle", Smith Jr. told Bondy.
In turn, Jack became the first Knick to record a triple-double since Carmelo Anthony on April 17, 2012. NY has looked a bit rejuvenated in a close loss at Miami and a victory at Dallas. "I got nothing against him. Everybody has to step it up one more notch, that's what it's going to take to get to where we want to go".
Pistons 114, Nets 80: Andre Drummond scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, Tobias Harris had 22 points, and Detroit beat Brooklyn. For the Knicks, Michael Beasley missed the last game with a sprained ankle and is questionable tonight.
Coach Jeff Hornacek should watch tape of how the Bulls got Lauri Markkanen so many open shots. I (shook his hand) after the game. We're a team kind of fighting and jockeying for postseason play.
Jarrett Jack believes that the New York Knicks must allow effort and intensity to be the failsafes.
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In the Knicks' last game, they beat the Dallas Mavericks, 100-96.
Both teams have been struggling lately and you could say the same for the Knicks who have lost seven of their last nine games. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, and will air on NBC Sports Chicago.
Markkanen was one of the players former Knicks president Phil Jackson expressed interest in when reportedly shopping Porzingis ahead of the 2017 draft. He then misfired on a three from the top of the key that could have tied the game as the final horn sounded.
His absence will be a boon to the Knicks' low-post game, which has lacked production of late as Kristaps Porzingis' scoring has dropped.
There's no telling if the Knicks are going to turn things around, but comments like this make it easy to see why Jack is such a valued presence in the locker room. It was a great all-around game. The Bulls' guards are going to need to persistently pressure the ball while everyone else sticks close to their assigned man to deny NY the opportunity to slip into a comfortable rhythm. Courtney Lee got the rebound inside and passed it out to Doug McDermott, but time expired before he got a shot off. Kris Dunn, along with Jerian Grant, David Nwaba, Justin Holiday and Denzel Valentine will need to be in attack mode throughout the game and aggressively look drive the ball deep into the paint to create confusion for the Knicks' defense.