This week, the Knicks went 1-1 in their two games, scoring just 100 points in each game to sit as the sixth seed in the east with a 9-6 record. The offense hasn’t been humming as it was in the past few weeks, but the Knicks' toughness and grit keep them in many games and allow them to pull out miracles like Friday with Miami.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH - KNICKS VS TIMBERWOLVES
The Knicks fell 117-100 to the surging Timberwolves behind a lackluster third quarter in which they were outscored 35-19. Jalen Brunson led the team in scoring and assists with 25 points and six assists. Julius Randle chipped in with 21 points and 14 rebounds but only shot 37.5 percent from the floor. The Knicks shot 34 percent from the floor and an abysmal 23.7 percent from behind the arc. As a team, Minnesota shot 51 percent from the floor in a poor defensive effort from New York.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH- HEAT VS KNICKS
The Knicks might have picked up their best win of the season so far, pulling out a 100-98 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Heat, who eliminated them from playoff contention last season. The Knicks trailed by as many as 21 points before going on a big fourth-quarter run to move to second place (2-1) in the East Group B play of the in-season tournament. Brunson led the team in scoring with 24 points on 10-16 shooting from the field. Immanuel Quickley added 20 of his own off the bench. This was a pivotal win to help keep the Knicks' in-season tournament hopes alive.
The Knicks will now face the Phoenix Suns on Sunday to try to keep pace in the Eastern Conference. The Suns are coming off a blowout win in which they beat the Grizzlies 110-89 behind 40 points by Devin Booker. Keeping Booker in check will be the key to the Knicks' success on Sunday.
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