Reggie Bullock returned to his old stomping ground and resumed his best performance of the season.
The Knicks’ three-point guard performed well in his Saturday night game. He defeated the Detroit Pistons 125-81 to get a season-high 22 points.
“Reggie is awesome,” said coach Tom Thibodeau.
Bullock established himself as a starter and a legitimate three-point threat from 2015 to 2019. He shot 8 of 12 from the field and 6 of 10 from beyond the three-point line. He teamed up with Julius Randle to end their three-game losing streak in an amazing way in the Knicks’ first 30 points, scoring 28 points.
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“He has been looking for shooters all year round. He has done a great job in finding outside players who can throw the ball into the hole. I came out today and there are a lot of shots for me, so I keep shooting.
Thibodeau said that before the game he only planned to use Norvel Pelle as appropriate after signing a 10-day contract at the center on Friday and Friday. But it turns out that the trash time in the fourth quarter was the right time for Pellet, who experienced a three-minute adventure.
The big man with excellent shots signed a deeper contract after Mitchell Robinson broke his foot on March 27 and appeared to dislocate his right index finger as he walked into the alley late in the fourth quarter.
But he bounced the ball back after the free throw, and then registered two blocks on the subsequent defensive possession. Pell added three rebounds.
“Our scouts really like him,” Thibodeau said before the game.
Killian Hayes is the No. 7 overall pick for the Pistons. He has been in the Knicks’ vision before the draft in November. He has kept him back since January 4th. Cleft lips and hips are back.He played for 20 minutes, but didn’t score, three assists and five rebounds.
According to a report by Mark Berman of The Post, in the early days of the draft, the Knicks had been outside LaMelo Ball and listed Hayes as the top ball possession on the board. The defender then learned of his previous hip problems. But after the Pistons selected Hayes with the seventh overall pick, the Knicks eventually fell to Obi Toppin with the eighth overall pick.
Toppin scored 8 points on Saturday after coming off the bench in Friday’s loss.
Thibodu said: “I really like his way of playing.”
Derrick Rose’s left eye bleeds as he heads to the basket early in the second quarter and needs attention. But he remained in the game and scored 7 points in 21 minutes. …The Knicks let all 15 players into the game.