In the past 10 days, the Knicks wasted two opportunities to improve their record to .500, which was a disastrous defeat for the Magic and the Warriors.
They seem to be fighting for another new opportunity to break their record and move up in the crowded Eastern Conference on Saturday night. Tom Thibodeau’s team rushed back from a 16-point deficit in the first half and then tied for fourth in the playoff rankings, beating the Garden Pacers with a 110-107 rival.
Thibodu said: “Our game started poorly and it was fashionable. We must continue to work hard.” “This is a long game, but the most important thing is to find the ultimate way to win.
“We have a lot of people stepping up their efforts and playing well. … We just crossed it out.”
RJ Barrett had two free throws with 24.6 left, but Rosedrick’s steal and Frank Ntilikina’s two free throws in 2.9 seconds allowed the Knicks to win for the sixth time in eight games and they improved to 17-17. They especially started 17-42 last season and scored 21 wins in 66 games.
Big Taj Gibson suffered a sprained left ankle in the first quarter and did not return. Starting center Mitchell Robinson has been eliminated after hand surgery.
Rose began to replace Efrid Payton (hamstring) for the second consecutive game, and scored 17 points for the Knicks with 11 assists and 15 steals. The Knicks will be on Sunday night. Visit the worst Pistons in the conference (9-24).
All-Star forward Julius Randle also filled the statistics again with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, including two key free throws in the last minute. When the Knicks won this season’s series (2-1) from Indiana, Barrett scored 24 points and Immanuel Quickley scored 10 points in 13 minutes, including his first The second four-pointer in the second game of the four quarters.
Myles Turner’s three-pointer allowed the Pacers to lead the Pacers 94-91 with a score of 6:37. His lead extended the lead to five, with only 4 minutes left. But Barrett got the connection on his fourth three-pointer that night, and then converted to a traditional three-pointer to regain the Knicks’ lead with a score of 3:32.
Randall also scored from long distance, and Barrett increased the inside scoring with a score of 104-98 in the 2:22 game. The Pacers climbed back to the inside within the next five points, but Nerlens Noel made two more free throws after stealing eight points in a season-high 41 minutes.
Randle’s All-Star power forward Domantas Sabonis scored 15 points for the Pacers, who played without point guard Malcolm Brogdon (knee) for the first time this season. Former Knicks Doug McDermott (20 points) and Justin Holiday (13 points) combined 33, Indiana (15-17).
At the beginning of the day, the fourth and tenth teams in the East were separated by a game, but the Knicks were tied with the idle Raptors.
Thibodu said: “This is a long season, and this is what we have to understand.” “Every game is equally important. One game has no more meaning than the other. They all count the same. No matter where you go Where to go, that may be the difference between many things.”
The Knicks missed the first five shots and found that Indiana had an 8-0 lead, while the Holidays made an early three-pointer at two points, prompting Thibodu to be quickly suspended in just two minutes of the game. game.
In Thursday’s victory over the Kings, the Knicks scored 77 points at halftime and set a season-high 140 points, while falling behind by as many as 16 in the first half. But their defense achieved a 24-6 closing result, Rose’s three-pointer percentage on the buzzer reached its peak, leading 54-52 at halftime.
The sprint also included Quickley’s second three-pointer, Randle’s two dunks, and Barrett’s two smashes.
Barrett broke through for a dunk with 4 minutes left in the third quarter, fouled after Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren (Nate Bjorkgren) fouled. Rose got a free throw and Randle scored 7 points in a row. Help the Knicks lead 81-78 into the last minute.