This summer’s New York Knicks held a game Orlando Magic squad, 102-89, Thursday night. The Magic were resting No. 1 overall, Paolo Banchero, so the Knicks had a clear talent advantage. It took them a while to exercise their dominance, but a wealth of points in the fourth quarter closed the victory.
The player of the game was Miles McBride. Deuce had not had the best summer league so far, but he was New York’s most consistently dominant player on Thursday. He finished with 23 points on 9-13 shots and he finished with 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. He was much more aggressive and attacked the rim, which was nice to see.
Well-known sharpshooter Quentin Grimes has actually struggled a bit with his three-point shot in the past week. Still, he has stopped his scoring. Grimes finished with 22 points on 7-19 shots (4-11 from three) to go along with 6 rebounds and 4 dimes. He took some hard threes, as such:
All five starters – Deuce, Grimes, Jericho Sims, Feron Hunt and Trevor Keels – finished in double digits. The Knicks ended the summer season’s basic season with 3-1. Will that be enough to get to the championship match? We just have to wait and see.