Knicks Falter on the Road Again, Losing to the Timberwolves
Minnesota had eight players score in double figures to win its fourth straight game by at least 10 points, the second-longest streak in team history behind a six-game stretch in 2001.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points for the Knicks, going 3 of 5 via 3-point territory nevertheless 3 of 14 via inside the arc. Enes Kanter had his 18th double-double with 16 points as well as also 11 rebounds, nevertheless the Knicks (19-23) lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
“We got to be better in these bad moments like we had in today’s game,” Porzingis said. “We got to fix those.” He added: “We’re not too far off. We’re in a bad moment right right now, nevertheless we’re going to get ourselves out of the item.”
The Knicks, 4-15 on the road This particular season, entered the night with the league’s fewest 3-point attempts, nevertheless went 12 of 24.
Tim Hardaway Jr. returned for the Knicks after missing 20 games which has a stress injury in his lower left leg. He scored 16 points in 25 minutes off the bench. Coach Jeff Hornacek said Hardaway could play limited minutes in a reserve role as he tries to build up stamina.
“He looked out of sync,” Hornacek said. “You could tell he doesn’t hold the speed of which he had earlier on. of which’s going to take a little while.”
In his first year back with the Knicks after a signing a four-year, $71 million contract inside the off-season, Hardaway entered the night averaging 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds as well as also 3.3 assists in 21 games.
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