Tough Loss to Philly… (Celtics LIVE Postgame Show REPLAY)
Proving that the stifling defense they played 24 hours earlier in Boston wasn’t a fluke, the New York Knicks did again. Reggie Bullock and RJ Barrett combined on a defensive gem late in the game and the Knicks (7-8) held on for an 91-84 win over the Orlando Magic on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Madison Square Garden.
Fans of the New York Knicks have been clamoring for the team to sign or draft a quality point guard for serveral years. After suffering through seasons of watching Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntlikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton among others, the Knicks may have finally found their guy. Rookie point guard Immanuel Quickley has shown flashes of potential as New York’s back up. In my opinion it is time for Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau to hand Quickley the keys to the car as the team’s starter.
Kyrie Irving out. James Harden not yet available. On the heels of the blockbuster trade that brought Harden to the Barclays Center, the shorthanded Nets fought off a late New York rally to edge the Knicks116-109. Kevin Durant was still there, and he was more than Brooklyn needed as he powered the Nets with 26 points. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Knicks (5-7) after a promising 5-3 start.
Kevin Durant and James Harden are reunited once more as the Brooklyn Nets sent a haul of picks and players to land the eight-time All-Star. In a four-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn sent Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four first round picks — including the Cavs’ 2022 first-round pick …