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The Knicks slap Denver: +38!

The poster promised to be beautiful at Madison Square Garden, but the Knicks showed themselves to be intransigent in the face of Nuggets and they inflicted their heaviest defeat of the season (122-84), quickly killing any suspense in the game.

Guided by OG Anunoby (26 points, 6 steals) and Jalen Brunson (21 points), while Quentin Grimes (19 points), Julius Randle (17 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds) or Donte DiVincenzo (16 points) also joined in the party, new York took the opportunity to regain 4th place in the East from the Cavaliers, thanks to their eleventh victory in thirteen games since the move to 2024.

Despite Nikola Jokic (31 points, 11 rebounds), Denver sees his road trip of five games ended on a bad note, but its place in the Top 4 of the West is in no way threatened.

WHAT YOU MUST REMEMBER

New York untenable, Denver unrecognizable. There was therefore no match last night between the Knicks and the Nuggets, because Tom Thibodeau's men got off to a flying start, with a lead of around ten points after one quarter, around twenty at half-time, around thirty after the break and around forty in the last act. Although Nikola Jokic did his best to erase the deficit, the New Yorkers never led and especially never saw their lead fall below ten points. They were so superior to the reigning champions in all areas of the game…

new York / 122 Shots Rebounds
Players Min Shots 3pts L.F. O D T Pd Party Int Bp Ct +/- Pts Eval
J. Randle 30 7/15 1/5 2/2 3 4 7 8 2 1 2 0 +25 17 23
O. Anunoby 29 10/18 3/9 3/5 0 2 2 1 2 6 1 0 +38 26 24
J.Sims 25 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 7 8 0 4 0 1 1 +20 2 10
J.Brunson 27 7/10 1/2 6/6 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 0 +24 21 21
D.DiVincenzo 26 5/10 4/9 2/2 2 1 3 6 2 1 0 0 +27 16 21
P. Achiuwa 23 1/4 0/0 0/0 6 4 10 3 1 0 0 1 +18 2 13
Mr Flynn 4 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 2 2
Mr McBride 21 4/9 4/5 1/2 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 +14 13 11
J.Hart 26 2/5 0/2 0/0 0 7 7 3 0 1 0 1 +6 4 13
Q. Grimes 23 7/11 2/5 3/3 0 5 5 0 0 0 2 0 +13 19 18
R.Arcidiacono 5 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 +3 0 0
45/85 15/38 17/20 12 32 44 26 14 12 8 3 122 156
Denver / 84 Shots Rebounds
Players Min Shots 3pts L.F. O D T Pd Party Int Bp Ct +/- Pts Eval
A.Gordon 30 5/10 0/1 2/2 1 4 5 2 2 1 1 0 -28 12 14
Mr. Porter Jr. 22 2/4 0/0 1/1 3 3 6 0 2 0 2 0 -29 5 7
N.Jokic 27 13/18 2/3 3/3 4 7 11 3 1 0 7 0 -23 31 33
J.Murray 30 3/11 1/3 2/3 0 2 2 7 1 0 3 0 -29 9 6
K. Caldwell-Pope 22 2/6 1/3 0/0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 -21 5 0
Z.Nnaji 5 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0 -1
H.Tyson 7 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 -1 0 -4
P.Watson 23 3/8 0/4 1/2 1 3 4 3 2 0 2 2 -12 7 8
J.Holiday 12 2/4 0/2 0/0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 -6 4 4
D.Jordan 11 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 -8 0 3
J.Huff 5 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 -3 3 2
R.Jackson 24 1/7 0/1 0/0 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 -16 2 0
J. Pickett 7 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 -1 2 2
C. Braun 15 1/4 0/1 2/2 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 -10 4 3
Total 34/84 5/26 11/13 13 27 40 20 20 2 19 2 84 77

How to read the stats? Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; O = offensive rebound; D=defensive rebound; T = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; +/- = Point differential when the player is on the field; Pts = Points; Eval: player evaluation calculated from positive actions – negative actions.

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