First and foremost, Ellenson nailed the shot heard around the world. Well, the shot heard around the vicinity of the hailed ground of Madison Square Garden.
The losses at home may be flowing like the Hudson River, but the Knicks still have moments and performances that leave hope for the future. One of the shining moments for New York last night was the emphatic dunk by Smith Jr. in the first quarter.
The key to the win was a strong first quarter and strong fourth quarter performance. New York jumped out to an early 14-0 lead to set the tone in the first quarter.
With eight minutes to go in the third quarter, the 76ers built up a 26-point lead. As expected, the Knicks were unable to overcome such a huge deficit and fell 126-111.
Tonight was the clash between two of the premier tanking teams in the NBA. In the blue corner was the New York Knicks, leading the Zion Williamson standings with an appalling record of 10-45. In the red corner was the Cleveland Cavaliers with a dreadful record of 11-45.
The New York Knicks continue to keep their tank in peak condition as they roll through Detroit to collect another loss. Last night, the Knicks fell to the Detroit Pistons 120-103.
Tonight, Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons traveled to Madison Square Garden to take on a struggling Knicks team and prevailed 105-92. With this loss, the Knicks have now lost 15 straight home games and lost 27 of their last 29 games.