Despite allowing another game to slip from their grasp late, there are still some positives to take from the game. The production from New York's young cast continues to shine.
New York raced out the gates like Secretariat and treated Brooklyn like a junior varsity team in the second half. The play that ignited New York's demolition of Brooklyn was Robinson's one-man fast break.
Durant stated he was unimpressed with New York's attempts to entice him to join the Knicks next season. Once the fourth quarter rolled around, Durant showed the Garden crowd how unimpressed he was.
New York started the game strong with an impressive performance in the first quarter. After one, New York led 27-16. What happened next was an absolute masterclass from Miami on offense and defense.
Twenty-one of Middleton's 30 points came from long range, and he nailed some big shots late to guide Milwaukee to a 124-113 victory at Fiserv Forum.
Both teams battled and bought their A-game on defense. Unfortunately, for the Knicks, the Boston Celtics have a rising star named Jayson Tatum who is near impossible to stop.
Against the Nets, the shooting statistics would imply the Knicks played matador defense. In reality, the Knicks were not saying "olé" as often as the shooting statistics would suggest.