Despite not having the talent to overcome the best teams in the NBA, Fizdale had the Knicks playing with intensity each game. There wasn't a game where the Knicks showed no fight. Now, the Knicks are playing like puppies, little barks with no bite.
Both VanVleet and Valanciunas took advantage of Enes Kanter on the pick-and-roll to create the wide-open lane for Valanciunas to exploit. That basket ignited an 8-0 run which gave Toronto a 43-36 lead.
In addition to Hardaway Jr.'s exploits on offense, New York's three-headed backcourt monster also helped seal the win. The first head is Allonzo Trier. Since being signed as an undrafted rookie by the Knicks, Trier has been a revelation.
Zach LaVine had his sights set on conquering Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Sure enough, he accomplished that feat. LaVine scored 10 of his career-high 41 points in overtime to lead the Chicago Bulls to a narrow 116-115 victory over the New York Knicks.