The New York Knicks fought hard, but missed Kristaps Porzingis during Wednesday’s loss to the Orlando Magic.
Not having star forward Kristaps Porzingis proved to be detrimental to the New York Knicks as they fell to the Orlando Magic by a score of 112-99 on Wednesday night.
Here are some observations from the game:
Tim Hardaway Jr. stepped up
Knicks’ forward Tim Hardaway Jr. did his part as he recorded his first career double-double while scoring 26 points and adding 11 rebounds. He connected on 11 of 21 shots and was 3-3 from the free throw line.
One problem with Hardaway is that he’s been very up and down when it comes to this three-point shooting. He’s a good player, but the Knicks still need Porzingis if they want to have a shot at making the playoffs.
Willy Hernangomez was back for one night
With Porzingis sidelined, Knicks center Willy Hernangomez was able to get some playing time. He managed to score eight points and grab three rebounds in the almost eight minutes of playing time that he was able to get.
Here are some highlights of Hernangomez’s night.
Even though Hernangomez didn’t get a lot of time on the floor, he made the most of it and did his part.
Doug McDermott keeps getting better
Through the first few weeks of the 2017-18 NBA season, it looks like the Knicks got some good players from the Oklahoma City Thunder in Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott.
For a second straight game, McDermott recorded double figures in scoring. He put up 20 points against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday and added 13 points against the Magic.