The New York Knicks let a big win slip away against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The New York Knicks should have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night after heading into the fourth quarter with a 15 point lead.
Unfortunately, LeBron James and Kyler Korver carried the Cavs to a big comeback win.
Here are some of my observations from the game.
Knicks have some dog in them
For years the Knicks haven’t had aa identity. So far this season, New York has shown a lot of fight.
We saw how much fight the Knicks have in them with two recent comeback wins that went down last week. As well as Enes Kanter and Frank Ntilikina getting in LeBron James’ face on Monday night.
The Knicks are a united team that’s tough and gritty.
Kirstaps Porzingis isn’t perfect
Kristaps Porzingis has been on a tear now that he’s averaging over 30 points per game. The problem is that he only scored 20 points on Monday against the Cavs.
Porzingis only connected on 7 of his 21 attempts from the field. If he would have scored around 30 points, the Knicks probably would have won. But we need to remember that he’s still a young player. He’ll be fine.
Hopefully Porzingis’ elbow holds up.
Knicks are still young
The Knicks are still a young team that will learn a lot from Monday’s heart breaking loss to the Cavs. The most important thing they need to remember is that they only lost by three points and that they should have won the game.
Young teams have a hard time finishing against more talented teams and the Knicks didn’t finish.