The New York Knicks extended their win streak to four games on Saturday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The New York Knicks came away with a huge home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night despite the fact that Kristaps Porzingis was unable to play due to a sore knee.
Here are three observations from the game.
Knicks getting better from beyond the arc
The Knicks were one of the worst teams in the NBA when it came to their three-point shooting percentage. But coming into Saturday’s game against the Thunder they were ranked 17th in the NBA with a percentage of 35.9, which isn’t bad. They’re getting better.
Against the Thunder, the Knicks connected on 60 percent of their three-point shots and it was the difference in them coming away with a win.
Great team ball
With Kristaps Porzingis out of the line-up, the Knicks didn’t have a true superstar that they could lean on. So they came together and played great team basketball.
Six players on the Knicks finished the game with double-digit points. Michael Beasley led the way with 30 points, Courtney lee added 20 and Doug McDermott had 13 as he thrashed the Thunder from three-point land.
Michael Beasley was a steal
Beasley hasn’t lived up to being the second overall pick of the 2008 NBA draft, but he’s been huge for the Knicks whenever Porzingis has missed time. He’s also been a great player for them off of the bench.
When the season started it didn’t look like Beasley would have much of a role, but he continues to prove to head coach Jeff Horancek that he deserves the minutes he’s getting.
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