frank ntThe New York Knicks squandered a chance to win a home game that they needed to win.
The New York Knicks once again lost a very close game, as they fell to the Chicago Bulls in double overtime by a score of 122-119.
Here are three observations from the game.
Jarret Jack was unreal
Knicks’ point guard Jarrett Jack had one of his best games of his career on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.
Jack posted his second career triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds as he hit some huge shots late in the game and overtime and also made some great passes as well.
The best pass Jack made was off the back of Bulls’ guard Kris Dunn. While inbounding the ball, no one was guarding Jack and he didn’t have anyone to pass the ball to, so with Dunn having his back turned to him, he bounced the ball off of Dunn and drove to the hoop for a score.
Frank Ntilikina not playing late in the game
I found it interesting that Knicks’ rookie Frank Ntilikina wasn’t used much during the fourth quarter and never appeared during either one of the overtime periods.
With New York struggling lately to put games away, it looks like head coach Jeff Hornacek would rather go with a veteran in Jack that he knows he can rely on.
Ntilikina played 8 minutes, scored one point and recorded three assists.
The Knicks played as a very sloppy game, as did the Bulls. New York had a total of 18 turnovers. If they could have cut those down, they would have probably have won the game.
Jack and Kristaps Porzingis finished with five turnovers each. Ntilikina added three and Michael Beasley had two.
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