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During Monday night’s third quarter of victory over the Hawks, there were moments when it felt like the Knicks were melting and freezing on the court, a sickening spot on a basketball team but New York stood up to its stumbling blocks and did Atlanta thanks to a late injection from Immanuel Quickley combined with overall outstanding performances from Julius Randle and RJ Barrett

With the win, the Knicks end their first road trip of the year with 3: 1 and stand for the season with 4: 3 In two weeks Tom Thibodeau has officially reached the total number of wins that David Fizdale had in the 22 games before his release in the previous season. At the time this sentence was written, the Knicks were on the 5th Place of the Eastern Conference (technically also on the 8th Place) Oh, FWIW, the Knicks, 2-0 since the calendar on 2021, remain unbeaten in the new year

Great job by Tom Thibodeau in finding the 113 points needed to win in Fulton County, Georgia

The Knicks were as usual without a multitude of players No Nerlens Noel, Obi Toppin, Alec Burks, Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr or Omari Spellman. The Hawks meanwhile played without Danilo Gallinari, Rajon Rondo and Kris Dunn. And although the Knicks looked locked up at the top, it wasn’t so obvious all evening that they would outlive their opponent

RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton made up most of the offense in the first quarter, and at the beginning it was clear that the Knicks intended to match the Hawks’ explosive offense. By the middle of the first half, Randle had 10 points in 4-5 shooting, the Knicks as a team shot 61% from the field and Mitchell Robinson guarded the paint like a security guard at a Sherwin-Williams manufacturing facility

Suddenly an RJ Barrett slam dunk put the curtsey in double digits. Pandemic parade plans have been drawn up

Austin Rivers and Kevin Knox came into play late in the first round, and the momentum shifted instantly. The Hawks immediately made one of many mini-runs. In almost no time, the 10-point lead was erased, and two minutes ahead the end of the opening period Thibs called timeout presumably he asked his guys to play better. At the end of the first, the Knicks clung to a lead of 31-29

The second quarter has been a largely reciprocal affair New York has been holding out tough thanks to the hustle and bustle of Robinson and the fact that Randle and RJ are getting more buckets

Late in the half the Hawks caught the Knicks napping and went into separation 58-54 after another mini-run. The Hawks got off the break, with Trae Young taking control and the Shorthanded Knicks who the Only eight players were used all night, completely mixed up. It didn’t take long for the Knicks to drop by double digits. They looked dejected and tired

Five minutes to the end of round three, the Hawks took the greatest lead in the game, and the festivities of the evening were far from certain.In a trend that might become a trend, however, the Knicks had other ideas two Kevin Knox threes and the start of a magic from Quickley, New York made an absolutely glorious run to turn a 15-point deficit into four, and the quarter ended with the Hawks rising between 88 and 84

The fourth was Quickley’s quarter, and it’s truly amazing how a quarter of the stellar game can make otherwise phenomenal performances by Randle and Barrett seem like the side story of the night Two Clutch Quickley Free Throws Late The Knicks then pulled a 103-101 lead he fouled Young while shooting a three, sank all free throws and brought the Knicks to 106-101

While the game was pending, Rivers rose again to Doc’s son tossing a deep ball to bring the Knicks to 110-106 in just under a minute and a half of play, and control seemed to be in the Knicks’ hands lie

That was true until Reggie Bullock got to the very bottom of fourth place and a few embarrassing hiccups nearly knocked the game down.Randle had several brain-dead sales, including a passport to no one, when he mistakenly thought Quickley was cutting and led sloppiness to a rescue attempt by Reggie Bullock under the basket, which hit the back of the backboard

In the end, the Knicks pulled it out and took the 113-108 victory. Over the past 20 years, that grim Atlanta survival has been an unusual win for New York, but hard play is becoming a trend among Thibs

> Randle finished the race with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 9 assists and barely missed his second triple double as a Knick.He also made 7 turnovers which means he barely missed his first career quadruple double

Overall, Randle petted and shot 11-19 off the field. But he missed each of his five threes

So how about RJ? Barrett put up 26 points (10-19 shooting, 1-5 from depth), 11 boards, 5 assists and 2 steals on It is his third 20-point show of the young season and his second in a row

> Alexa, order an Immanuel Quickley jersey, please large Selections from this year’s draft continue to be amazing.While Elfrid Payton played a solid first half, it started to fade as the game progressed and Quickley did exactly what the Doctor ordered, finishing with 16 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 Steal and 1 block in 19 minutes

> With no real backup center to spell him, Robinson played for 28 minutes and hit an interesting line of statistics with 8 points, 7 boards, 4 steals and 2 blocks at one point at the beginning of the second, he was called for his third foul , but officials later ruled that Robinson hadn’t committed the foul, so he was downgraded to two fouls

> Randle played a lot of backup centers, and the Knicks clearly lacked an inside presence during those minutes

> The Knicks continue to regress from the depths Tuesday they shot a combined 7-21 (33%) behind the bow. The Hawks took 10 more threes than the Knicks, but hit only three more and finished 10-31

But who is here to talk about regression? This Was a Night of Progress Walt Clyde Phraser said exactly what we all think: “Quickley is fast becoming my favorite Knickley”

The Knicks will travel home at 7:30 am Wednesday night for a match against the Utah Jazz The Jazz is Good It will be a great test of where this team is We hope to see some of our injured bodies in the next two Heal days in a magical way

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