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Grizzlies 115, Knicks 112 (OT): "Holy Glass Reddish"

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Oh, basketball, we’ve been apart for too long.

Wednesday night, New York Knicks (0-1) started the season by traveling to the shores of the mighty Mississippi. memphis grizzly bears (1-0) As the headline suggests, the Knicks lost 115-112. in overtime.

Julius Randle He led the Knicks with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in 35 minutes. But your star in the game was often bad-tempered. Cam Reddish. The big wing dropped 22 points, five rebounds, three steals and a block in 27 minutes and hit the third corner to push the game into overtime.

The remarkable thing about the game was that it was marked. Jane BrunsonFirst official debut as the Knick. Truth be told, it flew under the radar for the first three and a half quarters. The foul problem took him by surprise early on and limited him to just 13 minutes at halftime.

Here is his first bucket in the books:

Brunson is a shrewd ball manager and RJ Barrett, frequently going to the trophy, but the dynamic duo struggled with Steven Adams occupying the paint. barrett. . . damn it. This time it totally sucked. He would finish the game with 11 points from 3 to 18 pitches.

Glad you got that out of your system.

The Knicks came out the door with a limp in their gait, leading 13 to 3 at 6:47 with coach’s first timeout. Fortunately, Memphis had only hit 3 to 10.

Julius Randle kept the Knicks close to the first quarter with 3-on-6 shooting and eight points. Here’s a three-point game:

Cam Reddish joined RJ with three minutes left in the first game. He immediately picked up a rebound, lost the arm and threw the ball onto the field. Tyus Jones for a humiliating order. Then Cam unloaded a 25 and 26 footer. What an excellent coverage of the Cam Reddish experience with the club so far. . . . But wait. For the 23-year-old from Norristown, PA, the game wasn’t over yet.

New York finished the first quarter just 25-23, thanks to Memphis’s 29% shooting accuracy.

in the first half, Isaiah Hartenstein He was a dervish in the second unit. Hartenstein works hard – sometimes very hard. He clawed and scraped for offensive boards, scored a few precision tens, and hit a few nice floats, but a bit of a hit to the ground. Due to Robinson’s foul problem, Isaiah saw a ton of action and finished the game ahead by 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block by 40 minutes. He shot 11 to 7 from the field and 3 to 0 from deep.

Here he gives a crazy pass to Obi for money.

Memphis wouldn’t shoot 29% the entire game. Warmed up in the second quarter Ja Morant18 halftime points and 6 assists. The Bears opened a 15-point lead while the Knicks went deep 0 to 8. Evan Fournier finally turned the corner.

The Knicks were down 61-46 in the first half. At halftime, they hit 57 by 19 (33%) from the ground and 21 by 5 (24%) from deep. Compare that to Grizz’s 51 vs 22 (43%) and 25 vs 11 (44%). Grizz also trailed the rebounds 34 to 28. That’s not what winning basketball wasn’t. RJ Barrett shot especially badly and went 9 to 1 in his first 19 minutes.

In the third episode, things got even uglier before they got better. The Knicks were down 19 points and eventually struggled to narrow the lead to three at the end of the third quarter. They did the most damage as Morant watched from the bench.

Randle continued to play effectively, stacking points and boards and acting well on the defensive side. Here is his Brahma Bull impression:

In games like this, Hartenstein is a heckuva security blanket when Mitch gets four fouls early.

He was always moving, passing smartly, taking his shots and fighting for the boards. Mitch is the better rebounder, but Hartenstein has a great engine and is invaluable offensively. Thibs has shown that he trusts her more than Robinson tonight.

New York finished the third quarter trailing 85-79.

Let me mix up metaphors. . . . This Halloween, I’m trick-or-treating as Cam Reddish with my kids. I can’t think of another actor who was buried as dead, then rose from the grave with an inspiring, cowardly gesture that made me leap out of my chair. Cam recorded key minutes late in the third half and throughout the entire fourth half.

Here’s Cam going to the biggest Grizzly in the field and making money:

The Knicks didn’t give up, and with three minutes left, Randle gave Brunson a nice assist to take the lead 96-95. From there it went back and forth to Memphis and New York. This year, the Knicks led Jalen Brunson late in tight matches and saved a quiet game by stepping on the gas in the final minutes of regulation.

The Grizzlies had a four-point lead in the last minute, but Brunson continued to find and circulate the ball, hoping someone could turn it around. Jalen found Hartenstein twice—once for three missed, but then a layup and a free throw. This brought the Knicks to 1 with 28 seconds left.

Morant took the ball and had a hard shot through the window with 8 seconds left. Who could the Knicks trust to shoot a three-pointer? Of course Glass is Reddish. From the corner:

Three seconds is more than enough time for Morant to fly from midcourt to the rim. But Jalen Brunson dipped her feet in the paint and caught her face full of Ja to pull the offensive charge.

Shift!

Brunson continued to practice and Morant played his foil throughout the bonus frame. Hartenstein must have been gassed, but the man never floundered. Reddish also continued to mutter, but a misrecommended 26-foot brick early in the shot clock resulted in a costly defensive rebound. Once again, the Knicks were down three points with seconds left. This time, Fournier took the ball, but missed Cam’s shot five minutes ago.

Time is up. Your final: 115-112, Grizzlies.

Notes

  • Fact: Who would have guessed that Randle and Reddish would be team leaders tonight? Not me guys.
  • The Knicks won the paint points battle 68 to 48.
  • Twice tonight (by my reckoning) Obi cut the baseline, caught a pass under the rim and immediately tried to kick him back to the back centre. Hartenstein transformed a wide-open floater. Mitch swung the ball and lost. A great game that lures defenders into the lob threat Obi and frees Mitch or Hart for easy chase. More please, Mr. Thibs.
  • Santi Deception (6’11”, 224 lbs), Spain and Loyola Greyhounds were the 30th pick in the 2021 Draft. Playing power forward tonight, he finished with an impressive 18 points and 11 boards in 39 minutes. Grizz has a player there.
  • Julius playing well, Obi Toppin‘s minutes were limited to just 13 tonight. It was overlooked several times in the first half, and could not find rhythm in the second half. Obi spelled Randle out for a few minutes in the fourth episode, but came back out after an ineffective offensive run. He will play a better game against Detroit on Friday.
  • Before the game Steven Adams (6’11”, 265 lbs) responded to Tom Thibodeau’s claim: Mitchell Robinson The best offensive rebounder in the NBA was, “Probably, yeah probably. The guy’s really good, man. Positioning, tipped balls, that’s all. He’s solid.” All this positive talk confused the Lobness Monster as Mitch finished the game with five fouls, four points, two rebounds and two blocks in 13 minutes.
  • The Grizzlies’ floor announcer looks like a hangover Rodney Dangerfield eating a peanut butter sandwich. It made me happy.

Quoth All the good names taken: “Holy Glass Reddish.” Yes, I agree. The next match will be on Friday, an opening against the home team. Detroit Pistons. Very winnable game. I can’t wait.

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