Josh Giddey spoke candidly after the Thunder suffered one other loss.
Plus, it was a recreation to neglect for the Warriors because the defending champions have been on the mistaken facet of a worst fracas of the season.
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GIDDEY SPEAKS CANDIDLY AFTER THUNDER LOSS TO KNICKS
The Knicks left New York instantly after an embarrassing loss to the Backyard Degree Thunder only a week in the past.
They returned dwelling on Tuesday (all-time AEDT) after sealing a successful file in a frightening five-game street journey with a redeeming win over the workforce that crushed them for 145 factors on Nov. 13 at MSG.
Jalen Brunson scored 23 of his season-high 34 factors within the second half — and Julius Randle and RJ Barrett bounced again from poor capturing efficiency Sunday in Phoenix to attain 25 factors apiece — because the Knicks gained a 129-119 win at Paycom Middle.
Randle, who scored a season-low 9 factors in opposition to the Suns, completed with 25 and 11 rebounds, whereas Barrett got here out of a five-game stoop with 25 of 10 for 16 photographs, together with 3 for 4 of 3- level vary. Brunson made 14 of 20 subject purpose makes an attempt and in addition recorded 9 assists.
Mitchell Robinson performed 13 minutes after returning to the lineup Sunday in opposition to the Suns after a nine-game harm absence, however the Knicks introduced within the fourth quarter that their beginning heart was dominated out once more with ache. in the best knee.
Immanuel Quickley added 18 factors, together with 4 3-pointers, and Quentin Grimes had eight in 33 minutes in his second straight begin because the Knicks tied their file at 9-9. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder (7-10) with 30 factors and 7 assists, and Lu Dort had 24 factors.
Australian star Josh Giddey, who had 18 factors, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, spoke candidly after the loss because the Thunder dropped their third recreation of their final 4 to fall 7-9 whereas giving up extra 120 factors in every recreation.
The Knicks had shared the primary 4 video games of the journey – wins over the Jazz and Nuggets adopted by losses to the Warriors and Suns. These 4 groups entered Tuesday’s motion with a mixed 25-4 file on their dwelling courts, with Utah and Denver’s solely losses final week to the Knicks.
“For me, it is like each recreation is a recreation in itself. So you do not come on a visit watching 5 video games,” mentioned Tom Thibodeau. “The primary recreation we’re in at Utah, they’re undefeated at dwelling. We knew we needed to play an excellent recreation. We have been doing. The next evening, again to again, goes to be a difficult, undefeated Denver dwelling workforce. Performed properly sufficient to win the match. It’s clear that it’s good.
“You exit, you play Golden State, the workforce that is been a dominant workforce at dwelling. We knew we have been going to get their greatest shot. And [Phoenix] it is an excellent workforce, nice workforce at dwelling. … Your margin of error is subsequently very small.
To salvage a successful file on the five-in-seven-day tour, Thibodeau actually wanted a greater defensive effort in opposition to Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder that the Knicks put ahead once they have been hit for probably the most factors they’ve allowed in any recreation. this season in a 145-135 dwelling defeat on the Backyard eight days earlier.
“Only a well-balanced workforce. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is only a monster, identical to Giddey, and so they’re actually beginning to shoot the ball properly,” Thibodeau mentioned.
Barrett, who signed a four-year extension value a assured $107 million over the summer time, may hardly say the identical about his earlier 5 video games. He had missed 23 of 25 3-point makes an attempt whereas connecting simply 26.3% from the bottom total (20 for 76) in his earlier 5 appearances.
After totaling simply 21 of seven factors on 22 capturing in opposition to the Suns, Barrett and Randle mixed for 16 within the first quarter alone because the Knicks constructed a 38-34 lead on one.
Randle pushed his first-half purpose tally to 16 because the Knicks prolonged their result in 69-58 at intermission. The second quarter featured a 13-2 spree from the Knicks halfway by means of the interval and an alley-oop dunk from Jericho Sims from a Barrett thread within the ultimate minutes. Quickley additionally kicked 9 runs within the stanza, and Obi Toppin drilled a late 3-pointer after going 1-for-10 from lengthy vary within the earlier three video games.
The Thunder reduce a Knicks 17-point cushion to seven halfway by means of the third, however Brunson scored 12 within the quarter for a 98-87 recreation getting into the ultimate interval.
-Initially printed by Peter Botte within the New York Publish
WARRIORS SUFFER WORST BLOWOUT OF SEASON
An understaffed Golden State Warriors suffered an enormous 128-83 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans within the defending champions’ worst displaying of the season.
The 45-point differential marked the league’s highest level differential this season, whereas the Warriors’ 26 turnovers are tied for probably the most in a recreation this season with the Houston Rockets, based on StatMuse.
Enjoying with out 4 of their starters in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Inexperienced (all rested), the Warriors bowed early, trailing 35-16 late within the first quarter and dropping each phrases.
Thompson was coming off a 41-point efficiency in Houston and was anticipated to overlook the second straight run. He hasn’t performed back-to-back video games since returning in January from Achilles and knee ligament surgical procedure.
Curry, who had 33 factors at Houston, was dominated out with proper elbow ache and Inexperienced for decrease again harm administration, whereas Kevon Looney was the Warriors’ solely common starter and didn’t play. solely 5 minutes.
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Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 34 factors on 12-of-19 capturing, six rebounds and three steals, Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double of 10 factors and 13 rebounds and Aussie Dyson Daniels was productive off the bench with 9 factors , 5 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes.
CJ McCollum added 15 factors for the Pelicans, who welcomed star ahead Zion Williamson after a three-game absence with a bruised foot.
For the Warriors, Jordan Poole had a team-high 26 factors and Jonathan Kuminga added 18.
It was New Orleans’ fourth victory in its final 5 to enhance to 10-7, whereas Golden State fell to 8-10.
Ingram mentioned the Pelicans tried to not let the late announcement that they would not face the Warriors’ high gamers throw them off stability.
“It is a kind of posts the place we are saying fear about ourselves,” he mentioned. “With Zion again within the lineup, we did not get plenty of minutes with the beginning squad, so it was vital for us to attempt to come again and attempt to convey our establishment again collectively for later video games.”
SOMEWHERE ELSE …
The Chicago Bulls, led by 28 factors from DeMar DeRozan, ended the Boston Celtics’ nine-game successful streak with a 121-107 win on Tuesday.
Zach LaVine, who was annoyed with being taken out of the ultimate minutes of the Bulls’ loss to Orlando on Saturday, scored 22 factors.
Nikola Vucevic added 12 factors and 13 rebounds for Chicago – which additionally beat the Celtics at dwelling in October however misplaced to them in Boston on Nov. 4 within the recreation that began the Celtics’ streak.
At 13-4, the Celtics nonetheless maintain one of the best file in NBA basketball. Down 21 factors within the third quarter, Boston reduce the deficit to 10 with 4:49 left, however could not recover from the bump.
LaVine drained a three-pointer and DeRozan handed to Alex Caruso for a reverse layup that took the Bulls to 116-101 with lower than three minutes to go.
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Jayson Tatum had 28 factors, 11 rebounds and 7 assists within the loss. Jaylen Brown added 25 factors and 7 rebounds for Boston.
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 factors to steer the Bucks to a 119-111 victory over the Portland Path Blazers, who have been with out star Damian Lillard with a calf sprain.
In Cleveland, Donovan Mitchell scored 29 factors and Darius Garland added 26 because the Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-102.
Cedi Osman added 24 factors off the bench and the Cavs drained 10 three-pointers as they gained some restoration for his or her loss to the Hawks in final season’s play-in match.
Trae Younger led the Hawks with 25 factors, however he scored simply 4 within the fourth quarter because the Cavs — who led by three heading into the ultimate interval — pulled away for the win.
FALCON 102 RIDERS 114
MAGIC 102 PACERS 123
CELTIC 107 BULLS 121
TRAIL JACKETS 111 DOLLARS 119
HEAT 101 TIMBER WOLF 105
WARRIORS 83 PELICANS 128
KNICKS 129 Thunder 119
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