After the first quarter, New York Knicks fans were hoping to see more from breakout Summer League star Kevin Knox. He was struggling to finish with his left hand, and missing a vast majority of the shots that he was attempting—or, more accurately, all of them.
As soon as the second quarter began, however, a switch seemed to flick as the rookie forward turned the clash with the Los Angeles Lakers into The Kevin Knox Show.
Knox finished with 29 points, including the 16 he scored in the third quarter alone. He shot the lights out from beyond the arc, drove against set defenses, pushed the pace in transition, and even set his teammates up with two assists.
It was Knox’s best performance yet, as he pushed through the inconsistencies of his first nine quarters of play to put it all together against the Lakers.
Knox converted just three of his first 16 attempts from beyond the arc at Summer League, and missed his first six field goal attempts against Los Angeles. He overcame both issues, going 5-of-5 from distance and 9-of-16 from the field after the first quarter.
Knox added nine rebounds and one steal to his tally, thus solidifying his place as the headlining act of yet another day of Summer League action.