The New York Knicks’ four-game win streak came to an end on Wednesday night, as they lost to the Charlotte Hornets at home. It was a back and forth game, but the Hornets pulled away late in the fourth quarter for the 125-114 win.
Evan Fournier added 30 points, shooting 6-of-8 from the 3-point line in the loss. He was in rhythm against Charlotte, shooting 10-of-16 from the field overall. RJ Barrett added 25 points and Julius Randle notched 21 points.
Trailing in the fourth quarter, second-year guard Immanuel Quickley added energy off the bench as the minutes dwindled, but it wasn’t enough down the stretch.
The Hornets were able to overcome the French sharpshooter’s stellar night, as LaMelo Ball was able to light up New York’s defense. The young star of the Hornets scored 20 points, along with tallying a career-high 15 assists.
With the loss, New York sits at 34-43 on the season. Although they are well out of the playoff picture, the Knicks are trying to put together a few wins to finish off the season on a high note.
Let’s take a look at one stud and one dud from New York’s first loss in eight days.