In true New York Knicks fashion, the team followed up their disappointing loss to a Nets team without Kevin Durant with yet another inexcusable loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. LeBron James’ status was up in the air leading up to the game, but after not playing at MSG since January 2020, the King made history at the Garden by moving up to No. 4 on the all-time assist list.
LeBron finished with a team-high 28 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds to finish with his 106th career triple-double (his first of the season) en route to a 129-123 win. Anthony Davis, who Jericho Sims struggled to contain, had 27 points and nine rebounds.
Jalen Brunson was the Knicks’ best player on the floor as he had a game-high 37 points (13-of-29) and took a game-changing charge with seconds left to play in regulation. However, with New York having the ball to make the potential game-winning shot, Julius Randle went into iso mode and didn’t even get a shot off. That’s when Knicks fans should’ve known that overtime wasn’t going to go in their team’s favor.
It was yet another instance of New York not being able to close a game at home.
Knicks Twitter reacts to inexcusable overtime loss to LeBron James, Lakers
So that Knicks fans can at least get a laugh out of New York’s poor performance, let’s take a look at the best tweets from Tuesday’s game.
This sums up what it’s like to watch the Knicks play basketball.
This has to be what Thibodeau said in New York’s timeout with the game on the line.
RJ Barrett probably feels that way right now, especially since he was benched for Immanuel Quickley down the stretch.
More like another down to the wire game where the Knicks forget that they’re a professional basketball team. Some things never change.
In case you haven’t gotten your fill of the Knicks playing on national television over the past few days, New York will play Philadelphia on Sunday in a game that will be televised on ESPN. Before the Knicks get there, though, they’ll have to make it past the Heat and Clippers.