The Knicks play the Bulls away. In the end, the Knicks beat the Bulls 96-86.
Nix Victory Bull
Dennis Smith scored 25 points and 5 assists, Kevin Knox scored 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Dotson scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. For the Bulls, Archidicono scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals, Shaquille Harrison scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 1 to snatch 2 blocks, Robin Lopez scored 12 points and 2 blocks.
With 7 minutes and 37 seconds left in the first quarter, Ruwau Kabarot fouled Dennis Smith and gave the Knicks two free throws. With 3 minutes and 16 seconds left, Sampson made a good jump shot after receiving Robin Lopez's pass. With 51 seconds left, Mitchell Robinson made a mistake in passing and was snatched by Archidicono. The Knicks launched a crazy offensive against rebounds. In this section, they grabbed 21 rebounds, including 4 front rebounds, of which Mitchell Robinson contributed 8 rebounds alone. The Knicks built a wall of iron on the defensive end. In this section, they sent four blocked shots to suppress their opponents'shooting percentage to 34.62%. After the first battle, the Bulls lagged behind 24-39.
With 9 minutes and 1 seconds left in the second quarter, Dotson assisted and Jenkins hit three-point shots. With 5 minutes and 54 seconds to go, Jenkins fouled Walter Lemmon and gave the Bulls a free throw. With 4 minutes and 53 seconds left, Dennis Smith made a mistake in passing and was snatched by Brandon Sampson. The Knicks threw 10 three-point shots this season, but the shooting rate was only 20.00%. The Bulls hit the basket many times and got 11 free throws. They hit 9 free throws, and the free throw hit rate reached 81.82%. At the end of half-time, the score was 57-50 and the Knicks was seven points ahead.
With 10 minutes and 58 seconds left in the third quarter, Mitchell Robinson slammed two points with Kevin Knox's help. With 9 minutes and 44 seconds left, Dennis Smith slipped the ball and was snatched by Archidicono. With 3 minutes and 29 seconds left, Robin Lopez fouled Kevin Knox and gave the Knicks two free throws. Bulls have a huge advantage in the interior. This section has won 22 rebounds, including 4 front rebounds. Sampson contributed 3 rebounds by himself and narrowed the gap to 6 points by virtue of the advantage of the basketball. The Knicks made three-point sprints. The team threw 10 three-point shots this quarter, but the percentage of hits was only 20.00%. After three sections, the Bulls lagged behind 68-74.
With 5 minutes and 54 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Ruwau Kabarot fouled Dennis Smith and gave the Knicks two free throws. With 3 minutes and 43 seconds left, Dotson made a mistake in passing and was snatched by Sampson. With 58 seconds left, Kevin Knox threw a three-point pass from Knight. The Knicks launched a frantic offensive against rebounds. This section grabbed 16 rebounds, including five Front-court rebounds. One of them, Mitchell Robinson, contributed four rebounds and gained a 10-point lead by virtue of his advantage under the basket. The Knicks made 11 three-point shots this quarter, but the percentage of hits was only 36.36%. At the end of the game, the Knicks beat the Bulls 96-86 to lock in the victory.