NBA, Warriors vs Knicks: Stephen Curry scores 22 points, passes Ray Allen to become the all-time three-point shooter in three-pointers made. But more importantly, they beat the Knicks 105-96.
The story despite the win continues for the Golden State Warriors with their lousy offense. Yes, Curry played well but not his best. They only managed to score 24 and 23 points in the first two respective quarters.
Their offense was not putting up the fight however, they were on their toes defensively. Draymond Green scored 8 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and more importantly three blocks. Knicks could only manage to shoot 36.1% and that shows the dominance of the Warriors’ defense.
Julius Randle put up a fight in front of the home crowd with his 31 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and two steals as well. All this with 47.6% FG. Apart from him literally nobody was having a good time.
The star veteran, Derrick Rose, had a silent game with 15 points. Shooting at 38.5 FG%, he was not having fun on the field.
Nemanja Bjelica played a vital role with 100% shooting gathering 14 points. At the top, it was Andrew Wiggins aiding Curry with 18 points and six rebounds. Jordan Poole had very rough shooting however, still managed to get to 19 points and rebounds, thanks to the 13 free throws he converted.
The favorite quarter for Golden State Warriors, the third one, was in the frame. Although it was not as dominant as they would have wanted, still it was enough to take 7 points lead.
From there they cruised home. Both teams found their offense in the fourth, but the Dubs never let the Knicks get too close, and eventually won 105-96.
The Warriors improved to an NBA-best 23-5, and will now finally get some much-needed time off, with two rest days and a very short trip before facing the Boston Celtics.
The Knicks will be facing Rockets. They are sitting in 12th place with a 12-16 record. They had to work hard to find their way into the top eight.