Lately, things have been pretty rough for the Knicks. Before last night, they were on a three-game losing streak and went back to being under .500. Out of those three games, two of them were lost by 4 points or less, to two teams who are above them in the conference.
The Knicks desperately needed a win that will help to turn things around and insert some much-needed confidence after they got blown out by the Nuggets. So, what did they do? They walked into San Antonio and got their first win there in seven years, snapping two losing streaks in one night.
The team, more particularly their bench, showed up, but the star of the night was by far RJ Barret who dropped a game-high 32 points. He was red-hot from beyond the arc last night in San Antonio as he put up a career-high 7-of-8 shooting from downtown.
This was a very needed performance from Barret as he was previously in a shooting slump that reduced his 3-point efficiency to below the level he was shooting at in his rookie season. There were six Knicks players who scored in double figures, including Barret. Three of these players came off the bench, as the Knick’s bench continues to be one of the most impressive benches in the league.
All around, it was a great win for the Knicks who really needed a win right now. They don’t have much time to rest, however, as the Knicks will have to face the Pacers tonight in the second game of a back-to-back.