Indiana: RJ Barrett rediscover his shooting touch from three point range. Knocking down his first four three point attempts, Barrett lead the team in scoring with 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including 4-for-15 from the outside. He added five rebounds and three assists.
The Knicks have become a good defensive team under Tom Thibodeau. Austin Rivers mention this in a tweet, He expects nothing less, if you don’t play hard you want play that’s his motto.
Rivers missed New York’s first four games with a groin injury before returning to the lineup Thursday. Two nights later, he made an impact. Less than two weeks after the Knicks lost to Indiana for the ninth time in 10 meetings, by a 14-point margin, Rivers helped them find a way to rebound.
Mitchell Robinson anchored the Knicks’ dominant inside game. Firmly entrenched as the starting center, the 22-year old Robinson had a big game and a key block down the stretch. Robinson scored 16 points, all inside the paint, on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, with nine rebounds and two blocks.
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