The New Orleans Pelicans stormed Madison Square Garden by 91-102 and things went so badly for the New York Knicks that the matter seemed more like a local victory than a visitor against the avalanche of whistles from the New York fans to their players, cowering before the bad character of the demanding public of the Big Apple.
The noob Joseph Alvarado, a native of Brooklyn, signed his best game in the NBA with 13 points, 4 assists and 4 steals off the bench and completed the great choral night of the Pelicans led by Jonas ValančiūnasAuthor of 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists. Up to six members of the visiting team scored in double figures, with a prominent role for Josh Hart, who finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
“It looked like a 6 against 5 out there, because they were very frustrated,” the escort valued. “I’m not saying that the fans were with us, but certainly not with them either”. Against this background, the Knicks went from bad to worse in a match that ended with disastrous percentages: 37.7% in field goals, 23.7% in triples and 66.7% in free throws.
Although the final result was not so bad, after the final pull of the secondary in the minutes of the garbage, the reality is that New York fell as low as 25 in the fourth quarter. The Knicks entered the fourth quarter trailing 57-81 amid widespread booing from the Madison crowd.
RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson contributed 17 points each for the locals, who watched helplessly as their main exponents drowned between the beeps: Julius Randle (4 points, 1-9 TC); Kemba Walker (5 points, 1-5 TC); Evan Fournier (6 points, 2-8 TC).
Despite the magnificent victory in the mecca of basketball, it was not all good news for the Pelicans. Brandon Ingram, author of 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the game, left injured after spraining his ankle with 36 seconds left in the third quarter.
The forward completed the period and marched on his own feet to the bench, where he rested without his right shoe on until the final honk in bustling Madison Square Garden. The Pelicans expect the injury to be minor and will not perform additional diagnostic tests on the player at this time.