The Golden State Warriors weren’t impressive shooting and passing the ball early in the game against the New York Knicks. But it didn’t matter as Klay Thompson and Draymond Green helped the team destroy them 116-95.
The much anticipated game for the Knicks ended up to be another blowout win from the Warriors. They continue to show the NBA why they are the best team in the league. Stephen Curry had an off day shooting 5 of 17 for 13 points. The other splash brother Thompson picked up the slack, scoring 34 points against an average Knicks backcourt. Green had a perfect game shooting 9 of 9 for 20 points, adding 10 assists and 10 rebounds for yet another triple double. Head coach Steve Kerr was on them after starting out slow.
“Coach Kerr got on us pretty good,” Thompson said of the clipboard toss to start the second quarter according to the Associated Press. “He was very animated on the sideline and we responded well to it. He told us we were playing very embarrassing and just to pick it up.”
Knicks on the other hand were competing for most of the game until the fourth quarter. They started out strong with an early lead in the second quarter. Carmelo Anthony did what he can scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough. Kristaps Porzingis, still with the illness only had 13 points, and everyone else was a no show. The intensity of the game certainly changed their altitude against a team known to play at a faster pace.
“In the third quarter, they just took it to another level of intensity,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. “We were right there and they went to more of a level that they’re capable of getting to and got some separation.”
Knicks host the Celtics tonight at the garden. The Warriors on ESPN Wednesday visit Washington to take on the Wizards.