The New York Knicks returned to savor a postseason victory for the first time since 2013, this Wednesday night after beating the Atlanta Hawks (101-92) in a tight game, equaling one victory per side. his series of the Eastern Conference of the NBA Playoffs 2021.
In a packed Madison Square Garden, the local team used the offensive contribution of Derrick Rose, who registered 26 points, four rebounds and the same number of assists for the Knicks to react after the loss suffered in the first game of the series that ended 107 -105 in favor of Atlanta.
The contribution of Derrick Rose was completed with the performance of Reggie Bullock with 15 points, several of them at key moments of the game and Julius Randle (another 15 points), who before the game received the award as the Most Improved Player of the game. NBA season 2021.
On the Atlanta side, the great night of its top figure, Trae Young, who contributed 30 points and seven assists, was not enough. The good defensive work of the New York quintet neutralized the rest of their rivals. In the second half Young added 10 points, while the rest of the team 25 points.
“This is incredible”
The last time the New York Knicks won an NBA playoff game was in the 2012-2013 season. Some time had passed for fans to celebrate a postseason win again, and the timing couldn’t have been better: at the fans’ return to the arena one year after the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“This is incredible. You (fans) supported us throughout the game, “Randle thanked after the crash. “Now we have to go to the road (Atlanta) to complete the work,” he continued referring to the third game of the series to be played on Friday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (GG) (AFP)