And so the Knicks magical run comes to an end. They played their hearts out, but they ended up falling well short of the playoffs. They would have had to keep up their play for another five or so months for them to make it in, which was a tall order, but they had their believers. It’s sad that it has to be like this, but that’s the NBA for you.
Tim Hardaway Jr., one of New York’s best guards in many a year, tried his hardest in this one, scoring 26. He tried, and failed. Better than to have never tried at all is the saying, and he has earned my respect. Porzingis’ untimely injury surely cost his team tonight; the talent-gap with the elite Orlando Magic was simply too much to conquer.