Immanuel Quickley is so assured in his shot, he didn’t even understand he was struggling.
So when the ball discovered him Tuesday evening, the reserve guard didn’t hesitate, and broke out of his recent shooting slump.
Quickley hit a season-high 5 3-pointers in six makes an attempt and scored 22 factors within the Knicks’ 132-94 rout of the Warriors on the Garden.
“It always feels good to see some go in,” he mentioned after the Knicks’ eighth straight victory. “I’m supposed to make every shot I shoot pretty much. When they don’t go in, next shot, shooter’s mentality.”
Quickley entered the sport having hit simply 9 of his final 37 3-point makes an attempt and shooting 28.3 p.c from the sphere over his final six video games. But he didn’t take into account this a breakout sport.
“I feel like that could be normal,” he mentioned. “I don’t feel like that’s a breakout game. It’s another game.”
Quentin Grimes appeared to harm his proper ankle late within the first half after touchdown on Warriors guard Ty Jerome after trying a 3-pointer. Grimes stayed in to shoot free throws and began the second half. Jerome was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for not giving Grimes a touchdown spot.
“He kind of came under me, I fell down on his ankle,” Grimes mentioned. “I kind of tweaked it a little bit. I’m all good.”
Grimes mentioned he expects to have the ability to play on Wednesday on the Garden towards the Raptors.
Tom Thibodeau was assured earlier within the season that the Knicks may work their manner into the center of the pack when it got here to 3-point shooting. They are inching towards getting there throughout this eight-game win streak.
Dead final within the league at one level in 3-point shooting, the Knicks at the moment are twenty fifth at 33.2 p.c. They have climbed up barely as a result of of a recent uptick. Over the final eight video games, they’re shooting 37.1 p.c from distance, which is Tenth-best within the NBA in that span.
The Knicks hit 17-of-40 from 3 on Tuesday. In this run, Jalen Brunson and Grimes have shot it very properly from deep, at 48.6 and 45.7 p.c, respectively.
The Knicks held a second of silence for Louis Orr, the franchise’s former participant and school coach at Seton Hall who handed away final Thursday on the age of 64 after a battle with pancreatic most cancers.
There isn’t any timeline for the return of injured ahead Obi Toppin (proper fibula), however he has progressed to rehab within the pool, Thibodeau mentioned.
The Warriors have been considerably shorthanded Tuesday evening. They have been with out Stephen Curry (left shoulder subluxation), Andrew Wiggins (proper adductor pressure), Donte DiVincenzo (non-COVID-19 sickness) and JaMychal Green (COVID-19 well being & security protocols).
Grimes produced a whopping plus-33 score in 32 minutes, which was by far the very best determine of the sport for a participant on both crew.