Tim Hardaway Jr. scored the first eight points of a decisive run spanning the second and third quarters as host NY snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Brooklyn.
"I think that's how much they care about Klay and felt for him because he's had a rough start to the season".
Stephen Curry added 23 points in this game, celebrating his teammate's new record.
The Knicks' losing streak included close losses to a pair of Eastern Conference contenders, the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, as well as a 28-point loss to the defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors in which NY led in the fourth quarter. The franchise record is four straight 20-point victories, set by the San Francisco Warriors in 1966-67, and it appeared the Warriors were going to equal that.
Kevin Durant had 14 points while Alfonzo McKinnie came off the bench to weigh in with 19 points.
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He then continued: "There were timing issues for me everywhere". "You were lagging all the way through. Craig Revel Horwood simply stated: "Amazing!" You've got every clue in the orchestration.
Then in Golden State's next game after Curry poured in 51 points in a rout of Washington, Kevin Durant scored 25 in the fourth quarter, the best total of his career, and finished with 41 in a victory at NY. And he did it in just 26 minutes before sitting out the fourth quarter. "And I don't know if I would be able to break these records I have gotten in my past like tonight without the system I play in or the team I play with, the guys I play with". "Kind of weird not to make one, but I will keep shooting", said Curry after the game.
Bulls: Former Bulls C Joakim Noah got a standing ovation when he was shown on the video board late in the first half. Joel Embiid had a relatively quiet game with 10 points, six rebounds and six assists. "We have to have better energy, better toughness".
"Those are just great players just making plays, having great nights". We just flow. We have a chemistry that's connecting well together. "It's on us. They played the way they were supposed to".
LaVine and Antonio Blakeney with a career high led the Bulls with 21 points apiece. Because it goes by fast. "Life goes by fast. That's what this year is about - enjoying our time together, hoping it continues".
Elsewhere on Monday, the eagerly anticipated match-up between the league's last two unbeaten teams, the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto and Milwaukee, saw the Bucks run out winners by 124-109.