Kemba Walker, Knicks match record set by Bucks in championship season
Remember those years when the New York Knicks absolutely sucked? Yeah, good times. But those are in the past now. After last season’s inspired run, they continue to regain their place among the NBA’s elite.
The Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 112-99 on Tuesday night to improve to 3-1. They not only snapped their 15-game losing streak to the Sixers, but they also tied an NBA record.
After knocking down 16 three-pointers against the Sixers, the Knicks hiked up their total to 70 this season. According to ESPN Statistics & Information, the Knicks tied last season’s Milwaukee Bucks for most three-pointers made through the first four games.
As we all know, the Bucks went on to win the NBA title. But that’s looking too far ahead for the Knicks.
The Knicks have made 70 3-pointers through their first 4 games this season.
That ties the 2020-21 Bucks for most makes through the first 4 games of a season in NBA history.
The Knicks didn't make as many 3-pointers during any 4-game stretch all of last season. pic.twitter.com/xLEjKzQ9Ie
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 27, 2021
Against the Sixers, Kemba Walker led the Knicks with five three-pointers, followed by Evan Fournier who had four long range connections. Five other guys had at least one three-pointer each. Walker chalked it up to having cohesion within the roster (via ESPN).
“It was fun. Hopefully, I can—we can have—more moments like that. It was just such a great team win. Everybody contributed in many different ways and that’s how New York basketball is.”