Knicks get their 1st back-to-back wins in 2019-20
Winning two consecutive games isn’t a cause for celebration for most NBA teams, but it certainly is a much welcomed development for the disenchanted New York Knicks franchise in the 2019-20 NBA regular season.
After experiencing lengthy losing spells in their first 26 games of the season, the Knicks finally won back-t0-back games for the first time this year after Friday’s 103-101 win over the Sacramento Kings.
The Knicks have won back-to-back games for the first time this season 😅 pic.twitter.com/jcoJjXISFN
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) December 14, 2019
The Kings, who were on a roll prior to their match-up versus the Knicks at the Golden 1 Arena, were ambushed by the lowly team led by Julius Randle’s 26 points and nine rebounds. Elfrid Payton added 16 points while Mitchell Robinson had 14.
With their last win coming back in November 11 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Knicks finally snapped the dreadful 10-game slump on Thursday, edging fellow cellar dwellers Golden State Warriors 124-122 in overtime. The trio of Randle, RJ Barett, and Marcus Morris combined for 62 points in that match.
New York used the momentum from that match to come out victorious in yet another close game against the surging Kings. The Knicks improved their win-loss slate to 6-20 and is now tied with the Atlanta Hawks for the worst record in the Eastern Conference. The team is also just a game behind the Cavaliers who are currently at 13th place with a 6-19 slate.
The Knicks are now 2-2 since Mike Miller took on the interim head coach slot from David Fizdale, who was fired by the team after a disastrous start. The team reportedly has several candidates to fill up the position, but Miller could certainly throw his hat in the discussion for a full-time gig if he can string a few more wins for the lottery-bound team.