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Video: Fan banks in half-court shot to win $10,000

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The New York Knicks started out the first few minutes of their 2018-19 campaign in atrocious fashion, missing nine-straight field goal attempts.

The crowd inside Madison Square Garden must have felt like it was going to be one of those seasons again for the Knickerbockers until one fan broke the ice on his way to becoming $10,000 richer.

As it turns out, David Fizdale’s timeout energized the Knicks. Although none of his players were responsible for sparking the enthusiasm inside the mecca of basketball.

The Knicks went on with their business, though, as they made a second-quarter rampage. New York scored 49 points in the second frame — a franchise record.

Tim Hardaway Jr., who earlier seemed bent on shooting the Knicks out of the game, poured it all out and ended up pacing the team in scoring with 31 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals with three long-distance makes to boot.

Enes Kanter and Noah Vonleh provided the muscle down low, grabbing 10 rebounds each. Meanwhile, Trey Burke, Allonzo Trier, and Mario Hezonja all registered 15 points across their names.

The Knicks go up against state rival Brooklyn Nets on Friday. As for the fan, he’s going home with a smile extending from ear to ear.