Summer Celtics 82, Summer Knicks 75: ‘Why are we falling for so many fakes?’

By Jonathan Schulman

The Knicks got hooped and duped in their Summer League playoff battle against the Celtics this afternoon. In the game thread, King Henry the 2nd wondered why the young ‘Bockers were biting on all the ball fakes. Later on, youth may have emerged in your own fandom if you got excited whilst the comeback tide was crashing in. Why fall for the fakes? Are we in too deep?

No Frank Ntilikina again for this contest but we were treated to Luke Kornet’s first court appearance. Kornet, who looked like a vicious street punk sitting on the bench in the first game of the summer, started along with the summer-regulars Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, Allonzo Trier and Damyean Dotson. Perhaps shifting everyone down a spot wasn’t what the doctor ordered. I would have liked to see some Tyrius Walker or Michael Gbinije to keep Knox at the power forward. No one, assuredly cares what I would have liked, and thank you for nodding along.

To the notes cave!

Well that was it essentially. The Knicks will have a consolation game but I just cannot be consoled. Summer League is almost over. Summer has a ways to...

Keep reading