On Tuesday he had lost a game in Atlanta for personal reasons, but the inspiration soon returned to Ricky Rubio, decisive in the overwhelming triumph of the Suns at Madison Square Garden (98-121). The base, author of 25 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds of the Spanish base, joined wills with Devin Booker (29 points) and Deandre Ayton (26 points, 21 rebounds) for the sixth victory in 10 games of his team.
A measured pass from near his basket towards Ayton's career, prepared for the inevitable mate, illustrated the great reading of Rubio's game and the good collective basketball of the Suns, with the negligible figure of 31 assists in his overall.
Ayton only missed four of his pitches at stake for a double-double with some symbolic. And since Amare Stoudemire, in February 2008, no Phoenix player reached more than 25 points and 20 rebounds in a match.
The Abyss of the Knicks
A good omen for the number one of the 'draft' in 2018, injured in the ankle until December 17. During the first two months of competition, he had also had to serve 25 penalty matches for the consumption of a diuretic.
The horizon for the Knicks is drawn much darker, with its seventh defeat in eight games. The 26 points of Julius Randle were useless, nor the return, after some pain in the neck, of Marcus Morris (17 points). "We gave advantages to a good team and allowed them to do what they wanted," said his coach, Mike Miller.
As if that were not enough, in the third quarter, Madison's long-suffering fans saw RJ Barrett, a sprained ankle sprained, get injured. "It had never hurt like that. Nor do I remember the last time I missed a game"; commented the rookie base, who could not return in the last quarter, where visitors came to dominate by 29 points.
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