New York Knicks sixth man Immanuel Quickley had a much-needed bounce-back performance in Tuesday’s blowout victory against the Golden State Warriors, completing the jigsaw puzzle of cohesiveness that resulted in the Knicks playing their best all-around game of the entire season.
The most notable aspect of Quickley’s performance on Tuesday was his shooting efficiency. On Tuesday, Quickley scored 22 points and hit five threes, which is a new season high for him and is also more threes than he had hit in his previous four games combined.
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The Knicks needed a big performance from Immanuel Quickley:
Despite coming off the bench and playing just 23 minutes, Quickley was the Knicks’ leading scorer and was also one of six Knicks players to score in double figures on Tuesday night.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, he was shooting just 3-18 from 3-point range over his previous four games. Despite averaging 10 PPG overall this season, he had failed to score in double figure in his last three games despite playing at least 22 minutes in all of those games.
His electric shooting had virtually disappeared and was the one weak link to the Knicks’ long winning streak.
However, that weak link may have dissipated, as Quickley has officially broken out of his drastic slump and has brought back his confident stroke from beyond the arc.
This high-scoring performance was the catalyst in the Knicks’ dominating performance that saw them outscore Golden State 63-38 in the second half on Tuesday.
It also provided a major confidence boost for Quickley, as he proved to a national audience that he is capable of lighting it up from downtown and bringing a massive spark off the bench on both sides of the ball.
Quickley will look to turn Tuesday’s performance into a hot stretch when the Knicks return to action on the second half of a back-to-back when they take on the struggling Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
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