Hornets vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Charlotte Hornets (23-20) play against the New York Knicks (21-21) at Madison Square Garden

Game Time: 1:00 PM EST on Monday January 17, 2022

Charlotte Hornets 73, New York Knicks 56 (Q3 07:04)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Knicks are a dismal 9 for 18 at the foul line, though they have bigger problems today. – 2:29 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks are shooting so poorly it doesnt matter they have 11 more offensive rebounds than the Hornets. – 2:27 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Four fouls on Mason Plumlee here early in the third. Bears watching. – 2:26 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
LaMelo is on the court for halftime warmups. Had a moment with Julius Randle’s son. pic.twitter.com/6HH987QZJX2:25 PM

Mark Woods @markbritball
What makes Mike Breen so fabulous is that he gives play by play on a Monday lunchtime #NBA game between the Knicks and Hornets even bit as much oomph as the NBA Finals. – 2:14 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Big first half in the Big City!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/XxMbjh3JbL2:14 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Built for these moments! 👌
@Terry Rozier | #NBAAllStar | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/sG6xB1VjGs2:14 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Sheesh, 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists at halftime for Miles Bridges. – 2:12 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
🗣️ “Miiiiiiiles Bridges bringin’ it down!”
Bridges has 28 points at halftime 👀
(via @Charlotte Hornets)
pic.twitter.com/n7oX5yKL902:11 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks starters have played better of late, but they should be embarrassed by that putrid performance and lack of effort in that first half. (especially consider CHA playing without LaMelo)
Obi Toppin has 7 points but, bafflingly, only logged 4 minutes. pic.twitter.com/j2GOsLHjnQ2:11 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Bridges and Rozier have outscored the Knicks in the first half. Hornets lead 62-44. Bridges with 28 and Rozier with 17. – 2:11 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Hornets might regret not getting an extension done with Miles Bridges. He’s going to get paid this summer. – 2:10 PM

Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
Miles Bridges should be an NBA All-Star this year! – 2:10 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Another half left to play. pic.twitter.com/5sPfsaC0F82:09 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
With 497 threes, @Terry Rozier is now 5th on our ALL-TIME 3PM leaderboard! 👏 🔥
RT to send Terry to #NBAAllStar! pic.twitter.com/aEEe5Eios92:09 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Just a pedestrian 28 point, 8 rebound and 4 assist first half for Miles Bridges. – 2:08 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Halftime. Hornets lead the Knicks 62-44.
• Barrett 13-4-3
• Randle 11 & 6
• Bridges 28-8-4
• Rozier 17-4-4
Knicks shooting just 37 percent from the field. – 2:08 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Halftime: #Hornets 62, Knicks 44 – 2:07 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Miles Bridges is playing unreal in this 1H. What a freaking pass. pic.twitter.com/ULjcWxmLus2:06 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Bridges now dishing up assists for his teammates as the Knicks start to focus in on him, love how we always makes the right play – 2:04 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Gordon Hayward turns around and has a word (or two) with a fan sitting courtside after he buries a 3. #Hornets lead 50-36 and the Knicks call a timeout with 4 minutes left in the half. – 1:59 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
FLIGHT NO. 0️⃣ IS CLEAR FOR LANDING‼️
RT & VOTE @Miles Bridges! ⭐️
#NBAAllStar | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/xE0ywBUuz21:57 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Miles Bridges now up to 28 with everything falling from everywhere. The Knicks passed on Bridges in the 2018 draft to take, oh, never mind. – 1:56 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Garden crowd is groaning with every bucket by Miles. He’s in the zone for real and Knicks fans know it. He has 28 points and has missed just one of his 11 attempts. – 1:56 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
“𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐂𝐊𝐋𝐄𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐖𝐒 𝐈𝐓 𝐔𝐏, 𝐓𝐎𝐏𝐏𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐖𝐒 𝐈𝐓 𝐃𝐎𝐖𝐍!”
🔗 @Immanuel Quickley + @Obi Toppin pic.twitter.com/ecQZizpb7G1:53 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
3 fouls on PJ Washington, poor start for him on both ends. Shot hasn’t been falling recently but also can’t seem to defend without fouling. – 1:49 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Three fouls on PJ Washington. Guess that’s it for him until the third quarter. There’s 8:37 left in the half. – 1:48 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
First 20-pt quarter for @Miles Bridges!
This guy deserves an #NBAAIIStar spot! ⭐️
#AllFly | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/YDK7rpeI7O1:48 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Knicks got the first seven of the second quarter with Bridges sitting so the Hornets call time and bring him right back in. That was like a Julius Randle rest from last season. – 1:46 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
🗣 OBI OBI OBI pic.twitter.com/wyZbVJfJ0C1:46 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
RJ pushing the pace. pic.twitter.com/nvycvSfvzx1:44 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Looks like Obi Toppin has awoken from a two-week slumber – big corner 3 and drive to the basket for a bucket. “O-bi” chants at Garden. – 1:43 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Think it might be time to tone down Jalen McDaniels usage rate. Seems to always take the “first shot” early in the shot clock, sometimes wonder if he could keep it moving – 1:42 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
that 1st quarter was 🔥
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/RYxW6AuvFh1:41 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Knicks with a 23-22 edge over Miles Bridges after one. Hornets lead 34-23. – 1:41 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Miles Bridges scored 22 points in the first quarter against the Knicks. Now that Kevin Knox is gone we can definitively say they should’ve drafted either of the Bridges instead. – 1:39 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through one quarter, the Hornets lead the Knicks 34-23.
• Randle 9 & 5
• Barrett 5 pts, 2 asts
• Bridges 22-4-2, 7-8 FGs, 3-4 3Ps
No, the Bridges line is not a typo. – 1:39 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
LaMelo is out of the locker room and standing in the huddle. – 1:39 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
End of first Q: #Hornets 34, Knicks 23
Miles Bridges = 22 pts, 4 rebs, 2 ast – 1:38 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
If Randle wants to be viewed as a true superstar, it’s games like this where he needs to step up defensively.
Miles Bridges has 22 points (on 7-of-8 shooting) and four rebounds in the first quarter. – 1:38 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Miles Bridges has 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists against the Knicks. In just the 1st quarter. Hornets up 34-23 on the Knicks at MSG. – 1:38 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Yo, waddup @Miles Bridges? pic.twitter.com/L26Jvl4Uih1:38 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Oh my. Knicks gotta find a way to slow Miles Bridges He has 22 points IN THE FIRST QUARTER and Hornets lead Knicks, 34-23. – 1:38 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
SKY MILES = 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/5rjbIZdH2z1:36 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Absolutely outrageous start for Miles Bridges so far.
17 points on 7 shots to go with three boards and two assists.
It’s still the first quarter. – 1:34 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Miles Bridges showcase in the Garden. – 1:34 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Maybe not have Fournier try to guard Bridges?
Just an idea
Also – team needs to sprint back in defense – 1:33 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Miles Bridges up to 15 points here in the first quarter. – 1:32 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Contact? No problem! 💪
#NBAAllStar x @Miles Bridges
#AllFly | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/ctxtV3x8hD1:31 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Alongside @NYCMayor and @NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, we’re proud to recognize Arva Rice, President & CEO of the @NYUrbanLeague, with our Community Hero Award. pic.twitter.com/jjkvkdLgAz1:31 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
First player(s) off the bench today: PJ Washington and Jalen McDaniels. – 1:31 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Is that Mitchell Robinson or Kevin Durant? pic.twitter.com/3iP2NClS8c1:29 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
New Mayor Eric Adams confirms on MSG Network: he grew up a Knicks fan. – 1:29 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Miles Bridges with a dominant start on both ends, had a big game against the Knicks last game with a spinning layup to ice the game – 1:26 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets up 23-12. It’s the Miles Bridges Show. He’s doing it all so far. Has 11 points. FWIW, don’t see LaMelo on the bench yet. – 1:25 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
MITCH IN HIS 💼
@Mitchell Robinson | #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/ol5xbRikTd1:23 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Ju dialed in early. pic.twitter.com/ItKXCvO71e1:22 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
DRIBBLE GAWD MITCHELL ROBINSON pic.twitter.com/PEk0KUKJ8d1:22 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
this Mike Breen energy is contagious. ready to run through a wall at 10 AM on a Monday because of that Mitchell Robinson iso. – 1:22 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Lot of time left in the season but if he keeps this up Mitchell Robinson playing himself into a nice contract. Knicks signed Nerlens Noel for $27 million but he’s been unreliable. – 1:19 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
RJ from straight away 🎯 pic.twitter.com/MWW18QeRDQ1:19 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Mitchell Robinson did what? – 1:19 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Mitchell Robinson just went off the dribble into a dunk. That’s going to be the most inexplicable NBA thing you see this week. – 1:19 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Mitchell Robinson? – 1:19 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
CC: Knicks
Afternoon game today, fellas. It’s already started – 1:15 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
NYC mayor Eric Adams gave speech at MSG before Knicks game. (Laughter in video after fan yelled “Shut the f— up”)
Adams: “When the civil rights battle was on the line Dr. King wanted the ball in his hand and he gave his life to ensure that our country would be a better place.” pic.twitter.com/SWtoKTT5b81:14 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Time to ball. Let’s go Knicks! pic.twitter.com/8MLrA38TD71:11 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
LaMelo Ball not starting for Charlotte but Hornets say he is available to play. Was questionable with an illness not related to COVID-19. – 1:11 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
LaMelo is a available to play today – but will not start – 1:10 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Today, we are honored to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alongside our @NYCMayor, Eric Adams. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/HnTB0Mh76S1:07 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Mayor Eric Adams speaking on the court briefly before the Knicks tip off against the Hornets. – 1:05 PM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Turned on the Knicks’ game. BetRivers ad followed by FanDuel ad. Seems like an easy day drinking game if you want to be asleep fast pic.twitter.com/G7rbRIcq8T1:01 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Who else is a big fan of not waiting until 7pm to watch basketball? 🙌🏽
📍 – NYC
🆚 – @New York Knicks
⏰ – 1PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM pic.twitter.com/T3lI3B9dOv1:00 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
It appears there will be no LaMelo Ball today. Was listed as questionable with a non-Covid-10 illness and he is not listed in the starting lineup. – 12:50 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
For all the Knicks troubles this season if they win today against Charlotte at MSG they’ll have the same record as the Hornets, who currently hold the No. 7 seed in the East. – 12:50 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
LaMelo Ball was listed as questionable with non-Covid-19 illness and not in starting lineup so it appears he won’t play. – 12:48 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Direct flight from Indy to LA got canceled this morning. Airline rebooked me with connecting flights, but I won’t make it to LA in time for today’s game against the Clippers. Stuck in Charlotte at the moment.
Follow @MVanTryon for remote #Pacers coverage today!! – 12:41 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣4️⃣5️⃣
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/0oJxJhJRN212:30 PM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
ICYMI Last Week
The trade deadline is Feb. 10.
Here’s 4 potential trades for Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard, Myles Turner & Christian Wood
That give the Sixers, Blazers, Magic, Hawks, Knicks, Rockets, Pacers and Hornets new hope.
nbabigboard.com/p/four-nba-tra…12:23 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Cam Reddish opens up about trade from Hawks to Knicks: ‘It was just time to make a move for me’ nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…12:19 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Interesting…
Hornets have downgraded LaMelo Ball to questionable for today’s game against the Knicks with a non-COVID illness. – 12:16 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Before the LaMelo update, James Borrego said with Kelly Oubre missing his fourth game today he may look for some more offense off the bench and could call on Ish Smith or James Bouknight. Also said he needs better defensive effort from bench like they put forth in win in Philly. pic.twitter.com/tiAV3DObFV12:16 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Gearing up 🎯🎯🎯 pic.twitter.com/xxYQ3uj7CD12:15 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Same 🖐 to get it going. pic.twitter.com/XronysbHkW12:10 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs NYK
Kelly Oubre (Health & Safety Protocols) is out.
LaMelo Ball (non-COVID illness) is questionable.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/rGN3hcYvfK12:02 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Dressed for the occasion. pic.twitter.com/2ZDWYPr69H12:01 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
LaMelo Ball is now questionable for today’s game against the Knicks with a non-COVID illness. He’s not feeling well this morning. – 12:01 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1963, the @Los Angeles Lakers Jerry West scored a career-high 63 points in a 129-121 win over the Knicks.
It was the only 60-point game of West’s career. He shot 22-36 from the field and 19-22 from the FT line. pic.twitter.com/g1JVLnwezt12:01 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Been reading and listening a lot lately about Soviet history. But took a break today to hit MSG for Knicks-Hornets. – 11:53 AM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
You know it’s cold when @Terry Rozier breaks out 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙨𝙠. ❄️
#ULTRADrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/FIp5FS8TmK11:50 AM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Get ready. We’ve got mid-day hoops coming your way!
#AllFly | @LendingTree pic.twitter.com/bFLmuyzRI811:40 AM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
An age old winter tradition at MSG: the tunnel between the locker rooms and the court being absolutely freezing. One Hornets player remarked about it (with an expletive) as he jogged out to the floor. – 11:38 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Clap (and RT) if you want #JuliusRandle & #RJBarrett at #NBAAllStar 👏 pic.twitter.com/TOf3jgRNIU11:30 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
📍 @TheGarden
@Obi Toppin | #UltraDrip pic.twitter.com/6LgncIexg111:25 AM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Still no Kemba Walker for Knicks today against the Hornets. – 11:19 AM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Kemba Walker is out today, Tom Thibodeau says. – 11:17 AM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Kemba Walker will miss his ninth straight game. – 11:16 AM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
No Kemba. No Rose today, says Thibs. – 11:16 AM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
All you need to know ahead of Monday’s Hornets vs. Knicks game. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2022/01/17/hor…11:00 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Votes count as double today! @jimjonescapo wants you to represent, New York!
🗳 https://t.co/EiWlaPrhgH pic.twitter.com/nUiTeEU6Wb11:00 AM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
ONE MORE DAY.
Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks is officially on sale tomorrow. If you don’t preorder, I’m finding you and committing a hard foul https://t.co/rq5LpetDuS pic.twitter.com/JOq0OHu2sM10:49 AM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Ja Morant’s season is pretty dang close statistically to Derrick Rose’s MVP year. How else do those guys compare?
https://t.co/yOBdr18thy pic.twitter.com/EkqcArGMAi10:18 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Remembering Dr. King.
#NewYorkForever x #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/ZJy5S5OcIg10:15 AM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
On NBA’s 930 AM injury report, Nerlens Noel (knee soreness), Cam Reddish (ankle sprain), Solomon Hill (not with team) are listed as out today vs CHA. Kemba Walker (knee soreness) is questionable. – 10:05 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Our leader. Happy Birthday, Coach! 🎈#NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/Zhy6GQwHvL9:50 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Your Monday afternoon fix.
🏀: vs. Hornets
🕐: 1 PM ET
📺: @MSGNetworks | @NBATV
#NewYorkForever x @BetMGM pic.twitter.com/whujc89lXm9:30 AM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks have ruled out Cam Reddish (ankle) and are listing Kemba Walker as questionable for this afternoon’s game vs. Charlotte.
If Kemba is cleared to play, it will be very interesting to see how Thibs uses him. – 9:27 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
GAME DAY pic.twitter.com/l1WOYBCOx49:00 AM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks receive:
De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley
Kings receive:
Julius Randle, Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, Deuce McBride and draft capital
Which side says no?
tommybeer.substack.com/p/julius-randl…8:48 AM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
A true honor to play on this special day. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/HQrVVMpeXM8:30 AM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
#MLKDay matinee in NYC!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/yggnBfcoss8:00 AM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
BetMGM New York is live pic.twitter.com/YqKuvqj86y7:56 AM