While the Knicks were 0/9 to start the game, a fan was 1/1 after sinking a shot from half-court for a $10,000 prize.
Watch the half-court shot below:
A Knicks fan banked a half-court shot for $10k ... before the Knicks had even made a field goal (0-9) ???? pic.twitter.com/xR6Sn6gLnm— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 18, 2018
Naturally, viewers had a field day with the fact that a fan scored before the team had made a single field goal.
Dude at the Garden just hit a $10,000 shot from half court— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 17, 2018
So, to recap:
Knicks players: 0-for-9
Knicks fans: 1-for-1
Dude just hit a half court shot to win $10,000 at MSG. Knicks going 82-0 confirmed.— Nick Metallinos (@NickMetallinos) October 17, 2018
After a slow first quarter, New York went on to set a franchise record with 49 points in the second quarter, the most points scored in that quarter since the Knicks tallied 47 against the 76ers in 1988.