The NBA is back and so are loud, irrational, crazy Knicks fans. Myself included. In true New York Knicks fashion, the squad decided to make die-hard fans as stressed as possible in their home opener against the Boston Celtics.

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Player of the Game: Julius Randle

Julius Randle proved once again why he deserves all the praise. After carrying the 2020-2021 Knicks squad to their first playoff appearance since the ’12-’13 season, Randle picked up right where he left off (well, not including the playoffs. we’re not gonna talk about that).

Julius dropped a hefty 35 points while shooting 12/27 (44%). The big man neared a triple-double with an additional 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Although, Julius ended the game with 7 turnovers, but again, we’re not gonna talk about that.

Evan Fournier is Here.

Playing against his former team, you could just tell the newly acquired Evan Fournier was on a different level. Fournier dropped 32 points while shooting 13/25 and drilling 6 threes. I think this guy will fit in just fine in New York.

This game was a nail-biter until the final buzzer. With Jaylen Brown scoring a career high 46 points and Marcus Smart hitting the game-tying 3 to force the first overtime, I can say that every Knicks fan was thinking “Yep, we’re gonna blow it.” But somehow, someway, the NBA gods did the Knicks a favor, and we pulled it out.

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