With Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday sitting, the Knicks were finally able to deliver a win at home. Without Holiday, the Pelicans shot 8/27 from beyond the arc and 70% from the charity stripe.
After signing his second 10 day contract, Langston Galloway was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time. Despite grabbing an early foul and getting off to a slow start offensively, Galloway closed out the 1st half with 3 back to back long 3s.
Picking up where he left off with the Westchester Knicks, Galloway stepped in as a balanced floor general. He played 31 minutes and took 14 shots; 1 less than Melo. In some sequences, he even waved Melo off to get buckets or to make another pass. Galloway is an immediate upgrade from Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni. Even as an undersized combo guard (he’s 6’2), he can defend both the 1 and 2 positions. The Knicks will play another 4 games while Galloway’s 10 day contract is running. Hopefully, the Knicks continue putting faith into him as a starter. He’s done a good job in proving he’d should be a full time Knick for the rest of the season.