Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau, Julius Randle, and Derrick Rose reflect on series against Hawks
The Knicks were the 4 seed over the Atlanta Hawks, however it appeared clear throughout the series that New york city was overmatched.
The Knicks lost the last 3 video games of the series by approximately 14 points.
And Trae Young topped off his fantastic series with a game-high 36 points in Video game 5.
“He’s clever. He’s very good with the ball,” Knicks coach Tom Thiodeau stated. “He can shoot, he can pass. I think he’s really grown this year, and he’s done a great job for their team. Hat’s off to him. He’s a terrific talent.”
Julius Randle kept it simple.
“They just had a great scheme. Credit to them,” he stated. “They played extremely well, shot the ball well, and made more plays than we did.”
Randle notably struggled this postseason. He did drop 23 points in Games 4 and 5, but he shot just 29.8 percent from the floor (28-for-94), and just 33.3 percent from three (11-for-33). In the regular season, he knocked down 45.6 percent of his field goals, and 41.1 percent from deep.
But despite the playoff struggles, Derrick Rose is keeping his confidence in Randle.
“I told him I still do believe in him, [I’ll] ride with him til the end. He got us here. It’s all about adjustment,” Rose stated. Making the modification throughout the video game and gaining from all the experiences. Next time he’s back in postseason, he has structure to work from. Knowing experience.”
Atlanta now will deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, and the winner of that series will deal with the winner of the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.