Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.
Stephen Curry No. 53 in points now
Moved ahead of Tony Parker and Terry Cummings with 19,476 points. He’s now 45 away from Walter Davis
Stephen Curry No. 60 in assists now
Moved ahead of Rickey Green with 5,225 assists. He’s now 4 away from Mike Conley
Evan Fournier No. 85 in three-pointers now
Moved ahead of Quentin Richardson and Antawn Jamison with 1,168 three-pointers. He’s now 3 away from Ben Gordon
Kemba Walker No. 130 in assists now
Moved ahead of Walter Davis with 3,879 assists. He’s now 2 away from Scott Skiles
Kemba Walker No. 164 in points now
Moved ahead of Alonzo Mourning with 14,328 points. He’s now 15 away from Al Jefferson
Andrew Wiggins No. 207 in three-pointers now
Moved ahead of Jamal Mashburn with 770 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Rick Fox
Karl-Anthony Towns No. 227 in three-pointers now
Moved ahead of Dominique Wilkins with 712 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Keith Bogans
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Andrew Wiggins on adjusting to Klay & Steph on the court together:
“I feel like I’m still getting the shots I want to get. I’m still getting the touches. Now, we have more weapons. We added another big weapon, with Klay in the starting lineup. It makes us that more dangerous.” – 1:47 AM
Steve Kerr says Steph Curry didn’t play in fourth because game was pretty much decided. Kerr says he hasn’t heard anything on Steph’s finger which he had taped so he assumes everything is OK. – 12:42 AM
Steph Curry just had a couple fingers on his left hand taped together. Typically the sign of a jammed finger. Warriors up 20 to open the 4Q, so if they keep that lead healthy, he probably won’t return. But looks able to, if needed. – 11:50 PM
Steph Curry has left the court with Rick Celebrini. Steph had been fidgeting with his left hand — not the hand that held him out the other night — after banging it on a deflected ball a few minutes ago. – 11:47 PM
Curry just came back to the bench after a brief visit to the locker room. Looked like he had been looking at his non-shooting hand. – 11:47 PM
Steph Curry down the tunnel after exiting the game with Rick Celebrini. Stopped briefly to look at his left palm/hand (not the one he hurt the other night, a new issue). Celebrini and Curry decided it best they go to the locker room to check it out. Something to monitor. – 11:46 PM
Curry just had a GP2 pass ricochet off his left hand. It clearly hurt as he grimaced and started shaking his hand. He’s still fidgeting with it. Hasn’t dribbled with his left hand since – 11:36 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns on playing at MSG:
“Everyone’s going to get a chance to have their MSG moment. I felt for me tonight, that was the biggest moment I’ve had at MSG. Great crowd, great atmosphere, great energy. And I got to silence everybody, so that made it even better.” – 11:06 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns: “That was the biggest moment I’ve had at MSG. Great crowd, great atmosphere, great energy and I got to silence everybody so that made it even better.” – 11:04 PM
Evan Fournier: “That’s the type of games that keeps you up at night. You kinda feel like shit in the morning afterwards.” – 11:03 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns after tonight’s 2-point win:
“We’ve always found ways to lose game like these (over the course of his career).”
KAT says he felt like this year, with this team that they now “deserve” these. – 10:53 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns introduced Jaylen Nowell as “6th Man of the Year” when he sat down for his postgame press conference. – 10:51 PM
After 1: Warriors 33, Pistons 22
-Nice get-right quarter for GSW
-6-10 3p, defense solid
-Wiggins 9, Curry 6, Thompson 5
-Looney 8 rebounds in 9 minutes
-DET: 41pct FG – 10:38 PM
James Edwards III
END OF 1Q: Warriors 33, Pistons 22
Wiggins has 9 points, GSW with 15 rebounds already
Cade Cunningham leads Detroit with 6 points, Lyles has 5 points – 10:36 PM
Final: Timberwolves 112, Knicks 110.
Knicks fall to 22-23, 11th in the East.
• Fournier 27-4-4
• Randle 21-9-9, 4 blks, 2 stls
• Barrett 17-6-2
• Walker 19-2-4
• Edwards 21-3-3
• Towns 20-5-3 – 10:18 PM
Crazy to think it wasn’t long ago that Kemba Walker was banished to the end of the Knick bench. He’s been great in his return tonight, and is carrying the Knicks home here down the stretch. – 9:55 PM
Kemba Walker has 3-pointers for the Knicks’ last three baskets. Up to 19 points in his return and Knicks lead Wolves 107-102 with 3:40 to go. – 9:55 PM
Through three quarters, Knicks lead the Timberwolves 91-86.
• Fournier 26-3-4, 5-8 3Ps
• Randle 16-7-7, 3 blks, 2 stls
• Barrett 14-5-2
• Edwards 19 pts, 3 asts
• Towns 15-4-3
Knicks won the third quarter 40-25. – 9:33 PM
Fournier 10-12 for 26 points and the most impressive thing might still be blocking Edwards and stripping Towns on one possession. – 9:29 PM
On one possession Evan Fournier blocked an Anthony Edwards drive without jumping and then stripped Karl-Anthony Towns to force a 24-second violation. – 9:14 PM
Evan Fournier sneakily on a blazing streak now. 3-for-5 from deep tonight means he’s shooting 58 percent from 3 over his last six games. – 9:09 PM
Halftime. Timberwolves lead the Knicks 61-51.
• Fournier 13-2-2
• Barrett 11 & 5
• Randle 6-2-3
• Edwards 16 pts
• Towns 11-3-2
Knicks have 13 turnovers. – 8:42 PM
Through one quarter, the Timberwolves lead 30-23.
• Fournier 8 & 2
• Robinson 6 & 3
• Towns 11 & 3
• Edwards 8 pts – 8:09 PM
The Wolves love to put DLo off-ball, guarding a wing so he can play free safety. A hiding spot.
That’s a little trickier tonight as those hiding spots are Barrett or Fournier. But Finch sticks with it, putting DLo on Fournier.
A DLo steal early, but also a few Fournier buckets. – 7:52 PM
As he readies for the opening tip, Karl-Anthony Towns pointed over to Thibodeau, who broke his game face to wave to his former player. – 7:42 PM
Caleb Martin is holding offensive players to 29% shooting in the month of January in the 4th quarter
Why is that significant?
The guys he’s guarded in that stretch have been De’Aaron Fox, Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Trae Young, Fred VanVleet, etc
He’s doing this to elite talent – 7:02 PM
The Knicks say Kemba Walker is back in the lineup tonight after missing more than two weeks, and 10 games, with knee soreness. He will start. – 6:49 PM
Kemba is a game time decision and will warm up. Not always, but usually from Thibs that means the player is available – 5:48 PM
Andrew Wiggins on Detroit Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham:
“He’s a really good player. He came in ready and can do it all. He can score the ball. He can play make, defend. So, the sky’s the limit for him. He’s a good young player.” – 2:13 PM
Andrew Wiggins talked about the team’s chemistry now that Klay Thompson is back.
“Klay is a hell of a player, great player. He’s one of the best shooters of all time. Soon as he’s on the court, he’s going to make the team better. That’s what he does.” – 2:04 PM