Age: 22 Height: 6-5 Weight: 200 lbs School: No College
Emmanuel Mudiay dug his shoulder in, turned and floated a jumper with 27.2 seconds left. Mudiay knocked down the shot to help force overtime and finished with a career-high 34 points and eight assists to help the short-handed New York Knicks erase a 21-point deficit and beat the Charlotte Hornets 126-124 on Friday night. ''Anytime he gets his shoulder into his guy, he finds a way to make space,'' said teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., who had 12 points.
The Denver Nuggets were spiraling. In head coach Michael Malone's second season, the franchise that tethered its hopes to 19-year-old Emmanuel Mudiay had struggled to begin the season. Trying to make things work with the raw and inexperienced point guard was difficult, and those issues were compounded
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Elie Okobo Suns 18% - Okobo’s played in two games since Isaiah Canaan was cut by the Suns and averaged 14 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers in them. Emmanuel Mudiay Knicks 13% – Mudiay blew up on Saturday with 28 points, seven assists, a steal and four 3-pointers, Trey Burke (knee) is hurt and Frank Ntilikina didn’t even get off the bench. Frank Jackson is out with an ankle injury right now, and Frazier is averaging 9.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 10.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 3-pointers over his last two games.
In one locker room, the New York Knicks spoke about the fight they displayed over 53 minutes against the NBA's highest scoring team. Down the hallway, the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo was fighting mad. ''One thing about our team is that we're always going to fight,'' Emmanuel Mudiay said after he scored 28 points to lead the Knicks to a 136-134 overtime win over Milwaukee on Saturday.