‘Getting Hella Ugly’ Fans React to New York Knicks Going Down 3–1 After Embarrassing Loss Against the Hawks

Published 05/30/2021, 4:20 PM CDT
May 30, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau (left) and Julius Randle (30) react after Randle fouled out of the game against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half in game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


The New York Knicks faced the Atlanta Hawks tonight for the fourth game of their ongoing first-round matchup. Playing at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, the Knicks were hoping that their team can put on a show against the Hawks.

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After a hard-fought victory over the Hawks in Game 2, the Knicks expected to build on their win heading into Game 3. But the Hawks came back with a resounding victory in Game 3 with a comfortable 105-94 victory.

With the Hawks already with a 2-1 lead in the series, the Knicks had to win this game if they wanted to tie the series.

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Atlanta Hawks blow out the New York Knicks

Given how high the stakes were, the Knicks knew they had to make a good start to the game. The fourth-seeded Knicks did the same as they went blow for blow against the Hawks and led by a single point at the end of the first quarter.

But things started to change in the second quarter as the Hawks outscored the Knicks by 28-23. With a scoreline of 53-49, the Knicks were pretty much in the game trailing by a measly 4 points.

May 30, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) tries to score behind New York Knicks center Taj Gibson (67) during the first half in game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

But the Trae Young-led side got going in the third quarter as the Hawks took a resounding 17 point lead. With shots not falling for the Knicks, the Tom Thibodeau side ultimately were blown out by the Suns 113-96.

The Knickerbockers’ offensive struggles continued against the Hawks. Despite having a great regular season, Julius Randle has had a dreadful series so far. While 23 points look good on paper, his efficiency on the floor was horrendous shooting only 7 of 19 attempted shots.

Apart from Randle’s awful shooting, the offensive system is too stagnant for the Knicks right now with their talisman Randle attempting multiple isolation plays leading to more contested shots.

While their regular season was encouraging, the Playoffs are certainly showing the weaknesses of this Knicks side right now.

Knicks fans react to team’s embarrassing loss

Knicks fans certainly were not the biggest fans about their team’s latest loss especially given that it was a 17 point blowout.

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Despite them going down 3-1, the Knicks might have a chance to make a comeback as they play their next game at MSG. Will the Knicks be able to come back from a 3-1 deficit?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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