Short-handed New York Knicks are blown out as Warriors put on passing clinic (Highlights)
December 15, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (3) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks didn’t stand a chance against the Warriors without Melo and D-Rose. They hung in as long as they could but lost 103-90.

  • Golden State Warriors 103 (23-4)
  • New York Knicks 90 (14-12)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

It could’ve been much worse for the New York Knicks.

They were playing the Golden State Warriors on the road and both Carmelo Anthony, and Derrick Rose were unavailable.

Kristaps Porzingis shot 4-13 and scored single-digit points (8) for just the second time this season. The Warriors looked like the Harlem Globetrotters posting 41 assists on their 45 made field goals.

Somehow the Knicks only lost by 13 points.

They did catch a big break. Stephen Curry (3-14, 2-8 3P) and Kevin Durant (7-18, 1-6 3P) had off shooting nights in the same game. That won’t happen often this season.

Porzingis said before Thursday’s game that he was “ready” for Warriors’ enforcer Draymond Green. Apparently, the superstar defender had other ideas.

For the third straight time, he pushed the Unicorn around and held him to a miserable shooting performance (4-13).

Joakim Noah had another performance that will make Knicks fans cry out for Kyle O’Quinn. The $72 million man was 3-10 from the field (missing at least two point blank layups) and badly outplayed by JaVale McGee of all people.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.