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Tim Hardaway Jr. hits game-winner to send Knicks past Celtics (VIDEO)

Oct 10, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

The first game of the preseason is the perfect time to give rookies or seldom-used players confidence by allowing them to perform in crunch-time situations.

The Knicks were faced with one of those on Tuesday against the Celtics, and Tim Hardaway Jr. made the most of the opportunity, hitting the baseline jumper with 8.2 seconds left to give his team the victory.

Hardaway Jr. finished with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 25 minutes of action.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Oct 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Didn’t look like a rook on that shot. Just nice to see the Celts showing some spunk.

  2. dysraw1 - Oct 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    that’s it young Tim jr. make it hard for Woody, maybe JR’s. knee surgery will give some time to shine

  3. majorhavoc83 - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Watched the game last night, and while Hardaway looked great, the reserve unit that Woody put out in the 4th looked TERRIBLE. The Knicks had been up 23 points and that all evaporated in the 4th when the reserve hit the floor. They looked bad on defense and bad on offense. Granted, part of the problem was that the Knicks had no true PG running the offense, but holy moley!

    Glad to see the pre-season win, but didn’t have to come down to a nail-biter with seconds to spare.

    One last thought: Udrih looked good EXCEPT he couldn’t finish at the rim. That was also a little disappointing.

  4. rgledz - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    I’m pissed that the Wolves passed on this kid for Shabazz. They screwed up when they drafted Pooh Richardson instead of Tim Sr. and they screwed up by not taking Jr.

    • anhdazman - Oct 12, 2013 at 4:47 AM

      Good memory! But yeah, how do you past up on the Hardaway bloodline twice?

  5. miamatt - Oct 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Some people just need to learn lessons the hardaway.

    • jimeejohnson - Oct 10, 2013 at 7:22 PM

      I see what you did there (always wanted to say that).

  6. jimsjam33 - Oct 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    So what !

  7. soflasfinest - Oct 10, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Seeing the name Hardaway on a Knicks jersey is a hard thing to do. Doesn’t feel right.

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