Great News: Knicks’ scoring and shooting soaring at the start of the year’s final month….

The New York Knicks have gone 2-2 in four games this December. Both wins have come against the Toronto Raptors, while the losses were to the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.

A 2-2 record may not sound all that exciting, but offensively, there are things to note.

Scoring the basketball for the Knicks this season hasn’t been their strong suit. In four October games, they were 20th in scoring (106.5), dead last in field goal percentage (41.3%), and 25th in free throw percentage (70.1%).

Then in the 11 November games, New York was 25th in points per game (111.6), 26th in field goal percentage (45.1%), and 27th in free throw percentage (74.3%). The Knicks still managed an impressive 9-5 record in November.

For the season, they sit tied for 19th in scoring (113.1), 24th in field goal percentage (45.7%), and 28th in free throw percentage (74.2%).

They have been a good three-point shooting team this season, but that still only makes up around 36 percent of their total points this season.


In December, New York is averaging 125.0 points and shooting 52.4 percent on field goal attempts. Those numbers are good enough for fourth and third in the NBA this month. Free-throw shooting still isn’t great, but it’s been improved. The Knicks are shooting 77.8 percent from the line and are tied for eighth in attempts per game. They are also third in true shooting percentage, hitting 63.4 percent of their shots.

Second-chance points remain a strong priority for Tom Thibodeau’s team. Last season, they finished third in the NBA in second-chance points. This season, they are third in the NBA in that category and fifth in December.

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