The Knicks were 0-for-9 when the fan sunk his half-court shot.
The New York Knicks kicked off the 2018-19 season against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
While the Knicks were 0/9 to start the game, a fan was 1/1 after sinking a shot from half-court for a $10,000 prize.
Naturally, viewers had a field day with the fact that a fan scored before the team had made a single field goal.
Dude at the Garden just hit a $10,000 shot from half court— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 17, 2018
So, to recap:
Knicks players: 0-for-9
Knicks fans: 1-for-1
Dude just hit a half court shot to win $10,000 at MSG. Knicks going 82-0 confirmed.— Nick Metallinos (@NickMetallinos) October 17, 2018
After a slow first quarter, New York went on to set a franchise record with 49 points in the second quarter, the most points scored in that quarter since the Knicks tallied 47 against the 76ers in 1988.
The Knicks went on to win the game, 126–107, and the fan got a shoutout from head coach David Fizdale.
Sign that guy up!