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Recapping (part of) the Knicks game: a running diary of the historic second quarter told mostly in twitter-speak.

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I drove around Brooklyn last night for the majority of the game, listening to the Knicks radio broadcast.

After the first quarter, the radio guys were saying things like (I'm paraphrasing because I didn't have my notepad), "Well, the Knicks are keeping it close...For now." and "They've played a really tight game. Sometimes this Golden State Warriors team delivers a knockout punch in the first quarter, but the Knicks have certainly surprised to this point."

Guarded, cautiously optimistic statements. Nothing too bold, nothing too prideful. Just honest surprise that the Knicks led after the first quarter.

Aaaaaand then the hammer dropped.

We pick it up at the very end of the first quarter.

I should point out that the Knicks radio guys were in love with Justin Holiday. By the time he came out (after scoring ten points in ten minutes) they were drooling over him. Even after the game--recapping at the end of the night--they attributed the explosive quarter to him. Said it was his spark off the bench that really got things flowing. Anyways, back to it.

Important unrelated message from Thundercat that popped up in the feed:

Shout out to my boy (Oakland's own) Justin Brown killing the drums with Thundercat:

In fact, that track could very well be the soundtrack to this crazy second quarter. Let'er ride! And let the whole damn playlist ride. Every track is epic. Much like this quarter.

At this point, even the Warriors official twitter handle could sense that the game was basically over:

This one I'm not really sure what he meant:

SNARK ALERT FROM RATTO!!! ALL HANDS ON DECK!! STAND TO ATTENTION IN THREE, TWO, ONE...

And, the coup de grace from Mr. Stephen Curry:

Reaction: PPPPFFFFFFFFFFFPPPFFFFFFFWOW

47 point quarter??

What?

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The Warriors went on to win big. And by big, I mean, they won the game 125 - 94. And that score actually makes it seem closer than it really was.

More stuff happened, but, you know:

Just an epic, epic beatdown.

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Random end-game note:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPH!!