Knicks coach Isiah Thomas had high praise for Al Jefferson after the game.
“I think he is just as good as any of the young bigs that are playing, like (Dwight) Howard, and our guy Eddy (Curry),” said Thomas. “You know he should definitely be mentioned in the same breath and he is in the same class and he is making his way up. I think in the next couple years there is going to be a big shift in this league and the bigs are going to start taking over again. The little guards have had their day, so to speak.”
“He can play,” said Curry. “I mean, Al can play. They found a way to put the ball in his hands and he came up big for them.”