The GIST: While we’re pumped for Gotham FC and pissed about the Rangers, you already have “the gist” of all that, so let’s dive into what else is happening in our city.
🏀NBA:Despite the Knicks’ 97–113 loss to the Denver Nuggets last night, they’ve still won 12 of their last 14 games and have at least a spot in the play-in tournament. And while that’s already huge, if the Knicks can stay within the top six, they’ll avoid the play-ins altogether.
- Over in Brooklyn, the Nets are headed in the opposite direction after three straight losses, including a pair to the Milwaukee Bucks — who are for the East’s second seed. Spare us , and secure that second seed.
⚾️MLB: After losing 4–1 to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets starting shortstop Franciso Lindor for their next game, which the Mets won 7–2. The Lindor hasn’t earned a hit in his last 24 at-bats (the fourth longest of any Met in a decade), which might be part of the reason why the Mets Chili Davis and Tom Slater on Monday. Interesting.