Isaiah Hartenstein Becomes First Knicks Player to Record 10-20-5 Stat Line Since 2002

New York Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein achieved a career-high 20 rebounds, 10 points, and five blocks in a recent game against the Chicago Bulls, joining Marcus Camby, Patrick Ewing, and John Gianelli as the only Knicks players to post this stat line.
‣ Hartenstein has stepped into a larger role for the Knicks, consistently playing over 30 minutes per game, and has proven his ability to perform with an average of 6.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game this season.
‣ Despite Hartenstein’s performance, the Knicks are currently ranked 16th in odds to win this season’s championship, with better odds given to Philadelphia, Miami Heat, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Details

New York Knicks center, Isaiah Hartenstein, had a standout performance in Wednesday night’s 116-100 victory over the Chicago Bulls. He racked up 10 points, a career-high 20 rebounds, and five blocks.

This feat puts Hartenstein in the company of Knicks legends. The last Knicks players to post this same stat line or better were Marcus Camby in 2002, Patrick Ewing (12 times from 1988 to 1997), and John Gianelli in 1976.

Camby, at 27 years old, posted 21 points, 22 rebounds, two steals, and six blocks in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. Ewing, at age 25, notched 13 points, 21 boards, and six blocks in a victory against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Now, let’s talk about the Knicks’ championship odds. According to a few NBA betting sites, the Knicks are currently ranked 16th to win this season’s championship. Teams like Philadelphia, Miami Heat, and Cleveland Cavaliers are showing better odds.

Hartenstein had something to say after the game. “Everyone in this league was always a scorer at one time, and I know I can score if I need to,” he said. He emphasized his team-first mentality, stating, “But, at the end of the day, I just do what the team needs. I always believed in myself and could play this role. I just go out there and play with confidence.”

Jalen Brunson also had a solid game, adding 31 points and 11 assists. The Knicks outscored the Bulls 30-22 in the fourth quarter. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau credited the win to making simple plays. “And when we do that, we’re pretty good offensively,” he said.

After the game, Hartenstein was asked about his role in stepping in for Mitchell Robinson. “That I can play this role,” he replied. “I’ve always had the confidence that I could play, but I was never really in that situation. Before I finished games, but now, I’m consistently playing 30-plus minutes.”

This season, Hartenstein has made eight starts in 34 games. The 7-footer is averaging 6.3 points, a career-high 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, a career-best 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game.

The Oregon native is also shooting 58.9% from the floor, 33.3% from 3-point range, and 68.7% at the foul line. He ranks seventh in offensive rebounds (109) this season, seventh in offensive rating (132.6), 20th in defensive rating (111), second in offensive rebound percentage (15.3%), 19th in steal percentage (2.1%), and 20th in block percentage (3.7%).

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
James, a dedicated writer for BasketballHour, holds a degree in English and Creative Writing. A genuine sports enthusiast and skilled betting advice provider, he writes engaging articles and valuable winning strategies for sports.

Related NBA News