‘That’s What I Came Here For!’: New York Knicks’ Defensive Hero Isaiah Hartenstein Speaks on Big Play


Cleveland had an army. New York had a Hartenstein.

For 15 vital seconds, the New York Knicks‘ addition of Isaiah Hartenstein won the NBA offseason, as his vital defensive play in the final stages of a Tuesday night contest gave the Madison Square Garden dwellers a crucial victory over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. Hartenstein denied former Knicks trade target Donovan Mitchell of a late equalizer on what became the Cavs’ final possession of the game, partly securing a narrow 105-103 victory.