Isaiah Hartenstein trying to keep two-year record without getting posterized alive

Isaiah Hartenstein trying to keep two-year record without getting posterized alive

Isaiah Hartenstein says he hasn’t been dunked on in two years — a streak he kept alive despite two vicious attempts from Miami’s Bam Adebayo and Phoenix’s Devin Booker in the last 72 hours.

Hartenstein blocked Adebayo’s attempt to remove him from the planet in the 21-point comeback victory over the Heat on Friday, then met Booker at the rim for a pivotal rejection that kept momentum in the Knicks’ favor during Sunday’s late-game rally.

“It feels good,” Hartenstein said postgame. “I haven’t really gotten dunked on too much the last two years. Trying to keep my record pretty solid.”

Hartenstein said he has no fear of opponents who try to challenge him at the rim.

“I’m not really scared of getting dunked on. If it happens it happens,” he said. “I just want to help the team in any way possible, and if that’s contesting a dunk, I night get dunked on. Then so be it.”

Mitchell Robinson is in pain, but he’s OK.

Robinson got hung on a putback dunk attempt in the Knicks’ Sunday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, then took a hard fall and landed on his lower back. He writhed and twitched in pain on the Madison Square Garden hardwood floor, then rose to his feet and missed both free throws.

“I fell. It hurt,” Robinson said in the locker room postgame. “I think I’m going to be okay. I [was] going to get it looked at now, until you stopped me.”

Robinson shot one-of-four from the line and missed two critical free throws in the fourth quarter. The Suns intentionally fouled Robinson late in the fourth quarter in an attempt to Hack-a-Mitch, but officials ruled it a take foul, which allowed the Knicks to choose their free throw shooter.

Ironically, Jalen Brunson, a career 81.5 percent foul shooter, missed the shot.

“It’s something I got to keep working at. Just got to keep working at it,” said Robinson. “Just step up there with confidence. That’s pretty much all there is to it.”

Immanuel Quickley has scored 15 or more points in 11 of the Knicks’ 16 games.  He scored 18 off the bench in the loss to the Suns.

“Confidence. I think the way he’s been playing, a lot of energy, me and him coming off the bench, I try to get him open a lot with my screening and then trust what he does with the ball,” said Hartenstein. “A lot of respect for him. He’s one of the hardest workers on our team.”

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