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NYC Daily Roundup 01/05: Knicks score double-digit win over Pacers, Mayor Adams defends public comments & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Wednesday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is Jan. 5, and this is another edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to keep up with all things related to the Big Apple.

Weather conditions in the area have led to standstill traffic and accidents across the tri-state area, as temperatures peak at 41°F. After early showers, clouds will remain in the area through most of the day, as sunset is scheduled for 4:42 p.m.

As for the news, here's what you need to know this Wednesday:

1.) Knicks keep hot streak after at-home win versus Indiana

The New York Knicks left Madison Square Garden victorious on Tuesday after beating the Indiana Pacers by a score of 104-94. Knicks forward Julius Randle returned to action after sitting out due to COVID-19 protocols, scoring 30 points in the win. Knicks guard RJ Barrett led all scorers with 33 points, picking up eight rebounds as well.

"With both guys the most important thing is them attacking the rim," New York coach Tom Thibodeau said about Barrett and Randle. "The aggressiveness of RJ attacking the rim, and for Julius to do what he did today is just remarkable.

"Just trying to be aggressive," Barrett said after the game. "That's really it. When you get into the paint, you make reads: You (have) to finish or kick out. It puts pressure on the defense."

The Knicks return to action on Thursday when they host the Boston Celtics.

2.) NYC Mayor Eric Adams addresses controversial comments

New York City Mayor Eric Adams appeared on CBS this morning to defend his comments from Tuesday, where he spoke on businesses choosing to work from home instead of returning to their offices.

"My low-skill workers — my cooks, my dishwashers, my messengers, my shoe shine people, those who work at Dunkin Donuts — they can't, they don't have the academic skills to sit in the corner office," said Adams. "They need this!"

"That when you talk about closing down our city, if you are a dishwasher, you can't remotely do your job and if you don't have an accountant in an office space coming to a restaurant, then you're not going into that restaurant," Adams said, when asked what he meant by Tuesday's statement. "That dishwasher is not going to have a job."

3.) NY Gov. Kathy Hochul to deliver State of the State address

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is scheduled to deliver her first State of the State address on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The event will be televised and can be seen here:

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