Kristaps Porzingis. Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT. Unicorn. Wednesday night’s clash of the titans more than lived up to the hype. Here’s the video ... you know you want to watch it.
Damn that’s hot! Towns won the individual matchup with an absurd 47 points and 18 rebounds, but Kristaps won the game (and also had 29 points, which is pretty damn good). Porzingis bailed out the Knicks on the second-to-last possession by galloping in for the offensive rebound and put-back; Kyle O’Quinn bailed out the Wolves on the subsequent possession by fouling Towns off a Minnesota miss. Both fellas are quite good at the playing of sports.
Personally, I felt Kristaps’ second-half shift with a lineup of Brandon Jennings, Sasha Vujacic, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Marshall Plumlee was some of the best basketball I’ve seen him play this season. That wasn’t exactly a murderer’s row, but Kristaps captained the group with savvy and panache, recognizing double-teams and finding the open man; meanwhile. all four of his teammates moved the ball, and they were hitting the open jumpers left in the Unicorn’s wake. I saw a little bit of 2015-16 Dad Melo in young Kristaps last night. Dad Kristaps? Dadstaps? The Paterfamingis? We’ll get there.
After the game, Kristaps paid respect to his Latvian supporters. God, I wish Americans could be united by something as magical and pure as the Latvian people’s love of the Unicorn:
Great to have support in almost every NBA city ❤️ pic.twitter.com/g744civHwX— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) December 1, 2016
Finally, let’s take a look at the whole orange-and-blue crew heading for home:
Does Marshall Plumlee’s hair ever move?