The Los Angeles Lakers famously passed over Kristaps Porzingis in the 2015 Draft. You think the Unicorn forgot about that? Kristaps tore through LA like tissue paper, dropping 26 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high-tying 7 blocks as the Knicks defeated the Lakers, 118-112.
BEAUTIFUL spin move and finish by Porzingis pic.twitter.com/rn9r3fcHll— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) December 12, 2016
The first quarter belonged to Derrick Rose, who was dropping infinite floaters from every angle imaginable.
FYI: still hasn’t missed. #NYKvsLAL #Knicks pic.twitter.com/q8KFAz5ytJ— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 12, 2016
Rose also sealed the game with a baby jumper from five feet away. Hornacek spread the floor with shooters and Rose took his man right to the rim. Perfect.
The Knicks went into halftime with the lead, but the Lakers took the lead back early in the third quarter. Then Courtney Lee got them back on top with back-to-back threes:
Raise them up! #NYKvsLAL #Knicks pic.twitter.com/oQfpFGLdWh— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 12, 2016
Los Angeles came back yet again early in the fourth, only to fall victim to the Brandon Jennings Molten-Hot Swag Fun Time.
.@brandonjennings #NYKvsLAL #Knicks pic.twitter.com/MIw7JElmAj— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 12, 2016
Seriously, on a court featuring the likes of Nick Young and Lou Williams, the Compton native Jennings absolutely took swag to a new level, hitting three triples and tossing his patented behind-the-back passes. He dropped 15 points in the fourth quarter. LOOK AT THIS.
Willy Hernangomez got caught slacking off on defense early, but Jeff Hornacek called a timeout to give him the business, and Young Willy was nails from then on.
Clean it up @willyhg94! #NYKvsLAL #Knicks pic.twitter.com/sOQF88iWQw— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 12, 2016
Recap to come. Let’s all take a minute and bask in the goodness.