Frank Ntilikina. Kristaps Porzingis. The future is now.
The New York Knicks stomped the Brooklyn Nets, 107-88, on Friday night at MSG for their first win of the season. Brooklyn quickly went up by 10 following an 8-0 Knicks run to open the game, and the standard Knicks funeral procession started to march through the Garden.
And then the French stepped up.
The French Prince entered for starter Jarrett Jack (?) and did what ‘Bocker fans have been dreaming of for months—deflecting passes, shutting down penetration, throwing tasty dimes all over the court. Soon the Knicks would retake a lead that they burnished in the third period thanks to fellow Euro Kristaps. The Knicks went up by 20 and never looked back.
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
@TaylorRooks Frankie with a dime pass. The rookie looking pretty good in his debut! pic.twitter.com/VdKMQDG5mJ— Mark Unmenze (@mennezee) October 28, 2017
Frank’s @thegarden debut pic.twitter.com/L2tOU2gdCt— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 28, 2017
Ntilikina nails a floater to end the game pic.twitter.com/7OV60Th4JO— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) October 28, 2017
FRENCH PRINCE TO THE WALKING BUCKET pic.twitter.com/0dN2gQeZIl— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) October 28, 2017
Utterly casual 30-point performance from Kristaps, who looked ridiculously comfortable as the number 1 option, not to mention the best player on the court.
KP6 pic.twitter.com/ABcUZ6PWTs— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 28, 2017
But the night belonged to Frank. He’s our favorite French son.
Recap to come.