The Knicks didn’t stand much of a chance on Wednesday when they were playing on the road without emerging superstar Kristaps Porzingis. On Saturday, however, the tables were turned: The Knicks were at home, and Kristaps was healthy and ready to roll.
And roll he did. The Unicorn stampeded all over the Sacramento Kings to the tune of 34 points in just under three quarters of play. New York didn’t even need Kristaps in the final quarter as they won in a laugher, 118-91.
Kristaps ended the first half on the receiving end of a magnificent lob from rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, which sent Knicks fans into fits of ecstasy.
He also helped spearhead the defense with his shot-blocking.
Kristaps even did some fancy passing.
You’ll start seeing this more often moving forward...— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) November 12, 2017
Opponent runs a double-team at Porzingis and KP finds an open teammate for an easy bucket.
Knicks up 17. Porzingis has 34 points. pic.twitter.com/JbjqOor3xz
Enes Kanter had an easy double-double, 17 points and 13 rebounds. Here you can see him working some magic with the ol’ pivot foot.
Rookie Damyean Dotson had a career-high 14 points. It was a good evening. Recap to come.