Oh my goodness gracious.
Friday night’s contest against the Phoenix Suns was technically still in doubt, with the Knicks holding a 15-point lead with five minutes remaining. Then Kristaps Porzingis ended it. He damn near ended the universe.
Let’s watch it again.
So Kristaps comes up from behind and blocks the ball backwards 20 feet to a teammate, then turns and gallops the floor like a magnificent alabaster stallion, then throws down a dunk so emphatic the electricity it sent off rippled through Madison Square Garden like a tsunami.
Other than that, the Unicorn was pretty good: 37 points on 13-22 shooting, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks. The Suns’ Devin Booker scored 34 points and it was like a lightning bug flickering next to the Porzingis supernova.
Prepare yourself for the second-best Porzingis dunk of the night.
Here’s the honorable mention dunk.
You need to see it again... pic.twitter.com/em4ij7nGaB— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 4, 2017
Pretty pedestrian, right? I mean...for him, at least. Kristaps has ascended to a higher level of existence right now. He has six 30-point performances; the Knicks have played eight total games. We are all just along for the ride.
Your final score is 120-107. Recap to come. Kristaps Porzingis.