So, this game was...eventful. The Knicks took an 18-point lead, lost Kristaps Porzingis to a knee injury in the third quarter, gave up the lead in the blink of an eye, regained the lead and held off the Nets for a hard-fought 111-104 victory.
Let’s start with the bad news: It was a non-contact injury for Porzingis, which is always scary.
Porzingis immediately asked out of the game and, on the bench, seemed to indicate it was a left knee issue pic.twitter.com/ya4gdNNori— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) December 15, 2017
Porzingis went into the locker room and was not seen from again as the Knicks announced he would be out for the remainder of the game.
Michael Beasley was about as Michael Beasley as you can get in this one, collecting 15 points (on 16 shots!), 5 fouls and 5 turnovers in just 19 minutes. He did, however, come up with a few key steals.
Ron Baker was a friggin’ force to be reckoned with on the defensive end, with 2 steals and 2 blocks.
Two of those steals came in the final minutes of the fourth, as the Knicks built on their precariously thing lead.
Recap to come later. Kristaps updates to come whenever we get word. This keep never lets you rest!