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Knicks 95, Nets 90: Scenes from the attack of the Twin Towers of Europe

Willy. Kristaps. Kristaps and Willy.

NBA: New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Victories against the butt-nasty Brooklyn Nets should not feel this satisfying. The again, the Knicks aren’t exactly a powerhouse themselves. And the ‘Bockers showed it through three quarters, trailing Brooklyn handily...until the dynamic duo of Kristaps Porzingis (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Willy Hernangomez (16 points, 16 rebounds) stepped up and carried New York to victory.

Kristaps Porzingis didn’t exactly light up the score sheet with his offense, but he showed some serious gumption, playing through illness and showing some of that Latvian fire that has often been missing of late.

Justin Holiday was feisty on the interior, taking it to the Nets when few other ‘Bockers would dare.

Sasha Vujacic hit two 4-point plays, because why the hell not?

Willy was playing some volleyball in the fourth, nonchalantly batting careless passes into the hoop like that’s just something people do in this sport.

He also cooked Brook Lopez, mixed him into a pot of rice for some delightful Spanish paella.

Seriously, Willy put this team on his back late. This was some grown-ass-man ball.

Kristaps jusssssssssssst got the dagger three to drop.

This was the bucket that put the Knicks up for good. Look at it, drink it in. This is the future.

Recap to come.