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?
Another angle of Sasha’s 4 point play pic.twitter.com/1AjUP9jN7W— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 2, 2017
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.
Everything is working right now pic.twitter.com/5Dftg8rKuh— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 2, 2017
He also cooked Brook Lopez, mixed him into a pot of rice for some delightful Spanish paella.
This isn’t the second coming of Marc Gasol? pic.twitter.com/qL3pwrbjCi— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 2, 2017
Seriously, Willy put this team on his back late. This was some grown-ass-man ball.
KEEP WORKING ROOK— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 2, 2017
JUST KEEP WORKING pic.twitter.com/kFrzFrDaXN
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.