Kristaps Porzingis scores 38 as the Knicks beat Nuggets 110-116
Ever since Jarret Jack became the starting Point Guard, the Knicks look like a complete new team. Last night, New York won its’ third game of the season in a roller coaster heartbreak, to become a .500 team after six games.
But it wasn’t easy. After building a 23 point lead in the third quarter, the Knicks went cold for 6 and a half minutes, allowing the Nuggets to go on a 27-2 run that put Denver up by 2.
Once again, it seemed like New York would lose in old fashion but things got shaken up by Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Porzingis had a career-night finishing with 38 points while Hardaway scored all of his 13 points in the last period to help the Knicks get away with a fantastic 110-116 home win.
“Made some big shots, so I was happy about that. They were contested, but once you see that one go down, you start feeling yourself a little bit. Then the next two go down, and it helps with your confidence and it helps the team’s confidence.”
– Tim Hardaway Jr
Enes Kanter was just one rebound away from another double double after dropping 12 points while Courtney Lee scored 12 and collected four rebounds.
Kyle Q’Quinn had a monster game off the bench, with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks in 21 minutes of playtime. Jack scored just 6 but dished 10 assists.
For the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic was the high scorer with 28 points and Jamal Murray followed with 20.
The Knicks shot better, 50% from the field and were almost perfect from the free throw line, where they missed just two of their 23 attempts.
New York will have one day of rest and on Wednesday night they will host the Houston Rockets.