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New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Sparkles In First Half In Boston (Highlights)

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Bob DeChiara, USATSI

In the New York Knicks second to last preseason game, in Boston against the Celtics on Wednesday night, Kristaps Porzingis is going off.

Tonight at Boston Garden — otherwise presently known as the TD Garden — New York Knicks young stud Kristaps Porzingis is going off.

Through two quarters of play (including a few minutes of the third quarter), young Porzingis has poured in 18 points on a very efficient 6-of-10 from the floor. He’s also chipped in with a rebound and an assist.

Early in the first quarter, KP showed how undefendable he could be on this quick high-post dribble step-back:

Later in the game he showcased his stellar defensive prowess by keeping up with a much smaller player in open space:

He then padded his stat line with this rejection, one Willy Hernangomez, his good buddy, followed up for good measure:

Along with his two blocks on the night, Porzingis is an incredible +11.

The currently hold a double-digit lead early in the third quarter.


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