New York Knicks Blow Out Suns Behind Another 30-Point Game From Kristaps Porzingis
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks heads for the net as Marquese Chriss #0 and Tyson Chandler #4 of the Phoenix Suns defend in the first half at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks blew out the Suns on Friday night at the Garden behind yet another massive game from Kristaps Porzingis.

  • New York Knicks 120 (4-4)
  • Phoenix Suns 107 (4-5)
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Friday night at MSG is Kristaps Porzingis‘ time to shine now. Carmelo Anthony isn’t the main attraction anymore. The Knicks star gave his fans a reason to be excited as he led his team to a blowout victory over the lowly Phoenix Suns.

With his brother’s interview regarding his future in New York still looming, it was important for the unicorn to put up a good performance tonight and he did.

After reassuring fans that he wants to be in New York for a long time, KP went out and had his sixth 30-point game in the first eight games. The unicorn finished with a dominant stat line of 37 points (13-of-22 shooting), 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

Devin Booker scored 34 points for the Suns, but his supporting cast’s struggles meant his play went mostly unnoticed. That will probably be a common theme throughout the season. Fortunately, Porzingis didn’t have that problem. Five other Knicks were in double figures tonight.

Key Player

Enes Kanter was huge tonight. He had another double-double (16 points, 15 rebounds) and the team was +9 with their starting center on the court. The new Knick is fitting in like a glove.

Key Stat

The Knicks dominated the Suns in the paint, 62-42. That’s due to the play of Kanter, Porzingis, and the attacking Tim Hardaway Jr.

Up Next: The Knicks host the Indiana Pacers Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on MSG.

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