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Kristaps Porzingis Leads New York Knicks To Big Comeback Win Over Pacers (Highlights)

Kristaps Porzingis looked like a franchise player when he led the New York Knicks to a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Indiana Pacers.

  • New York Knicks 108 (5-4)
  • Indiana Pacers 101 (5-5)
  • NBA, Box Score, Final

The Knicks were down 16 points with 10:02 remaining in the fourth quarter following consecutive threes from Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young. Last season’s squad would’ve packed it in. That was before the Knicks belonged to Kristaps Porzingis.

The unicorn led his team on a furious fourth-quarter rally where they picked up the win, 108-101. The Knicks went on a 23-7 run in the final period to take the lead for the first time since the first quarter. It was all thanks to Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina.

The rookie had a big three that gave the Knicks a 102-99 lead and put the game away for good. He finished with 10 points, 7 assists, and 3 assists. It was the best performance of Frank’s young career.

But Porzingis was the star. He put the team on his back with a career-high 40 points on 15-of-24 shooting. The 22-year-old added to his impressive box score with 8 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Key Stat

The Knicks dominated the paint again, 54-34. This was the story of the game as Indiana settled for jumpers down the stretch with Porzingis looming in the paint.

Key Player

Enes Kanter was only 4-of-10 from the field for 9 points, but his impact was felt on the court. The big man had 18 rebounds. Eight of them were offensive, by the way, leading to multiple second-chance opportunities.

Up Next: The Hornets visit the Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.