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New York Knicks‘ Kristaps Porzingis didn’t waste any time before making his first highlight play of the game on Sunday vs. the Pacers.
Typically when a team trades their franchise player, it leads to nothing but doom and gloom. With the New York Knicks, it’s been the opposite. The post-Carmelo Anthony Knicks are the most fun team in years, and Kristaps Porzingis is the reason why.
On Sunday night against the Pacers, Porzingis showed off his signature dunk off a lob from Tim Hardaway Jr. Following an Indiana turnover, the unicorn caught a one-handed alley-oop pass from his new teammate and threw it down.
Unfortunately, the Knicks haven’t been able to stop this surprising Pacers offense. Domantas Sabonis 14 points off the bench and Myles Turner (11 points, 4-of-5 shooting) is killing Enes Kanter.
Porzingis has played well (14 points), but his supporting cast has let him down so far. Hardaway and Kanter only have 12 points between them on 5-of-14 shooting overall. Courtney Lee is 2-of-8 from the field.
The Knicks will need to turn things around defensively if they want to pick up a win against one of the best offenses in the NBA.