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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.
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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.