KP, Melo Help Knicks Down Bulls
The New York Knicks pulled out a win in Chicago last night 115-107. Kristaps Porzingis once again displayed why his future is so bright as he lit up Chicago with a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony added 24 points and five assists.
The Knicks were able to hold off the Bulls and their forward Nikola Mirotic who tallied 35 points off the bench. But the most surprising key of this game was the Knicks defense as they were able to shut down Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler to a combined 11 points on 5-of-18 from the floor.
But this game was all about Porzingis. The rookie shot 50% from deep and had a plus/minus of +12.
"I looked up at the scoreboard in the fourth quarter and saw how many (points) I had, but I didn't know about the record," Porzingis said. "I don't want to force up a shot just to break a record."
Knicks head coach Kurt Rambis noticed a different Porzingis in last night's game as well.
"He seems to be alive again," Rambis said. "He looked like he went through a period where his legs were dead."
The Knicks and Bulls look to complete the home-and-home in Madison Square Garden tonight.