The Knicks just caught fire. After going back and forth with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first fifteen minutes of Wednesday night’s contest, New York outscored the visitors 29-6 to close out the first half.
The run started with unselfish ball movement and timely shooting, and then things really got lit once Kristaps Porzingis reentered the game. The rookie big man got Madison Square Garden’s block party going with a few swats that directly led to points on the other end.
He also anchored the defense on another possession with a block and tough rebound in traffic that got the home crowd on its feet. Overall, the Latvian Hammer totaled five rebounds and 6 blocked shots in the first half and is on pace to break Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat’s record of ten in a game so far this season.
New York leads Minnesota 60-40 at the half behind 17 points from Arron Afflalo. Stay tuned for live game updates @ NYSportsBiz.