The New York Knicks are now rolling after getting their third straight win.
The New York Knicks came away with their third straight win after defeating the Denver Nuggets by a score of 116-110 on Monday night.
The Knicks were led by star forward Kristaps Porzingis who scored a career high 38 points, while adding seven rebounds and two assists.
Porzingis has now scored over 30 points in five of the Knicks’ first six games. Is he now an MVP candidate?
It's early, but Enes Kanter says Kristaps Porzingis belongs in the MVP conversation.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 31, 2017
Kristaps Porzingis had a career-high 38 points. He's scored 30+ in 5 of 6 games. Fans at MSG chanted MVP as he sealed a win at the foul line
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) October 31, 2017
Porzingis gave a court side interview after the win.
38 points, 7 boards, 4 3-pointers, 3 blocks.
Asked for his assessment of his game, Porzingis responds: “I should have had more rebounds.” pic.twitter.com/2wLkJD3FbD
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 31, 2017
FOX Sports NBA insider Chris Broussard likes what he sees from Porzingis and the Knicks.
Kristaps looking every bit like the next Dirk. Haven’t said this in awhile: Knicks playing good basketball.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) October 31, 2017
Tim Hardaway Jr. lands back down on earth
After a great game against the Cavs on Sunday, Tim Hardaway Jr. jersey only scored 13 points while connecting on 36 percent of his shots.
If Hardaway can become more consistent, New York will be very dangerous.
Knicks showed mental toughness
Despite the fact that the Knicks gave up a 23 point lead, they kept fighting and ended up not choking, but instead put away the Nuggets late in the fourth quarter.
I know the Nuggets aren’t a great team, but they are a potential playoff team out west and after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night and now Denver, the Knicks should have plenty of confidence.
Jarrett Jack is an assist machine
The Knicks don’t need point guard Jarrett Jack to score and that’s OK because he keeps on racking up the assists. He finished Monday’s game with 10 assists. He also added six points while playing 32 minutes.
Fellow point guard Frank Ntilikina played only 15 minutes as he added five points and one assist.