Kristaps Porzingis could be on the road to greatness. Can he lead the New York Knicks to the playoffs this season?
The New York Knicks showed us a lot during Sunday night’s come from behind 108-101 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Here are some takeaways from the game.
Kristaps Porzingis could carry the Knicks to the playoffs
Yes the East is weak. That is why Kristaps Porzingis could possibly lead New York to the playoffs. Especially if he continues to score over 30 points a game. He’s currently averaging 29 points per game after a career high of 40 against the Pacers.
Tim Hardaway Jr. living up to contract
The Knicks had an uphill battle for most of Sunday night’s game against the Pacers. Small forward Tim Hardaway Jr. was a big reason they were able to come away with a win.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 6, 2017
Hardaway ended up connecting on 6-of-9 three point attempts. He finished the game with 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 assists.
Enes Kanter is an upgrade over Carmelo Anthony
I’m not saying that Knicks’ center Enes Kanter is better than Carmelo Anthony, but I do believe he’s a better fit for them and has been more of a help for Porzingis.
Kanter came away with a whopping 18 rebounds against the Pacers. He also added 9 points. He’s averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds a game. Those a great stats and exactly what New York needs Kanter to do.
Frank Ntilikina continues to show promise
Knicks’ rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina probably had his best game of his short NBA career as he scored 10 points and added 7 assists. He connected on 2-of-4 three point attempts and was a big help down the stretch for New York.