NEW YORK, New York — Kristap Porzingis has emerged as the driving force behind the new look New York Knicks which improved to 6-4 with a 118-113 victory on Tuesday night. He scored 28 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, for its third straight victory.
Doug McDermott added a season-high 20 points off the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 for the Knicks. Enes Kanter delivered 14 points, and Courtney Lee dished out nine assists.
Kemba Walker, Dwight Howard and rookie Malik Monk each had 21 points in the Hornets’ third straight loss.
The Knicks (6-4) are over .500 after 10 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season.
New York will face Orlando Magic on Wednesday. The Charlotte Hornets will visit Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics on Friday.
PORZINGIS RANKS AMONGST BEST
Porzingis set the franchise mark for most points (300) scored in the first 10 games of the season, surpassing Bernard King and Patrick Ewing. He currently ranks second in the NBA for scoring with an average of 32.4 points per outing and third in blocks with 3.2.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post