Kristaps Porzingis was nicknamed “The Unicorn” by Kevin Durant, and Friday night’s sequence by the New York Knicks big man against the Milwaukee Bucks reminded us why he’s so weird, and beautiful, and unique.
It happened halfway through the fourth quarter, with the Knicks and Bucks locked in a close battle.
The first block came when Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo cut from the arc to the paint to receive pass as Porzingis contested at the rim.
Antetokounmpo missed the shot, but wound up grabbing his own rebound. He then went right back up with it, and Porzingis recovered just in time to block him again and grab a defensive rebound.
Carmelo Anthony then took the ball up the court, with Porzingis trailing. The Bucks trapped Anthony after he crossed the timeline, and when Porzingis received the pass just a few feet from the center court logo, he decided to do a heat check:
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.
New York beat the Bucks, 116-111.