Kristaps Porzingis leads Knicks comeback against Hornets (VIDEO)

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Kristaps Porzingis is thriving this season now that Carmelo Anthony is with the Oklahoma City Thunder and he’s the top dog.

On Tuesday night, Porzingis reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a clutch win against the Charlotte Hornets, 118-113, despite being down by as much as 15 points. The win came just two days after Porzingis and the Knicks came back from an 19-point deficit to the Indiana Pacers.

Porzingis led the night with 28 points, five rebounds, three blocks, and one assist. Doug McDermott added 20 points off the bench, going 3-of-3 from 3-point range.

Perhaps most impressive was a sequence in which Porzingis recorded two of his blocks in short order:

After the game, Porzingis was interviewed about the team’s grit in games they trailed in. His answer felt about right:

New York plays Wednesday against Orlando.