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.