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szdaily -> Sports
Knicks rally to beat Pacers
    2017-November-7  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

KRISTAPS PORZINGIS was aware of Phil Jackson’s concern that he wasn’t ready to take over. Once Carmelo Anthony was traded, he knew he’d get the chance to prove otherwise.

Porzingis scored a career-high 40 points, carrying the New York Knicks back from a 19-point deficit for a 108-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.

“The challenge is never too big for me,” said Porzingis, who is the first player in the NBA since 1983-84 to post at least 40 points, five rebounds, five blocks and make two 3-pointers.

“I always accept the challenge and that’s why I knew coming into this season, if Melo was not going to be here, then I am going to have to be the guy.”

After scoring 15 straight points that spanned the third and fourth quarters, the 22-year-old from Latvia passed to rookie Frank Ntilikina for a 3-pointer that broke a 99-all tie with 1:34 remaining.

“I had to get rid of the ball,” Porzingis said. “That was the right play in that moment. Frank made that big shot.”

Porzingis added eight rebounds and six blocked shots in his seventh 30-point performance in nine games this season, a good glimpse of someone that’s definitely welcomed the chance to fill the void created by Anthony’s exit.

Ntilikina scored 10 points and seven assists off the bench as the Knicks won for the fifth time in six games after an 0-3 start. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points.

Ntilikina’s 3-pointer was his second of a fourth quarter in which he played the entirety.

“I knew it was a good shot, a wide-open shot,” he said. “Nobody was there to deny the shot, so I took it. And I just took it with confidence.” (SD-Agencies)

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