Kristaps Porzingis Hit a Dirk Nowitzki Fadeaway and Stared Him Down

by November 15, 2016
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Kristaps Porzingis used Dirk Nowitzki’s signature fadeaway en route to 24 points Monday night, and then proceeded to stare down his hero.

Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony each had 24 points in the New York Knicks’ 93-77 win against the visiting and sputtering Dallas Mavericks.

The Knicks glued free agent acquisition Joakim Noah to the bench in the second half of last night’s victory.

Per the AP:

“Second half was really good. Coach made the decision to play small,” Noah said. “I didn’t get to play, everybody wants to play, but it’s good that we won. We found a way. It was much-needed.”

 

Anthony scored 17 in the third quarter and 20 in the second half after shooting 1 for 6 in the first half. Porzingis finished with 11 rebounds, though coach Jeff Hornacek doesn’t think his move to starting center is going to be permanent. […] “Just because it was good in the second half doesn’t mean we’re going to change it,” Hornacek said.

 

Harrison Barnes scored 20 points and J.J. Barea had 17 for the Mavericks, who are still without Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams.