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On Wednesday night, Kristaps Porzingis had the game of his life. He poured in 35 points from all over the court. On Thursday, he failed to pick up where he left off and a slow start put he and the Knicks in an insurmountable hole. Porzingis added 16 in the defeat, but clearly didn't display that same level of dominance or fluidity in his offensive game.
At 21 years old, Porzingis is still coming into his own as a force in this league. He's just scratching the surface and his new teammates are still learning what he can do. As they develop even better chemistry, the Knicks are hoping their playmakers continue to find the young stud and set him up in the right spots. As good as Porzingis is, there's a lot of pressure on the Knicks to move the ball and for Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings to help elevate Porzingis' game. Porzingis may be the centerpiece of the future, but Carmelo Anthony is still playing at a high enough level. Even so, he too has unselfishly bought into the idea that this team needs to get Porzingis the basketball.