Kristaps Porzingis showcased his versatile and explosive offensive game in the first marquee event of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. As Knicks fans have witnessed this season, Porzingis does not shy away from the bright lights. On Friday night, New York’s prized rookie poured in 21 of his 30 points in the second half as the World Team just fell short 157-154.
“When you have guys around you that talented it’s easy to play," Porzingis stated. "They always find you, they know where you are at, so it was fun to play against guys that are my age and as talented or even more talented than me and we were able to find each other and connect right
Porzingis' remarkable skillset was on full display in a game where he connected on 12-of-16 shots from the field and 5-of-7 behind the arc. The 7-3 Latvian added five rebound and four dimes to his box score line.
The 20-year old plans on taking a break from the NBA grind with a vacation with his family following Friday’s contest.