Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • MLB
  • Live
    StL2
    ChC2
  • 7/21 7:05 PM EDT
    Hou
    Bal
  • 7/21 7:05 PM EDT
    Mil
    Phi
  • 7/21 7:10 PM EDT
    Tor
    Cle
  • 7/21 7:10 PM EDT
    Mia
    Cin
  • 7/21 7:10 PM EDT
    Oak
    NYM
  • 7/21 7:10 PM EDT
    Tex
    TB
  • 7/21 8:10 PM EDT
    Det
    Min
  • 7/21 8:15 PM EDT
    CWS
    KC
  • 7/21 8:40 PM EDT
    Pit
    Col
  • 7/21 9:40 PM EDT
    Was
    Ari
  • 7/21 10:07 PM EDT
    Bos
    LAA
  • 7/21 10:10 PM EDT
    NYY
    Sea
  • 7/21 10:10 PM EDT
    Atl
    LAD
  • 7/21 10:15 PM EDT
    SD
    SF

Morning Rewind, 11/18: Kristaps Porzingis is the next big thing

Hornets Unable to Overcome Rookie Porzingis, Knicks


It wasn't long ago that New York Knicks fans were disgusted with the fact that Kristaps Porzingis was on the team. After suffering through a 17-65 season in 2014-15 -- the worst in franchise history -- fans had been endlessly dreaming of the NCAA's biggest names: Jahlil Okafor, D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns.

But after all three prospects were taken before the Knicks had the chance to select at No. 4, Phil Jackson's focus then shifted to the then-19-year-old Latvian, who stood at 7'3" but was a relative unknown to NBA fans.


Boos rained down upon him on draft night -- not unlike most Knicks draft picks. But the promising forward has approached the situation correctly from the start.



After Tuesday night, those boos might never return.

The rookie continued his impressive rookie season with his biggest game of all at home against the Charlotte Hornets, putting up 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go along with 17 rebounds.

Instead of boos, the Garden faithful has quickly changed their tune -- chants of "Por-zing-is" and "MVP" filled MSG, and the mood was infectious. Even Carmelo Anthony -- who finished with 18 points and 11 boards -- was making the necessary extra passes.



In a game where they trailed big late in the first half, the Knicks pulled out an impressive 102-94 victory. Their sixth win last year didn't come until Jan. 19. Now, at 6-6, New York sits comfortably at .500 after 12 games of a challenging schedule.

More from AOL.com:
Fans, friends, old rivals saddened by death of Jonah Lomu
Curry leads unbeaten Warriors to 12th straight victory
2 Point Lead: Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.