The fans in Madison Square Garden got exactly what they were looking for in the form of a coast-to-coast dunk from Latvian rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
With just over nine minutes on the clock, Porzingis stepped in front of a lazy pass from Hawks forward Al Horford and took off up the court with forward Paul Millsap a step in front of him. As Millsap reached in for the steal around the three-point line, Porzingis pulled off a spin move and finished with a dunk.
The steal and finish wasn’t enough for New York as it fell to Atlanta 112–101. Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 23 points while Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 25. Porzingis added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks.
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- Alex Nieves