Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis leaves game with strained neck
Porzingis was injured with three minutes left in New York’s loss when Anthony was tripped up while trying to lay the ball in. He stayed down on the ground for a few moments before heading off to the locker room.
Porzingis recorded his first NBA double double in the game, with 13 points and 14 rebounds in 24 minutes of action. He also had a highlight put-back dunk over LaMarcus Aldridge.
Porzingis, a 20-year-old from Latvia, has started each of the Knicks’ four games this season. He was taken with the fourth pick in the 2015 draft.
- Dan Gartland