Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Knicks fans cheer as Porzingis scores 29 in win over Hornets

NEW YORK — Rookie Kristaps Porzingis scored a season-high 29 and had 11 rebounds, and the Knicks beat the Hornets 102-94 on Tuesday night.

Less than a week after he just missed beating the Hornets when his 3-pointer was ruled after the buzzer, Porzingis couldn't be denied by defenders or the clock in the 20-year-old Latvian's biggest moment in the NBA.

The 7-foot-3 forward who was y booed when the Knicks drafted him with the No. 4 pick had fans chanting "Por-zing-is! Por-zing-is!" in the fourth quarter, shortly after his three-point play gave the Knicks a 93-81 lead.

Carmelo Anthony added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks. Arron Afflalo scored 16.

Kemba Walker scored a season-high 31 for the Hornets.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Andre Drummond had 25 points and 18 rebounds and made crucial free throws when he was fouled intentionally, helping the host Pistons rally to a 104-99 victory over the Cavaliers

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left in the first quarter with a left shoulder injury and did not return in a loss to the Nuggets. … Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip and is out for the season. He's expected to be ready for the start of next season.

Knicks 102, Hornets 94

CHARLOTTE (94): M.Williams 1-4 0-0 2, Zeller 3-5 0-1 6, Jefferson 5-12 0-2 10, Walker 12-21 5-8 31, Batum 1-9 1-2 4, Kaminsky 1-5 0-0 2, Hawes 4-10 4-4 14, Lamb 5-7 2-2 12, Lin 4-9 5-6 13. Totals 36-82 17-25 94.

NEW YORK (102): Anthony 6-18 5-6 18, Porzingis 10-17 7-7 29, Lopez 1-4 2-2 4, Calderon 2-6 2-2 8, Afflalo 7-15 0-0 16, Seraphin 5-10 0-0 10, Grant 1-4 2-2 4, Galloway 3-8 0-0 9, D.Williams 1-3 2-2 4, Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, Amundson 0-1 0-0 0, Vujacic 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-89 20-21 102.

Charlotte 21 27 24 22— 94

New York 26 20 34 22— 102

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 5-20 (Hawes 2-4, Walker 2-5, Batum 1-4, Kaminsky 0-1, M.Williams 0-2, Lamb 0-2, Lin 0-2), New York 10-20 (Galloway 3-5, Porzingis 2-2, Calderon 2-3, Afflalo 2-5, Anthony 1-4, Vujacic 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCharlotte 52 (Batum, Lamb 6), New York 56 (Anthony, Porzingis 11). AssistsCharlotte 13 (Lin, Lamb 3), New York 22 (Galloway, Anthony 5). Total FoulsCharlotte 16, New York 20. Flagrant Fouls—M.Williams. Ejected—M.Williams. A19,812 (19,763).

Pistons 104, Cavaliers 99

CLEVELAND (99): James 11-21 4-5 30, Love 7-13 4-4 19, Mozgov 4-6 2-4 10, Williams 6-13 1-2 15, Smith 6-10 0-2 15, Dellavedova 1-6 0-0 2, Thompson 2-5 0-0 4, Jefferson 0-3 0-0 0, Jones 1-2 1-3 4, Cunningham 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-80 12-20 99.

DETROIT (104): Morris 4-12 5-6 14, Ilyasova 6-10 4-4 20, Drummond 10-15 5-9 25, Jackson 7-18 8-8 23, Caldwell-Pope 5-11 2-2 13, Johnson 2-6 0-0 4, Tolliver 0-2 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 1-6 1-2 3, Baynes 1-3 0-0 2, Bullock 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-84 25-31 104.

Cleveland 27 29 25 18— 99

Detroit 31 24 20 29— 104

3-Point GoalsCleveland 11-33 (James 4-7, Smith 3-6, Williams 2-8, Jones 1-2, Love 1-4, Jefferson 0-2, Dellavedova 0-4), Detroit 7-21 (Ilyasova 4-6, Jackson 1-2, Morris 1-4, Caldwell-Pope 1-5, Johnson 0-1, Dinwiddie 0-1, Tolliver 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCleveland 49 (Love, Thompson 9), Detroit 55 (Drummond 18). AssistsCleveland 21 (Williams 7), Detroit 20 (Jackson 12). Total FoulsCleveland 25, Detroit 15. A18,442 (22,076).

Timberwolves 103, Heat 91

MINNESOTA (103): Prince 0-1 0-0 0, Garnett 2-3 0-0 4, Towns 6-12 2-2 14, Rubio 1-7 5-8 7, Wiggins 8-21 8-11 24, Bjelica 0-7 0-0 0, Martin 2-11 4-4 8, Dieng 2-8 1-2 5, LaVine 5-12 5-6 17, Muhammad 6-8 2-2 16, Payne 4-7 0-0 8. Totals 36-97 27-35 103.

MIAMI (91): Deng 8-14 1-3 20, Bosh 5-12 0-0 10, Whiteside 10-14 2-9 22, Dragic 5-12 5-7 16, Wade 5-13 0-0 10, Winslow 1-2 5-10 8, Johnson 1-6 1-1 3, McRoberts 0-1 0-0 0, Green 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 36-79 14-30 91.

Minnesota 20 25 17 41— 103

Miami 25 25 19 22— 91

3-Point GoalsMinnesota 4-21 (Muhammad 2-3, LaVine 2-5, Payne 0-1, Wiggins 0-1, Rubio 0-2, Martin 0-4, Bjelica 0-5), Miami 5-24 (Deng 3-8, Winslow 1-2, Dragic 1-4, Wade 0-1, Green 0-2, Johnson 0-2, Bosh 0-5). Fouled OutDragic. ReboundsMinnesota 66 (Towns 14), Miami 62 (Whiteside 14). AssistsMinnesota 14 (LaVine, Rubio 3), Miami 20 (Dragic 9). Total FoulsMinnesota 26, Miami 26. A19,600 (19,600).

Nets 90, Hawks 88

ATLANTA (88): Millsap 6-10 3-4 17, Horford 8-11 0-0 18, Splitter 1-4 0-0 2, Schroder 3-11 1-2 8, Korver 4-11 3-3 13, Sefolosha 3-9 1-2 8, Mack 3-8 0-0 8, Holiday 1-2 0-0 3, Muscala 2-4 0-0 5, Scott 2-6 2-3 6. Totals 33-76 10-14 88.

BROOKLYN (90): Johnson 5-14 1-2 13, Young 7-13 2-2 16, Lopez 11-21 2-4 24, Jack 5-10 1-3 14, Hollis-Jefferson 3-5 1-2 7, Bogdanovic 0-4 0-0 0, Ellington 1-4 0-0 2, Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, Bargnani 0-1 0-0 0, Larkin 5-11 0-0 14. Totals 37-84 7-13 90.

Atlanta 19 27 22 20— 88

Brooklyn 17 28 27 18— 90

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 12-29 (Millsap 2-2, Horford 2-3, Mack 2-4, Korver 2-6, Muscala 1-1, Holiday 1-2, Schroder 1-4, Sefolosha 1-5, Scott 0-2), Brooklyn 9-20 (Larkin 4-6, Jack 3-5, Johnson 2-5, Bogdanovic 0-2, Ellington 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsAtlanta 47 (Sefolosha 7), Brooklyn 53 (Young 11). AssistsAtlanta 22 (Schroder 10), Brooklyn 22 (Johnson 9). Total FoulsAtlanta 17, Brooklyn 14. A12,241 (17,732).

Wizards 115, Bucks 86

MILWAUKEE (86): Middleton 6-12 0-0 14, Antetokounmpo 3-13 3-6 9, Monroe 1-6 2-4 4, Carter-Williams 5-10 0-2 12, Bayless 5-11 0-0 13, Vaughn 1-4 2-2 5, O'Bryant 0-1 0-0 0, Vasquez 5-7 0-0 12, Henson 3-3 4-6 10, Ennis 0-1 3-4 3, Copeland 1-2 0-0 2, Plumlee 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 31-72 14-24 86.

WASHINGTON (115): Porter 7-11 4-5 19, Humphries 2-4 4-4 9, Gortat 4-9 4-6 12, Wall 7-10 3-6 19, Temple 3-9 2-2 10, Sessions 2-5 3-4 7, Neal 4-6 0-0 10, Nene 2-6 4-6 8, Dudley 4-6 2-2 13, Oubre Jr. 2-3 2-4 7, Blair 0-1 1-2 1, Gooden 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-70 29-41 115.

Milwaukee 29 17 20 20— 86

Washington 27 37 21 30— 115

3-Point GoalsMilwaukee 10-21 (Bayless 3-6, Vasquez 2-3, Carter-Williams 2-4, Middleton 2-6, Vaughn 1-2), Washington 12-22 (Dudley 3-4, Neal 2-2, Temple 2-4, Wall 2-5, Oubre Jr. 1-1, Humphries 1-2, Porter 1-3, Nene 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMilwaukee 43 (Henson, Bayless 6), Washington 53 (Gortat 9). AssistsMilwaukee 22 (Antetokounmpo 7), Washington 25 (Wall 9). Total FoulsMilwaukee 27, Washington 19. A15,485 (20,308).

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