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Knicks beat Mavs as Porzingis booed in his first game back

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM

New York fans scream 'traitor' as the Knicks give their former star Kristaps Porzingis a rude welcome

THRILLER. Kristaps Porzingis drops a double-double but the Mavericks still absorb a narrow loss to the Knicks. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

NBA star Porzingis 'attacked' in Latvian hometown

May 13, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Mavericks big man figured in a fistfight with Russian-speaking fans who were reportedly disgruntled he left the Knicks

SKIRMISH. It has been a rough start for Kristaps Porzingis in his stint with the Dallas Mavericks. Photo from Porzingis' Instagram account (@kporzee)

Mavs center Porzingis accused of rape in New York

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis is under investigation after a New York neighbor accused him of rape last year

TROUBLE. Kristaps Porzingis, who has yet to play a game for the Mavs due to injury, has denied the accusations. Photo from AFP

Mavs want Porzingis, Doncic for long haul

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:04 AM

'Our goal is to keep these two together for the next 20 years,' says Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

FIRST DAY. Kristaps Porzingis donns the Dallas Mavericks' jersey for the first time. Photo from the Dallas Mavericks

Porzingis tells NBA Knicks fans to 'Stay Woke!'

Feb 04, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Latvian big man's trade to the Mavericks has created extra salary cap room for the Knicks to land two star free agents in the offseason

TAKING HIS TIME. Kristaps Porzingis is expected to sit out the rest of the season even after his trade to Dallas. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks trade Kristaps Porzingis to Mavericks

Feb 01, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The Dallas Mavericks get a new 1-2 punch in Kristaps Porzingis and rookie sensation Luka Doncic

Knicks coach Fizdale pleasantly surprised by Porzingis progress

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Nine months after surgery, Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis posts photos of himself sprinting on an outdoor track

ON TRACK. New York’s Kristaps Porzingis says he’s ‘getting itchy’ to return to the court. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Kristaps Porzingis' season over as Knicks suffer Bucks rout

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:35 PM

New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis tears his ALC in his left knee

TORN. New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis suffers a season-ending ACL injury. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Towns, Porzingis added to all-star game

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Golden State is the first team to have a record-tying 4 all-stars in consecutive years.

ALL-STAR DEBUT. Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis will debut in the NBA All-Star game as reserves. Photos by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP (Porzingis) and Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP (Towns)

Anthony Davis delivers 48 points to power Pelicans over Knicks

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway each score 25 points for the Knicks, who lose their third straight and 10th in their last 12 games

BIG GAME DAVIS. Anthony Davis has a big game to help the Pelicans overcome a 19-point third quarter deficit. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Beasley the unlikely hero as Knicks stun the Celtics

Dec 22, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Beasley turns in his third 30-point game of the season, making up for Porzingis' poor shooting night

BALLING OUT. It isn't often that you'll see The Garden erupt in "MVP" chants for Michael Beasley, but his 32-point explosion to defeat the Celtics gave Knicks fans something to cheer about. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Porzingis eases injury fears as MRI comes back negative

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Porzingis remains questionable for the Knicks' next game against the Thunder

NEGATIVE. Kristaps Porzingis was diagnosed with a twisted knee but an MRI scan shows no structural damage. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis leaves Knicks game with knee pain

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The Knicks star is optimistic that the injury isn't serious

UNICORN HURT. Kristaps Porzingis left the game early with knee pain in the third quarter. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard's return spoiled as Spurs stumble against Mavs

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM

In New York, Porzingis scores 37 as the Knicks beat the Lakers in overtime

COOLED DOWN. Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Oladipo, Lowry, Porzingis join NBA Africa Game lineups

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Team Africa is comprised of NBA players from Africa or who have parents who are African

TEAM AFRICA. There are more than 70 NBA players with ties to Africa, one of which is Kyle Lowry. Photo by Jason Miller/AFP

Porzingis claims he was hacked after 'LA Clippers' tweet

May 08, 2017 - 4:38 AM

Porzingis offers as proof a claim that he doesn t use the smiley face emoji in the tweet

TWITTER DRAMA. New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis has been at the center of drama rumors since missing a season-ending meeting with team president Phil Jackson. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks' dysfunction continues in the off-season

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:38 AM

From Phil Jackson suggesting Carmelo Anthony should leave the Knicks to Kristaps Porzingis skipping an exit meeting things are chaotic in the Big Apple

ROCKY TENURE. Knicks president Phil Jackson isn't the most popular guy in the team locker room these days. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Knicks end the hurt with upset win over Spurs

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:26 PM

The Knicks put an ugly week behind them to beat the second best team in the league

DIFFICULT TIMES. Kristaps Porzingis rejects a shot by Kawhi Leonard during the Knicks' win over the Spurs. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Porzingis shines as Knicks rally to beat lowly Nets

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Porzingis scores 12 of his 19 in the final period to lead the Knicks past Brooklyn

Embiid, Porzingis to spark World team in Rising Stars Challenge

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:23 AM

Joel Embiid Kristaps Porzingis Dante Exum and Karl Anthony Towns are among the young players who will see action in the World vs USA game

ALL STAR WEEKEND. Joel Embiid, who leads all NBA rookies with 19.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.47 blocked shots per game, will represent the World team in the Rising Stars Challenge. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Pelicans rip Hawks; Porzingis leads Knicks past Blazers

Nov 23, 2016 - 1:04 PM

In other action the Bulls drop a game on the road to the Nuggets

Porzingis erupts as Knicks outgun Pistons

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Porzingis finishes with a career high leading the Knicks to their fifth win of the season

Porzingis sparks Knicks over Bulls in Rose and Noah's return

Nov 05, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Noah and Rose also step up as the Knicks get their second win of the season

Towns, Porzingis unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie Team

May 20, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Rookie of the Year Karl Anthony Towns and Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis headline this year s All Rookie First Team

TOP ROOKIE. Karl-Anthony Towns was one of 6 players to start every game during the regular season, averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Zach LaVine shines as US beats World in NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Feb 13, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Zach LaVine scores 30 points as the US team beats the World to kick off the 2016 NBA All Star weekend

MVP. Minnesota forward Zach LaVine starts off an important weekend for himself with an MVP trophy in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Spurs edge Knicks to win 31st straight home game

Jan 09, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Kawhi Leonard scores 19 points and grabs 12 rebounds as the Spurs hold on for a one point victory in San Antonio

SPUR OF THE MOMENT. Kawhi Leonard led the home court defense of the San Antonio Spurs. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Porzingis shines against idol Nowitzki but Mavs top Knicks

Dec 08, 2015 - 1:42 PM

Rookie Porzingis who idolized German star Nowitzki as a schoolboy top scored with 28 points in a furious late onslaught but it was not enough

OUTDUELED. Kristaps Porzingis played well against the Dallas Mavericks but a win for the Knicks proved elusive. Photo by ELSA/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Cavs beat Knicks for best start in 39 years

Nov 14, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The Cleveland Cavs are off to their best NBA start in 39 years after coming from behind to beat the New York Knicks for the second time in just 9 days

LEBRONING. LeBron James and the Cavs are now 8-1 after their come-from-behind win over the Knicks. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis: From laughing stock to toast of New York

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Some doubted the Knicks decision to draft the Latvian big man fourth overall but he s made an immediate impact for the New York franchise

BIG MAN IN THE BIG APPLE. Kristaps Porzingis endured boos at the NBA Draft, but has proven himself early on. Photo by Peter Foley/EPA