Just one-for-November, the Los Angeles Clippers head to Madison Square Garden on Monday night for a showdown with the recently inconsistent New York Knicks.
The source of New York's up-and-down play over the last two weeks: leading scorer Kristaps Porzingis.
After shooting 49 of 82 (58.8 percent) over the previous four games, all Knicks wins, Porzingis is since just 18 of 53 (34 percent). On Friday in a 107-84 loss at Toronto, New York's biggest defeat of the season, Porzingis had just 13 points on 3-of-13 shooting.
The big man, it seems, is not perfect.
"Didn't Aaron Judge kind of just go through this?" Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek joked with reporters after practice Sunday. "So relax, people, relax, people. He'll be all right, just like Aaron Judge."
Unfortunately for the Knicks, they didn't offer much support of Porzingis against the Raptors. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored just 13 points and Enes Kanter had 12.
Some are wondering if Porzingis' recent issues are the result of a sore elbow, which caused him to miss one game this season and has bothered him in the past.
Porzingis would not buy into that notion on Sunday.
"I've got to fix all the little details," Porzingis said. "Look at the film, look at my shots and not overthink about it. Sometimes there are good shots, but it's just in and out. The elbow is not bothering me at all. I don't want to blame it on the elbow. Get some rest and not overthink about those kinds of things." >> Read more
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