Kristaps Porzingis Adds Serge Ibaka to List of Putback Dunk Victims

Bryan Brandom
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When Kristaps Porzingis was drafted by the New York Knicks in July, the one thing people knew he could do was shoot.

Not yet 50 games into his NBA career, and he's already dispelled the rumor that he's "just a shooter."

In fact, his jumper, just like his unexpectedly precocious defense, isn't even his calling card.

No, that distinction belongs to his incredible putback dunk ability.

He's already done it to LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Plus the Toronto Raptors.

And Atlanta Hawks.

And I could go on.

In Tuesday night's contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Porzingis added premier shot blocker Serge Ibaka to his list of victims.

Playing without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks fell in overtime, 128-122.

Porzingis had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks.

He also performed another incredible feat—the rare grab-block, rejecting a shot attempt while maintaining possession by himself. And he did it against Russell Westbrook.

 

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