The New York Knicks lost by a single point to the Boston Celtics on Friday night, but they managed to rebound when they played against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night and win by 102-89.
While Carmelo Anthony missed what would have been a game-winning three-pointer near the buzzer against the Celtics, he made up for that miss nicely by scoring 24 points and adding 10 rebounds and six assists.
Unfortunately for Kristaps Porzingis, he didn't play against the Pistons due to a contused left leg. He scored 15 points, adding five rebounds and two assists after only playing 20 minutes and being benched in the fourth quarter against Boston.
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However, his spirits still would have been high thanks to a small group of Latvian fans that came to see him play on Friday night.
The video clip linked here shows the rookie being sung a traditional Latvian song by the group of fans.
As for Porzingis' injury recovery, the x-rays on his left leg have come back negative, according to the New York Times, much to the relief of the Knicks staff, players and fans.
The report states that head coach Kurt Rambis did say that: "he did not know the severity of the injury, but that Porzingis had trouble pushing off his leg after a workout and treatment earlier in the day," valuing it as day-to-day but also saying his medical staff didn't think he would have the injury for long.
The Latvian will have plenty of time to receive treatment on his leg if he needs it, as the Knicks have two full days until they play again on Tuesday against the Denver Nuggets. The team is unlikely to confirm his status for that game until closer to the time.