New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis left game vs. Brooklyn Nets with knee injury

New York Knicks Kristaps Porzingis walks to the bench for a time out in the first half against the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 15, 2017. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange – UPI

NEW YORK — New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis left Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sore left knee.

Porzingis appeared to injure his knee on a non-contact play attempting to defend a shot by Brooklyn’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson early in the third quarter. He exited with 9:25 remaining and headed to the locker room with New York holding a 65-57 lead.

Before injuring his knee, Porzingis scored 13 points in 18 minutes on 5-of-10 shooting.

Porzingis is averaging 25.4 points in 24 games this season.

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