The New York Knicks have won four straight games with a complete team effort, with some primetime performances from rookie Kristaps Porzingis. The 7’3” Latvian is making his first impression one for the history books, averaging 13.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game so far this season.
But it is not purely the stats that have created such a strong first impression, it’s the timing and overall game of the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In the Knicks’ most recent win against the Houston Rockets on the road; the rookie had his most complete game as a pro, scoring 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 14 rebounds and seven blocks, in addition to being the go-to player down the stretch in the fourth quarter. Two games earlier against the Charlotte Hornets, Porzingis had an effortless 29-point performance (to go along with 11 rebounds), showing how easy scoring can be for the skilled big man.
Each game, a new skill or trait seems to shine, improving on the fly before the watchful eye of the Knicks faithful.
The buzz is officially back at Madison Square Garden, where Knicks tickets for their game against the Miami Heat on November 27th are the second most expensive on the secondary market in the entire NBA this week according to SeatSmart.com.
Tickets to see the Heat have an average ticket price of $363.27 with a get-in price of $121. The longer fans wait, the more expensive the tickets may become. On November 6th, the average ticket price was $270.01 and one week later on November 13th the average price was $278.40. By November 20th, the average ticket price surged to $333.43 and has continued to rise to the current average price of $363.27. Parking in New York City for the game isn’t a nuisance through ParkWhiz.com, where $10 parking is available within a mile of the arena.
The Knicks’ four-game winning streak has brought them to 6-4 in their last 10 games, but the Miami Heat have been slightly more impressive. The Heat are on a two-game win streak but are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Their 8-4 record is tied for second in the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Bulls and only trail the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat have had a favorable schedule thus far, going 7-2 at home and only playing three road games so far (1-2).