Video Breakdown: Knicks use Kristaps Porzingis as decoy with crafty screen vs. Warriors
The New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors played sort of a weird game on Sunday. Game operations at Madison Square Garden didn’t play any music or in-arena entertainment for the first half in an effort to allow fans to experience the game naturally, and perhaps to annoy Draymond Green.
The first half was played evenly -- if poorly for the Warriors -- with the Knicks taking a one-point lead into halftime, 50-49.
Part of the lead was built on this clever play I noticed about midway through the second quarter. It contained all the classic hints of a well-designed and executed play: flow, high post passing, and a decoy screen that allowed the Knicks to pop to the arc for a 3-pointer.
The play centered around Kristaps Porzingis faking out both Stephen Curry and Green as part of a guard screen and it’s a fun one to watch.
Watch the video above for the full breakdown.