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Celtics’ Kristaps Porziņģis Enjoys Getting Boos from Knicks Fans at MSG During Win

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerIncluded Columnist IVFebruary 25, 2024

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Boston Celtics star Kristaps Porziņģis savored the wintry reception he entered Madison Square Garden throughout Saturday’s 116-102 win over the New York Knicks.

“I enjoy it, to be sincere,” he informed press reporters after the video game. “They decreased in my years in Washington. I was still getting booed. They’ve ramped up a little bit, me being with the Celtics.”

He had 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 helps in the success.

As Porziņģis mentioned with his postgame remarks, it has actually been a while considering that he last bet the Knicks. He had a rather untidy divorce from the group, so you might forgive fans for feeling a little raw in the after-effects.

The 7’2″ center was delivered out ahead of the 2019 trade due date. Individuals appeared to proceed, and the Knicks becoming a top-four competitor in the Eastern Conference assisted within that context.

Now that he’s a member of the Celtics, however, fans have a factor to restore their hostility towards Porziņģis. He’s no longer playing in a various conference or inhabiting a starring function on a bad group; he’s a direct competitor in the method of New York’s postseason aspirations.

With the Celtics and Knicks sitting very first and 4th, respectively, in the East, their courses might cross beyond the ending of their regular-season series on April 11. Porziņģis may delight in a seven-game playoff series that would guarantee him of a minimum of 2 more journeys to MSG.

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