Friday, September 1 | Serbia 92 Latvia 82 F
Despite an early lead, Lativa suffered a defeat in its EuroBasket opener. Porzingis dropped 18 points and swatted four shots in 28 minutes of court time in his first game with the Latvian international team. Bogdan Bogdanovic led all scorers and Serbia with 30 points to lead his squad to the 10-point win.
Saturday, September 2 | Lativa 92 Belgium 64 F
Porzingis and the Latvians bounced back in a major way on Saturday. After a loss on Friday, Porzingis led his team with a 27-point explosive performance. The Knicks big man hit 8-of-16 shots from the floor, hauled down six boards, snatched two steals, and recorded a block in the win.
Friday, September 1 | Spain 99 Montenegro 60 F
As expected, the Spanish team cruised to a 39-point win on Friday to open group play. For Knicks fans, a familiar face shined for Spain. Willy Hernangomez led all scorers with 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the floor and nearly recorded a double-double with nine boards in 19 minutes of action.
Saturday, September 2 | Spain 93 Czech Republic 56 F
Spain followed up Friday’s lopsided win with another impressive outing on Saturday. The Spanish team registered 33 points in the opening frame and built an early 19-point advantage. Hernangomez scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes to help Spain to improve to 2-0 in group play.
Thursday, August 31 | Georgia 79 Lithuania 77
In a close contest that was decided in the final seconds, Lithuania just fell short to Georgia on Thursday. Kuzminskas was Lithuania’s best performer with an 18-point outing. The Knicks forward also collected three of his seven rebounds on the offensive glass.