Sport Kristaps Porzingis feels good, don't tell the Heat though

23:55  05 january  2018
23:55  05 january  2018 Source:

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Kristaps Porzingis said that he's feeling refreshed heading into Friday's game against the Miami Heat and then joked that his comments about being "tired" were meant to throw off the competition. That's why I did it," Porzingis said. "I feel good today. Don ' t tell them.''

Kristaps Porzingis believes the team has become too predictable, and understands they need to keep working if they wish to see postseason basketball this season. "There are a lot of things we can get better at," Porzingis told the NY Daily News' Peter Botte.

Kristaps Porzingis told reporters after the Knicks' loss to the Wizards Wednesday he was tired, but after a day off, he is feeling rejuvenated coming into a matchup with the Heat Friday.

"I was tired after the back-to-back. A day off always helps," Porzingis told reporters in Miami Friday, via ESPN.

He was feeling so good he was in a joking mood.

a man holding a sign: New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis © Getty Images New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis

"It was a strategy to make the Miami Heat relax a little bit. 'Oh he's tired.' That's why I did it," Porzingis said. "I feel good today. Don't tell them.''

The 22-year-old Knicks star is coming off of his worst two-game stretch of the season as he scored a combined 29 points in losses to the Wizards and the Spurs. New York is in the midst of one of their toughest stretches of the year with 11 of their next 14 games coming on the road.

Fortunately for the Knicks and Porzingis just seven of those games are against playoff teams. It doesn't necessarily mean they will win more games, but the gauntlet they are about to go through on the road would be a lot worse with better competition.

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