5 Facts to Know: Knicks at Nuggets

The Knicks head to Denver where they’ll face Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.

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1 All-Star Unicorn

Kristaps Porzingis became the first Latvian and second-youngest Knick to earn an All-Star nod. The Knicks' young star speaks about what the honor means to him and gives an update on his sore knee.

Kristaps Porzingis was named to his first NBA All-Star Game in just his third year in the NBA. He is the second-youngest Knick to be an All-Star and the first Latvian ever to make the All-Star team. Porzingis leads the NBA in blocks, averaging 2.34 rejections per game to go with 23.1 points per game.

[Hahn: KP Achieves Personal Goal, Eyes Bigger Picture]

The 22-year-old missed Tuesday’s loss at Golden State with a sore knee, but practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and will be re-evaluated closer to game time.

2 The Last Time They Met ...

A monster 38-point performance from Porzingis powered the Knicks to a 116-110 win over the Nuggets at The Garden on Oct. 30.

The newly appointed All-Star also had 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.

3 The Walking Bucket

Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak head to box score to break down the performances from Michael Beasley and Kevin Durant.

Michael Beasley was put into the starting lineup in place of Porzingis, putting in a terrific performance against one of the NBA’s top defenders in Draymond Green.

Beasley scored a team-high 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field.

4 The Streak is Over

Courtney Lee's streak of consecutive free throw makes comes to an end at 52 after missing an attempt on a technical foul in the game against the Warriors.

Courtney Lee‘s streak of 52 straight free throws without a miss came to an end in Tuesday’s loss to Golden State.

Lee surpassed Chris Duhon to set the single-season franchise record.

5 Willy, Willy Can't You See

Willy Hernangomez speaks to Rebecca Haarlow after scoring 8 points in the Knicks' 123-112 loss to the Warriors.

Without the injured Porzingis and Kyle O’Quinn, the Knicks had to call upon Willy Hernangomez for significant minutes off the bench against the Warriors.

In 18 minutes, the 23-year-old scored 8 points and dished out 5 assists.