Boston Celtics fans had plenty to celebrate on Wednesday night as their rising star big man Kristaps Porzingis made his historic debut. Porzingis had 30 points, eight rebounds and four caps in the Celtics’ 108-104 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
The 7-foot-3 Latvian forward became the first player in Celtics history to score 30 points in his debut, breaking the record previously held by Dominique Wilkins. Porzingis also became the first Celtics player since Kevin Garnett in 2007 to have 30 points, eight rebounds and four caps in his debut.
Porzingis’ performance was well received by fans and media alike. One fan tweeted, “Kristaps Porzingis is the best big man the Celtics have had since Kevin Garnett. Another fan wrote, “I can’t believe what I just saw. Kristaps Porzingis changed the game.
Celtics star guard Jayson Tatum was also impressed with Porzingis’ debut.” He was great tonight,” Tatum said.” He showed us why he’s one of the best big men in the league. He’s going to be a huge asset to our team.”
With the addition of Porzingis, the Celtics are one of the favorites to win the NBA title this season. Their roster is deep and talented, and Porzingis allows them to dominate inside. Celtics fans are excited about the team’s future.