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    导出博客文章Kristaps Porzingis has become a matchup problem in just his second season with the New York Knicks. Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys .The 7-3 Porzingis is listed as a power forward, but with his ability to hit mid to long-range jumpers, score on tip-ins and dunks and run the floor like a gazelle, he has created headaches for opposing coaches and their players.The Atlanta Hawks (9-3) will attempt to slow down Porzingis and the Knicks (5-7) Sunday at Madison Square Garden.Porzingis is averaging 20.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Hes shooting 49 percent from the field, including 40 percent from 3-point range. In a 105-102 win over Detroit on Wednesday, Porzingis scored a career-high 35 points.Porzingis, who finished second to Karl-Anthony Towns for Rookie of the Year last season, is earning praise from coaches around the league.Hes (Porzingis) definitely going to be one of the best players in the league very soon, Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks told the New York Post. He can score (from) so many spots on the floor. For a guy whos 7-3, puts it on the floor, left, right, mid-range game, step back 3s, gets lobs, offensive rebounds.Hes a great player now. Hes definitely on his way to being an All-Star. Its pretty remarkable to improve so quickly, he said. Hes got point-guard moves. Hes even got a crossover (dribble).On Friday, Porzingis announced he will donate $500 for each of his blocked shots for the rest of the season to the RENS, a New York-area, not-for-profit youth basketball program. Hes averaging 1.2 blocks.The Hawks are one of the early season surprises. Led by power forward Paul Millsap (17.3 ppg, 8 rpg), Atlanta is second in the Eastern Conference and leads the league in turnovers forced (17.6 per game) and ranks second in field-goal percentage (48.0), assists (26.2) and steals (10.2).Dwight Howard has resurrected his career in Atlanta after several pedestrian seasons with the Houston Rockets and one year with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 31-year-old center is fourth in the league in field-goal percentage (.606) and third in rebounding (12.9).The Hawks could be without guard Thabo Sefolosha, who has missed the last two games with a knee sprain. The pesky Sefolosha is third in the league in steals (2.60). Former Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. should get most of those minutes if Sefolosha is a no-go.Center Tiago Splitters return from a Grade 2 hamstring strain that has forced him to miss the start of the season is uncertain.Atlanta is coming off a 100-96 loss to Charlotte on Friday in which they squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Charlotte took control of the game after Howard was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul with 5:38 remaining and the Hawks leading 89-86. He landed a hard elbow to the jaw of Cody Zeller as the two were battling for rebound position. From there, the Hornets scored nine straight points.That was a momentum shift right there, Millsap said. It just completely turned the game around. They took that and fueled it to the fire, the crowd gets into it and theyre at home. What can you say?Howard insisted the foul was not intentional. Thats basketball, he said.Atlanta plays six of its next seven games on the road. Wholesale NFL China Jerseys . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. China NFL Jerseys Authentic . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes village. Theres an ongoing card game in their suite and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions.Itll be all business on Thursday night.Theyll race against each other for the final time in the 200-meter individual medley, ending a 13-year rivalry that has been one of the greatest in swimming history. The Americans are the top two all-time performers in the event.Phelps and Lochte have each medaled in the 200 IM in the last three Olympics. Phelps won each time and Lochte finished second, third and second.The history him and I have had with one another, its something special and something Ive never had in another competitor of mine, Phelps said. Well have one more time to hop in the pool and duke it out.Phelps is finally retiring after these games, where he has already won his 20th and 21st gold medals. Hell try to become the first swimmer, male or female, to win the same event in four straight Olympics.Lochte has owned the 200 IM world record for seven years, but Phelps usually comes out on top against him. Thats how it went four years ago in London, when Phelps won and Lochte finished second. Lochte beat Phelps in the 400 IM on the first day of swimming in London, his most notable victory on a big stage in their rivalry.Its going to take a perfect performance in order to beat him just because of how tough a competitor he is, Lochte said. He wont give up and thats awesome. Thats why he brings out the best in me and hopefully I do the exact same for him.Lochte turned 32 last week and is non-committal about whether Rio is his last Olympics. The clock is ticking down on Phelps, who races five more times before hanging up his suit at age 31. He plans to marry his fiance after the games and focus on life with their infant son.Regardless of the outcome, the atmosphere back in their room at the Olympic Village will stay chill.Well hhang out because swimming doesnt dictate our friendship, Lochte said. Cheap New York Giants Jerseys. .The Brazilians have a stake in the 200 IM, too. Thiago Pereira could deliver the host countrys first swimming medal of the games. Since 1988, Greece has been the only host country not to win a swimming medal -- in 2004. Keep an eye on Japans Kosuke Hagino, who also has a shot to make the podium.Before Phelps and Lochte go at it in the pool, Katie Ledecky swims the preliminaries of the 800 freestyle, her last individual event in Rio.The 19-year-old American is the heavy favorite to win the grueling race, which would give her a sweep of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles for the first time since Debbie Meyers of the U.S. in 1968.The week has gone good so far, and I think Ill be able to top it off well in the 800, she said.Ledecky seeks her fourth gold medal in Rio, which would tie her with Amy Van Dyken (1996) and Missy Franklin (2012) as the only American female athletes to win that many in a single Olympics.On the sixth night of swimming in Rio de Janeiro, the Campbell sisters seek the same golden prize in the womens 100 freestyle.Cate Campbell posted the fastest time in the semifinals, an Olympic-record 52.71 seconds and younger sister Bronte was fifth-fastest at 53.29. Bronte is the reigning world champion, but Cate is the world-record holder.I am really looking forward to it, I cant wait, Bronte said.The sisters already have teamed up to lead Australia to a gold medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay.Meanwhile, Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands will try to defend her sprint title. And Russia goes for its first gold medal in the pool in the mens 200 backstroke. Evgeny Rylov was the leading qualifier in 1 minute, 54.45 seconds. World champion Mitch Larkin, and Americans Jacob Pebley and 100 back winner Ryan Murphy will vie for medals. Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear China NFL Jerseys White Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping White NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '