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New York Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis ruled out vs. Washington Wizards

By The Sports Xchange
New York Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis ruled out vs. Washington Wizards
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis was ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards due to illness. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON -- New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis was ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards due to illness.

The Knicks announced shortly before tipoff that the second-year big man would miss just his second game of the season.

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Porzingis, who is second on the team in scoring behind Carmelo Anthony, averages 18.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.

Willy Hernangomez replaced Porzingis for his first start of the season.

New York (27-20) lost the first two games against Washington this season. The Wizards (27-20) entered Tuesday's tilt with an NBA-high 14-game home winning streak.

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