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Knicks’ Portis Hits Bogdanovic, Commits Flagrant Foul In Consecutive Games

Jan 8, 2020, 9:25 PM | Updated: 9:27 pm
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Bobby Portis #1 of the New York Knicks rebounds past Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Knicks forward Bobby Portis made illegal contact with Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic and was assessed a flagrant foul in New York’s game in Utah. It was the second consecutive game that Portis has been given a flagrant foul.

Portis made contact with Bogdanovic’s head as the Jazzman drove to the basket late in the third quarter of the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Wednesday, January 8.

After reviewing the play, NBA officials handed out a flagrant foul type 1 to Portis.

Portis checked out of the game and went to the Knicks’ bench while Bogdanovic went to the free throw line. Bogdanovic made both free throws and Utah retained possession with a 91-63 lead and 3:54 left on the clock in the quarter.

The Knicks forward was able to re-enter play later in the game.

First Flagrant

Early Wednesday morning Portis was fined $25,000 for a “recklessly making contact” with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the Knicks’ game in L.A. on Tuesday, January 7.

Portis was ruled to have committed a flagrant foul type 2 against KCP and was ejected from the game early in the second quarter.

New York ended up losing 117-87 to the Lakers. It was the Knicks’ third straight loss.

Knicks vs. Jazz

On Wednesday night, the Jazz defeated the Knicks 128-104.

Portis scored 13 points on 5-17 from the field including 2-4 from three-point range. The forward pulled down 13 points and dished out a team-high 6 assists in the loss.

The Knicks left Salt Lake City with a 10-28 record on the season.

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