Kristaps Porzingis has become a matchup problem in just his second season with the New York Knicks.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. 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"If somebody watched the overtime, theyd say, Oh, its gonna be a long series." It very well could be a long series, in games and minutes. These two teams went into overtime for the second straight game to start the final, and while this one was not a triple-overtime marathon, the extra time made it another classic. Based on Bostons start, it could have been a dud dominated by Chicago. The Blackhawks carried the play in the first period, requiring Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask to add another chapter to his case for the Conn Smythe Trophy. When Patrick Sharp scored 11:22 in, it was evidence of the Blackhawks thoroughly out-classing the Bruins. Were it not for the officials disallowing a goal by Marian Hossa 90 seconds later, Chicago would have been rolling and United Center would have been deafening. "We just werent there. We were on our heels," coach Claude Julien said. "Like I told our guys, weve got to show up on time for these kind of games. It could have cost us." Outshot 19-4 in the first period, the Bruins shifted into what Rask called "survival mode." "It looked like they had more guys out there than we did," he said. "They were pouncing on every single puck in front of net." Rask was the "difference-maker," captain Zdeno Chara said, as the Bruins were lucky to go into the first inteermission only down by one.dddddddddddd Centre Chris Kelly acknowledged that it was a pretty quiet locker-room after the first because "not much needed to be said." The opposite was true for the Blackhawks, who had plenty of opportunities in the first period to build on their lead. When they couldnt, it came back to haunt them. "When you score a goal and are playing the way we were playing in the first period, you need to find a way to sustain that and we didnt quite do that," Chicago captain Jonathan Toews said. All it took was one mistake by the Blackhawks to tie the score. Sharp lost the puck behind the net to Paille, who dodged Blackhawks defenceman Nick Leddy and put it in front. It pinballed to Kelly, who buried it to silence the crowd of 22,154. "It was a great five-guy effort," Kelly said. "Andrew (Ference) made a pinch, Tyler was in on the play and got it to Daniel, and Daniel took it to the net. I just happened to be there, tapped it in." The momentum clearly shifted, and Jagr and his teammates could sense it. But the clock still ticked away to overtime, where the Bruins had plenty of chances. None were better than when Jagr hit the post and looked to the ceiling with his tongue hanging out of his mouth. "That would be kind of sad if we lose the hockey game, but, hey, it always next game because we won," Jagr said. This veteran Bruins team was careful not to "overreact," according to Chara. Then, 13:48 into overtime, Seguin made a perfect pass to Paille, who tied the series. "I just tried to shoot it off as quick as I can with the D coming at me," he said. "I was glad to see it go in." In a series of inches, Chara said the only difference in Game 2 was that the Bruins scored one more goal. Now its all even going to Boston for Mondays Game 3. The Blackhawks knew it wasnt going to be easy. "I think both sides felt it was going to be a tight series and that every shift was going to matter," Sharp said. "You saw in this game it is pretty evenly matched, so I expect more of the same heading forward." ' ' '