David Fizdale has created a point-guard monster.
Mario Hezonja, in his second straight start at the point, carried the Knicks on his back to a furious fourth-quarter rally, posting a new career-high of 30 points to upend the Wizards, 113-110, at a Garden that rocked until the final surreal seconds.
Coming off a triple-double in a blowout loss to the Rockets in his debut as a point guard Friday, Hezonja was a hero Sunday night, scoring 13 fourth-quarter points, and perhaps throwing into question what position he’s best suited for at age 24.
Hezonja, the former 2015 high lottery pick who had set his career scoring high of 29 in Orlando last week, racked up 30 points with a huge go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute and two game-clinching free throws with eight seconds left. He also had five assists and six rebounds.
With two games left, Knicks coach David Fizdale sounds like he’s giving the Croatian the ball the rest of the way. And Hezonja wants it.