Kristaps Porzingis should follow Courtney Lee to the head of the class.

The New York Knicks star narrowly averted an embarrassing math gaffe Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in the closing stage of their overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers. With the Knicks leading by three points with just .6 seconds remaining in the game, Porzingis asked teammate Lee whether he should miss a free throw on purpose. Lee’s incredulous reaction instantly reminded Porzingis how bad of an idea this was.

Porzingis made the free throw, confirming the Knicks’ 113-109 win. He finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds and no egg on his face.

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