It also offered a reminder of why Porter had become Silas’ latest protégé. “Since I got here, way before that in the G League, (we) stayed communicating,” Porter said. “He just told me keys and things he wanted to see when I was down there. He was impressed with everything … I was applying in the next game. So, when I got up here, I kind of felt confident. He felt confident, too, just comfortable to be able to talk to each other about whatever, life or on the court.