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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter tries to grab a rebound in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter tries to grab a rebound in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

Playing without forward Kristaps Porzingis for the second straight game, the Knicks were blown out against the Charlotte Hornets in a 109-91 loss on Monday at Spectrum Center.

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New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley draws a blocking foul against Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley draws a blocking foul against Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks hope to avoid a letdown between attention-grabbing matchups Monday night when they make a one-day trip to Charlotte to face the Hornets.

The Knicks prevailed in an emotional reunion with Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 on Saturday night. They will host the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics on Thursday.

In between, they will head south to deal with the Hornets, who have lost 10 of their last 12, including two in a row to begin a four-game homestand.

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Dec 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) defends against New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) defends against New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Knicks ruled forward Kristaps Porzingis out for Monday's game against the Charlotte Hornets due to a sore left knee, the team announced.

Porzingis, who also missed Saturday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, suffered the non-contact injury when his knee buckled in Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.

"Based on where he was, he was pretty close," head coach Jeff Hornacek said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman, about Porzingis possibly returning on Saturday. "But little things were getting him when he was making certain moves. I don't know if that just disappears overnight, so we'll have to see."

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Jan 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) works the ball around Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) works the ball around Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks will play the Hornets at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m on Friday night. 

According to STATS: 

  • The Knicks are 34-15 in home games versus the Hornets all-time, though the two teams have split the last four meetings at Madison Square Garden. Charlotte has won seven of its last nine meetings with New York, overall.
  • The Hornets lost, 113-103, at home versus the Wizards on Wednesday, their fourth double-digit loss this month after totaling five such losses from October to December combined.
  • The Knicks lost, 103-95, at Dallas on Wednesday and are now 1-11 when scoring fewer than 100 points and 19-16 when scoring in triple digits. New York attempted just 12 free throws in the loss, its fourth game this month with 15 or fewer free-throw attempts; only Washington (six) and Orlando (five) have more such games this month.
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Kenny Atkinson and Randy Foye speak about the Nets? buzzer-beater win over the Hornets at the Barclays Center.

Randy Foye made a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer and give the Brooklyn Nets a 120-118 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

The Nets overcame the loss of Jeremy Lin and a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to stop a five-game losing streak. Bojan Bogdanovic led Brooklyn with 26 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 23 and Brook Lopez scored 10 of his 21 in the fourth.

Nicolas Batum had 24 points and Jeremy Lamb added 17 for Charlotte, but Kemba Walker was scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Hornets had their three-game winning streak snapped.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin left Monday's game against the Charlotte Hornets in the third quarter with a strained left hamstring and did not return.

Lin, who missed 17 games earlier this season with a hamstring issue, landed awkwardly after he was fouled driving to the hoop. He stayed in momentarily before signaling to the Nets' bench he needed to be taken out.

He scored 17 points and recorded four assists before departing.

The Nets won 120-118.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)

The Hornets (17-13) buzz into Brooklyn on Monday for a matchup against the Nets (7-22) at Barclays Center.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) moves the ball upcourt during the third quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) moves the ball upcourt during the third quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter)

NEW YORK -- The final week of the calendar year ends with a home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Charlotte Hornets.

First, they must not look past three games against Eastern Conference teams with losing records.

Step one is Monday night when the Hornets visit the Brooklyn Nets, who are tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the worst record in the NBA.

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The Knicks' Brandon Jennings (3) and the Hornets' Ramon Sessions (7) go after a loose ball. (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)
The Knicks' Brandon Jennings (3) and the Hornets' Ramon Sessions (7) go after a loose ball. (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

The Hornets held Carmelo Anthony to 18 points the day after he scored 35 against them in New York and held off the Knicks for a 107-102 victory Saturday in Charlotte.

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Nov 25, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) reacts to the win against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 113-111. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 25, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) reacts to the win against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 113-111. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets won't have too much time to dwell on giving up a 13-point lead to the New York Knicks, only to lose 113-111 in overtime on Friday in New York.

The two teams will go at it again on Saturday in Charlotte.

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Nov 25, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures after scoring a three point basket during the first quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 25, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures after scoring a three point basket during the first quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 35 points, including the tiebreaking jumper with 3.1 seconds left in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Hornets 113-111 on Friday night.

Derrick Rose added 16 points and blocked Kemba Walker's 3-pointer that would have won it just before the buzzer. Kristaps Porzingis also scored 16 points in the Knicks' sixth straight home victory. 

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The Knicks host the Hornets on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • This is the front end of a home-and-home series, as the teams are scheduled to play in Charlotte on Saturday. The Hornets have won six of the last seven games in this series.
  • After starting the season 6-1, the Hornets have gone 2-5 in their last seven contests, including dropping the last three of these.
  • The Knicks have had 20 or more assists in each of their last four games (3-1); this is their longest single-season streak since they had eight consecutive games with 20+ assists, January 16-29, 2016. New York had 20+ dimes in just three of its first 10 contests this season (3-0).
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Nov 4, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Ramon Sessions (7) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Ramon Sessions (7) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points and the Charlotte Hornets improved their best start in 16 years to 4-1 by beating the Brooklyn Nets 99-95 on Friday night.

Nicolas Batum added 18 points and nine rebounds, while Marvin Williams, who missed his first 10 shots, made a 3-pointer with 1:05 left after the Nets had cut the lead to one point.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Tony Brown looks on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. (Jeremy Brevard/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Tony Brown looks on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. (Jeremy Brevard/USA Today Sports Images)

Kemba Walker scored 22 points, Troy Daniels made his first five 3-point attempts and finished with 17 points, and the Charlotte Hornets completed a four-game season sweep of the Brooklyn Nets with a 113-99 win on Friday night.

With the win, the Hornets (46-33) assured they'll be no lower than the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Charlotte still has an outside shot of hosting a playoff series, but trails Boston and Miami for the fourth spot.

Walker tallied his 41st game with 20 or more points this season.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets face the Charlotte Hornets on the road on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • Charlotte (3-0) will be looking to sweep this season series for the fourth time in franchise history, and for the first time since 2000-01 (4-0).
  • The Nets have given up 105 or more points in each of its last seven, as well as in 12 of its last 13, contests.
  • Charlotte has won 45 games this season after finishing 33-49 in 2014-15. That +12 increase in wins is the second best among NBA teams (NY, +14).
  • Sean Kilpatrick had a career-high 25 points on 9-for-12 shooting (including 4-for-5 from three-point range) in the March 22 meeting between the Nets and Hornets.
  • Thomas Robinson has recorded a double-double in each of his last five games. That is the longest streak by any Brooklyn player this season. Robinson is putting up 15.2 points and 12.2 boards per game during this streak.
  • Kemba Walker is shooting 41.7 (93/223) from behind the arc in home games this season; that ranks ninth in the NBA (minimum 150 3PA in home G).
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Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic drives to the basket against Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic drives to the basket against Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

While earning home-court advantage remains an important goal, the Charlotte Hornets must weigh that objective against keeping their key players healthy for the playoffs.

They could see Nicolas Batum return Friday night after winning for the first time since he went down, but they certainly won't rush him back against the visiting Brooklyn Nets.

Batum had been hitting his stride, averaging 20 points, 7.1 assists and six rebounds over a 10-game stretch before suffering a left knee injury in Sunday's 112-103 loss at Cleveland.

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Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker shoots over Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez in first half at Barclays Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker shoots over Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez in first half at Barclays Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

Kemba Walker scored 28 points, Al Jefferson added 18 in his second game back from right knee surgery, and the Charlotte Hornets extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 104-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

The Hornets also posted a season-best fourth straight win on the road, a winning streak they will bring to Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland on Wednesday.

Nicolas Batum had 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Charlotte, which improved to 6-1 in February. Jeremy Lin scored 11 points and Marvin Williams had nine points and 12 rebounds.

Joe Johnson scored 17 points for the Nets in their final game before a nine-game road trip. Brook Lopez had 16 points, including his first 3-pointer to beat the third-quarter buzzer. He added 10 rebounds and six assists, his most in a game in nearly six years. >> Read more...

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The Nets are in Charlotte tonight to take on the Hornets.

Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and can be seen?on YES or listened to on WFAN (660 AM or 101.9 FM).

Deron Williams, Sergey Karasev, Mason Plumlee, Cory Jefferson and Joe Johnson?are tonight's Nets starters.

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