On Tuesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Knicks (16-5) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (11-9) by the score of 100-97. Box Score

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Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring with a season high 45 points on 15-24 shooting with five rebounds and three assists. The 45 points is tied for the most scored in the NBA the season (James Harden, 45 vs. Detroit).

Jason Kidd scored 18 points on 6-9 shooting (6-8 from three) and broke a 97-97 tie with 24 seconds left with a three pointer plus a foul on Jerry Stackhouse (Missed the Free Throw). He also had six assists and six rebounds with zero turnovers.

Andray Blatche led the Nets in scoring with 23 points on 9-13 shooting from the field. Deron Williams had 18 points and Joe Johnson had 16 points. Williams was 1-6 from three, including missing the game tying three with two seconds remaining.

Anthony's 45 points was the most points ever scored in the short history of the Barclays Center

The Knicks outscored the Nets 84-67 the final three quarters of the game.

The Knicks shot 50% from three (14-28) while the Nets shot 22% (4-18)

The Knicks are now 11-2 this season against the Eastern Conference

The Knicks are now 8-5 on the road this season, 1-1 at the Barclays Center.

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So before the game the Knicks in talking to the media, tried to give off a vibe that tonight is another game and, that it was no big deal. Well from what we all saw on the court, heard from the crowd and from the way this one ended, it was anything but just another game. As horrific as the first quarter was for the Knicks, that's how great it was for them at the end. Carmelo Anthony was a scoring machine, Jason Kidd laughed in the face of Father Time and J.R. Smith was gutsy for the Knicks tonight. Sometimes we over value certain wins during the season, but this one deserves its place right next to the Spurs and Heat wins this season for the Knicks.

Tonight, we start with the frontrunner for NBA MVP this season, Carmelo Anthony, when discussing this win for the Knicks. Melo in the game against Denver was the closer and once again he helped to slam the door against the Nets tonight. 45 points on 25 shots is a great ratio and shows just how effective he was. He drove the lane, hit the mid range jumper and was money from three hitting 5-7 from deep. He is a superstar in the league and tonight he showed why he has earned that status. When the Knicks were struggling early in this game, Melo stepped up, especially in the 2nd quarter where all 14 of his points in the quarter were key in getting them back in the game. Then you have to credit him for passing the ball late in the game when he saw the double team coming, setting up the ball movement that led to the game winning three from Jason Kidd.

Speaking of Jason Kidd, he had another brilliant game tonight. After missing the first game between these two teams, Kidd came up big shooting 6-8 from three including the one that proved to be the difference. The 18 points really seem like an added bonus when you consider he added six boards, six assists and didn't turn the ball over in 37 minutes. He struggled early in the game defensively trying to guard some much bigger and quicker guys on switches but that is a small price to pay for his brilliance on the offensive side of the ball. Tonight showed just how important Jason Kidd is to this team and all his teammates after the game did nothing but praise him for all that he brings to the table.

One of my favorite memories as a kid was the Larry Johnson four point play in the playoffs against the Pacers in 1999 and the game winner by Kidd brought back a lot of memories of that legendary play. (H/T once again to Jonah Kaner of The Knicks Wall)

J.R. Smith was a warrior tonight as he would not let Mike Woodson take him out of the game when his back had to be hurting a lot. His 16 points off the bench really were key, especially in the third quarter when the Nets looked like they could build another big lead and win. Raymond Felton struggled again as he was 3-12 (6-31 in two games at Barclays) for 8 points with seven assists but he also had seven turnovers. Kidd and Anthony were a combined 11-15 for three with Rasheed Wallace knocking down his two, three point attempts as well, which made all three of them 13-17 from deep. Tyson Chandler had a nice game but did not establish himself like in other games recently, which was surprising considering Brook Lopez was out.

The Nets did a great job of taking advantage of all the switching the Knicks did create mismatches and dominated the paint all night long, especially since they were without Brook Lopez. The first quarter they played was a textbook way to take advantage of the Knicks lack of energy and they played like their lives depended on this game. That being said, the Knicks really shut them down in the fourth and the lack of three point shooting from the Nets really hurt them in the end. Blatche and Evans were great in this game and did a nice job stepping up in the absence of Lopez. But this is a tough one for them to bounce back from as blowing a 17 point lead at home is rough, especially against the team they are trying to overtake in this city.

The Knicks had to battle for pretty much the entire game after a horrible start to get this win, but what a win it was. The fact that the three Kidd hit to win it gave the Knicks their biggest lead of the game says it all about how hard this comeback was. They now have another day off before beginning a six game home stand which includes a couple of reunions that should do wonders for Carmelo's intensity. At the end of the day, the Knicks earned this win tonight and we may look back at this night as the one where a budding rivalry started to bloom.

Coming up next, the Knicks are back at the Garden looking to stay undefeated at home and start a week of reunions as they take on Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and former coach Mike D'antoni and the Los Angeles Lakers. The game will begin at 8:00 pm on Thursday and will be shown on TNT.

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NEW YORK (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third quarter that sent the New York Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who outscored the Raptors 41-10 in the third. >> Read more

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek looks on during the first half of an preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek looks on during the first half of an preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

SG analyst and former Knick great Walt "Clyde" Frazier told WFAN's Mike Francesa he believes the Knicks are capable of maintaining their early-season success.

New York enters tonight's game at Madison Square Garden against the Toronto Raptors with a 9-7 record, including an 8-3 mark at home.

"You know, last year we were 14-10. And then. And then," Frazier said. "So this year, I'm believing in this team, though. I think they're going to get better. … What they can't afford to have is an injury, a key injury to one of their players."

 

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Nov 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives around LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Nov 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives around LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK -- Five days after getting dealt their worst loss of the season by the Toronto Raptors, the New York Knicks will welcome their northern visitors to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night for a rematch.

Toronto, one of the hottest teams in the NBA with wins in six of seven games, handed New York a sound thrashing last Friday, a 104-87 decision in which the Knicks shot just 33 percent from the field.

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Superstar rapper JAY-Z chimed in with his own take on LeBron James' "King of New York" comments while performing a concert in Cleveland. 

The New York native is friends with James, and has been for years. But that doesn't mean he was going to sit aside and look at James standing over the Knicks logo at Madison Square Garden, and make those types of comments. He addressed it at his show saying if James can make those comments, then he can be named "King of Cleveland."

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GEICO SportsNite: Kanter 00:00:56
Following a big victory, Enes Kanter is sensing a change in the culture as the Knicks are beginning to understand what it takes to win.

Following a big victory, Enes Kanter is sensing a change in the culture as the Knicks are beginning to understand what it takes to win.


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Tim Hardaway Jr. took one for the team as he played through his "intense soreness" in his left foot last night against the Clippers. 

Hardaway has been dealing with the soreness since last Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz and underwent X-rays after Friday's loss to the Toronto Raptors. Head coach Jeff Hornacek hinted that plantar fasciitis may be the reason for his pain, but Hardaway begs to differ. 

"I don't know what Coach was talking about it, but it's not that," Hardaway told Newsday. "It's just intense soreness with ligaments and stuff. Other than that, it's fine." 

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Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks to New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks to New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Frank Ntilikina has a valid excuse to explain his worst performance as a Knick on Monday night against the Clippers.

The rookie point guard was experiencing flu-like symptoms for two or three days prior to Monday's contest, and though he tried to play through them, Ntilikina knew he was only hurting the team. He went straight to head coach Jeff Hornacek in the fourth quarter, and told him to keep him on the bench. 

"Frank's under the weather," Hornacek told The Post's Marc Berman. "He's been fighting it two, three days now. He just didn't have it tonight. He was fine with it. He actually said, 'I'm not helping the team now.' Frank's a smart player. He realized he didn't have enough energy. He sacrificed. He could've gone back in there and still played but it gave Ramon [Sessions] a chance."

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GEICO SportsNite: Jeff Hornacek 00:00:43
Jeff Hornacek on the explosive nature of today's NBA and how his club continued to compete all night, securing a 107-85 win over Lob City.

LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points, Enes Kanter had a double-double and the Knicks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-85 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Porzingis led a Knicks charge midway through the second quarter and into the third, scoring 14 points during a 32-15 run that turned a 34-32 deficit into a 66-49 lead early in the second half.

Kanter had 12 points and 16 rebounds, Doug McDermott added 16 points off the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded 13 points, five rebounds and five assists for New York, which had lost three of its previous five games.

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DNL: Knicks are no road warriors 00:03:43
Stefan Bondy breaks down the Knicks' road woes and how they'll look to get back on track with a home tilt against the slumping Clippers.

New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. looks to pass the ball against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. looks to pass the ball against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will be active for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after dealing with soreness in his left foot, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

Hardaway has been dealing with the soreness since last Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz and underwent X-rays after Friday's loss to the Toronto Raptors.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis passes to Knicks center Enes Kanter against the Utah Jazz during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis passes to Knicks center Enes Kanter against the Utah Jazz during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Just one-for-November, the Los Angeles Clippers head to Madison Square Garden on Monday night for a showdown with the recently inconsistent New York Knicks.

The source of New York's up-and-down play over the last two weeks: leading scorer Kristaps Porzingis.

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GEICO SportsNite: Bernard King 00:05:43
Knicks legend Bernard King joins GEICO SportsNite to talk about growing up in Brooklyn and his new book "Game Face."

Former Knicks great Bernard King has seen nothing like current star F Kristaps Porzingis in all his years in the game. 

King spent 12 seasons in the NBA -- four with the Knicks -- and he says he has never seen a player with Porzingis' physical attributes do what he can on the floor. 

"He's been really outstanding," King told ESPN's Ian Begley. "I've never seen a 7-3 guy that can hit 3-point shots the way he does. Also, he has a tremendous understanding of basketball and where his placement of his body is on the court in terms of positioning. And how to get position."

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Tim Hardaway Jr. said he first noticed the soreness in his left foot after the Knicks beat the Utah Jazz on Nov. 15, but he didn't take it seriously at first.

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:01:11
With Kristaps Porzingis trying to break out of his slump in Monday's game against the Clippers, the Knicks look to end their losing streak.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Kristaps Porzingis and Aaron Judge are both outsized New York superstars.

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Knicks great Larry Johnson gave up his former teammates' eating habits in "Athletic Appetites" with Michelle Yu. 

While Johnson and Yu learned to cook Esther & Carol's famous chicken and waffles, Johnson spilled who the worst junk food eater on his former team was. 

"The most junk food eater I would say was Patrick Ewing," Johnson said. "Oh, Pat ate everything."

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Jan 16, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Hawks won 108-107. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 16, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Hawks won 108-107. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

In the Knicks' lackluster 107-84 loss to the Raptors, Joakim Noah was once again on the bench in street clothes rather than the Knicks' road blue uniforms.

Noah was suspended for the first 12 games of the season but hasn't dressed since becoming eligible to return. The 72-million-dollar-man, often praised for his team-first mentality, has handled the situation with class. 

"I think obviously I understand the situation but I'm going to keep working and be as ready as possible to help in any way I can," Noah said, via Steve Popper of NorthJersey.com. "I feel good. The team is doing really well. I support my guys. Right now it's just about staying on the same routine. I'm working hard and it's hard to do. I'm just trying to take it day by day..."

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Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. removed himself from Friday night's matchup against the Raptors as his sore left foot flared up.

Hardaway woke up feeling soreness in his left foot on Thursday, and the pain didn't subside has he couldn't deal with it in Toronto. His X-rays turned up negative, but Hardaway isn't sure what is plaguing him. 

"It started to nag, and got worse," Hardaway told the Daily News' Stefan Bondy after the game.

The 25-year-old still managed to play 33 minutes while scoring 13 points through the pain. He is hoping to be ready for the Knicks' matchup against the Clippers on Monday. 

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TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry matched his season high with 22 points and added 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan also scored 22 and the short-handed Toronto Raptors beat New York 107-84 on Friday night, their eighth consecutive victory over the Knicks.

Toronto played without two injured starters in forward Serge Ibaka(swollen left knee) and guard Norman Powell (right hip). Reserve guard Delon Wright (dislocated right shoulder) also was unavailable.

C.J. Miles scored 14 points for Toronto. Pressed into the starting lineup, second-year forward Pascal Siakam scored 13 points and rookie forward OG Anunoby had 11.

Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press

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Nov 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) in the third quarter of the Knicks 108-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Nov 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) in the third quarter of the Knicks 108-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

TORONTO -- The New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors will meet for the first time this season on Friday night, each coming off uplifting, comeback victories on Wednesday.

The Knicks (8-6) defeated the Utah Jazz 106-101 after trailing by as many as 12 points in the third quarter. It was the third time in eight days, the Knicks rallied from a double-digit deficit to win and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games after dropping their first three games.

The Raptors (9-5) trailed the New Orleans Jazz by 14 points in the first quarter before coming back for a 125-116 victory after defeating the Houston Rockets on Tuesday to go 2-1 on a three-game road trip.

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Who is Porzingis' wingman? 00:02:05
While Kristaps Porzingis reigns as the Knicks' franchise cornerstone, who is better fit to be labeled his sidekick, Kanter or Hardaway Jr.?

Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks to New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks to New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek was fully behind rookie PG Frank Ntilikina sticking up for himself against LeBron James of the Cavaliers on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

"I thought it was great,'' Hornacek said on MSG's "The Jeff Hornacek Experience", according to Marc Berman of the NY Post. "When we played back in the day, there was a lot of that. So you don't see as much now in today's game."

Hornacek also praised Enes Kanter's reaction on the court to the altercation between Ntilikina and James, and Kanter's overall leadership thus far...

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Oct 10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after receiving a technical foul in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Oct 10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after receiving a technical foul in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

When it became public knowledge that Carmelo Anthony had a no-trade clause in his Knicks' contract, it became conventional wisdom that Anthony would veto any potential trade besides to Cleveland or Houston, if at all.

It was surprising, then, to see Anthony, who has long been on the record with his love for New York City and his desires after basketball, accept a trade to a smaller city like Oklahoma City.

So how's Carmelo Anthony doing in OKC? Pretty good, according to the man himself...

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Jan 16, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Hawks won 108-107. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 16, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Hawks won 108-107. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

At anytime between now and September 1 of next year, the Knicks could use the stretch provision and waive Joakim Noah, creating extra cap space the next two years, according to Marc Berman of NY Post.

Noah has been eligible to return from his suspension for two games but has remained inactive amid the Knicks' logjam in the frontcourt that has kept Wily Hernangomez primarily on the bench behind Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn. After this season, Noah has two years and $37.5 million years left on the contract Phil Jackson signed him to just two summers ago. 

According to Berman, the Knicks are in no rush to make that decision. There are no added cap incentives in cutting Noah now rather than after the season. If the Knicks were to use the stretch provision on Noah, the team would free up $11 million in cap space this summer and $12 million next summer. He'd remain on the cap for the Knicks until 2022 though, at $7.5 million per year.

Last season, Noah averaged just five points and 8.8 rebounds per game in a season where he was limited to 46 games due to injuries. 

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New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis, celebrates with fans after a NBA basketball game against Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (Andres Kudacki/AP)
New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis, celebrates with fans after a NBA basketball game against Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (Andres Kudacki/AP)

"Knicks management is making a huge effort" to get in the good graces of Kristaps Porzingis' brother, Janis, reports Marc Berman of the NY Post.

According to Berman, that effort included team president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry, and head coach Jeff Hornacek all meeting with Janis at separate times earlier this week.

Janis Porzingis said earlier this month that money won't be the main factor regarding whether Kristaps remains with the Knicks long-term.

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Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina has touted defensive abilities, but his offense is starting to show as well. 

Head coach Jeff Hornacek has come to learn that if he needs some stout defending, he is going to look at his 19-year-old point guard. That's exactly what he did Wednesday night as Ntilikina was s disruptor for all 20 minutes he saw the hardwood.

"We have great confidence in him defensively. It's great that a young guy comes into the league with more defensive principles than the offensive principles," Hornacek told The Post's Fred Kerber. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks on win 00:00:52
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis break down the Knicks' 106-101 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points, including a key 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left, to help the New York Knicks rally in the second half and beat the Utah Jazz 106-101 on Wednesday night.

New York trailed by 10 late in the third quarter but got its third comeback victory in eight days. Hardaway's 3 made it 102-98, and he added four free throws after that.

Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and Courtney Lee added 19 as the Knicks rebounded after blowing a 15-point fourth quarter lead in a loss to the Cavaliers on Monday night. Enes Kanter added 13 points.

Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press

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Addition by subtraction for NYK? 00:03:17
Jon Hein and Willie Colon debate whose departure is more responsible for the Knicks' recent success, Phil Jackson or Carmelo Anthony?

Jon Hein and Willie Colon debate whose departure is more responsible for the Knicks' recent success, Phil Jackson or Carmelo Anthony?


Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks to New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks to New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK -- It is never a good time to lose one of the league's most promising young big men, but the Utah Jazz picked an exceedingly bad time to lose Rudy Gobert for at least a month.

First the Jazz had to contend with Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns - and failed that challenge in a 109-98 loss to Minnesota on Monday night.

Now they'll have to handle Kristaps Porzingis on Wednesday night when they travel to Madison Square Garden for a showdown with Porzingis and the New York Knicks.

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How will the Knicks respond? 00:02:54
After the Knicks' loss to the Cavaliers, the Daily News Live crew previews the team's Wednesday night matchup with the Utah Jazz at MSG.

Nov 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) controls the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) controls the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Knicks have a growing sense of confidence in coach Jeff Hornacek's offense this season, PF Kristaps Porzingis told ESPN Radio's "The Michael Kay Show" on Tuesday. 

With Phil Jackson and his insistence on running the triangle offense no longer part of the organization, the 22-year-old believes that Hornacek's ability to implement his own style is proving beneficial to the Knicks' early-season success.

"This year you can feel that Jeff has more, he's running his own stuff without anybody coming in and telling him what to do or how to do so I think from the top down you can feel that there's more confidence in what we're doing," Porzingis said. "It's a better feeling this way.

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Nov 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James (23) and New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) are separated by New York Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee (5) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James (23) and New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) are separated by New York Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee (5) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jake Brown | Twitter | It has not taken very long for Enes Kanter to become one of the new fan favorites here in New York. At 7-6, I'd say it took 13 games for that to be true, but really it may have just taken one game and a couple of quotes Monday night.

Kanter stood up for his rookie teammate Frank Ntilikina not just in the headlines, but on the court. He showed what a tremendous teammate he is, and what an important voice he is in the locker room. Kanter wasn't going to let LeBron James say or do things to their rookie point guard and let the future Hall of Famer run all over them. Sure, the Knicks blew a 23-point lead and lost the game Monday to the Cavaliers, but Kanter getting in LeBron's face when he was bumping Ntilikina was a big statement.

Then what he said after the game about LeBron was important to send a message and defend his team. Kanter clearly wants to win and he knows what being part of a team is, and being a leader. So far, he looks like the veteran leader on this squad...

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After a rough start to the season, Knicks SG Tim Hardaway, Jr. has been living up to his lucrative contract he signed this offseason. 

Hardaway signed a four-year, $71 million deal with the Knicks, and many were skeptical of the signing. Those skeptics weren't put to shame in the beginning of the season as Hardaway couldn't find his shooting stroke early on. However, after settling in, he has picked up his play drastically and looks to be living up to the deal -- for now. 

The 25-year-old has averaged 20.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and has shot 45.5 percent from the field in the past nine games. He recorded a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds against the Cavaliers on Monday despite the team's loss. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:01:52
Enes Kanter discusses standing up for his teammates after hearing some of the controversial statements that were made by LeBron James.

Knicks to learn from blown lead? 00:03:20
The DNL panel discusses how the Knicks can learn from Monday night's game against Cleveland, where they blew a 23-point lead in the fourth.

Athletic Appetites: Yu, Johnson 00:05:17
SNY's Michelle Yu cooks fried chicken and waffles with former Knicks forward Larry Johnson.

SNY's Michelle Yu cooks fried chicken and waffles with former Knicks forward Larry Johnson.

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After a heated game at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Cavaliers SF LeBron James took to Instagram to declare himself "King of New York" following a 104-101 win. 

Knicks C Enes Kanter responded shortly after, saying "We already have a king. It's Kristaps Porzingis," per Ian Begley of ESPN.

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(Brad Penner)

Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina and Cavaliers star SF LeBron James got into it at The Garden on Monday. 

After throwing down alley-oop dunk, James stood over Ntilikina who was trying to pick up the ball to inbound. Ntilikina didn't like it, and started pushing James off of him.

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Nov 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James (23) and New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) are separated by New York Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee (5) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James (23) and New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) are separated by New York Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee (5) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK -- Enes Kanter and LeBron James went chest-to-chest in a shouting match during a high-intensity game, and they continued their two-day war of wars afterward.

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Enes Kanter and LeBron James discuss an eventful night at MSG, where tempers flared and the Cavs overcame a large fourth quarter deficit.

NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101 on Monday night.

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Nov 1, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) in action against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 1, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina (11) in action against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK -- When the Cleveland Cavaliers head to Madison Square Garden on Monday night to face the New York Knicks, there are bound to be some awkward moments.

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LeBron James clarifies his Knicks comments about Dennis Smith Jr., says he was taking a shot at Phil Jackson.

LeBron James made it clear that his comment about the Knicks not drafting Mavericks' PG Dennis Smith Jr. was a shot at former president Phil Jackson.

James said that Smith "should be a Knick," which many believed was a shot at the Knicks actual draft pick, Frank Ntilikina. However, James clarified his comments to say he was aiming at Jackson -- not Ntilikina. 

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- As Kristaps Porzingis becomes the face of the Knicks in the post-Carmelo Anthony Era, he says he is taking some leadership cues from LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

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Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina and Enes Kanter respond to LeBron James' comment that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina is involved in his first NBA controversy and while his teammates vehemently defended him, Ntilikina is taking the high road.

The Knicks rookie point guard never mentioned LeBron James by name on Sunday after hearing James had ripped him indirectly the night before.

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New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (91) shoots a three-point shot against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Erik Williams)
New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (91) shoots a three-point shot against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Erik Williams)

With Joakim Noah eligible to return on Monday, the Knicks waived Mindaugas Kuzminskas on Sunday.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Mavericks star F Dirk Nowitzki was waiting for the start Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has had this season. 

This offseason, both Nowitzki and Porzingis worked out together with the 22-year-old asking the wise veteran "as many questions as I could." Porzingis has looked up to Nowitzki for years, but the 39-year-old has been watching the young Latvian star as well. 

Nowitzki called Porzingis "the real deal," and doesn't take any credit for his hot start to the season saying he already had the tools he needed to become a breakout player. 

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(Brad Penner)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis returned to the hardwood with a vengeance as he scored a tem-high 34 points to lead the Knicks over the Kings Saturday night. 

Porzingis was on fire the minute he put his first shot up. The Knicks dominated the first quarter, and it ended with a sweet alley-oop finish from rookie PG Frank Ntilikina to Porzingis. 

Ntilikina thought his pass might have been too high, but Porzingis reassured him he will always get it down. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Bernard King 00:05:43
Knicks legend Bernard King joins GEICO SportsNite to talk about growing up in Brooklyn and his new book "Game Face."

GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:00:38
Kristaps Porzingis discusses what went well for the Knicks in a 118-91 win over Sacramento.

NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis returned after a one-game absence to score 34 points, Courtney Lee added 20, and the New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings 118-91 on Saturday night.

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