On Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks (17-5) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (9-14) by the score of 116-107. Box Score

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Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring tonight with 30 points on 10-15 shooting, scoring 22 in the first quarter. He left in the middle of third quarter with a sprained left ankle and did not return.

Raymond Felton had 19 points making nine out of a game high 26 shots. He added eight assists and only one turnover.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 31 points on 10-24 shooting with a team high 10 rebounds and six assists. Metta World Peace added 23 points and Dwight Howard had 20 points as well.

The Knicks were out-rebounded 55-45 and were led in rebounds by Jason Kidd with nine.

The Knicks shot 12-25 from three tonight and in their last two games are 26-53 from behind the arc.

The Knicks bench outscored the Lakers 38-27. J.R. Smith had 18 and Steve Novak had 12 points on four three pointers

The Knicks are now 20-1 at home under Mike Woodson and 9-0 this year which ties them for the best start at home since 1992-1993.

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When the season began, I'm sure everyone thought that the Knicks would be the best team in the East and the Lakers would look completely lost. If you did, I want you to give me the lottery numbers for tomorrow please.

What a great game for the Knicks on national TV for the second week in a row, against a team most people believed were the best in the West before the season started. Now Lakers fans will remind you that they are missing Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and heck, even Steve Blake. I would like to remind them of the injuries to Amar'e, Shumpert and that Melo left mid way through the third quarter and did not return.

Madison Square Garden is place that no team will have it easy, which is a pleasant change from years past. What hasn't changed about basketball at MSG? Mike D'Antoni can't win there.

Tonight, we begin with Carmelo Anthony, again. He came out tonight in the first quarter like a man on a mission. He scored 22 points in the first, only two short of the team record for points in a quarter. He did struggle in the second after an extended break, but still was playing some great ball. In the third quarter, he was fouled hard by Dwight Howard on a drive to the basket and landed on his left leg which looked worse with every replay shown. He left with what was called a left sprained ankle and is day to day, but it could have been so much worse. The focus certainly is how Melo will feel tomorrow and if he will miss any games, but lets not forget what he did before the injury. He was on pace for at least 40, if not 50 points, and the Lakers seemed to have no answers for him. As Jason Kidd told reporters after the game, "Melo was like a video game tonight. I don't play them, but [it seemed like] you just hit 'X' and it goes in every time." I couldn't have said it any better myself.

I think that Raymond Felton had a weird game tonight. He shot the ball poorly again and actually took more shots that Kobe Bryant, which has to be considered an upset. But then his steady hand in the fourth quarter with some smart passes and slow down of the game was helpful. Any game that a point guard has eight assists and only one turnover, has to be considered a good game. Sure, he takes way too may jump shots from 18-21 feet out, but you have to take the good with the bad.

Jason Kidd took only two shots, had only five points and yet once again helped to affect this game positively for the Knicks. He led the team with nine rebounds and added five assists. He also had two steals, only was charged with one turnover and was a +10. Jason Kidd may be the one of the few guys in the NBA that can score five points and yet do so many other positive things that his lack of scoring doesn't matter.

The Knicks did fall into a trap during this game that most teams do when they take such a large lead early. They did let the Lakers get back into this game somewhat which led to some nervous moments for sure. But, lets also remember that this came after Melo got hurt, and if he was out there, I'm sure the Knicks offense doesn't struggle as it did during stretches of the second half.

The Knicks bench had a nice game tonight filling in when Melo went down to keep the Lakers at arm's length. J.R. Smith, who was battling back spasms only two days ago, shot the ball well again with 18 points on 7-14 from the field. Steve Novak hit a couple of three's in the third that helped the Knicks right after the Melo injury keep the energy up and added three rebounds and four assists as well. The biggest shot in this game came from J.R. in the fourth and really was the dagger for the Lakers tonight. After Kobe Bryant made a fall away three in the corner to cut the lead to 7, the Garden got nervous and they needed a basket. The Knicks hit Tyson Chandler with an ally oop and then after a miss from World Peace, Smith knocked down a three. Game over.

The Lakers are in real trouble until Steve Nash and Pau Gasol can come back. This situation with Steve Nash reminds me a little bit of the Baron Davis situation last season. Everyone inside and outside of LA believe that Steve Nash coming back healthy is the key to turning it around, which is the same way we felt about Davis getting healthy. It very well may be the case that it does work right away and comparing Nash and Davis really isn't fair, because of the talent gap, but what if it doesn't work. It would be interesting if Nash came back and the problems continued for the Lakers. If that is the case, the drama in Hollywood will reach a fevered pitch.

Mike D'Antoni seems like a nice guy and he can coach offense like nobody else, but the lack of defense is just horrible. I know that is not breaking news to any of us Knicks fans who watched him the past four years not preach defense. But for the sake of his coaching career, he must change if he is going to win a championship.

This was a fun night to be a Knicks fan once again. They took it to the Lakers and Mike D'Antoni to keep the undefeated streak at home going. The only concern tonight is how will Melo feel tomorrow and when he will play again. But, considering how it looked, we should feel lucky it was not worse. The Knicks are the best team in the East and have a great argument for being the best team in the NBA. Not a bad feeling, in my humble opinion to have, after all the years of losing. Lets all enjoy this win tonight and lets hope that Melo can come back sooner rather than later.

Coming up next, the Knicks continue their home stand and look to remain undefeated at home as they take on Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The game will begin at 7:30 pm on Saturday and will be shown on MSG.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) holds off New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec.16, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in  (AP)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) holds off New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec.16, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in (AP)
NEW YORK -- Raise your hand if you had the Knicks beating Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder without Kristaps Porzingis.
Go ahead, I'll wait.
Yeah, I didn't think there would be many hands raised.
But that's exactly what unfolded Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. With Porzingis and his 25.5 points per game sitting on the edge of the Knicks bench in a grey suit due to a sore left knee, and with second-leading scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. still out, the Knicks downed the Thunder, 111-96, in Anthony's first game in New York since he was traded in September.
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Melo on returning to MSG 00:02:49
On GEICO SportsNite, Carmelo Anthony reflects on the video tribute he received upon returning to Madison Square Garden.

NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony got the cheers but the New York Knicks got the win, shutting out their former All-Star in the second half and beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

Michael Beasley tied his season high with 30 points in place of injured Kristaps Porzingis, and Doug McDermott, one of the players acquired for Anthony, added 11 of his 13 after halftime to help the Knicks break open the game.

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Carmelo Anthony during Thunder media day.  (AP)
Carmelo Anthony during Thunder media day. (AP)

Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony finished with 12 points on 5-of-18 shooting, including zero points in the second half, in his return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday evening. Anthony added five rebounds, but the Thunder lost to the Knicks 111-96 despite New York playing without Kristaps Porzingis (knee).

While Anthony wasn't able to help the Thunder earn a victory against his former team, Anthony was honored pregame with a video tribute by the Knicks organization. He received cheers (mostly) and a standing ovation, but was also booed when the game started and he first touched the ball. 

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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)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has been ruled out for Saturday night's game against the Thunder with a knee injury, according to the team.

Michael Beasley will start in place of Porzingis and Joakim Noah will be active.

Porzingis was testing his knee and talking to doctors during warmups, according to the Knicks, but is unable to return to the lineup.

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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)

NEW YORK -- Coming off arguably his team's most important win of the season, Carmelo Anthony makes his return to Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night for the first time as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On Friday, the Thunder edged Philadelphia in a triple-overtime thriller, with Anthony scoring 24 points -- his highest-scoring output in more than a month -- in a 119-117 win. The victory sets up a crucial battle between two hot teams, as Oklahoma City has won three of four and six of its last eight games, while New York has won three straight and four of five.

One prominent Knick might not be part of Anthony's welcoming party: leading scorer Kristaps Porzingis exited the team's 111-104 win at Brooklyn on Thursday night with a knee injury. He is listed as day-to-day with knee soreness and is questionable for the matchup.

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (Brad Penner)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (Brad Penner)

It didn't take Enes Kanter long to endear himself to his new locker room and new fans after being traded to the Knicks prior to the season. One person who's not surprised is Kanter's former coach, Billy Donovan.

Donovan was asked about his former backup center and was quick to speak effusively of Kanter.

"He made a huge impact for us, too,'' Donovan told Marc Berman of NY Post. "He's a great teammate and competitive guy. He really buys into his teammates. I'm not surprised by it at all. I don't know if Kanter was in a leadership role for us at that time, but he was a great connector. A great relationship with guys on the team. Great relationship with Steve Adams."

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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)

Jake Brown | Twitter | With Carmelo Anthony making his return to Madison Square Garden tonight when his Thunder take on the Knicks, it makes you think...what would the 15-13 Knicks look like right now if they kept Melo?

The Knicks were 31-51 last season. After 28 games last season, they had the same 15-13 record they have this year. They won their next game to go 16-13, and then the season took a turn for the worse. They fell below .500, had no winning streaks, and continued downard for the rest of the season.

The Knicks have already had three three-game winning streaks this season. Last year's team only had two three-game winning streaks all season. So essentially, after Saturday's game (the 29th of the season) was when the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks begun their tailspin in 2016-17. I wouldn't expect any downfall that drastic by this Knicks team. The records right now are similar. The teams? Not at all...

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Carmelo Anthony during Thunder media day.  (AP)
Carmelo Anthony during Thunder media day. (AP)

After waiving his no-trade-clause and accepting a deal that sent him to Oklahoma City, Carmelo Anthony is preparing to return to Madison Square Garden as a visiting player once again. 

Anthony spoke at length to Royce Young of ESPN about New York, the Knicks and his impending visit to the Garden. 

"How could I not miss New York?" Anthony said...

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Oct 19, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports (Mark D. Smith)
Oct 19, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports (Mark D. Smith)

In wake of Carmelo Anthony's return to Madison Square Garden for the first time, Kristaps Porzingis thinks the fans need to show him the respect and "love" he deserves. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to MSG on Saturday night, and the biggest storyline will be the former Knick in Anthony returning for the first time since he was traded this offseason. The Knicks are planning to a tribute for Anthony, who spent the past seven seasons in New York. 

Porzingis, who is questionable with a sore knee for the game, can't see any fans booing his former teammate...

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DNL: Porzingis injured again 00:02:30
The Daily News Live crew debates if the Knicks should rest Kristaps Porzingis more after he injured his knee in the Knicks' win on Thursday.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans before tip off of a game at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans before tip off of a game at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Former New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said he is excited to return to Madison Square Garden for Saturday's game between the Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder, but added he is taking a "business" approach to it.

"At the end of the day, it's business to me. But I'd be lying if I said I'm not ecstatic to be going back and playing there," Anthony said, according to Yahoo! Sports' Michael Lee. "Like I said, I got a different feeling with New York. A different relationship, different bond with the city, with the fans, with the people. It's a little bit special for me."

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New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)  (Aaron Gash/AP)
New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) (Aaron Gash/AP)

The Knicks did something in Brooklyn that they've done just once before this season: win a game on the road.

But much of the feel-good that should have come from a 111-104 victory against the Nets evaporated when Kristaps Porzingis left the game in the third quarter with a non-contact left knee injury. Before exiting, Porzingis had 13 points and 4 assists in 18 minutes. 

Courtney Lee rose to the occasion with a team-high 27 points, while Michael Beasley added 15 points off the bench. Frank Ntilikina played 27 minutes, including the entire fourth quarter, and was a team-high plus-14.

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

Tim Hardaway Jr. has been out for just under two weeks with a "stress injury" in his leg with little more information than that. On Thursday, he spoke publically about the injury for the first time, saying that he has no timetable to return. 

"This is serious," Hardaway Jr. said, via Marc Berman of the NY Post. "The goal is just to get better first. That's the goal. I'm not giving myself no deadline. I don't want to get to that point and be upset and down on myself. I don't want to give myself a set date on when I should return. I'll do what I can to get this right. When I'm confident and ready to go, then we'll see.''

The 25-year-old says he'll wait until he's 100 percent before returning, but if this was the post-season, he'd roll the dice. 

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The DNL panel discusses the success of the Knicks this season along with Frank Ntilikina and Michael Beasley's production.

The DNL panel discusses the success of the Knicks this season along with Frank Ntilikina and Michael Beasley's production.


Knicks moving in right direction 00:06:01
The DNL panel discusses the success of the Knicks this season along with Frank Ntilikina and Michael Beasley's production.

NEW YORK -- The overall picture shows some porous defensive numbers for the Brooklyn Nets. A closer look at recent results demonstrates some improvements, though.

Brooklyn's defense will face a stiff challenge trying to contain Kristaps Porzingis Thursday night when it hosts the New York Knicks.

Brooklyn is allowing 110.6 points per game, which ranks as among the worst in the league. The Nets are a middle of the pack team in opponent's field goal percentage at 45.3 percent and are above average at defending the 3-pointer at 35.6 percent.

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(Adam Hunger)

Knicks C Enes Kanter will continue to play through his injuries as the team has no plans to shut him down.

Kanter didn't play in the fourth quarter or overtime in Tuesday night's win against the Lakers due to back and hip issues. However, that won't stop him from playing against the Nets Thursday night in Brooklyn.

"Mentally I'm good, real good. We got a real good win yesterday, so have to keep playing like that. Physically, I'm getting there. I'm over 40-50 percent," Kanter told the NY Daily News' Peter Botte. "I remember the year I got traded to OKC, we lost the playoff spot by a half-game. So, I mean, every game, every possession counts. I'll get rest in the summertime."

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Michael Rapaport and Jon Hein discuss the atmosphere during the Knicks' overtime win over the Lakers at the Garden on Tuesday night.

 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Kristaps Porzingis lived up to his "Unicorn" moniker as he did something in Tuesday night's overtime win over the Laker no NBA player has ever done.

Porzingis became the first NBA player to have at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, and five 3-pointers made in a single game. And without that production, the Knicks may not have gotten past Lonzo Ball and the Lakers in a 113-109 thriller. It is performances like these that continue to thrill everyone watching the 22-year-old, including his head coach. 

"This is probably, hopefully the tip of the iceberg for him," head coach Jeff Hornacek told ESPN's Ian Begley. "This is only his third year in the league, [and] at 22 years old, to put up these numbers is something else...And again, he's going to get better and better every year too."

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK -- With all the hype surrounding Lonzo Ball and his family on Tuesday night in a nationally televised game at Madison Square Garden, it was easy to forget about the Knicks own soft-spoken rookie point guard, Frank Ntilikina.

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(Adam Hunger)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis, who scored 37 points in the Knicks' win over the Lakers on Tuesday, became the first player in NBA history to combine at least 35 points with 10 rebounds, five blocks, and five three-pointers in a game, according to Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders.

 

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks' win 00:01:39
The Knicks collectively give high praise for their rookie point guard, Frank Ntilikina, after his exceptional play down the stretch Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.

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GEICO SportsNite: Lonzo on MSG 00:00:38
Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball discusses his anticipation for playing in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

With Lonzo Ball and the Lakers coming to New York, Knicks C Enes Kanter couldn't help but to add his two cents about his father -- LaVar Ball. 

Kanter believes Lonzo has the skills and talent to be a great player, but he thinks his father puts too much pressure on him. 

"He has the potential to be a really good player. But I feel like his dad is putting too much pressure on him. That's why whoever plays against him just wants to kill him, just wants to beat him on that court, just because his dad is talking all that crazy stuff," Kanter told the Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "If he leaves him alone, I think it's going to better for the kid because it's not going to be that much pressure. That's why I feel like he just needs to leave him alone and play his game."..

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Dec 2, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) dribbles the ball around Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. The Nets won 98-93. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports  ( Adam Hunger)
Dec 2, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) dribbles the ball around Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. The Nets won 98-93. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)

Former Knicks C Amar'e Stoudemire will be the man to light a cermonial menorah at Madison Square Garden before Tuesday's contest against the Lakers, per NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy. 

Stoudemire, who has been highly connected with Judaism, says it is an honor to be able to kick off the first night of Hanukkah at MSG. 

"Lighting the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah is a privilege in any location but having the opportunity to do it at Madison Square Garden and with the Knicks during their first ever Hanukkah Night is special," Stoudemire said in a statement.

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New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)  (Aaron Gash/AP)
New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) (Aaron Gash/AP)

Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis doesn't want to hear anything about his team tanking. 

When fans see that their team is in a rebuilding stage, they want to see them tank to secure a top draft pick. However, this isn't the case for the Knicks accoring to their front office. General manager Scott Perry told the media on Saturday that there won't be any tanking for the Knicks as it looks to rebuild its franchise. 

Instead, Perry wants to see this team make the playoffs, and play in meaningful games. That is how he believes this team will mature and get better. 

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, Doug McDermott added 23 off the bench and the New York Knicks withstood a late push from the Atlanta Hawks for a 111-107 victory Sunday night.

One night after losing to the NBA-worst Chicago Bulls on the road, New York managed to hold off a fourth-quarter rally by the Hawks, who have the second-worst record in the league.

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After a surprising loss to the NBA-worst Bulls Saturday night, head coach Jeff Hornacek couldn't hold in his frustration after the game. 

The Knicks made a late run at the end of the game to tie things at 102. But SG Kris Dunn sealed the deal at the free throw line with 2.4 seconds left following a Courtney Lee foul. The loss continued the Knicks woes on the road, and with the Bulls facing travel difficulties, it comes as even more of a shocker. 

Despite the late rally, Hornacek didn't like the effort from his team whatsoever. 

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Nov 17, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (right) and forward Kristaps Porzingis (left) look on from the bench during a break in the action against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Nov 17, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (right) and forward Kristaps Porzingis (left) look on from the bench during a break in the action against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

After a gut-wrenching 104-102 loss to the NBA-worst Bulls, things may have gotten worse for the Knicks.

Enes Kanter was seen limping around after the game, via Laura Albanese of Newsday. Kanter is optimistic about his chances of playing on Sunday against the Hawks, though. 

Kanter played 28 minutes against the Bulls, scoring ten points on 4-11 shooting. He also had a team-high 11 rebounds.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots on a technical during the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots on a technical during the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks travel to Chicago and lose to NBA's last-place Bulls 104-102. The Knicks were down ten with under two minutes left and battled back to tie the game with eight seconds left, but lose to a pair of Kris Dunn free throws.

Kristaps Porzingis scores 23 and Courtney Lee adds 14 points. << Box score

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Nov 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) waits to check into the game against the Portland Trailblazers during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) waits to check into the game against the Portland Trailblazers during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Knicks will be without Joakim Noah against his former team tonight as he's been officially listed as inactive. 

According to Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald, Noah is "disappointed" and "wanted to play, even if it was just garbage time."

Noah spent the first nine years of his NBA career with the Bulls before joining the Knicks prior to last season. 

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New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The new mindset around the NBA has been to either contend for a championship or bottom out for a top draft pick-- with no in between. But Knicks' general manager Scott Perry doesn't quite see it that way.

The Knicks have surprisingly jumped to a 12-12 record to start the season when many figured they might tank. 

"I think it's very important if you're playing meaningful basketball late in the season because of the culture you're trying to build here," Perry said, via Marc Berman of the NY Post. "I'll also say wherever we wind up in the draft, whether on the playoff side or lottery side, I have extreme confidence in the scouting and front-office staff we're going to add some talented players to the mix here."

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Dec 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) drives against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) drives against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

CHICAGO -- After 10 consecutive losses, the Chicago Bulls finally found a way to finish off a victory. Whether they can return on short rest to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season now becomes the question.

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Nov 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) waits to check into the game against the Portland Trailblazers during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) waits to check into the game against the Portland Trailblazers during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Knicks C Joakim Noah will play a role on the Knicks moving forward and the team does not plan to buy out his contract, GM Scott Perry told the New York Post

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Knicks' expectations rising? 00:02:37
The Daily News Live crew breaks down the Knicks' expectations going forward this season and discusses the team's strong start to the season.

The Daily News Live crew breaks down the Knicks' expectations going forward this season and discusses the team's strong start to the season.


 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks F Lance Thomas may not dazzle on the scoreboard, but the co-captain of the Knicks leads the way with his defense. 

A Knicks player revealed to the NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy that Thomas and SG Courtney Lee were named co-captains of the Knicks. Though Thomas may not be a top scorer on the team, he leads by example on the defensive front. Being in a captain's role is a big responsibilty, but one that Thomas likes to be in. 

"A lot of responsibility comes with it. You have to practice what you preach," he said. "I have the guys' respect because I do that. I tell guys the truth and I live in the uncomfortable. I'm not afraid to call a teammate out or push for them to be better. I'm not a guy who has a comfort zone. Some guys aren't vocal, I'm all of those things and that's something I take pride in with this team. And I'm honored."

Tags: Courtney Lee, Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Nov 24, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) talks to forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Nov 24, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) talks to forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Kristaps Porzingis assured everyone that the Knicks will find a way to win without Tim Hardaway Jr. in the lineup. 

Porzingis was back in the lineup himself last night as he returned from an ankle injury. He notched 18 points to help the team break their losing skid in a 99-88 win over the Grizzlies. 

The Knicks are happy their star forward is back on the court, but it is still unclear when their second-leading starter in Hardaway will return. Porzingis says no matter the case, the team will find ways to win with an easy next few games...

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Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter discuss how the Knicks were able to dominate in the second half as they beat the Grizzlies, 99-88.

NEW YORK (AP) Courtney Lee scored 24 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 18 after a slow start in his return to the lineup, and the New York Knicks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-88 on Wednesday night.

Moving from forward back to shooting guard in Tim Hardaway Jr.'s absence, Lee fell just shy of his season high and was the catalyst in a big run to open the second half that largely determined the game. >> Read more

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is helped off the court after turning an ankle against the Miami Heat during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Julie Jacobson/AP)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is helped off the court after turning an ankle against the Miami Heat during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis will suit up and play in Wednesday night's game against the Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden.

Porzingis (ankle) had missed Sunday's 105-100 loss to the Magic after spraning his ankle during a win against the Heat last week. He has also been dealing with an undisclosed illness. 

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Nov 29, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (14) dunks the ball against the Miami Heat during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 29, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (14) dunks the ball against the Miami Heat during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks might be about to get back the services of one of their prized possessions on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in a matchup with the suddenly spirited Memphis Grizzlies.

However, they got some disappointing news on one of their other top players.

The team announced on Tuesday that star power forward Kristaps Porzingis was probable to return on Wednesday after missing two-plus games with a sprained ankle sustained Nov. 29 in a 115-86 win over the Miami Heat.

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Feb 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan (center) watches during the fourth quarter between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan (center) watches during the fourth quarter between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

A lawsuit alleges that Knicks owner James Dolan knew that former Weinstein Company head Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator.

Weinstein, who founded The Weinstein Company in 2005 and was previously head of Miramax, was fired in October after allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape from over a dozen women.

Dolan was a director of the Weinstein Company for roughly a year from 2015 to 2016.

According to the lawsuit, as reported in the NY Daily News, Dolan "knew of Weinstein's pattern and practice of predatory sexual conduct toward women from his personal relationship with Weinstein and his position as a director of TWC." 

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Nov 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is congratulated by center Enes Kanter (00) after scoring in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Nov 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is congratulated by center Enes Kanter (00) after scoring in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Jake Brown | Twitter | The Knicks are 11-12 and past the quarter mark of the season. This team has had some highs and lately they have had some lows. In some aspects, they have been better than people expected, and in others, they have underachieved.

I said before the season that this would be somewhere around the fifth-worst team in the NBA. Clearly, I was wrong. The Knicks are better than that. However, a problem that will likely remain with them for the whole season is health.

It's alarming that this team still has 59 games to play and that they already cannot stay healthy. Only two players on the roster have played in all 23 games: Courtney Lee and Doug McDermott. That means only one starter (Lee) has played in every game this season. Their best player, Kristaps Porzingis, has already missed four games, and has had multiple different injuries and illnesses...and it's not even Christmas yet...

Tags: Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Jake Brown
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(Brad Penner)

Knicks owner James Dolan was originally interested in hiring Jerry West to replace Phil Jackson as Knicks president, reports Sporting News, citing sources.

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(Adam Hunger)

Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. (stress injury to his lower left leg) has started a treatment and rehab program and will be reevaluated in two weeks, the team said on Tuesday.

Hardaway's time away from the game is up in the air, the NY Post's Marc Berman explained earlier Tuesday.

A stress injury, according to Northwestern Univeristy orthopedist Dr. Wellington Hsu, could keep Hardaway out from two weeks to two months depending on its severity. Hsu explains that the two types of stress injuries -- a stress reaction and a stress fracture -- will determine how long he stays out. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter prepares to shoot the ball around Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter prepares to shoot the ball around Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead seven Indiana players in double figures as the Pacers routed the short-handed New York Knicks 115-97 on Monday night.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo added 16 for the Pacers (13-11), who led by 26 at half and 95-65 after three quarters

The Knicks (11-12) were without leading scorers Kristaps Porzingis (25.8 ppg) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (17.8 ppg) for a second consecutive loss. Porzingis is dealing with a sprained right ankle and illness and Hardaway has a lower left leg injury.

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New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley walks past Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley walks past Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks will be short-handed again Monday night.

The question is whether the Indiana Pacers (12-11) be able to take advantage when they host the Knicks (11-11).

New York played without its two top scorers, Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., in a 105-100 loss to the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday.

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(Brett Davis)

The Knicks' top two scorers -- F Kristaps Porzingis and SG Tim Hardaway Jr. -- are out for Monday's game against the Pacers, per ESPN's Ian Begley

The two Knicks starter didn't see the floor in Sunday night's 105-100 loss to the Magic, and the team didn't include them in their travel plans to Indiana either as they nurse their injuries. Porzingis has a right ankle sprain he suffered during the team's win over the Heat last week as well as an undisclosed illness. He did test his ankle before the game, but the team determined he wasn't ready to get out on the floor. 

X-rays and an MRI have shown no structural damage to Porzingis' ankle, but he wasn't on the floor at practice for the two days before Sunday's game. He did say, however, that the swelling in the ankle had decreased since the initial sprain.

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(Adam Hunger)

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and forward Kristaps Porzingis will not travel with the team for Monday's road game against the Indiana Pacers, the team announced.

Hardaway has been dealing with a stress injury to his lower left leg, and head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters Hardaway will undergo tests on his shin, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

Hornacek added that Hardaway's current leg injury is unrelated to the plantar fasciitis he dealt with in November.

Porzingis also will not travel with the team after he sprained his right ankle in Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat.

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Jeff Hornacek, Jarrett Jack and Enes Kanter discuss dropping a close game to the Magic and losing their star guard, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Nikola Vucevic scored 34 points - eight straight in a decisive 10-0 fourth-quarter run - and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 105-100 on Sunday.

With the score tied at 85 midway through the fourth quarter, Vucevic made a short basket, a three-point play and a 3-point shot in succession to give the Magic the lead for good.

Evan Fournier had 20 points, Jonathon Simmons added 16, and Elfrid Payton had 15 for Orlando.

Michael Beasley, who replaced the injured Kristaps Porzingis in the starting lineup, led the Knicks with 21 points. Courtney Lee had 19, and Enes Kanter added 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Tags: Courtney Lee, Kristaps Porzingis, Orlando Magic, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Nov 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives against Portland Trailblazers power forward Noah Vonleh (21) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives against Portland Trailblazers power forward Noah Vonleh (21) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK -- Two days after allowing three Golden State Warriors to score 20-plus points in a 21-point loss, the Orlando Magic travel to New York on Sunday afternoon to face a Knicks team that could be missing its most dangerous weapon.

Kristaps Porzingis' status remains in doubt for the Knicks' tilt with the Magic, whose big loss to the Warriors followed one of their best wins of the season, a 121-108 victory against Oklahoma City that snapped a nine-game losing streak.

Porzingis sprained his right ankle less than three minutes into the Knicks' 115-86 home win versus the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, and he told reporters on Friday that swelling remained.

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Charlotte Hornets assistant head coach Patrick Ewing waves to the crowd during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Charlotte Hornets assistant head coach Patrick Ewing waves to the crowd during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing shared a near-telepathic with former trainer Timmy Walsh, and the latter told Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News some great Ewing tales.

"He was very aware of people who didn't wash their hands," Walsh said. "Patrick knew from two rooms away if someone went to the bathroom and didn't wash their hands. He knew it. And Patrick was not touching that person all night. Two hours later, in the middle of the game, if that guy just hit the game-winning shot, he was fist-bumping him instead of shaking his hand. He wasn't touching the guy..."

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