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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Courtney Lee addresses the media during the New York Knicks Media Day. (Andy Marlin - USA Today)
Courtney Lee addresses the media during the New York Knicks Media Day. (Andy Marlin - USA Today)

The NBA has fined the Wizards $15,000 and assistant coach Sidney Lowe $5,000 for stepping on the court and distracting Knicks guard Courtney Lee on the final possession of Thursday's game, the league announced. 

Earlier on Friday, the league ruled that Lowe should've been given a technical foul for standing too close to Lee during the play. 

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(Frank Gunn)

Carmelo Anthony told Newsday he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if the Knicks asked him to.

"I think it will be more on the front office," Anthony said earlier this week. "I have the power, but still I would talk to them. We would be in communication if they feel like they want to go in a different direction, they want to start rebuilding for the future. If they tell me they want to scrap this whole thing, yeah, I have to consider it."

Newsday did not specify which day Anthony made the above comments, so it's not known whether they came before or after his meeting with Knicks president Phil Jackson, which took place on Tuesday.

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(Jeff Hanisch)

Kristaps Porzingis had 15 points and five rebounds in 29 minutes in his return during Thursday night's 113-110 loss to the Wizards at Madison Square Garden.

Porzingis, who has been dealing with an Achilles injury, was seeing his first game action since Jan. 11.

He received results of an MRI on Thursday, which revealed no structural damage in the Achilles.

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How long can Phil stay silent? 00:04:53
The Daily News Live discusses Phil Jackson's silence as the Knicks' struggles continue and if Melo can continue to play through the drama.

Knicks president Phil Jackson continued to avoid talking to the media about forward Carmelo Anthony and his role with the team, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy.

Jackson did not stop and talk with a group of reporters who approached him in front of his Madison Square Garden office on Thursday, instead making small talk about the weather and the inauguration.

Anthony and Jackson met earlier this week to discuss Anthony's future with the franchise after a former Jackson associate, Charley Rosen, wrote that Anthony "outlived his usefulness in New York."

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks' loss 00:01:53
Eamon McAnaney reports from the Garden where the Knicks fell short once again in the final minutes of a 113-110 loss to the Wizards.

Carmelo Anthony scored a Knicks-record 25 points in the second quarter, but was held to nine points the rest of the game as the Knicks lost to the Wizards 113-110 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during a break in action against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during a break in action against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)

The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, who learned before the game he would not be starting in the All-Star Game, scored a team-record 25 points in the second quarter against the Wizards Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

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New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) passes the ball during a 116-101 loss to Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Dan Hamilton)
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) passes the ball during a 116-101 loss to Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Dan Hamilton)

The Knicks (19-24) will take on the Washington Wizards (22-19) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

According to STATS:

  • Washington has won 10 of its last 11 meetings overall with the Knicks, including five in a row in New York. It is the Wizards' longest road win streak all-time against the Knicks.
  • Washington won its third straight game last night at home versus the Grizzlies, 104-101. It's the fourth time this season the Wizards have had a win streak reach three games, but they have yet to win four in a row.
  • New York won yesterday in Boston, 117-106 -- just the second win by the Knicks in their last 11 road games. The Knicks shot 50.5 percent from the field in the win, their highest in any game since November 6 (50.6 percent vs. Utah).
  • Derrick Rose tied a season high with 30 points last night, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks. It was just his second career game with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds, with the other coming during his 2010-11 MVP season with the Bulls (Nov. 24, 2010 at Phoenix).
  • John Wall has recorded at least 20 points and 10 assists in 10 games this season, third most in the NBA (James Harden, 30; Russell Westbrook, 23). The Wizards are 8-2 in those 10 games, with wins in the last eight.
  • Marcin Gortat ranks ninth in the NBA with 11.6 rebounds per game. That would be the highest rebounding average in a season by a Wizards player since Jeff Ruland in 1983-84 (12.3).

© 2017 by STATS.

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks at the conclusion of the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. (Jerry Lai)
NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks at the conclusion of the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. (Jerry Lai)

The NBA and NBA Players Association have signed a new collective bargaining agreement, it was announced in a joint statement on Thursday.

The deal takes effect July 1 and runs through the 2023-24 season. The league and the players agreed to the new CBA in December.

The new agreement keeps the basketball-related income split of 49-51 and slight changes in the salary cap and luxury-tax rules. 

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Latest Update (Jan. 19)

6:00PM: An MRI confirmed no structural damage to the left Achillies of F Kristaps Porzingisthe Knicks announced Thursday evening.

Porzingis will be available for tonight's game.

Joakim Noah's MRI confirmed a sprained left ankle, and the center will not suit up for tonight's game.

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Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton discuss the future of Carmelo Anthony -- the remaining years on his deal and his desire to stay in NYC. Later, Ant and Moke get into the Knicks' win over Boston and Courtney Lee's Dumb & Dumber post on Instagram...

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How long can Phil stay silent? 00:04:53
The Daily News Live discusses Phil Jackson's silence as the Knicks' struggles continue and if Melo can continue to play through the drama.

NEW YORK -- Now that the distraction surrounding Carmelo Anthony is over, at least for the near future, the New York Knicks can focus on making a run in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Fresh off their 117-106 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the Knicks (19-24) are right back at it on Thursday when they host the Washington Wizards.

Derrick Rose matched his season high with 30 points against the Celtics, leading a New York team that was without Kristaps Porzingis, Joakim Noah and Lance Thomas.

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With the injured Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah out, Derrick Rose scored 30 points during Wednesday night's 117-106 win over the Celtics.

Rose added 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and two steals.

"Teammates were giving me the ball and wanted me to take the shots and told me to be aggressive and they called by number," Rose said, according to the NY Post. "We didn't fuss while we were on the floor. We've been talking about playing this way the last 10 to 15 games. There's been ups and downs, mostly downs. Hopefully a win like this can spark something."

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks win 00:00:51
Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Hornacek discuss the Knicks' 117-106 win over the Celtics on the road.

Derrick Rose matched his season high with 30 points, and the slumping New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 117-106 on Wednesday night.

New York played without injured starters Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez each scored 17 points to help make up for their absence. It was just the third win in 14 games for the Knicks. >> Read more 

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Jan 11, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) and center Kyle O'Quinn (M) react after guard Courtney Lee (5) scores against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 11, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) and center Kyle O'Quinn (M) react after guard Courtney Lee (5) scores against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks take on the Celtics in Boston at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

According to STATS...

  • Boston has won four straight and eight of its last nine games against New York dating back to February 3, 2015. In those games, the Celtics are scoring 14.3 fast break points per game while holding the Knicks to 6.6 per game.
  • The Knicks are shooting only 52.4 percent from the paint this season, the lowest mark in the Eastern Conference.
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Ongoing tensions with the Knicks 00:05:55
Jon Hein and Sal Licata discuss the ongoing tensions between Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson.

Carmelo Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, told Phil Jackson on Tuesday that he wants to remain a Knick

If Anthony changes his mind, the Celtics could be a logical fit, surmises Marc Berman in the NY Post.

Berman notes that the Clippers, who would be high on Anthony's list, would not be willing to deal Blake Griffin or worthwhile draft picks in exchange for Anthony.

The Celtics could be a different story, though. Writes Berman...

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Melo and Phil meet over future 00:04:10
Carmelo Anthony met in private with Phil Jackson and reportedly had a contentious discussion about his future with the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony said his meeting Tuesday with Phil Jackson -- when he reiterated his desire to remain a Knick -- was short.

"The conversation wasn't that long, we didn't break bread, we didn't have an hour conversation," Anthony said Wednesday, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News. "It was a short conversation."

"I'm committed," Anthony added. "I don't think I have to prove that to anybody. I don't think I have to keep saying that," he said. "I don't think people have to keep talking about it. I think people know that, people see that. And right now, my focus is playing basketball and staying with these guys. Because a lot of these guys never dealt with this kind of stuff before. Especially being in a market like New York."

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(Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

Carmelo Anthony may have reiterated an interest to remain in New York during his conversation with Phil Jackson, but do the Knicks still want him in town? Based on previous failures, his time may be ticking in New York.

In his one-on-one meeting with the Knicks' star, Jackson likely attempted to distance himself from the harsh criticism his friend and confidant Charley Rosen recently wrote in an online column. But Jackson himself has been critical of Anthony. 

This sitdown could have proven to be an opportunity for the two to really get to the bottom of New York's problems, pinpointing how Anthony -- obviously an integral part of this team's performance -- is at the center of such struggles...

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New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis controls the ball against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis controls the ball against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The Knicks could bench Joakim Noah and shift Kristaps Porzingis to center to start in Noah's place, head coach Jeff Hornacek suggested.

"We're going to look over that," Hornacek said after Monday's loss to the Hawks, according to the NY Daily News. "Maybe mix it up a little bit more."

Noah had seven points and 17 rebounds during Monday's loss.

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New York Knicks center Marshall Plumlee (40) during a game at Target Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn)
New York Knicks center Marshall Plumlee (40) during a game at Target Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

C Marshall Plumlee has been recalled from the Westchester Knicks, the team announced on Wednesday.

In 24 games in the D-League this year, Plumlee is averaging 12.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 32.4 minutes per game.

Plumlee has appeared in three games for the Knicks this season, averaging 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.0 minutes. 


New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during a break in action against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during a break in action against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

The Knicks are still losers of 11 out of their last 13 games, but they've broken the seal on the new year with 2 wins in 2017. There's a long way to go and New York has to make a run rather quickly if they want to prove they can compete before decisions need to be made.

Will this team become a seller closer to the trading deadline? Will they start to explore trades for Carmelo Anthony and their other long-term contracts in the coming weeks and into the offseason? This all remains to be seen.
 
There's an overcast of uncertainty surrounding this team, but head coach Jeff Hornacek's bold move against the Atlanta Hawks worked wonders. Ron Baker and Mindaugas Kuzminskas both provided tremendous energy. As Courtney Lee moved to the bench and the duo found success, it was a message to other starters (or key members of the rotation) that they could be next if they're not performing. 
 
Let's take a look at some of the other more pressing issues facing the Knicks..

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Derrick Rose had 18 points on 8 of 16 shooting during the Knicks' 108-107 loss to the Hawks on Monday.

He added nine assists and four rebounds, but turned the ball over six times and missed a potential game-winning shot close to the buzzer.

Rose, who recently asked head coach Jeff Hornacek to be harder on the team regarding their defensive effort, also struggled on defense a bit -- including in the final minutes.

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(Adam Hunger (USA Today))

Knicks G Courtney Lee said pictures he posted on Instagram after getting benched weren't a reference to his bosses.

Lee, who was removed from the starting lineup in favor of Ron Baker for the Knicks' 108-107 loss on Monday, posted on Instagram without a caption before deleting it.

"Posted a pic of dumb n dumber cuz that was my mood, no jab at no1," Lee later wrote. "It's dumb that we have a talented team and we're in position to win games n keep losing by 1 possession. We'll figure it out collectively as a team but that was my mood after the game. Has nothing to with any change, rotation, system, players, coaches, so let that be clear. In other news Happy MLK day."

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Drama-plagued Knicks 00:03:42
Stefan Bondy joins DNL to discuss Melo's no-trade clause and Derrick Rose's relationship with Jeff Hornacek.

Stefan Bondy joins DNL to discuss Carmelo Anthony's no-trade clause and Derrick Rose's relationship with head coach Jeff Hornacek...

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(Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

Forward Carmelo Anthony reiterated his desire to remain a New York Knick one day after he addressed the rumor that team president Phil Jackson might not want him to be a Knick anymore.

Asked how "much" Anthony wanted to remain a Knick, he told the New York Daily News' Daniel Popper, "I've proven that over the years, day in and day out. Regardless of what's going on that's surrounding this team, any talk, anything, I've still showed that me being here, coming to work every day, being a professional. … I still remain positive about that. So I don't think I have to prove that to anybody."

Anthony's comments come one day after he spoke about the idea that he "outlived his usefulness in New York," which former Jackson associate Charley Rosen wrote on FanRag Sports a few days ago.

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks fall 00:01:26
Carmelo Anthony, Jeff Hornacek, Courtney Lee and Derrick Rose discuss missed opportunities after losing to the Atlanta Hawks.

Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points on 10-16 shooting, but it was not enough as the Knicks lost to the Atlanta Hawks 108-107 in a Martin Luther King Day matinee at Madison Square Garden Monday.

Derrick Rose added 18 points and nine assists, but missed a lay-up that would have given the Knicks the lead in the final seconds of the game. Anthony secured the rebound and had an opportunity to win the game for New York, but missed an open-look before the final buzzer.

Hawks PG Dennis Schroeder finished the game with a team-high 28 points on 13-16 shooting, while Tim Hardaway Jr. dropped 20 points on his former team.

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Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose look on to the action at Madison Square Garden.  (USA Today)
Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose look on to the action at Madison Square Garden. (USA Today)

Derrick Rose approached Jeff Hornacek after practice Saturday to encourage the head coach to be harder on his team regarding their defensive effort. When Rose made news of this meeting public, Hornacek was defensive in the nature of the conversation between the two, according to Marc Berman of the NY Post.

"We try to talk to them after practice," Hornacek said in regards to talking to his players following practice. "What they see? It's just talk. We're not 36-4. There's always things we can talk about it. It's good to hear what they're thinking. Nothing but after-practice talk."

Saturday's talk did little to improve the team's defense Sunday against the Raptors when the Knicks were blown out, 116-101.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony addressed the idea that team president Phil Jackson might not want him on the Knicks anymore by saying "that's a conversation we should have," according to the New York Daily News' Frank Isola.

Anthony spoke of that rumor after Sunday's 116-101 loss to the Toronto Raptors, but also reiterated his desire to continue to play in New York and his unwillingness to waive his no-trade clause.

"If they feel like my time in New York is over I guess that's a conversation we should have," said Anthony, who is in the third year of a five-year, $124 million contract.

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Jan 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn (9) react differently after a Toronto basket in the third quarter at Air Canada Centre. (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn (9) react differently after a Toronto basket in the third quarter at Air Canada Centre. (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

TORONTO (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Norman Powell added 21 and the Toronto Raptors used a dominant third quarter to beat the New York Knicks 116-101 on Sunday.

DeRozan also had five rebounds and five assists before coming out late in the third quarter. Toronto outscored New York 27-8 in the third to take a 96-62 lead.

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New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Lance Thomas has an orbital bone fracture and is dealing with concussion-like symptoms after taking an elbow to the face in Sunday's loss to the Raptors, the team announced. 

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The Knicks take on the Raptors in Toronto on Sunday at 3 p.m. 

According to STATS...

  • The Raptors defeated the Knicks 118-107 in Toronto on November 12. It was Toronto's fourth consecutive victory in this series, which is tied for its second-longest win streak against the Knicks (6, February 15, 2000-March 4, 2001).
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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis reacts in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis reacts in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas)

Latest Update

Kristaps Porzigis will miss Sunday's game at Toronto because of a sore Achilles in his left foot, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Hornacek also said the team will evaluate Porzingis when the Knicks get back to New York to see if he'll be able to play Monday. 

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(Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

Following Wednesday's loss to the 76ers at the buzzer, Carmelo Anthony was so displeased that he went on a rant in the locker room, a source told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. 

According to Isola, Anthony yelled at his teammates because he was mad not only about the loss as a whole, but that he did not touch the ball on the Knicks' final possession. On that possession, Kristaps Porzingis shot an air ball from the corner. 

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Derrick Rose's agent acknowledged his client should have contacted the Knicks before missing Monday's loss to New Orleans. But BJ Armstrong noted Rose's desire for privacy, implying it may have played a role in Rose's thinking.

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New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis controls the ball against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis controls the ball against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Joakim Noah appears to be turning a corner with the Knicks.

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Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV

Kyle O'Quinn was part of Phil Jackson's first wave of free agent signings in the summer of 2015, signing a four year deal worth $16 million.

Having not averaged more than 18 minutes per game in his first three seasons with the Magic, this acquisition was all about O'Quinn's potential. He wasn't considered overpaid, but the deal signed included some risk, as it required somewhat of a long-term investment.

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Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are back with another edition of TheKnicksBlog Podcast. Today, the guys discuss Derrick Rose's absence, the team's terrible loss in Philly, and Carmelo Anthony's lack of hustle.

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Bulls G Dwyane Wade doesn't think Knicks F Carmelo Anthony would waive his no-trade clause.

"He loves it here," Wade said Thursday regarding Anthony and New York, according to the NY Daily News. "He loves being here. His family loves it here. And he wants to win here. He's going to be here as long as they want him here -- win, lose or draw."

TNT NBA analyst Brent Barry said earlier this week that if Anthony's main goal is winning, he should request a trade.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during a break in action in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger (USA Today))
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during a break in action in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger (USA Today))

New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek is unsure when forward Krisaps Porzingis will return afer his Achilles injury "flared up again," causing him to miss Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy.

Porzingis has missed four games over the past two weeks with an Achilles injury. An MRI did not reveal any structural damage, and Hornacek believes it cannot be ruptured by playing on it, however rest is crucial in the recovery process, Bondy writes.

"Trainers will continue to look at it," Hornacek said after the Knicks' 104-89 win on Thursday. "Somehow if it ends up being off and on, that's not great for us. If he comes out there and says I can play tonight, we're not going to say no necessarily. We got to trust the players because we can't really have that feeling of what it's like in his Achilles. So he's got to be honest with his assessment if he can play or not. We'll kind of work with the trainers and look at it that way and make decisions."

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks win 00:01:27
Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah discuss the relief of winning and staying motivated moving forward.

Bouncing back from a tough loss in Philadelphia Wednesday, the Knicks defeated the Bulls 104-89 Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

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Stefan Bondy on Knicks skid 00:04:52
Stefan Bondy joins DNL to talk Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks most recent meltdown against the 76ers.

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis reacts in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis reacts in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas)

Kristaps Porzingis will miss the Knicks' game against the Bulls Thursday with a sore Achilles.

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(Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks G Derrick Rose is expected to seek a max contract when he becomes a free agent after the season, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.

A max deal for Rose would be worth roughly $150 million over five years.

Rose ,28, was acquired from the Bulls along with Justin Holiday last June in a deal that sent Robin LopezJose Calderon, and Jerian Grant to Chicago.

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New York Knicks forward Maurice Daly Ndour (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Maurice Daly Ndour (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

The Knicks have recalled Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee from their D-League affiliate in Westchester, the team announced.

Both players had been assigned to Westchester on Tuesday.

Ndour, 24, is averaging 14 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the D-League.

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GEICO SportsNite: Isola, Rooks 00:02:32
Frank Isola and Taylor Rooks break down the Knicks' frustrating buzzer-beater loss to the 76ers.

The Knicks blew a 10-point lead in the final two minutes against the 76ers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, losing on a buzzer-beater.

It was their ninth loss in their last 10 games.

"Definitely embarrassing the way we're losing games,'' Courtney Lee said, according to the NY Post. "There's no excuses. It's just us. This s-t is definitely embarrassing. We have to find consistency in everything -- soon. It's got to be defense first. We got to change our mentality."

Derrick Rose -- in his first game back after going AWOL -- had 25 points, with Carmelo Anthony scoring 28.

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:01:43
Carmelo Anthony and others express their disappointment following the Knicks' 98-97 loss to the subpar Philadelphia 76ers.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- T.J. McConnell hit a baseline jumper at the buzzer to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 98-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Joel Embiid had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points to help the Sixers rally from a 17-point deficit.

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Dec 23, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. The Hornets defeated the Bulls 103-91. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 23, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. The Hornets defeated the Bulls 103-91. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Guard Jimmy Butler and forward Nikola Mirotic will both miss Thursday's game against the Knicks with an illness, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

Both missed Tuesday night's game against the Wizards with the illness. Butler, who has remained in Chicago, will be joined by Mirotic, according to Johnson. 

Butler, in his fifth season in the league, is averaging 25 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game in 2016-17. Mirotic, in 13.26 minutes a contest, has averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. 

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Derrick Rose talks absence 00:02:36
New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose meets the media to explain why he left the team prior to Monday's loss against the Pelicans.

Knicks G Derrick Rose will return to the lineup Wednesday night against the 76ers, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

Rose returned to practice Tuesday, one day after an unexcused absence from Monday's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Hornacek, who said the Knicks fined Rose for leaving the team, said the fine was "hefty" and a big enough punishment for the guard and he will not be suspended. 

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Rose's proper head space 00:03:44
Knicks Insider Frank Isola attempts to figure out Derrick Rose's place with the Knicks.

Dec 31, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (91) shoots a three-point shot against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports (Erik Williams)
Dec 31, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (91) shoots a three-point shot against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports (Erik Williams)

New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas is feeling better and should be good to play in Wednesday night's game against the 76ers, head coach Jeff Hornacek said. 

Kuzminskas missed Monday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with an illness.

He has averaged 5.2 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game in 31 appearances this season.

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