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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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(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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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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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."

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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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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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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...

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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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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.

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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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(Adam Hunger)

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks hope their recent success against the New York Knicks can carry over to this rebuilding year and help them end a three-game losing streak.

Atlanta (3-15) hosts New York (10-7) on Friday at Philips Arena, the first of three meetings between the clubs this season.

The Hawks won their last three meetings with the Knicks and went 3-1 against them last season. This will be the only game between the two clubs in Atlanta, with the other two meetings scheduled for Madison Square Garden.

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. reacts during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. reacts during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 of his career-high 38 points during New York's crucial 28-0 third-quarter run in Wednesday's 108-100 win over the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks turned a 62-52 deficit into an 80-62 lead late in the third thanks to a game-changing run that included seven points from Enes Kanter, seven from Courtney Lee and just two from Kristaps Porzingis, who scored 22 points and brought down 12 rebounds in the game.

New York made 10 of 16 field goals in the 8-minute, 24-second stretch, including a Hardaway layup on a Kanter assist that capped the run and gave the Knicks an 18-point lead.

 

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Jeff Hornacek, Kristaps Porzingis, and, Tim Hardaway Jr. discuss the Knicks' come-from-behind win over the Raptors on Wednesday night.

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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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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(Adam Hunger)

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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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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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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(Adam Hunger)

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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(Adam Hunger)

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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(John E. Sokolowski)

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.

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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.

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(Brad Penner)

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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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

With Kristaps Porzingis on the bench with a bad elbow and ankle Wednesday night, the Knicks couldn't muster a win on the road against the Magic. 

It would have had to be another comeback win for the Knicks, but they didn't have their go-to player on the floor to lead the way. Tim Hardaway Jr. put a team-high 26 points on the board. However, it was to no avail as the Magic finished the Knicks off in the fourth quarter, 112-99, to hand them their fifth loss of the season. 

Hardaway had to admit after the game that it was hard without Porzingis on the floor. 

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Nov 8, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with center Enes Kanter (00), forward Michael Beasley (8), guard Jarrett Jack (55) and guard Courtney Lee (5) (Kim Klement)
Nov 8, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with center Enes Kanter (00), forward Michael Beasley (8), guard Jarrett Jack (55) and guard Courtney Lee (5) (Kim Klement)

ORLANDO, Fla. - Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and Evan Fournier added 23 to help the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 112-99 on Wednesday night.

Jonathon Simmons scored 15 of his 16 points in the second half. He had 11 straight points early in the fourth quarter to push the Magic's lead back to double figures.

With Kristaps Porzingis out, Tim Hardaway, Jr. was the Knicks' only consistent scoring threat, and had 26 points. >> Read more

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Nov 8, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with center Enes Kanter (00), forward Michael Beasley (8), guard Jarrett Jack (55) and guard Courtney Lee (5) against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 8, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with center Enes Kanter (00), forward Michael Beasley (8), guard Jarrett Jack (55) and guard Courtney Lee (5) against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

ORLANDO, Fla. - Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and Evan Fournier added 23 to help the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 112-99 on Wednesday night.

Jonathon Simmons scored 15 of his 16 points in the second half. He had 11 straight points early in the fourth quarter to push the Magic's lead back to double figures.

With Kristaps Porzingis out, Tim Hardaway, Jr. was the Knicks' only consistent scoring threat, and had 26 points. >> Read more

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner jump for the opening tip in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner jump for the opening tip in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 40 points and Frank Ntilikina hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter as the Knicks rallied from 19 points down in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 108-101 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.


Porzingis made 15 of 24 shots and recorded eight rebound and six blocks, as the Knicks won for the fifth time in their last six games.

Porzingis converted on a three-point play with 3:26 remaining to give New York a 97-96 lead, its first since the first quarter, but Indiana's Darren Collison responded with a 3-pointer. Porzingis answered with a 19-foot jumper with 2:14 remaining to tie the game, and on the Knicks' next possession, the rookie Ntilikina hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the left wing to give New York a 102-99 lead.

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(Noah K. Murray)

Kristaps Porzingis came one point shy of his career and season high as he finished with 37 points in the Knicks' 120-107 win over the Suns. 


Porzingis shot 13-for-22 from the field as well as 10-for-13 from the charity stripe. He also added five rebounds and three blocks on the night.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting while Enes Kanter had 16 points and led the team with 16 rebounds. 

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Jeff Hornacek, Kristaps Porzingis and Jarrett Jack plan to take tonight's loss to the Rockets as a learning experience.

Despite 23 points and seven rebounds from Tim Hardaway Jr., the New York Knicks' three-game winning streak came to an end with a 119-97 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.


Kristaps Porzingis added 19 points, snapping his streak of three straight games scoring 30 or more points. Enes Kanter was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and finished with 12 points and six rebounds.

James Harden led all scorers with 31 points and Ryan Anderson chipped in 21 for Houston, which had six players score in double figures. The Rockets took control with a 16-0 run in the second quarter, holding the Knicks scoreless for nearly five minutes, and led by as many as 29 points late in the third period.

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Oct 29, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Oct 29, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. came alive in the fourth quarter in Monday night's 116-110 win over the Nuggets. 

All of Hardaway's 13 points came in the fourth quarter, and though many were questioning why he wasn't finding the basket throughout the game, he pointed to teammate Kristaps Porzingis' rhythm and defense. 

"Just defending and focusing on the little things to keep us in it. Extra pass, rebounding. Boxing out. Getting 50-50 balls," Hardaway told The Post's Fred Kerber. "When you've got KP pouring in, if their big me aren't going to play defense on KP, which is ridiculous, I mean, why not keep feeding him the ball and let him go to work and do what he wants to do?"

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Kristaps Porzingis talks about his career-high 38 points after the Knicks defeated the Nuggets for their third straight win.

Kristaps Porzingis scored at least 30 points for the fifth time this season to lead the New York Knicks to their third straight win with a 116-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday at Madison Square Garden.


Porzingis recorded 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting, seven rebounds and three blocks for the Knicks, who hung on in the fourth quarter despite seeing their 22-point halftime lead evaporate in the third.

Kyle O'Quinn scored 15 points and brought down 12 rebounds, while Jarrett Jack had six points and 10 assists. 

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New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee slam dunks during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee slam dunks during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks finally got the inside-outside game they were looking for.

One problem: The Denver Nuggets, the Knicks' opponent on Monday night at Madison Square Garden, may have just found a potent 1-2 punch themselves.

New York enters the matchup coming off its best performance of the year -- and arguably the biggest win in Jeff Hornacek's tenure -- a 114-95 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. The Knicks handed the Cavs their fourth loss in five games. >> Read more

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

After scoring 32 points and recording 12 rebounds in Sunday's 114-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and the rest of the team hope that victory can be a sign of bigger things to come this season.

"It's nice to finally beat the Cavs for the first time in my career," Porzingis said, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "It's just another game but hopefully it can be in the playoffs, and that's when it really matters."

Porzingis was one of three Knicks to record double-doubles as they won their second straight game. Enes Kanter scored 18 points and recorded 12 rebounds, while Courtney Lee had 15 points and 10 boards.

But many Knicks players raved about Tim Hardaway Jr., who scored a game-high 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting.

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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. scored a game-high 34 points, Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter recorded double-doubles and the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-95 on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.


Hardaway shot 11-of-19 from the floor and made five of 10 3-pointers in the game, as the Knicks won their second straight game. 

Porzingis totaled 32 points on 13-of-27 shooting and recorded 12 rebounds, while Kanter recorded 18 points and 12 boards.

LeBron James recorded 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who lost their third game in a row. Derrick Rose, in his first game against his former team, scored 15 points in 31 minutes. Kevin Love recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds.

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Loud Mouths on Porzingis, chaos 00:03:54
Jon Hein and Michael Rapaport discuss Kristaps Porzingis' hot start to the season and what the Knicks' role players can do to help him out.

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The Knicks are 0-3 and tied for the worst record in the NBA with the Bulls. Of course, it's only three games into an 82-game season, but as of right now, it's hard to argue that the Knicks are not the worst team in the NBA.

In their three games, they are averaging losses by 15 PPG. The home opener against the Pistons where they only lost by four and scored 107 was a game where they blew a 21-point lead.

The other two games they scored 89 and 84 points. In both of those games the Knicks' offense was pitiful and they were sloppy. They had 39 turnovers in those games and are averaging over 16 turnovers a game. It's been an ugly display of basketball...

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek yells at the officials during the second half at against the Cleveland Cavaliers Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek yells at the officials during the second half at against the Cleveland Cavaliers Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)

Jake Brown | Twitter |

The Knicks are 0-3 and tied for the worst record in the NBA with the Bulls. Of course, it's only three games into an 82-game season, but as of right now, it's hard to argue that the Knicks are not the worst team in the NBA.

In their three games, they are averaging losses by 15 PPG. The home opener against the Pistons where they only lost by four and scored 107 was a game where they blew a 21-point lead.

The other two games they scored 89 and 84 points. In both of those games the Knicks' offense was pitiful and they were sloppy. They had 39 turnovers in those games and are averaging over 16 turnovers a game. It's been an ugly display of basketball...

Tags: Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez, Jake Brown
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 (Amber Searls)
(Amber Searls)

Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. has been through a rebuilding process since he left New York, and now he returns with high expectations. 

The Knicks awarded Hardaway a hefty four-year, $71 million contract. With that deal, Hardaway Jr. is expected to produce on a nightly basis as he reunites with the team that drafted him back in 2013. To get to this point, though, Hardaway Jr. had to rebuild his game, and it started when he was traded to the Hawks in 2015. 

"I wanted to stay," Hardaway told Newsday's Al Iannazzone. "I wanted to improve in the offseason. I wanted to come back a better, stronger, faster player for the Knicks that next season. Just didn't happen. It was a blessing just being able to hae a team out there that wanted me and knew they could develop me into a player they wanted me to become and I wanted to become."

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and forward Doug McDermott (20) speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and forward Doug McDermott (20) speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Brown | Twitter |

The Knicks won't have a huge problem scoring the basketball. It's the other side of the ball that could doom them the entire 2017-18 season. Their defense is bad, and it's difficult to see enough improvement to put them in the winning column more often than not. This team is likely going to give up more than 100 points almost every night.

The Knicks' defense has been worse-than-average in 15 of the last 16 seasons. The only season they were not was the lockout-shortened season in 2011-2012. That was the year Tyson Chandler was the Defensive Player of the Year.

The last time the Knicks defense allowed fewer points per 100 possessions than the league average in a full, 82-game season was in 2000-2001, which was Jeff Van Gundy's last full season as Knicks head coach. The Knicks also ranked last in defensive rebounding percentage last season. They gave up 108 PPG, which was 23rd in the NBA, and they have already given up 113 PPG in their four preseason losses so far...

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Frank Ntilikina, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez, Jake Brown
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Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) defends against Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31) during the first half. (Noah K. Murray)
Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) defends against Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31) during the first half. (Noah K. Murray)

Bradley Beal scored 24 points in his best game of the preseason, helping Washington send the Knicks to a winless exhibition slate as the Wizards won 110-103 Friday at the Garden.

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Houston Cougars guard Damyean Dotson (21) reacts after making a basket during the first half against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Hofheinz Pavilion. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Cougars guard Damyean Dotson (21) reacts after making a basket during the first half against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Hofheinz Pavilion. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks rookie Damyean Dotson hasn't been with the Knicks for long, but he's drawing some high praise from his teammates. 

Tim Hardaway Jr. compared the 44th overall pick in this year's draft to a defensive stalwart that used to play for the Knicks. 

"Dot, when you see him out there, he's a football player,'' Hardaway said, according to the New York Post. "He guards me every day in practice. He's going to give you his all, every possession, no matter how tired he is. Built strong, athletic, takes nothing from nobody. That's what we love.

"Definitely reminds me of [Iman Shumpert]. They got that grittiness and desire to play defense.''

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks remained winless in the preseason as they lost to the Houston Rockets 117-95 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


New York, which played without Kristaps PorzingisDoug McDermottFrank NtilikinaMindaugus Kuzminskas and Luke Kornet, also lost Michael Beasley for the fourth quarter due to a bruised left elbow. 

Beasley scored 17 points in 24 minutes, while Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21. Ron Baker scored five points on 2-of-7 shooting in his return from a sprained left ankle.

James Harden led the Rockets with 36 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, while Clint Capela recorded 19 points and nine rebounds.

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New York Knicks guard Ramon Sessions shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Ramon Sessions shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks turned the ball over 24 times and shot just 37.8 percent from the field as they were blown out against the Brooklyn Nets 117-83 on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points and recorded five turnovers and five fouls, as the Knicks lost their third straight preseason game.

Kristaps Porzingis scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting, while Willy Hernangomez recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Six Nets players scored in double figures, led by D'Angelo Russell's 16 points, as Brooklyn improved to 3-0 in the preseason. Allen Crabbe scored 14 points, while Chris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson both scored 12.

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Kristaps Porzingis, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez
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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell shoots the ball against New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell shoots the ball against New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

Six Nets players scored in double figures as Brooklyn beat the New York Knicks 117-83 on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


D'Angelo Russell scored 16 points and recorded seven assists as the Nets improved to 3-0 in the preseason.

Allen Crabbe scored 14 points, while Chris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson both scored 12.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points and recorded five turnovers and five fouls, as the Knicks lost their third straight preseason game. Kristaps Porzingis scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting, while Willy Hernangomez recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds.

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and forward Doug McDermott (20) speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and forward Doug McDermott (20) speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Brown | Twitter | The preseason opener is tonight, with the Knicks' first test coming against the Brooklyn Nets. The results of the games obviously don't matter, but playing their crosstown rival should give them a little extra motivation. Head coach Jeff Hornacek has a brand new roster with a whole new outlook now that Carmelo Anthony is gone. He's got a lot of tough decisions to make and that all begins tonight. Let's take a look at what we should watch for.

How will point guard work out?

There is a decent chance Frank Ntilikina won't play tonight due to a sore groin. If he still has the groin issue, there's no point in the Knicks throwing him out there in a meaningless game. What this does mean, though, is that there is going to be a small chance that the rookie starts the season opener against Melo and the Thunder in Oklahoma City...

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Five biggest Knicks questions 00:01:27
SNY.tv takes a look at the five biggest questions for the Knicks heading into the 2017-18 NBA season.

SNY.tv takes a look at the five biggest questions for the Knicks heading into the 2017-18 NBA season.

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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 president Steve Mills omitted forward Carmelo Anthony when talking about the franchise's new vision in a blog post.

In a post titled "A New Day For The Knicks -- The Journey Begins," Mills said the team plans to build around young players Kristaps PorzingisWilly Hernangomez, first-round pick Frank Ntilikina and the recently-signed Tim Hardaway Jr., but made no mention of Anthony, who has requested a trade to the Rockets despite having two years and $54 million remaining on his contract.

"[Ntilikina], Porzingis and Hardaway, along with Hernangómez and Ron Baker will exemplify a new defensive mindset that puts a premium on making stops," Mills wrote. "Only from there can a productive offense flow. We will emphasize ball movement, body movement, spacing and screening, while understanding that these changes will be a work in progress. We may not be there at first, but that's the brand of ball our players will aspire to fulfill."

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 (Ken Blaze)
(Ken Blaze)

Knicks president Steve Mills justified G Tim Hardaway Jr.'s pricey contract saying the team had to be "aggressive," per Newsday's Al Iannazzone. 

Many bashed the Knicks for giving Hardaway a four-year, $71 million contract being that he has never been a starter in his career, and spent time in the Hawks' development system. However, Mills defended the deal saying they couldn't pass up on a young guard with his potential.

"We watched him, in our opinion, grow over his time in the player development program that they had in Atlanta," Mills said. "So we decided he was a target."

"We felt like there are not that many opportunities in free agency that you have the opportunity to go after a 25-year-old. We made the decision that if you want to pry a restricted free agent away from the incumbent team, you have to be aggressive. So we made a decision to be aggressive."

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