Monday's Knicks News: Porzingis enjoyed revenge dunk over Howard

Knicks delay what has become the inevitable, losing after four overtimes: The Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks played the 11th quadruple-overtime game in N.B.A. history on Sunday, but the ending was all too familiar for the Knicks, a 142-139 loss at Philips Arena. The game lasted 3 hours 39 minutes, and the Knicks made 128 field-goal attempts, 51 of them 3-pointers. -- The New York Times

Why Not EuroKnicks? For Struggling Team, Hope From Abroad: Here is one way to measure the evolution of Mindaugas Kuzminskas, the 27-year-old Knicks rookie from Lithuania. Years ago, he was thrilled and a little nervous when he got to meet Arvydas Sabonis, a patriarch of Lithuanian basketball and someone whose towering size and handshake made the 6-foot-9 Kuzminskas feel almost small. Then, last summer, Kuzminskas had that same feeling again, but this time it was after he had arrived in New York, ready to sign a contract with the Knicks and finally begin his NBA career. -- The New York Times

Derrick Rose out against Hawks with ankle sprain, may not return until Saturday vs. Cavs: Derrick Rose was held out of Sunday’s game with a sprained left ankle and hinted that he may not return until Saturday’s nationally televised game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose was injured during Friday’s win over Charlotte and is wearing a walking boot to relieve pressure. -- New York Daily News

Knicks fall to Hawks in four-overtime marathon, 142-139: Carmelo Anthony increased his trade value exponentially on Sunday, but the Knicks’ best player and his 45 points were long gone by the time this game finally, mercifully, ended. Same with Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle O’Quinn, all of whom fouled out during this epic, wild and exceedingly long four-overtime marathon. -- New York Daily News

An all-time Knicks marathon becomes an all-time heartache: By the time this historic, four-overtime classic ended, it felt like the trading deadline already had passed. Carmelo Anthony had long fouled out after scoring 45 points in 46 minutes when the Knicks slogged into a fourth overtime — their second four-overtime game in history, the first one coming Jan. 23, 1951, in Rochester. -- New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis gets sweet revenge on Dwight Howard: Relatively, Kristaps Porzingis had a short afternoon. He fouled out with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 142-139 four-overtime loss after jostling with Dwight Howard for a rebound. He logged 30 minutes — not much compared to Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings’ 50-plus. -- New York Post

Hornacek admits reality: Carmelo holds cards for trade: Jeff Hornacek hasn’t yet said he wants Carmelo Anthony to stay — but finally acknowledged the Knicks star can’t be traded unless he agrees to it. In recent days, Hornacek has talked about Anthony dealing with trade rumors as every player does but admitted Sunday Anthony doesn’t have to go anywhere if he doesn’t want to. -- New York Post

Carmelo Anthony scores 45, but Knicks fall to Hawks in 4 OTs: Carmelo Anthony did all he could, scoring 45 points in 46 minutes. But Sunday’s game lasted 68 minutes, and the Knicks didn’t have enough of their main players and couldn’t make enough big plays to knock off the Hawks. By the time the game finally was decided, the Knicks had four-fifths of their usual starting unit on the bench, either in street clothes or because they had fouled out. -- Newsday

Derrick Rose misses game vs. Hawks because of sprained ankle: Derrick Rose’s sprained left ankle sidelined him for Sunday’s game and could keep him out for at least two more. Rose is in a walking boot to keep pressure off the ankle he injured in Friday night’s win over Charlotte. With the Knicks playing three games in four nights, Rose doesn’t sound as if he will return before the weekend at the earliest. -- Newsday

Knicks fall in 4 OT heartbreaker: Derrick Rose was in street clothes and with 90 seconds left in the game, Kristaps Porzingis fouled out. Carmelo Anthony fouled out, too, in the second overtime and then Joakim Noah was gone in the third overtime. And the game just kept going on. -- The Record

Rose ankle could keep him on sidelines: Derrick Rose came to the Knicks with a troubling history of leg injuries, but until Sunday he had not missed a game with a leg problem. That ended with Rose siting out against the Hawks with a sprained left ankle - an injury that will almost certainly sideline him for at least the next two games. Rose had missed five games previously - four with back spasms and one when he went AWOL - but had managed to avoiding leg issues. -- The Record