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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving makes the case for Al Horford as All-Star reserve while noting Celtics are on top of the East: "He's a big part of our team. ... He has my vote."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on all the drama around the NBA: "The way you respond is the most important thing." Thinks social media adds to all the noise.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek told reporters in San Francisco that Kristaps Porzingis twisted his knee while trying to block a shot in a recent practice and he'll be out tonight against Golden State. Hornacek added that he expects Porzingis to return for the Knicks' next game - on Thursday against Denver, per published reports.

ESPN News Group ESPN 

New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis will not play Tuesday against the Warriors because of a left knee injury. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters Porzingis twisted his knee in Monday's practice and still was experiencing soreness Tuesday morning. Hornacek also said that backup center Kyle O'Quinn won't play because of a left calf contusion. Porzingis, 22, is averaging a team-best 23.3 points per game and is the NBA's leading shot blocker, averaging 2.34 blocks per game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks say that Kristaps Porzingis (left knee irritation) and Kyle O'Quinn (contused left calf) are out tonight against Golden State.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball (knee) remains out but has not suffered any setbacks according to Luke Walton. He's currently on the treadmill jogging at the end of shootaround. Walton said Ball has not undergone any further medical tests on the knee since the initial MRI reveals a minor left knee sprain. The injury now is called left knee soreness by the team.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) and Brandon Ingram (ankle) are probable to play tonight against Boston.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on wanting to be named an All-Star tonight: "Absolutely, but it's not the end of the world. It's significant because it's home, play back at home, but it's not the end of the world if it doesn't happen."


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Trey Burke's contract is guaranteed for this season and is non-guaranteed for next year at $1.8 million. The deal has certain escalator dates for next season. If Burke is on the roster at those dates, portions of the 2018-19 contract become guaranteed.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Kevin Love, the subject of locker room discord after missing Sunday's practice due to illness, arrived at Cavaliers shoot-around: "I have always kept my mouth shut and try to do right by the organization and fans." The Cavaliers play the Spurs tonight.