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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Willy Hernangomez checks in with 3:40 to play and the Knicks down 21. Frank Ntilikina will probably check back in shortly. Need to get him on the floor in garbage time here.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks management said that Willy Hernangomez was a part of the team's young core. Assuming he's healthy, it's a bit jarring to see him get a DNP tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks trail by 20 entering the fourth and the scary thing for Knicks fans is, turnovers aside, it's hard to see how this isn't the norm for this team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony was tying his shoe near the Knick baseline, so the Thunder were playing 4 on 5. Knicks still couldn't stop Russell Westbrook, who converted a layup.

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Nothing like talking to Magic while he's watching the Dodgers AND Lonzo Ball! Thanks @SerenaWinters for the photo! You're the best!

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek is exasperated after the Knicks give up two alley-oops in less than a minute on two weakside breakdowns. Team defense, which was an issue last season, still needs work.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball warming up before his Lakers debut.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson continues to celebrate as the Dodgers take a 9-0 lead in the NLCS.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The first half of the new Big Three era is in the books on OKC, and while a bit disjointed, talent was showcased. Westbrook has 12-5-6, George has 17 and Anthony has 15 as the Thunder lead the Knicks 53-42. Balance is an issue, though, as Westbrook, George and Anthony accounted for 44 points and took 35 of OKC's 44 total shots.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was very close to getting thrown out of the game. He received a technical foul for yelling at the refs after what he felt was a blown call. That may have been the most upset he's been as a Knick coach.

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Nothing like watching Magic watching Kershaw!!

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We've heard both Carmelo Anthony and Courtney Lee us NSFW language after a bad call. Only Courtney Lee received a technical though.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ball family will be here at Staples Center in full force. There will be 18 Ball family members, including LaVar and LaMelo Ball, on hand. The Balls have a suite and courtside seats as well.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Dodgers hit a home run, Magic Johnson excitedly cheers and moves up and down the tunnel here at Staples Center repeatedly screaming, "That's what I needed right there! Yes sir!"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Inauspicious opening minutes for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina. He had a bad turnover on a pick and roll and passed up a good look from beyond the arc for a deep contested two - the worst shot in basketball.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson is getting excited as he watches the Dodgers play in the NLCS with a chance to get to the World Series with a win.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Update: Michael Beasley (left ankle sprain) will not return.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson doesn't want to get ahead of himself or jinx anything but he says, "This is the moment I've been waiting for... to go to the World Series," Magic says.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson is watching and cheering on the Dodgers while watching them on the big screen from a tunnel in Staples Center. "Alright! Alright! Alright! That's what we talking about! Alright Dodgers!" Magic yells out while clapping as the Dodgers get another hit.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

X-rays were negative for Michael Beasley's left ankle. He's questionable to return.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina checking in. Knicks have already played 11 guys.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Through 1 quarter it seems like Kristaps Porzingis is outplaying Carmelo Anthony. Neither player has shied away from contact with one another. Porzingis' length has bothered Anthony (1-for-6, 4 points).

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

OKC's offense continued its trend from the preseason of lacking a real flow, but Paul George still dropped 13, because he's very good. Carmelo Anthony had 4 on 1-6 shooting, Westbrook with 5 and 2 assists as the Thunder lead the Knicks 27-24.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Update: Michael Beasley apparently landed awkwardly on Russell Westbrook's foot after a shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley walked off the floor in pain. Seemed to just land awkwardly. Unclear exactly what happened.