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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis was asked about being the first player in NBA history to have at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 made 3-pointers in a game. He said it's an "honor" but "that doesn't help us make the playoffs."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Some have questioned the Ball family's decision to send LiAngelo and LaMelo to Lithuania to begin their pro careers. LaVar Ball told me tonight he's looking forward to seeing the "smiles on my sons' faces at the fact they're playing basketball competitively again." He added, "My boys are going over there to have fun, change the culture. Now young cats is coming to the game. That's all we're going over there to do, man: play."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noted Dallas Cowboys supporter LeBron James thinks that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, even with a season-ending ACL tear this weekend, could end up being named NFL MVP this season. "It sucks," James said of Wentz -- one of the players he identified as his favorites last month. "Injuries is part of the game, but this year it's been a little wacky. I don't know what it is. I was actually watching the game when it happened and when I seen the hit happen, I was like, ‘Oh that didn't look good.' And then when he threw the touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery, he didn't even get turned all the way around. He kind of side threw it like Bernie Kosar used to throw. I was like, ‘Something is wrong with his knee.' And I was praying for the best and unfortunately, obviously, an MVP season hopefully it doesn't affect it. Obviously you've got Tom Brady up there as well. But he's the MVP of the league so far with what he's been doing as a quarterback and the success of their team. Like I told you, besides Julio (Jones), AB (Antonio Brown) and Tom Brady, Carson has been my favorite player to watch right now. It's unfortunate that two of the brighter stars in the NFL, him and Deshaun (Watson), lose their season over injuries."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Dolan, Jeanie Buss and Rob Pelinka holding court outside of the Lakers locker room after the Knicks' win over LAL.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

He's not on the court, but Kawhi Leonard is definitely staying engaged.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis is the first Knick with 35 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in a game since Patrick Ewing in 1996. Patrick never hit 5 threes in one of those games though. Per Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders, Porzingis is the first player in NBA history to have that combination with 5 made threes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis (35 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks) helps lift the Knicks to a win in overtime against the Lakers. Michael Beasley had 12 points (6-for-8), 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal in the 4th quarter & OT to boost NYK. Frank Ntilikina added a career-high 13 points to go along with 5 assists and 5 rebounds against draft mate Lonzo Ball.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley has 10 points on 5-for-7 shooting, three rebounds and a steal in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Knicks.

LaChina Robinson @

Been a while since I watched Porzingis and he is whiny about fouls these days

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs beat the Hawks 123-114 to collect their 15th win in their last 16 games. LeBron James 25p on 11-of-13 shooting 17a (ties career high) 7r; Kyle Korver 19p (6-of-9 from 3); Kevin Love 17p 12r; Jeff Green 17p; Jose Calderon 14p; Jae Crowder 13p; JR Smith 8a (ties season high). Cleveland hit a season high in 3s, going 20-for-38 from deep.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by Luke Walton's Lakers fouling with 4.5 seconds to play and forcing the Knicks to re-set. They had the ball in Kristaps Porzingis' hands in a comfortable spot before the foul.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Final possession here for the Knicks. I have to think Jeff Hornacek is trying to get Kristaps Porzingis to use the double team that will come his way to the Knicks' advantage.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. is wearing a pretty large boot to protect the stress ailment in his lower left leg. It doesn't seem like he'd be ready to come back any time soon but it's worth noting that he was walking without a limp earlier when he didn't have the boot on. He'll be re-evaluated next Tuesday.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Important thing to watch will be whether the Spurs continue to play through LaMarcus Aldridge with Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup. Spurs went to Aldridge early in this one.