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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George (calf) is on the court going through a post-shootaround workout. He's listed as questionable for tonight against the Hornets. Seems likely he'll play, but his status will be official about 90 minutes before the game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those wondering: Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina likes the ‘Fresh Prince' nickname. He says he knows The Fresh Prince of Bel Air show because Will Smith is his favorite actor.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter came to Madison Square Garden tonight on crutches due to back and hip discomfort. He started for the Knicks and played 18 minutes in their win over Atlanta and left the arena on crutches. "If you want to make the playoffs, you need to make some sacrifices," he said. Jarrett Jack said he'd never seen something like that in 13 years in the league. "He's unbelievable," Kristaps Porzingis said. Added Doug McDermott: "I gave him a ride home last night at about 3 a.m. when I got in and pulling the crutches out of my car and helping him to his room, (I was thinking) there's no way this guy's playing but he's a warrior. He really cares about this team and the family and he's going to give everything he's got."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Before tonight's game, Jeff Hornacek and the Knicks welcomed Rikky Degale and Kevin Thompson from the Garden of Dreams Foundation to the game. Degale and Thompson were introduced during pregame intros as part of Garden of Dreams night at Madison Square Garden. Dozens of children from the foundation attended the game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis (30 points) and Jarrett Jack (19) helped lift New York to a win over Atlanta. The Knicks (13-13) don't get the win without a strong performance from their reserves, including Doug McDermott's 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Some strong minutes from rookie Frank Ntilikina, who has seven points, an assist, two steals and three rebounds against Atlanta. He's played the entire fourth quarter, helpful New York build a 7-point lead with five minutes to play.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Something you don't see often: Michael Beasley fouled out in just ten minutes on the court tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks miss Tim Hardaway Jr. but his absence wouldn't excuse a loss at home to the Hawks. New York is down one with 15 minutes to play. This feels like a crucial stretch for Jeff Hornacek's club.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek goes with a Ron Baker-Frank Ntilikina backcourt off the bench tonight.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

The Denver Nuggets had a 19-point first half lead in Indiana today. But the Pacers SG Victor Oladipo scored 32 of his career-high 47 points in the second half and overtime, and the Pacers outscored the Nuggets 62-40 in the paint to win 126-116. OIadipo (47 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 6/12 threes) joined Paul George and Danny Granger as the only players in franchise history with a game of 40+ points, 5+ rebounds, 5+ assists, and 5+ threes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Jeff Hornacek on Frank Ntilikina's night against the Bulls (10 points, 7 assists, 4 turnovers): "Frank played with great confidence. I thought he played with great balance too in terms of making the passes, making shots. When to shoot and when to pass it.... We want him to be on the attack a little bit more and make a play. It doesn't have to be a shot. And then when he got some threes, he didn't hesitate. When he was open, he shot them and he made it. I thought he played great." Ntilikina played just five minutes in the fourth quarter, leaving Hornacek open to criticism over keeping the rookie off the floor down the stretch.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on clutch Jayson Tatum: "Some people have it and some people don't. It's just as simple as that. I think he's pretty much shown that he can play, as people say, with the big boys at the end of the game. Without wavering in terms of his decision-making or anything like that, he trusts what we have going on and he knows where his opportunities will be, especially down the stretch."

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