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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: Jason Kidd hasn't been officially told yet. Giannis Antetokounmpo is devastated.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on the Thunder's playing well against the top teams in the league: "I don't think that's been our issue, it's beating teams we're supposed to beat."

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford are out tonight vs. Clippers, according to Thibs.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs point guard Tony Parker came off the bench Sunday against the Indiana Pacers for the 21st time in his career, and the first time since the 2010 playoffs. Parker said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told him that "he thought it was time." "I was like, ‘Oh, no problem,'" Parker said. "Just like Manu [Ginobili], just like Pau [Gasol], that day's going to come. And if Pop sees something that is good for the team, I'll try to do my best."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton admits that Alex Caruso could get some consideration to start at point guard with Lonzo Ball out. Caruso had nine points, eight assists and four rebounds in 30 minutes on Sunday against the Knicks while Tyler Ennis logged 11 minutes and went scoreless. Walton, though, does like the pairing of Caruso with Jordan Clarkson off the bench. "I don't think I will try it but he is an option," Walton said of Caruso starting in the future. "... He has got great size, he is tough, he can guard multiple positions in a modern NBA where a lot of teams switch everything, especially second units. We told him that he needs to work on is being able to knock down that spot-up 3-point shot. He is a good crafty playmaker when he gets in the paint so I think he is fine there... if he is hitting that shot consistently, I think in my opinion he is definitely a consistent NBA rotational player."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma scored 15 points in 10 minutes. Luke Walton played Kuzma just two minutes in the second half but not because Kuzma jammed his right index finger. The Lakers have been harping on Kuzma to concentrate on his defense over offense. "Yeah his hand was hurting but I took him out because of defense, not because of his hand," Walton said. "... But he was good to go. If the game went a certain way, he would have gotten another opportunity but our defense was getting every stop we needed so I didn't see the point to change that up."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma had an X-ray on his right index finger, which he jammed on a fall, and results were negative. Kuzma says he will be fine.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks turned in one of their worst defensive performances of the season, allowing the Lakers to hit 56 percent from the field in a 20-point road loss. New York has dropped 12 of 16 and is 6-17 on the road. The club is three games out of 8th place in the East.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

This is one the worst efforts we've seen the Knicks give defensively this season. Jeff Hornacek looking to Ron Baker to try to steady things early in the fourth quarter. Maybe he can slow Jordan Clarkson down. Clarkson has hit 10 of 16 shots and handed out 8 assists off the bench.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving after Duke landed top hoops recruit Zion Williamson: "Another one. That's all I've got to say. One, two and three. That's what we do, baby. The [Duke] brotherhood. … It's just awesome to hear that when Zion was speaking he spoke on the Duke brotherhood because it's a strong bond that we all have. And connected for life."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. has hit 11 of his last 14 threes. His two threes in the first two minutes of the second half have helped the Knicks take a 4-point lead after an awful defensive first half in Los Angeles.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Non-game note: the Knicks have created a "Junior Knicks Coach of the Year" award, recognizing standout youth basketball coaches in the Tristate area. Submissions can be entered online at the Knicks website. The deadline for submission is Tuesday. The winner will be entered as the Knicks nominee in the Jr NBA Coach of the Year contest.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks and Rangers both play in the Staples Center today. The two teams - both tenants of Madison Square Garden - haven't played in the same road building since 1957.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma jammed his right middle finger but is available to play.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks are shooting 60 percent from the floor but trail the Lakers by four. Why? They're simply getting out hustled. Los Angeles has doubles the Knicks' offensive rebound totally (8 to 4) and has gotten to several loose balls early on.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt "Clyde" Frazier, the Knicks television analyst, jokes on MSG Network that he's keeping his hands ready today after he suffered a scratched cornea when an errant basketball hit him in the face against Memphis on Wednesday.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma took a hard spill to the floor and came up holding and shaking his right hand. He already had a sprained joint in his left hand. Kuzma is getting his hand looked at on bench.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek isn't happy with his club right now. The Knicks have allowed the Lakers to shoot 52 percent in the first 15 minutes today. Kyle Kuzma scores 10 points in 5 minutes as NYK has struggled with some of its pick and roll overages.