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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are up 39-31 on Utah in the second quarter. I'm not sure who is more upset: Jazz coach Quin Snyder or Knicks fans.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs lose 126-113 to Denver, allowing the Nuggets to shoot 53.1 pct from the field and 42.3 pct from 3. Kyrie Irving 33p 3a; LeBron James 18p 6r 5a; Deron Williams 19p on 8-for-10; Kevin Love 9p 7r; Kyle Korver & J.R. Smith combine for 12p on 4-for-16 shooting. Denver has five players make 8 FGs led by Nikola Jokic's 16p 10r 7a.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy on the Knicks: "There's a lot of roster things that they have to work out. But they have to do whatever they can to highlight Porzingis' greatest skills."

ESPN Stats and Information  

Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double tonight while going 6-for-6 on field goals and 6-for-6 on free throws. Per Elias Sports Bureau, Westbrook is the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double while perfect from the floor and free-throw line.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Van Gundy was reminded on the ESPN broadcast of Knicks-Jazz that Carmelo Anthony has had five head coaches in seven years in New York. "Continuity and stability are so critical to a team's development," Van Gundy said. Continuity and stability have been lacking in New York for some time.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Elias, Russell Westbrook is the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double going perfect from the floor and the free throw line. He finished with 18-11-14 in 27 minutes for his 35th triple-double of the season.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

There is some history of defending champs being bad on D following year, turning it on in playoffs ('01 Lakers most famous example).

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls win it 117-95. Niko Mirotic finishes 12/15 from the field. Butler finishes 6/6 from the field. Bulls outscored Pistons 58-44 in the paint. What an awful performance from the Pistons.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook spent most of the third quarter turning down open shots. The likely reason? He's 6-6 from the field. He checks out with 2:39 left in the third, probably done for the night with his 35th triple-double: 18-11-14 in 27 minutes.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Niko Mirotic is really playing well tonight. 9/12 from the field. He is stretching the floor for the rest of his teammates. Jimmy Butler has been very efficient from the field. 6/6 and has 9 assists.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook with his 35th triple-double of the season, six away from Oscar with 11 games to go: 18-10-12 with 7:04 left in the third.