NBA Scoreboard

Auto Update: On

Now

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New York starters combined to shoot 13-for-34 in an uninspiring first half. The defense that slowed Atlanta in the opener wasn't as sharp in Game 2 as Nets guards Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie hit 7-of-12 shots and handed out a combined 7 assists.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We just saw Kevin Knox's first offensive outburst in the NBA. He had five points in 3-minute stretch (3-pointer, mid-range jump shot) to cut the Nets' lead to six. Nice stretch from Knox following a 4-for-16 showing in NYK's opener.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are struggling to slow Brooklyn down and have given up several open perimeter looks in transition. That's part of the reason that the Nets are up 9 and shooting 66 percent from the floor early in the second quarter.

Eric Lundsten ESPN Producer 

Jimmy Butler was the first Minnesota starter introduced at the Timberwolves' home opener. He came out to a cascade of boos (even more than Kevin Love) with some cheers mixed in.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice ovation for Sam Darnold at the Barclays Center, where he is sitting courtside for Friday's Knicks-Nets game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Knicks-Nets: "I think both of our teams need to start winning a lot more before we call this a serious rivalry. You've got to earn that." Next time Knicks-Nets rivalry will really matter is July 1, 2019.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Just saw Brooklyn owner Mikhail Prokhorov at the Barclays Center for tonight's Knicks-Nets game.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook is out tonight against the Clippers. He is close to returning and has been cleared for full contact practice, but after an energetic workout after shootaround determined to sit Friday's game. It's looking likely Westbrook could be available against the Kings on Sunday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) remains out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson (ankle) will play tonight against Brooklyn. Courtney Lee (neck) remains out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson on NYK rookie Kevin Knox: "When I watch him play he just seems like a guy who has been in the league for eight years. He just seems like a pro. I just see a nice calm to his game."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook went through a high energy workout, which included some explosive moves. He'll see how he feels this afternoon before deciding whether or not to play against the Clippers.

0:32

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook is going through a workout right now and the Thunder are waiting to see how he responds to it before determining whether to play tonight. Billy Donovan said that effectively, it'll be Westbrook's decision based on how he feels.