New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks (9-7) beat a Clippers team that has now lost nine in a row. What a mess in Los Angeles. Six players in double figures for the Knicks, led by Kristaps Porzingis (25 points). Doug McDermott had 16 points off the bench, which included some key threes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are up by 20 and brief but loud ‘We want Beasley' chants have broken out in the upper bowl at MSG.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Reiterating the Jarrett Jack point: the Clippers cut the Knicks' 17-point lead to two in the third when Jack picked off an errant pass, pushed the ball and found Doug McDermott for a 3-point field goal. A few minutes later, he drove and found McDermott again for another 3 to increase New York's lead to 12.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks would be in a bad place tonight - and this season, probably - without Jarrett Jack. The veteran PG has 7 points and 3 assists against the Clippers; he just spearheaded a 10-0 New York run in the second quarter.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers are keeping tabs on free agent Mindaugas Kuzminskas. According to sources with knowledge of the team's thinking, the Lakers, in need of perimeter shooting, are doing their due diligence and met with the forward recently while they evaluate their wing depth.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Clippers have opened the second quarter hitting 5 of their first 6 shots, including both 3-point attempts. Jeff Hornacek doesn't seem pleased, calls a timeout just three minutes into the quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The first 12 minutes of Knicks-Clippers featured 13 turnovers, 11 fouls and 19 misses shots. Not the most entertaining quarter of basketball. It will be interesting to see how Blake Griffin and Kristaps Porzingis adjust to one another over the course of the game.

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Yanks' trade brings Ohtani funds to $3.5 million

The Yankees raised their available signing bonus money for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to $3.5 million, acquiring $250,000 in pool money from the Miami Marlins on Monday for left-hander Caleb Smith and first baseman Garrett Cooper.

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Torres among six players added to Yankees' 40-man roster

The New York Yankees added INFs Gleyber Torres and Thairo Estrada, RHPs Albert Abreu, Domingo Acevedo and Jonathan Loaisiga, and OF Billy McKinney to the team's 40-man roster on Monday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough test for Kristaps Porzingis tonight: he's matched up against Blake Griffin and trying to shake off a shooting slump. He's made one of his first four (a post-up over Griffin) and has two early turnovers.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on one of biggest differences on offense between last season and this season: "I think it's probably more ball movement and body movement. This group of guys, there are some really good guys who cut off the ball," he said, mentioning Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. as strong cutters. "We're not standing around as much, having one guy just go to it. We have to be careful that, sometimes when KP gets the ball in there that we're not all just standing there, watching. We're trying to work on that of cutting from the weak side and keeping constant movement so teams can't double him."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek cautions that he's not a doctor but says Tim Hardaway Jr. may be dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Damyean Dotson had 23 points, 6 rebounds and three assists in the G League on Sunday for Westchester. He's back with the Knicks' big club on Monday for its game against the Clippers. It's a transition Dotson has made a few times this season, and it's one he takes seriously and uses to his advantage. If he's on the bench during a Knicks game, Dotson says he's focused on studying how Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee perform in the Knicks' offensive and defensive schemes. He then applies that to his games in Westchester, which he says has helped his development significantly. Dotson's professional approach to his D League appearances is one of the reasons why Knicks coaches and management are excited about the second-round pick. Also, no matter if he's with the Knicks' NBA team or the G League club, Dotson has the same pre-game routine: praying for the health of all players involved, and praying for a victory.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. (sore foot) will play tonight against the Clippers.

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