New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony was tying his shoe near the Knick baseline, so the Thunder were playing 4 on 5. Knicks still couldn't stop Russell Westbrook, who converted a layup.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek is exasperated after the Knicks give up two alley-oops in less than a minute on two weakside breakdowns. Team defense, which was an issue last season, still needs work.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was very close to getting thrown out of the game. He received a technical foul for yelling at the refs after what he felt was a blown call. That may have been the most upset he's been as a Knick coach.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We've heard both Carmelo Anthony and Courtney Lee us NSFW language after a bad call. Only Courtney Lee received a technical though.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Inauspicious opening minutes for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina. He had a bad turnover on a pick and roll and passed up a good look from beyond the arc for a deep contested two - the worst shot in basketball.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Update: Michael Beasley (left ankle sprain) will not return.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

X-rays were negative for Michael Beasley's left ankle. He's questionable to return.

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

Seeing a Henrik Lundqvist jersey from the Swedish national team isn't uncommon at New York Rangers home games. But seeing 33 of them, seated together, at the Rangers' game against the Islanders on Thursday night? A little odd. Turns out the backstory was even odder: This was a group of window salespeople from Sweden who won a sales contest for their company; a contest whose bounty was an all-expenses-paid trip to New York, including seats in the 100s at Madison Square Garden. Their dream? That Lundqvist would notice them, potentially for a postgame photo-op with these window salespeople. You know, if it's not too much of a pane ... er, pain.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina checking in. Knicks have already played 11 guys.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Through 1 quarter it seems like Kristaps Porzingis is outplaying Carmelo Anthony. Neither player has shied away from contact with one another. Porzingis' length has bothered Anthony (1-for-6, 4 points).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Update: Michael Beasley apparently landed awkwardly on Russell Westbrook's foot after a shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley walked off the floor in pain. Seemed to just land awkwardly. Unclear exactly what happened.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn checks in with Michael Beasley. With O'Quinn the second big off the bench, how many minutes will Willy Hernangomez play tonight?

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug McDermott set to check in ahead of Michael Beasley. It will be interesting to see who the first big off the bench is for New York.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis said he wanted to use his length against Carmelo Anthony and he did just that in blocking Anthony on a drive to early in the first quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

La La Anthony and Kiyan Anthony (the couple's son) are in Oklahoma City tonight. Kiyan was pumped up when his dad hit the three.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis match up on the first possession tonight.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

On the big board pregame it just flashed "Welcome Back Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott." That's a first for former OKC players making their return. The team doesn't do tribute videos, but did a little extra for fan favorite Kanter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Oklahoma City crowd gives a long, loud ovation to ex-Thunder Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony warming up before tonight's game:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley warming up before tonight's game:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting tonight for the Knicks: Ramon Sessions, Tim Hardaway Jr., Enes Kanter, Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George getting some shots up before tonight's Knicks-Thunder game:

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