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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks center Joakim Noah, a 43 percent free throw shooter, not only shot an airball on a free throw attempt. He shot an airball that was to the left of the rim against the Pacers

Brook Lopez gets technical foul for kick on Simmons (0:34)
Danny Green pulls up for easy 3 (0:23)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

On his Facebook page, Jeremy Lin said his re-aggravated hamstring injury "is the least severe of the three (but) this third injury has been a hard one to deal with mentally." "There's something so draining about the yo-yo effect of going from injured to healthy to injured to healthy that in some ways it would have been easier to have an injury where I knew from the beginning I would be out for a long, set amount of time," Lin wrote. "... People may ask if I rushed back. I can confidently say I didn't. I checked every single check box that needed to be checked before returning and progressed carefully through my rehabs. The reality is that even when we plan for things to go a certain way, sometimes God has other plans."

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Nets stuck in Power Rankings cellar

There was one major bright spot this week in Brooklyn. After losing 11 straight games, the Nets exploded for 143 points in a win against the Pelicans, four short of their franchise record set in 1982. Week 14 Power Rankings

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Knicks remain at No. 26 in Power Rankings

Marc Stein feels bad for Carmelo Anthony. He's still a top-20 scorer in the league and is capable of doing great things, but still is an All-Star long-shot. Worse yet, he's had to play without Kristaps Porzingis. Week 14 Power Rankings

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Sheffield makes Law's Top 100

Justus Sheffield went to the Yankees in the Andrew Miller trade, which netted New York two top-100 prospects and filled a specific gap in the Yanks' system for an upper-level left-handed starting pitcher prospect. How does he fare in Keith Law's rankings? 2017 prospect rankings (Insider)

Does Antonio Brown deserve the OBJ treatment? (2:10)
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Dunn makes Law's Top 100

A young junior who didn't turn 21 until September, Justin Dunn has always had a good arm and is a tremendous athlete, but he didn't throw many strikes until 2016, Keith Law writes. How does the Mets prospect fare in Law's rankings? 2017 prospect rankings (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have signed WR Frankie Hammond to a reserve/future contract. Hammond, 26, appeared in 26 games with the Chiefs in 2014 and 2015. He has four career receptions and 29 punt returns for a 10.9-yard average. He spent last season on the Chiefs' practice squad.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles is expected to be in Mobile, Alabama this week for the Senior Bowl, per source. There had been some question because of his recent health issues. He was hospitalized Dec. 23 with kidney and gallstones, nearly causing him to miss a game. He has received medical attention since the end of the season. Bowles will be a busy man in Mobile, as he still has five vacancies on his staff.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA's Last Two Minute Report states that Eric Bledsoe did not foul Derrick Rose on late drive. Jeff Hornacek said there was body contact but the L2M states that the Suns point guard "maintains legal guarding position and makes incidental contact with Rose (NYK) that does not affect his drive to the basket and shot attempt."

Giroux wins it in OT for the Flyers (0:42)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

When games are within 5 points in the last 5 minutes (including OT), Carmelo Anthony is shooting 31.3% (15-of-48), the 3rd-lowest field goal percentage among players with at least 30 attempts according to ESPN Stats and Info. Derrick Rose is shooting 44.4% (20-of-45) and Kristaps Porzingis is making 39.4% (13-of-33). "It's keeping the belief in and the faith in ourselves and one another to know that when we lose (on) one or two plays you can't fault the effort," Anthony said of losing in close games. "The effort is there. There's something that's not going our way. We're not doing the small things... When you're losing games you have to work that much harder to make sure those things don't happen."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' last 3 losses have come at the end by a total of 6 points combined. In games within 5 points in the last 5 minutes (including overtime), the Knicks are 11-14, ranking 20th in the NBA according to ESPN Stats and Info. "It's frustrating," Jeff Hornacek said after losing another close game, 107-105, to Phoenix. "The guys are hanging in there... Over 82 games we'll look at the end of the season and it'll probably end up about even. I say to our guys, you know, our times will come. It's just a bad stretch for our guys."

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