New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those wondering: Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina likes the ‘Fresh Prince' nickname. He says he knows The Fresh Prince of Bel Air show because Will Smith is his favorite actor.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter came to Madison Square Garden tonight on crutches due to back and hip discomfort. He started for the Knicks and played 18 minutes in their win over Atlanta and left the arena on crutches. "If you want to make the playoffs, you need to make some sacrifices," he said. Jarrett Jack said he'd never seen something like that in 13 years in the league. "He's unbelievable," Kristaps Porzingis said. Added Doug McDermott: "I gave him a ride home last night at about 3 a.m. when I got in and pulling the crutches out of my car and helping him to his room, (I was thinking) there's no way this guy's playing but he's a warrior. He really cares about this team and the family and he's going to give everything he's got."

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Knicks honor Kevin Thompson as honorary player (0:30)
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Porzingis drops 30 in win over Hawks (1:12)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Before tonight's game, Jeff Hornacek and the Knicks welcomed Rikky Degale and Kevin Thompson from the Garden of Dreams Foundation to the game. Degale and Thompson were introduced during pregame intros as part of Garden of Dreams night at Madison Square Garden. Dozens of children from the foundation attended the game.

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Jack rattles it home (0:19)
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Porzingis flashes the mean mug after bucket (0:23)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis (30 points) and Jarrett Jack (19) helped lift New York to a win over Atlanta. The Knicks (13-13) don't get the win without a strong performance from their reserves, including Doug McDermott's 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Some strong minutes from rookie Frank Ntilikina, who has seven points, an assist, two steals and three rebounds against Atlanta. He's played the entire fourth quarter, helpful New York build a 7-point lead with five minutes to play.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Something you don't see often: Michael Beasley fouled out in just ten minutes on the court tonight.

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Jack feeds Porzingis for one-handed jam (0:20)
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Jack fakes and flips it in (0:17)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks miss Tim Hardaway Jr. but his absence wouldn't excuse a loss at home to the Hawks. New York is down one with 15 minutes to play. This feels like a crucial stretch for Jeff Hornacek's club.

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Knicks' sweet ball movement sets up McDermott bucket (0:19)
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Knicks thriving in the paint (0:18)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Josh McCown broke down at his post-game news conference, fighting back tears as he discussed his injury (broken left hand) and his feelings about his career-best season. "It's been the best because of the guys, not the numbers," he said. "It's been the best because of the group of men in that locker room. I'm just proud to be part of it. Thankfully, they let me be part of this team. We'll see what happens. If I can finish, I'd love to finish. We'll see what the tests say."

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Kanter pumped up after Porzingis' catch-and-release (0:16)

1927 Yankees diary

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