New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Bad close to the third quarter for the Knicks. They get the ball to Kyle O'quinn for a corner three - a shot he doesn't take often. He air balled it and Fred Van Vleet finished with a layup to end the quarter. Toronto down four entering the fourth.

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Patterson trips into defensive play (0:21)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose appears to have hurt his left shoulder or wrist on a collision with Patrick Patterson. He asked out of the game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow. Toronto reels off seven straight points to open the third quarter and cuts the Knicks' 13-point lead to six. Jeff Hornacek calls a quick timeout. This Knicks team has lost many double digit leads this season. Are we headed toward another one here?

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Melo turns baseline to hit jumper (0:21)
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Rose goes coast-to-coast for layup (0:20)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek pushed back against the notion that the Knicks, four games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference entering play Monday, were losing intentionally to improve their chances to land a top pick in the draft lottery. "As a team we're not thinking about losing," he said. ".... Because Brandon was waived doesn't mean that we're not trying to win these games. We feel Ron Baker can fill right in."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek going with a back court of Ron Baker and Derrick Rose late in the second quarter, an interesting alignment that's helped the Knicks build on a 15-point lead. It allows Carmelo Anthony to play power forward, a position where he's thrived over the past few seasons.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose has been sitting on the baseline while a team trainer appears to be working on his lower body -- possibly loosening his hips. It doesn't appear to be anything significant.

NBA 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

With Kyle Lowry (wrist) out, the Raptors have looked a bit out of sync. The Knicks have slowed the pace while running more of the triangle offense and it's allowed them to get a few more stops so far. Toronto is 0-for-4 from behind the arc.

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Rose gets lefty layup on Ibaka (0:17)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks implemented more of the triangle offense, in part, to help defensive balance. They'd been struggling with that after Derrick Rose drives and the problem arose again in the first quarter when the Knicks were left with four men back after a Rose drive and DeMarre Carroll went coast to coast, converting a layup.

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Gary quiere una Serie Mundial (0:47)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The franchise tag for a defensive end will be 10.14% of the salary cap, per source. That comes out to $17,035,200 for JPP and Giants if the cap is $168M.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwane Casey says the Raptors remain hopeful that Kyle Lowry can return before the end of the regular season.

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Jones lays out for diving grab in loss (0:26)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was asked if Joakim Noah's viewed as a starter next season. As expected, he said that things will be open for competition at beginning of training camp.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks waived Jennings because they wanted to open a spot for Randle and because they couldn't give him the minutes he wanted.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says Brandon Jennings' release is not an indication that the Knicks have pivoted to tanking.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says Chasson Randle and Ron Baker will both serve as backup lead guards for NYK. Baker will probably have the first opportunity off the bench and Randle will be 2nd.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Jennings wanted to play more minutes and his waiving will open up more minutes for Ron Baker.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says he hopes that Joakim Noah can return before the end of the season but it still sounds unlikely.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play at the Magic on Wednesday.

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