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2018 Schedule
15-13, 3rd in Atlantic

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Plenty of stars out for Carmelo Anthony's return to New York.

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27mIan Begley

Porzingis ruled out vs. visiting Melo, Thunder

Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis will not be on the court to play against former teammate Carmelo Anthony and the visiting Thunder due to a left knee injury.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

In the Thunder locker room before tonight's game against the Knicks, Russell Westbrook was asked how strange it was that OKC was on the road for two "reunion" games this week (Paul George back to Indy, Carmelo back to NYC). As Westbrook answered, Carmelo, getting stretched out nearby, laughed and shouted: "It ain't a coincidence."

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Melo returns to New York (0:17)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley will start in place of Kristaps Porzingis. Joakim Noah is active.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis will not play tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Carmelo Anthony walking in to MSG tonight via ESPN's Brian Franey:

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Carmelo Anthony arrives at Madison Square Garden for the first time as a member of the Thunder.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis is talking with the medical staff after going through shootaround. Status unclear as of now.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This man outside Madison Square Garden is hopeful those inside it will give Carmelo Anthony a raucous ovation tonight. Although he knows things didn't work out on the floor with Melo and the Knicks, he still believes Anthony represented New York well when he was here.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Less than three hours before Carmelo Anthony's return to Madison Square Garden, some New York basketball fans and random passerbys greet an arriving Thunder bus.

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17hRoyce Young

Melo on MSG return: How could I not miss NY?

Carmelo Anthony expects to get "a little emotional" when he makes his first trip back to Madison Square Garden on Saturday since being traded in September, saying, "That's home."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It will be interesting to see how much Carmelo Anthony (47 minutes tonight vs. Philly), Russell Westbrook (52 minutes), Paul George (45 minutes) and Steven Adams (51 minutes) can play tomorrow against the Knicks in Carmelo's return to MSG.

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Melo: I'm excited to go back (0:32)
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1dIan Begley and Adrian Wojnarowski

Porzingis questionable to play vs. Melo, OKC

Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is questionable for Saturday's home game against Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis is day to day with sore left knee and is questionable for tomorrow vs OKC.

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1dIan Begley

Porzingis: Melo should be shown 'love' at MSG

Carmelo Anthony will return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night for the first time since being traded to the Thunder, and Kristaps Porzingis hopes that Knicks fans will give Anthony a friendly reception.

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Porzingis exits with knee injury, Knicks prevail (0:51)
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Knicks hold on to beat Nets after Porzingis leaves

Courtney Lee scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half and the New York Knicks held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-104 on Thursday night after losing star forward Kristaps Porzingis to a sore left knee early in the second half.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis says that he isn't in significant pain at the moment and it's a good sign that he's standing on his own. He's uncertain about playing Saturday but he says he'll know more after being examined tomorrow.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Kristaps Porzingis originally tweaked his knee in the first half and it bothered him again in the third. Doctors will look at Porzingis again tomorrow. Unclear if ell get x-ray or MRI.

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Thomas' triple secures Knicks win (0:40)
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Lee hits back-to-back baskets (0:52)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Impressive win for the Knicks, who beat Brooklyn behind 27 points from Courtney Lee and 15 off the bench from Michael Beasley. Key plays from Frank Ntilikina, Ron Baker and Lance Thomas down the stretch as New York was without Kristaps Porzingis in the 2nd half due to a left knee injury. The severity of the injury is unclear.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.615th
Rebounds Per Game44.3Tied-12th
Assists Per Game23.19th
Points Allowed104.013th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-181513.536
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451