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2018 Schedule
13-13, 3rd in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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)
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Kanter pumped up after Porzingis' catch-and-release (0:16)
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Jack takes it down the court for and-1 (0:18)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek goes with a Ron Baker-Frank Ntilikina backcourt off the bench tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Jeff Hornacek on Frank Ntilikina's night against the Bulls (10 points, 7 assists, 4 turnovers): "Frank played with great confidence. I thought he played with great balance too in terms of making the passes, making shots. When to shoot and when to pass it.... We want him to be on the attack a little bit more and make a play. It doesn't have to be a shot. And then when he got some threes, he didn't hesitate. When he was open, he shot them and he made it. I thought he played great." Ntilikina played just five minutes in the fourth quarter, leaving Hornacek open to criticism over keeping the rookie off the floor down the stretch.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on the absence of Tim Hardaway Jr., who will be out until at least Dec. 19 due to a stress injury in his leg. "I think it hits us a little bit. Tim gives us another guy who can run the lane with speed and athleticism. You see a lot of times we throw the ball ahead, he gets an easy bucket. They have to honor him on the 3-point line so we have to spread out a little bit more. We don't quite have that when he's not out there. The other guys can step up maybe with shooting but other guys have to create that for them. Tim is one of the few guys on our team that can really create his own shot. So yeah we miss him, but that can't really be an excuse."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks are hosting Hanukkah night on Tuesday vs. LAL. Amar'e Stoudemire will light the ceremonial menorah during the 1st quarter in his first time back at MSG since retiring from the NBA.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter said the training staff gave him crutches to use after last night's game due to discomfort in his hip and back. He used the crutches to get to the arena tonight as well.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.017th
Rebounds Per Game44.312th
Assists Per Game23.09th
Points Allowed103.811th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-181313.500
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451