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Monday And-1 links: Comparing the Knicks and Giants

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Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT).

Stat of the day, courtesy Tim Reynolds of the AP: Since the Knicks last won a playoff game, the Giants have won eight.

Ice Cube is ticked at David Stern. It was not a good day.

Former NBA player Oliver Miller got a year in jail for pistol whipping someone.

Kenyon Martin has joined the Clippers but will not suit up tonight in Orlando. And he thinks he can be a mentor to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

With Carl Landry out for up to a month, the Hornets have signed Lance Thomas to provide some depth at forward.

O.J. Mayo says there is no stigma among players about Boston.

Shane Battier is really struggling to strike a balance between when to shoot and when to pass.

The Hawks will be without Jason Collins for a couple weeks with a sprained left elbow. With Al Horford out, they are thin the five.

Jimmer Fredette has racked up a couple DNP-CDs in a row, which is frustrating the Cult of Jimmer but the guy is getting outplayed by much lower picks. He’s having trouble finding his game in the NBA.

Hornets center Jason Smith is day-to-day with a concussion.

The Pistons are looking to actually reduce the number of luxury boxes. The highest level of them at the Palace have been a tough sell so they may be converted into a restaurant, social media gathering sites, or a sports hall of fame (the decision on what has not been made).

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.