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Kristaps Porzingis out for Knicks against Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) New York center Kristaps Porzingis will miss the Knicks’ game Saturday night against the Houston Rockets because of a sore Achilles tendon.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he was dealing with the problem before Friday night’s game against New Orleans. But he still had 21 points in 38 minutes.

Porzingis, who hasn’t missed a game this season, is averaging 20.1 points and 7.9 rebounds a game.

Also out for the Knicks on Saturday are Courtney Lee, who has a sore right wrist, and Kyle O'Quinn, who has an illness.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.