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Without Porzingis and Kanter, Knicks Lose a Grip and Fall to Rockets in Second Consecutive Road Loss

Beasley’s offensive Renaissance in the first half would not sustain itself as the Rockets run the Knicks out of the gym, 117-102. Those who tuned into the Knicks–Rockets game on Saturday learned two lessons about Michael Beasley: the reason behind his nickname, “Walking Bucket,” and why he has been in and out of the league. The 28-year-old southpaw sparked a ridiculous Knicks start to a game they were presumed D.O.A. No Porzingis, no Kanter, how would New York (10-9) compete with James Harden, Chris Paul, and the Houston Rockets? Well,…

Porzingis Earns Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honors

  The NBA announced on Monday that New York’s Kristaps Porzingis won the title for last week’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week award (October 30–November 5). Houston’s James Harden won the Western Conference honors. Porzingis led the Knicks to a 3-1 record, the only loss against Harden and the Rockets, while averaging 33.5 points on 54.4 percent shooting, 46.7 percent from three-point range, and 3.3 blocks per game. Kristaps’ charge on offense–while blocking every opponents’ shot in sight on defense–helped the Knicks defend home-court advantage with surprisingly good play…