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Raptors 107, Knicks 84: Knicks Shoot and Defend Poorly Against a Short-Handed Toronto

The Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis shot 3 for 13 while Tim Hardaway Jr. finished 5 for 11 in the team’s eighth consecutive loss to the Raptors.

Celtics 92, Warriors 88: Celtics Own Warriors in the Third Quarter of Big Victory

Boston took a page out of Golden State’s notebook, completely taking over the game in the third quarter and riding to the team’s 14th consecutive victory.

Sixers Begin to Reap Rewards From Their Much-Debated ‘Process’

Sam Hinkie has left Philadelphia, but his unconventional methods of slowly building a team by being purposefully bad are starting to show results.

Knicks 106, Jazz 101: Tim Hardaway Jr. Seals Knicks’ Comeback Win Over Jazz

Hardaway hit a 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left to help the Knicks complete a second-half rally.

With the Liberty for Sale, What’s Next for Isiah Thomas?

In his statement announcing his intention to sell the Liberty, James L. Dolan thanked only one person by name: Thomas, who has been team president since 2015.

Celtics 109, Nets 102: A Masked Kyrie Irving Leads Celtics Past Nets

After sustaining a facial fracture, Irving wore a mask against the Nets and brought back fond memories of past success in similar circumstances.

Sid Catlett, 69, Star of a Classic High School Basketball Game, Dies

In 1965 he led his school against the team led by Lew Alcindor, soon to be known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and ended its 71-game winning streak.

On Pro Basketball: After Loss to the Cavaliers, a Knicks Sage Sees a Bright Future

Cal Ramsey, a former player and broadcaster, has observed six decades of Knicks basketball, and he likes what he sees in Kristaps Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina.

Madison Square Garden Is Seeking to Sell the Liberty

Madison Square Garden Company, which also owns the Knicks and the Rangers, has owned Liberty since the founding of the W.N.B.A. in 1997.

Trump Asks Xi for Help on U.C.L.A. Players Arrested in China

The American president appealed to his Chinese counterpart in the case of the three members of a university basketball team accused of shoplifting.

Cavaliers 104, Knicks 101: Knicks Show Fight, but LeBron James Scores a Knockout

LeBron James and Cleveland erased a 23-point, second-half deficit at Madison Square Garden against a surprisingly potent Knicks squad.

On Pro Basketball: Everyone Is Worried About the Cavs. Except the Cavs.

LeBron James and his reconstituted Cleveland team are 6-7, but their confidence is fully intact heading into a Monday night game at Madison Square Garden.

Knicks 118, Kings 91: Knicks Roll Over the Kings as Porzingis Returns and Scores 34

After missing a game because of injuries, Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks to their fourth consecutive win at Madison Square Garden.

Keeping Score: James Harden Beats LeBron James While Equaling Michael Jordan

In the Rockets’ win over the Cavaliers, Harden became the first player since Jordan in 1989 to have at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals in a game.

At the Pistons’ New Home, Empty Seats and Hockey Statues

The opening of Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena has been followed by a succession of not-so-enormous basketball crowds.

Magic 112, Knicks 99: Without Porzingis, Knicks Fall to Magic

Playing without their scoring leader, Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks were overmatched by the Orlando Magic and saw the end of their three-game winning streak.

10 Early Surprises in the N.B.A.

The Pistons and Magic are good, the Cavs are not, and Blake Griffin is shooting 3s.

Knicks 118, Hornets 113: Knicks Rally Past Hornets for Third Straight Win

Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining, in the win.

On Pro Basketball: From the N.B.A., a Cautionary Tale on National Anthem Protests

The highly visible players in the socially conscious league don’t need to kneel to get their message across. But would the league act if they did?

Keeping Score: James Harden and Kristaps Porzingis Have Career Nights

Harden scored 56 points and Porzingis had 40 on a weekend that began with a 57-point night by LeBron James.

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