New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes checks in for Memphis for the first time. Mild boos from the MSG crowd. This is the second time Barnes and Derek Fisher are in the same building since the two were involved in an offseason altercation.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis, who has been struggling over the past two games, just knocked down a 3 to cut Memphis' lead to 14-10. Jose Calderon has 7 points for New York. Matt Barnes has yet to check in.

Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors roundup

Will the Falcons hang on to Roddy White? Plus we discuss Geoff Schwartz's status, what the Cardinals might be up to this offseason, and more.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks have been down 10-0 and 9-0 in their last two games. It's unclear how or why these slow occur but it's not a good sign for Derek Fisher's club.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes will play tonight against the Knicks, the Grizzlies say. Barnes was questionable due to a hamstring injury. This is his second game against Derek Fisher's Knicks since the Barnes-Fisher offseason altercation.

Heather Burns 

Joe Namath was wearing his Hall Of Fame jacket during his interview on NYC sports radio.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Fisher said Carmelo Anthony had an MRI which confirmed there is no structural damage to his left knee.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Fisher says Carmelo Anthony is day to day due to left knee soreness. FWIW: he had season-ending surgery on his left knee in February.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance Thomas will also sit out of the Memphis game due to a mild concussion.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony will miss tonight's game against Memphis due to left knee soreness.


Grizzlies (29-20) at Knicks (23-29)

Reeling New York had no answer for Marc Gasol last month and will face him after a difficult loss in the first of back-to-back games. The Knicks are looking to avoid a sixth straight loss in this series and deny visiting Memphis its longest winning streak in a year. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info

Knicks' bad first half against Pistons

New York couldn't buy a bucket or come up with a stop during the first half against Detroit on Thursday. The Knicks rallied in the second half, but their 36-point first half was too much to overcome.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have hired Jeff Hammerschmidt as their assistant special teams coach. He spent the last four seasons as the special teams coordinator at Colorado State.

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Where did Giants land in SB team ranks?

The Giants' O-line allowed a league-leading 222 total pressures in 2011 and added an whopping 76 more in the postseason. And the team that took down the Patriots in 2007 was not spectacular -- but just got hot at the right time. Ranking recent Super Bowl teams (Insider)

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Martin says he was really good at beating the concussion protocol. Has has had eight hours of testing that "told me my brain, somewhat miraculously, has the health of a high-school kid." (On The Midday 180 in Nashville.)

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets great Curtis Martin is a popular man on Radio Row at the Super Bowl.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

2016 FA Mike Conley asked about the possibility of signing with the Knicks: "Everything will be on the table when the time comes. I haven't committed to anything."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach Randolph jokes with the NY media at Memphis shootaround: "Mike Conley's not coming here, man."