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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.

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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.

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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."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis' Matt Barnes remains questionable for tonight's game against the Knicks due to a hamstring injury.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Knicks struggle against the Grizzlies tonight, the guess here is that the home crowd begins to get restless. New York has dropped 7 of 8 and its playoff chances are decreasing by the day. According to ESPN's playoff odds tracker, the Knicks' odds of making the playoffs sit at 1.9% after Thursday's loss.

Victor Cruz: I'll be ready for 2016 season

Cruz (torn patellar tendon, torn calf muscle) hasn't played in an NFL game since October 2014, but expects to be ready for the start of the upcoming season: "The goal is definitely to play this year, and I believe I can be ready for the start of the season." Cruz added he's at about "85 percent."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Arron Afflalo had 19 second-half points and Langston Galloway had 12 in the 4th quarter. But the best line during a bad night for the Knicks belonged to Robin Lopez, who had 26 points and 16 rebounds.