Mark Woods @markbritball What makes Mike Breen so fabulous is that he gives play by play on a Monday lunchtime #NBA game between the Knicks and Hornets even bit as much oomph as the NBA Finals. – 2:14 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer Knicks starters have played better of late, but they should be embarrassed by that putrid performance and lack of effort in that first half. (especially consider CHA playing without LaMelo) Obi Toppin has 7 points but, bafflingly, only logged 4 minutes. pic.twitter.com/j2GOsLHjnQ – 2:11 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney Knicks got the first seven of the second quarter with Bridges sitting so the Hornets call time and bring him right back in. That was like a Julius Randle rest from last season. – 1:46 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman Looks like Obi Toppin has awoken from a two-week slumber – big corner 3 and drive to the basket for a bucket. “O-bi” chants at Garden. – 1:43 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz Think it might be time to tone down Jalen McDaniels usage rate. Seems to always take the “first shot” early in the shot clock, sometimes wonder if he could keep it moving – 1:42 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN Miles Bridges scored 22 points in the first quarter against the Knicks. Now that Kevin Knox is gone we can definitively say they should’ve drafted either of the Bridges instead. – 1:39 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Through one quarter, the Hornets lead the Knicks 34-23. • Randle 9 & 5 • Barrett 5 pts, 2 asts • Bridges 22-4-2, 7-8 FGs, 3-4 3Ps No, the Bridges line is not a typo. – 1:39 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer If Randle wants to be viewed as a true superstar, it’s games like this where he needs to step up defensively. Miles Bridges has 22 points (on 7-of-8 shooting) and four rebounds in the first quarter. – 1:38 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov Miles Bridges has 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists against the Knicks. In just the 1st quarter. Hornets up 34-23 on the Knicks at MSG. – 1:38 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob this Mike Breen energy is contagious. ready to run through a wall at 10 AM on a Monday because of that Mitchell Robinson iso. – 1:22 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN Lot of time left in the season but if he keeps this up Mitchell Robinson playing himself into a nice contract. Knicks signed Nerlens Noel for $27 million but he’s been unreliable. – 1:19 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov NYC mayor Eric Adams gave speech at MSG before Knicks game. (Laughter in video after fan yelled “Shut the f— up”) Adams: “When the civil rights battle was on the line Dr. King wanted the ball in his hand and he gave his life to ensure that our country would be a better place.” pic.twitter.com/SWtoKTT5b8 – 1:14 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb It appears there will be no LaMelo Ball today. Was listed as questionable with a non-Covid-10 illness and he is not listed in the starting lineup. – 12:50 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov For all the Knicks troubles this season if they win today against Charlotte at MSG they’ll have the same record as the Hornets, who currently hold the No. 7 seed in the East. – 12:50 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid Direct flight from Indy to LA got canceled this morning. Airline rebooked me with connecting flights, but I won’t make it to LA in time for today’s game against the Clippers. Stuck in Charlotte at the moment. Follow @MVanTryon for remote #Pacers coverage today!! – 12:41 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer Interesting… Hornets have downgraded LaMelo Ball to questionable for today’s game against the Knicks with a non-COVID illness. – 12:16 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone Before the LaMelo update, James Borrego said with Kelly Oubre missing his fourth game today he may look for some more offense off the bench and could call on Ish Smith or James Bouknight. Also said he needs better defensive effort from bench like they put forth in win in Philly. pic.twitter.com/tiAV3DObFV – 12:16 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov An age old winter tradition at MSG: the tunnel between the locker rooms and the court being absolutely freezing. One Hornets player remarked about it (with an expletive) as he jogged out to the floor. – 11:38 AM
Ian Begley @IanBegley On NBA’s 930 AM injury report, Nerlens Noel (knee soreness), Cam Reddish (ankle sprain), Solomon Hill (not with team) are listed as out today vs CHA. Kemba Walker (knee soreness) is questionable. – 10:05 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer Knicks have ruled out Cam Reddish (ankle) and are listing Kemba Walker as questionable for this afternoon’s game vs. Charlotte. If Kemba is cleared to play, it will be very interesting to see how Thibs uses him. – 9:27 AM
Houston Astros right-hander Jake Odorizzi collapsed with a leg injury running to cover first base in the fifth inning Monday night against the Boston Red Sox and was taken off the Fenway Park field on a stretcher. The team said he had “left lower leg discomfort,” and manager Dusty Baker said Odorizzi would get an MRI. The pitcher was on crutches, in a boot and in good spirits after the game, Baker said.
Time for the NBA draft lottery, where some team will get a nice reward for a miserable season. The Pelicans are the lone playoff team among the clubs who can get a boost from lotto luck when the drawing is conducted Tuesday night in Chicago.
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