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Malika Andrews ESPN 

Fred Hoiberg says Kris Dunn is going to meet the team in Dallas for Monday's game and will be eligible to play that day. He will miss today's home opener (his girlfriend gave birth this week).

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said he expects tonight's Lakers home opener "to be pretty electric out there tonight."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Damyean Dotson hits two threes in the final minute of the second quarter to help the Knicks cut Boston's lead to two at halftime. Dotson has eight points and two steals in 13 first-half minutes - his first action of the season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

X-rays were negative for Kevin Knox's ankle, the Knicks way.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said there was ‘no way' he was taking Tim Hardaway Jr. off of Caris LeVert on Brooklyn's last possession on Friday. LeVert drove on Hardaway Jr. and converted a tough layup to win the game for the Nets. Fizdale on why he wasn't taking Hardaway Jr. off of LeVert (part II): "This is a development year. That's part of Timmy's development. He's got to take that challenge. I can't hide him. He's got to dig in and get that stop. He didn't get it last night but he knows I believe he can. We're going to keep working at it. It was just a personnel breakdown. He knew that kid wanted to go right and he let him get right. We'll fix that issue and the next time, get the stop. That's what it's about. It's not about me trying to manipulate the situation to hopefully win a game or whatever it is. The areas that I'm trying to get these guys to be better at when it comes up in a game I gotta let them go through that. I can't hide it from them."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said there was ‘no way' he was taking Tim Hardaway Jr. off of Caris LeVert on Brooklyn's last possession on Friday. LeVert drove on Hardaway Jr. and converted a tough layup to win the game for the Nets. Fizdale on why he wasn't taking Hardaway Jr. off of LeVert (part I): "I want you guys to look at it like this – there was a day I played. If I was in a game playing against high school teammate, for him his college teammate, and we've going tit for tat, 28, 29, back and forth, back and forth. And the last play of the game the coach goes, ‘Hey, I'm going to put him on.' I might lose Timmy. That could crush him. No."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox appeared to turn his left ankle severely. He was helped off the court and headed to the locker room. He's now disqualified from the game because he couldn't shoot the subsequent free-throws.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale can't be thrilled with the Knicks' rotations/perimeter defense. Boston has had several open looks and has hit four of its first five 3-point attempts. The Cs are up 15 with here minutes to go in the first quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A mix of cheers and boos for Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving here at Madison Square Garden. I'm sure plenty of people in the building still hope that Irving will consider the Knicks in free agency. He's said he plans to stay in Boston.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said Tim Hardaway Jr. showed leadership by holding himself accountable in his interview with media after the Nets game. Hardaway Jr. said after the Knicks' loss to Brooklyn that he should have shot less and should have forced Caris LeVert right on the Nets' final possession on Friday. "I talked to the team and talked to (Hardaway Jr.) today. I thought he showed great leadership on his part to own the last possession defensively and also own how many shots he took," Fizdale said. "I really didn't have a problem with his shot attempts. Brooklyn was doing a good job on Enes (Kanter) defensively and he started slow. And Timmy is our perimeter offensive weapon."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward is sitting against the Knicks on Saturday due to ‘general soreness.' He says the absence wasn't previously planned.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says Kyrie Irving is ‘the one guy' he would pay to see play.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said there was ‘no way' he was taking Tim Hardaway Jr. off of Caris LeVert on the last possession last night against BK, in part, because he wants Hardaway Jr. to be a complete defensive player.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson was available to play on Friday and David Fizdale says he will play tonight. Fizdale said he probably should have played Robinson last night because of his shot-blocking but it sounded like hame had some concern about his ankle.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Westchester Knicks selected Indiana SF Freddie McSwain with their second-round pick in the G League Draft today.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton says he will go with the same starting lineup he used against Portland when the Lakers host Houston on Saturday: Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and JaVale McGee.