AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 05: Shane Larkin #0 of the New York Knicks reacts after a late fourth quarter turnover next to Carmelo Anthony #7 while playing the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 5, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hardaway Jr. Scores 20, But Pistons Drive Past Knicks 98-95

Greg Monroe had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held off the New York Knicks 98-95 Wednesday night for their first win of the season.

11/06/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Nikola Pekovic #14 of the Minnesota Timberwolves attempts to drive around Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in the second half at the Barclays Center on November 5, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Nets Let One Slip Away, Fall To Timberwolves 98-91

Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.

11/06/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks goes up for a shot against the Washington Wizards during a game at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

WATCH: J.R. Smith Hits Glen Rice Jr. In The Groin; Gets 1-Game Suspension

In the fourth quarter, with the Knicks down double-digits, the shooting guard hit Glen Rice Jr. in the groin. Rice Jr. immediately fell to the ground, though it’s unclear whether the shot was intentional.

11/05/2014

Joe DiMaggio (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 9-1

Here we are, the final stretch. These are the best local athletes in history by jersey number, from 9-1.

11/05/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

In a new weekly segment, we’ll take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape. With that, here we go.

11/05/2014

Head coach Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrates during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Kidd On Nets, Prokhorov: ‘I’ll Let Them Keep Talking’

“I’m no longer in Brooklyn,” the future Hall of Famer said. “Unfortunately they keep talking about it. I don’t. I’ll let them keep talking.”

11/05/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 4:  Nene #42 of the Washington Wizards takes a shot against the New York Knicks during a game at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on November 4, 2014.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Fall To Wizards For Fourth Straight Time, 98-83

Paul Pierce and Garrett Temple each scored 17 points, and the Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks for the fourth straight time, 98-83 on Tuesday night.

11/05/2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media before Brooklyn's home opener at Barclays Center on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov’s Musings Overshadow Nets Home Opener

Whenever Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is in town to watch his favorite American toy play basketball, the game often turns out to be of secondary importance. That was the case Monday night.

11/04/2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media before Brooklyn's home opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Barclays Center on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Prokhorov Tweaks Kidd, Vows To Keep Majority Stake In Nets

Sprinkling humor among his talk about basketball business, the Russian billionaire joked about the departure of Jason Kidd: “Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord has split you.”

11/04/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 3:  Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Perry Jones #3 and Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 3, 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez Returns, Nets Lower The Boom On Banged-Up Thunder

Brook Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 116-85 on Monday night in their home opener.

11/04/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the Charlotte Hornets during the game on November 2, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks, Pacers Have Discussed J.R. Smith-Chris Copeland Trade

Copeland, a 6-foot-8 small forward, played for the Knicks in 2012-13 before signing a two-year, $6 million contract with the Pacers in July of 2013. He’ll be a free agent at the end of the season.

11/03/2014

Brook Lopez signs autographs during the Brooklyn Nets' open practice on October 26, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler /NBAE via Getty Images)

Brook Lopez ‘Anxious’ For Return In Nets’ Home Opener

The 7-footer admitted he was eager after practice on Sunday, saying his delayed season debut feels “like Christmas.”

11/03/2014

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Carmelo Anthony Joins 20,000-Point Club; Knicks Beat Hornets

Al Jefferson had 21 points and Gary Neal added 17 points off the bench for the Hornets (1-2), who lost their second straight.

11/03/2014

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against the Detroit Pistons on November 1, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Earn First Win, Beat Pistons 102-90

Joe Johnson scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets earned their first victory of the season, beating the Detroit Pistons 102-90 Saturday night.

11/01/2014

Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during a game at the United Center  on October 31, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

After Loss To Knicks, Cavs Beat Bulls In Overtime

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night.

10/31/2014