Kristaps Porzingis laments late loss to Hawks: ‘We don’t know how to finish games’

Kristaps Porzingis didn’t hold back after the Knicks blew a late lead and lost to the Hawks, 99-96, Sunday.

The Knicks were leading by four with 1:07 left in the game when the Hawks capitalized on two missed free throws by Porzingis and a missed shot by Tim Hardaway Jr.

According to NBA.com stats, Cleveland sharpshooter Kyle Korver has taken 60 percent of his 3s either open (defender within four-to-six feet) or wide open (no defender within six feet). In Utah, 39 percent of Hood’s 3s came either open or wide open. If he gets the Korver treatment from defenses, his perimeter shooting should get a boost.

Of course, the Celtics are in a bit of a tailspin now, and one February game does not mean much in the context of a season. Other than Hill, the new Cavs have very little postseason experience — Hood played 11 postseason games last year, and shot terribly (35.2 percent from the field, 26.0 percent from the 3-point line), while Clarkson and Nance have never been to the playoffs. There’s no telling how they’ll handle the pressure of the stretch run for Cleveland, and the playoffs.

Houston (38-13) has proven its legitimacy as a real contender in the Western Conference with a shot to dethrone the defending champion Warriors. Despite holding a 2-0 record over Golden State this season, Houston could use one more piece to match the Warriors’ firepower. The Rockets will need all the points they can find for a potential seven-game series.

Similar to the 2017 deadline acquisition of Lou Williams, Evans would add depth and scoring to a Houston bench that needs another contributor outside of Eric Gordon. Evans’ 3-point shooting this season would help his transition into Mike D’Antoni’s system. Of the teams that do not own a first-round pick in 2018, Houston is the most likely to acquire Evans.

By Feb. 8, Evans will know if he is contributing to a playoff push or a title Cheap Braves Jerseys run. It will all depend on what Memphis looks to get in return — and which contender is willing to pull the Cheap Baseball Jerseys trigger.

Bench coach Wotus managed the opener of the three-game series Miami.Log Signup.And I didn’t know how to deal with that.The Portland Trail Blazers have matched Crabbe’s four-year, $75M offer sheet with Brooklyn, league source tells @TheVertical.Lastly, just remember how badly things fell apart for New down the stretch.

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