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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers' first sub off the bench was Jordan Clarkson, whom Magic Johnson wants to compete for Sixth Man of the Year. Before the game, Johnson shook hands with Clarkson but only once he got Clarkson to smile. Johnson told Clarkson he wants the sixth man to have fun.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

A buzz circulates throughout Staples Center when Lakers fans started celebrating that the Dodgers advanced to the World Series. The arena then announced the final score minutes later to a loud ovation.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley was in a walking boot in the locker room. He said his left ankle injury was painful but there were no structural issues. Beasley landed on Russell Westbrook's foot in his first two minutes on the court.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are expected to sign North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks to a two-way contract by the end of the week, per league sources. The club left its second 2-way spot open after training camp with the hopes of finding a quality free agent. They have now filled both 2-way spots and have a full roster. Hicks was in training camp with Charlotte. The agreement was first reported by The Vertical.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley is already testing Lonzo Ball, picking up the rookie three-quarter court often and shoving the rookie at halfcourt at one point. Ball doesn't have an assist yet in his first eight minutes and has missed both of his shots but he is pushing the ball up and moving t while doing other things like swatting Blake Griffin from behind on help defense and he has four early rebounds.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

From the All-Lonzo, All-the-Time department, I'm told he had Subway for lunch and needed 23 tickets to the game. Immediately family only.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball's debut is bigger than his because of social media and sports television networks.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On Willy Hernangomez being out of the rotation, Jeff Hornacek basically said Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn earned their minutes based on the preseason but that nothing is set in stone at this point.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball getting introduced for his first NBA regular season game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm guessing this Knicks fan is leaving OKC with mixed emotions:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks fall to Oklahoma City, 105-84. Kristaps Porzingis (31 points on 11-for-25 shooting) was a lone bright spot. Carmelo Anthony started slowly but finished with 22 points on 20 shots in his OKC debut. He seemed to have a good time beating up his old team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek has inserted Willy Hernangomez, Damyean Dotson and Frank Ntilikina into the game in garbage time. It wouldn't be a surprise if all three were in the regular rotation once the Knicks fall out of contention.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Willy Hernangomez checks in with 3:40 to play and the Knicks down 21. Frank Ntilikina will probably check back in shortly. Need to get him on the floor in garbage time here.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks management said that Willy Hernangomez was a part of the team's young core. Assuming he's healthy, it's a bit jarring to see him get a DNP tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks trail by 20 entering the fourth and the scary thing for Knicks fans is, turnovers aside, it's hard to see how this isn't the norm for this team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony was tying his shoe near the Knick baseline, so the Thunder were playing 4 on 5. Knicks still couldn't stop Russell Westbrook, who converted a layup.

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Nothing like talking to Magic while he's watching the Dodgers AND Lonzo Ball! Thanks @SerenaWinters for the photo! You're the best!

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek is exasperated after the Knicks give up two alley-oops in less than a minute on two weakside breakdowns. Team defense, which was an issue last season, still needs work.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball warming up before his Lakers debut.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson continues to celebrate as the Dodgers take a 9-0 lead in the NLCS.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The first half of the new Big Three era is in the books on OKC, and while a bit disjointed, talent was showcased. Westbrook has 12-5-6, George has 17 and Anthony has 15 as the Thunder lead the Knicks 53-42. Balance is an issue, though, as Westbrook, George and Anthony accounted for 44 points and took 35 of OKC's 44 total shots.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was very close to getting thrown out of the game. He received a technical foul for yelling at the refs after what he felt was a blown call. That may have been the most upset he's been as a Knick coach.

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Nothing like watching Magic watching Kershaw!!

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We've heard both Carmelo Anthony and Courtney Lee us NSFW language after a bad call. Only Courtney Lee received a technical though.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ball family will be here at Staples Center in full force. There will be 18 Ball family members, including LaVar and LaMelo Ball, on hand. The Balls have a suite and courtside seats as well.