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Kristaps Porzingis takes subtle jab at fans, media for All-Star starter snub

Kristaps Porzingis isn’t happy about missing out on the All-Star start this season. He was blunt when asked Friday about the snub.

“Players know,” he told reporters, via the New York Daily News. “That’s all I’m going to say.”

Though elected as a starter by the players, the Knicks center finished behind 76ers center Joel Embiid in voting by fans and media.

“In my mind, I deserve it,” Porzingis said. “All I got to do is play good and win games and the results will take care of itself. I shouldn’t be too worried about who is going to vote for me and who is not going to vote for me.”

Another highlight during the last couple of weeks was the invitation by the New England Patriots. I had been meaning to watch a football game for quite a while, and I was very happy that I finally managed to catch one in person. It was incredibly cold, but worth it. I’m already looking forward to the Super Bowl and rooting for the Pats, of course.

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry scored 40 points on 14-of-25 shooting with five rebounds and five assists but it wasn’t enough to avoid a 115-109 loss to the Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins had 29 points to lead Minnesota.

Clippers guard Lou Williams had 31 points, 10 steals (yes steals) and seven assists in Los Angeles’ 125-113 loss to the Jazz.

Rockets guard Eric Gordon was incredibly hot from the floor Thursday, but Saturday was a different story as he went 2-of-14 shooting and 0 for 9 from 3-point range. He scored six points in 35 minutes.

It’s not Madison Square Garden and it’s not Reggie Miller, but Miami’s James Johnson scored five points in four seconds to tie the game at 104-104 with 31 seconds remaining in the game in the Heat’s 105-104 win over the Hornets.

A call to James may be too late, at least for this year. The Cavaliers’ chances of hosting the Warriors again this season are looking dimmer by the day.

Kane leads the Blackhawks with 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists) in 67 games. Alex DeBrincat (22 goals) and Nick Schmaltz (20) also have joined the 20-goal club, while Artem Anisimov (19) and Toews (18) are on the doorstep.indians_009

NBA trade rumors: Knicks’ Phil Jackson open to dealing Kristaps Porzingis as interest grows

Kristaps Porzingis made clear how he felt about the Knicks’ dysfunction when he skipped out on his post-season exit interview in April, and the rift apparently isn’t getting better.

According to The Vertical, Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t ruling out trading the 7-3 star, who is reportedly upset with the way the franchise has been run, especially with Carmelo Anthony trade rumors floating through the organization.

The Cavs were the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs as a late-season swoon allowed the Celtics to grab the top seed. Before the Cavaliers closed out the Celtics in five games in the conference finals, Lue said the Celtics were more difficult to defend than the Warriors.

He was singing a different tune Thursday after Durant scored 38 points to lead the Warriors to a 113-91 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

“They’re the best I’ve ever seen,” Lue responded when asked how good the Warriors are. “No other team has done this. 13-0. They constantly break records every year.”

The Warriors, who set an NBA regular-season record for wins last season, had the NBA’s best record this season and have yet to lose in 13 games this postseason. No team had ever won 12 straight games during a single postseason. Golden State’s 13 straight playoff wins ties the NBA mark set by the Lakers over the 1988 and 1989 postseasons and the Cavaliers over the last two seasons.

Golden State will look to set the all-time mark Sunday when the Finals continue with Game 2.