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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Mo Wilkerson is active despite not practicing all week.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Stan Van Gundy, who is refreshingly honest with the media, candidly questioned the Knicks' coaching staff's defensive strategy late in New York's loss to Detroit. Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson helped fuel Detroit's comeback with several pick and rolls down the stretch. "They both were going well and we were trying to go at (Porzingis)," Van Gundy told reporters. "(He) kills you at one end and for some reason they were playing him on Tobias, I don't know why, but they were, so we went at that pick-and-roll."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. was asked if he just felt out of rhythm on Saturday when he missed 12 of 16 shots in a loss to Detroit: "Yeah I missed a couple of easy ones here and there, shots that I normally make. It's just tough to see those not go down," Hardaway Jr. said. "My teammates did a great job of just keeping me in it. Telling me to keep shooting. That's what I'm here for, just be a burst of energy and help out on the floor in any way I can. I didn't get it done tonight." The Knicks as a whole hit just eight of 30 3-point attempts. Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks need to be around 38 percent from three. He didn't place the blame on Hardaway Jr., who said he got the looks he wanted against Detroit. "Yeah. Transition shots, I just have to find ways. It's still a new offense but at the same time I still have to find ways to get to the line, get to the basket a little more, finish when I'm there. Missed a lot of bunnies today I wish I could take back and I definitely could have helped out on that end of the floor."

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Fins have major edge over Jets

Gang Green won the teams' first meeting this season, but ESPN's FPI likes Miami's chances of taking the rematch on Sunday. Only two matchups in Week 7 are more lopsided, by FPI's measure.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Near coin flip at the Meadowlands

ESPN's FPI gives the Seahawks a very slight advantage in Sunday's game, the third-tightest matchup of Week 7. The Giants have lost three straight to the Hawks, including two in a row at home.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Josh McCown is Mr. Third Down, with a league-best 75 percent completion mark. He's third in yards per attempt.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is on a roll. Since returning from a suspension in Week 3, he leads all tight ends in catches (23).

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The defining moments of the Astros' Game 7 win (1:03)
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Girardi mum on future: 'There's no guarantees'

Joe Girardi, whose four-year, $16 million contract is up at the end of the season, is uncertain if he will be back as Yankees manager in 2018 but said "I love what I do" and that he would consult with his family before making any decision.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann said he took no additional pleasure in beating his former team, the Yankees, who traded him to the Astros last November as part of their rebuild. "I love that organization," McCann said. "I have lifelong friends over there that I'll be talking to when I'm in my 70s and 80s."

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Lee's two goals fuel Isles to victory (0:32)
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Judge: 'Through ups and downs, this team came to play every day' (0:31)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said management has told him to play the players who do the most to earn their minutes and he's given playing time at center so far to Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn over Willy Hernangomez. "Well, every summer that you come back it's a competition and guys, they earn their minutes through training camp and through exhibition season," Hornacek said Saturday when asked about Hernangomez. "Willy's done well, (it's) just something the other guys have done a little bit more. So the focus is on defense and that's one thing that we want him to get better at as a young player. We're trying to emphasize things to these guys that don't get repeated. All of the sudden, ‘Okay, I see, I understand,' and they fix it. And Willy's working on that. He's doing a great job. He comes to practice every day and practices hard. His opportunities will come." Steve Mills and Scott Perry both wrote that Hernangomez was part of the team's young core it hopes to develop, so it's a bit odd to see Hernangomez stuck to the bench. But Hornacek pointed out that those statements from Mills and Perry were made before the Kanter trade. "It's a tough spot," Hornacek said. "But that's when guys step up. I think Willy will too."

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Astros take Game 7, head to World Series (3:51)
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Girardi gets emotional recounting season (1:06)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For the fire Jeff Hornacek crowd: hard to put this one on the coach. The Knicks allowed Detroit to shoot 50 percent in the second half and moved the ball much less in the final 24 minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis felt he was fouled on his drive to the basket with under a minute to play that ended in an Andre Drummond block. He said he felt someone pull his arm down before the block. The Knicks were down 3 with 37 seconds to play at the time of the block.

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