Porzingis questionable for Melo's return to New York on Saturday

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In many ways, it's the biggest game of the year so far for the New York Knicks, but whether Kristaps Porzingis will play Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder is up in the air.

The Knicks listed Porzingis as questionable for Carmelo Anthony's return to New York due to left knee soreness.

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Porzingis left Thursday's win over the crosstown Nets with the issue, coming up limping after a play under the basket.

The Knicks have a better record (15-13) than the Thunder, and sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. However, they haven't beaten a playoff-caliber team since defeating the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 22. The energy level at MSG promises to be charged with Anthony's return.