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Kristaps Porzingis out for Knicks against Rockets

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 04: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks walks across the court during their game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on October 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) New York center Kristaps Porzingis will miss the Knicks’ game Saturday night against the Houston Rockets because of a sore Achilles tendon.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he was dealing with the problem before Friday night’s game against New Orleans. But he still had 21 points in 38 minutes.

Porzingis, who hasn’t missed a game this season, is averaging 20.1 points and 7.9 rebounds a game.

Also out for the Knicks on Saturday are Courtney Lee, who has a sore right wrist, and Kyle O’Quinn, who has an illness.