Kyle O’Quinn added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks. Lee and Enes Kanter each had 12 points for the Knicks. McDermott finished with 11 and Jack finished with 10 assists

The Nuggets could not keep their hands to themselves in the second quarter, committing their fifth foul and putting the Knicks in the bonus at the 8:24 mark. New York went on to outscore Denver 30-18 in the 12-minute session.

Nuggets: Host Toronto on Wednesday. The teams will play again in Toronto on March 27. The Raptors won both matchups last season.

Knicks: Host Houston on Friday. The teams last met on New Year’s Eve 2016, with the Rockets posting a 129-122 victory. They play again in Houston on November 25.

Check out the team sites for the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks for more game coverage.

It was never a sure thing that the 49ers would make a reunion happen between Cousins and his former Washington coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, next season in free agency. If nothing else, Washington could always have either put the franchise or transition tag on him again … or, in the upset of the decade, agree to a long-term deal.

Of course, if anyone really envisioned the team and Cousins closing their bizarre gulf and agreeing to a contract, the 49ers and Shanahan would never have loomed for 2018. Nevertheless, with the 49ers trading for Jimmy Garoppolo as their quarterback of the future, that question is moot.

Once the strain healed enough for Kershaw to return to the rotation in early September, he started six games for the team with the best record in baseball. Two of his September starts were good, two were bad, and two were somewhere in the middle. The 29-year-old Kershaw, who owns three Cy Youngs and an NL MVP award, doesn’t usually cruise in baseball’s middle lane.