Knicks Morning News (2015.03.31)

  • [New York Times] StubHub Sues Over Warriors Tickets (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:38:51 GMT)

    The ticket resale company StubHub alleges that Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors unfairly required fans looking to sell tickets to use TicketMaster’s exchange.

  • [New York Times] Blazers Clinch Playoff Spot With 109-86 Win Over Phoenix (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:24:09 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 42, Raptors Beat Rockets 99-96 (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:33:10 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade.

  • [New York Times] Carroll, Korver Lead Hawks to 101-88 Win Over Bucks (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:09:22 GMT)

    Kyle Korver was unstoppable for 65 seconds.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Beat Kings 97-83 to End Three-Game Skid (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:51:20 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped their three-game losing streak with a 97-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Hayward Helps Jazz Beat Timberwolves 104-84 (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:42:19 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, reserve Trey Burke had 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 104-84 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Beat 76ers 113-111 in OT on Clarkson’s Basket (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:33:17 GMT)

    Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA’s worst teams.

  • [New York Times] Bradley Scores 30, Celtics Defeat Hornets 116-104 (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:42:34 GMT)

    Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-104 on Monday night for an important Eastern Conference victory.

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson swears to the gods…again (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:05:34 GMT)

    Phil Jackson is tweeting about the basketball gods again.

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  • [New York Times] 76ers Favored Twice This Week, So What Happened to Tanking? (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:52:16 GMT)

    They have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 20 and Cavaliers Slip Past 76ers 87-86 (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:13:14 GMT)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get style points for Sunday’s 87-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Clippers at Trail Blazers (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:10:34 GMT)

    The Clippers could face the Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs, making Wednesday night’s game a potential preview.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Rallies to 109-97 Win at Phoenix (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:52:09 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavs Survive 76ers and Extend Home Streak (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:20:39 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 20 points, Kyrie Irving added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for an 87-86 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Get Back in Playoff Chase With 104-99 Win Over Dallas (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:01:27 GMT)

    Indiana has already shifted into playoff gear.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Has Double-Double to Lead Spurs Past Grizzlies (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:37:26 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 103-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Nets 107, Lakers 99: Win Is a Win, as the Nets Continue a Playoff Push (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:18:44 GMT)

    Brook Lopez had 30 points and 11 rebounds as the Nets, despite struggling against the Lakers, won their third straight.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Celtics 119-106 for 7th Straight Win (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:04:26 GMT)

    J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win.

  • [New York Times] Ailing Wade, Aching Heat Find a Way to Beat Pistons, 109-102 (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:46:21 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade scored 40 points one day after having fluid removed from his balky left knee, Udonis Haslem set season highs with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the undermanned Miami Heat beat the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Post] Walt Frazier’s brilliance, and why Carmelo would throw it away (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:31:14 -0400)

    First and foremost, happy 70th to Walt Frazier. Where does the time go? If there's one indisputable New York City truth the past, oh, 50 years, it's that Walt Frazier made…

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Phil invokes higher authority for rebuild (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:48:36 EDT)

    NEW YORK — One day after his New York Knicks made the wrong kind of history, team president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to talk about the rebuild that lies ahead. We will rebuild a team that fits together-guys that want to compete and play the way bball gods approve.#groundup— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) March 30, 2015It’s interesting that Jackson would use the hashtag “#groundup” at the end of the tweet. He had an opportunity to start the Knicks’ rebuild from the ground up in the truest sense last summer when Carmelo Anthony hit free agency.

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher still backed by Phil Jackson, colleagues (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:06:35 GMT)

    Derek Fisher didn’t flinch before offering a deadpan response when asked to predict a favorite in the Eastern Conference this spring.

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  • [New York Times] Jazz Rally From Down 16 to Beat Thunder 94-89 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:22:09 GMT)

    Trey Burke said the Jazz “felt disrespected” and took former teammate Enes Kanter’s critical comments about the organization personally.

  • [New York Times] Trail Blazers Beat Nuggets, Move Closer to Division Title (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:46:16 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 120-114 on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Pacers’ Paul George Waits for Clearance (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:31:59 GMT)

    George, a two-time All-Star, said after practice that he felt as if he had passed all the tests to play but that he was still waiting for clearance from the team’s medical staff before he made his season debut.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Bucks 108-95, Clinch Top Seed in West (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:31:10 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Knicks Lose 60th Game (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:24:04 GMT)

    Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls handed the visiting Knicks their team-record 60th loss, 111-80.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Hand Knicks Their 60th Loss, a Franchise Record (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:34:18 GMT)

    Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls handed the Knicks their franchise-record 60th loss, beating New York 111-80 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Beat Hawks Backups 115-100 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:40:19 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks lose franchise-worst 60th game to Bulls (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:26:51 GMT)

    Phil Jackson’s teams won 60 games in one season five times as head coach of the Bulls, including an NBA-record 72 in 1995-96.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Under Phil Jackson, Knicks reach rock bottom (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:22:42 GMT)

    When you add it all up, the Knicks played exactly one meaningful game this season: The first one.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks in 60 L’s! Horror show hits milestone (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:41:52 GMT)

    The Knicks’ loss to the Bulls Saturday night was their 60th, a new record of futility.

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  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks must take pass on injured Kevin Durant (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:43:48 GMT)

    Kevin Durant is done for the season after the Thunder announced that he will need another surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Leads Trail Blazers to 87-81 Win Over Suns (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:35:39 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame one of their worst shooting performances of the season, rallying from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter for an 87-81 win Friday night over the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80 (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:23:48 GMT)

    Hundley, known as Hot Rod, parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, including many years as a broadcaster for the N.B.A.’s Jazz.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors in Rout Over Grizzlies (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:53:24 GMT)

    Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 59th win — tying a franchise record — 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets 106, Cavaliers 98: Nets, Playing for a Playoff Spot, Grab a Win (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:49:05 GMT)

    The Nets served a jolt to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, beating them, 106-98, in front of a sellout crowd at Barclays Center.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Roll to 107-91 Win as Jazz Drop 4th Straight (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:41:26 GMT)

    Ty Lawson and Jameer Nelson each scored 18 points as the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 107-91 on Friday night, handing the Jazz their fourth straight loss.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Kevin Durant to Have Bone Graft and Miss Rest of Season (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:40:04 GMT)

    Durant will undergo a bone graft on his right foot next week, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced, and is not expected to resume basketball-related activities for four to six months.

  • [New York Times] Nets Snap Cavaliers’ 4-Game Win Streak With 106-98 Victory (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:20:56 GMT)

    The Brooklyn Nets played with the intensity of a team fighting for its postseason future, and the Cleveland Cavaliers couldn’t match it.

  • [New York Times] Diaw Scores 19 to Lead Spurs in 94-76 Win Over Mavericks (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:17:31 GMT)

    Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs pull away for a 94-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Hot Rod Hundley, Former NBA Player and Jazz Announcer, Dies (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:53:27 GMT)

    Hot Rod Hundley was the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Scores 18, Celtics Hold Off Knicks for 96-92 Win (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:50:32 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 33 as Rockets Beat Wolves, Clinch Playoff Spot (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:50:30 GMT)

    James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a 120-110 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Evans Helps Desperate Pelicans End Skid vs. Kings, 102-88 (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:50:27 GMT)

    Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Wall Leads Wizards Past Hornets 110-107 in Double-Overtime (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:38:45 GMT)

    John Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards held off the Charlotte Hornets 110-107 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jackson Has Triple-Double, Leads Pistons Over Magic 111-97 (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:32:59 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson scored 26 points, and had 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lift the Detroit Pistons to 111-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Beat Heat 99-86, Clinch Top Seed in Eastern Conference (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:23:44 GMT)

    DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Lakers, Clinch Second Straight Division Title (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:18:05 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors clinched their second straight Atlantic Division title, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 94-83 on Friday night behind 18 points from Lou Williams and 19 from Jonas Valanciunas.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Jordan Lead Clippers in 119-98 Rout of 76ers (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:47:35 GMT)

    Chris Paul scored 25 points, DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 20 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 119-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Post] Jose Calderon may be done for year after Achilles complication (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:40:40 -0400)

    Jose Calderon expressed major doubt he'll be back this season after once vowing to return from a strained Achilles. Calderon, who first injured the tendon in Boston on Feb. 25,…

  • [New York Post] The red flags and turnovers — and talent — of Knicks’ new hope (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:30:18 -0400)

    New Knick Ricky Ledo committed seven turnovers Wednesday against the Clippers — a statistic he didn't want to talk about after the contest. But the enigmatic shooting guard with a…

  • [New York Post] Knicks celebrate Walt Frazier’s birthday by getting sliced & diced (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:17 -0400)

    The Garden held a 70th birthday party for Walt Frazier on Friday, a night when the woebegone Knicks closed in on a franchise-record 60th loss. In losing 96-92 to the…

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  • [New York Times] Highlights of Thursday’s NBA Game (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:08:18 GMT)

    Highlights of Thursday’s National Basketball Association game:

  • [New York Times] Ilyasova Scores 34 Points, Bucks Beat Pacers 111-107 (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:59:22 GMT)

    Struggling with early season injuries and the adjustment to a new coaching staff, Ersan Ilyasova hasn’t quite been himself for the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Owner’s Grandstanding Confronts Nets With a Dim Future (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:32:52 GMT)

    The Nets moved to Brooklyn bragging that they would own the city, but the mediocre reality has been disappointing and has often been at the expense of young talent and draft picks.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks on cusp of setting franchise-worst record (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:37:41 GMT)

    The Knicks mercifully have just 10 games remaining this season.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: News recalls night Jordan put on 55-point show at MSG (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:35:55 GMT)

    Looking back at it now, 20 years later, Pat Riley isn’t even sure Michael Jordan cared much whether he beat the Knicks that night.