Knicks Morning News (2016.02.27)

  • [New York Post] Jose Calderon silences the critics — for one night at least (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:30:28 -0500)

    He is largely the whipping boy for many frustrated Knicks fans. The Knicks get outshot, blame Jose Calderon. Turnovers are his fault. If only there were a real point guard, the Knicks would be fighting not only for the playoffs, but also for a first-round homecourt slot. "For sure, it's not always easy to play…

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis’ best quality should encourage Knicks fans (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:39:43 -0500)

    On a night when they often looked more like the 1969 Knicks than the 2015-16 Knicks and shared the ball and played defense with Bill Bradley watching it all next to old friend Phil Jackson … well, let's let Kristaps Porzingis try to make sense of it all. "Everybody was involved, everybody was attacking, everybody…

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks coach Kurt Rambis: 'We're all excited about Jerian' Grant (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:28:59 EST)

    Despite using Sasha Vujacic more than Jerian Grant since becoming interim coach, Kurt Rambis said the Knicks believe in the rookie point guard.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis spur Knicks to an easy win over Magic (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:27:34 EST)

    With the third quarter winding down, Carmelo Anthony had the ball near the top of the arc and saw Kristaps Porzingis cutting to the basket. Anthony threw a gorgeous shovel pass inside for a Porzingis dunk.

  • [New York Times] Paul Has 40 Points, 13 Assists as Clippers Top Kings 117-107 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:06:35 GMT)

    Chris Paul never focused on the discomfort he felt due to several nagging injuries. Instead, he became a major pain to the Sacramento Kings.

  • [New York Times] Raptors’ Lowry Scores 43 in Win Over Cavaliers (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:39:28 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 43 points and hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds left to break a tie as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 in a battle between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Carter Scores 19 for Grizzlies in 112-95 Win Over Lakers (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:21:46 GMT)

    Vince Carter scored a season-high 19 points and five of his teammates also reached double figures to help the Memphis Grizzlies cruise to a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Felton Leads Mavericks Over Nuggets in OT (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:48:27 GMT)

    Mavericks backup guard Raymond Felton took charge of a game filled with wild scoring swings to save Dallas from a near-disastrous loss, leading it to a 122-116 overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at American Airlines Center.

  • [New York Times] Eddie Einhorn, a Creator of College Basketball on TV, Dies at 80 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:45:48 GMT)

    Mr. Einhorn, who created a sports network that propelled national interest in college basketball, was also an owner and team president of the Chicago White Sox.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 108, Magic 95: Knicks Find Balance and Break Free Fall (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 04:53:42 GMT)

    The Knicks easily handled the Magic with a balanced attack that was led by Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Rally to Beat Nuggets 122-116 in Overtime (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 04:51:31 GMT)

    Raymond Felton tied the score late in regulation and then had eight of his 16 points in overtime as the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 23 points down to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-116 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Teague, Horford Help Push Hawks Past Depleted Bulls 103-88 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 04:09:39 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Al Horford added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 103-88 victory over the short-handed Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Raptors Edge Cavaliers and Close In on First (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:57:42 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-97.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Scores Career-High 43 as Raptors Beat Cavaliers, 99-97 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:52:03 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker Hits Game-Winner to Lead Hornets Past Pacers, 96-95 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:30:38 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 22 points and hit the game-winning shot with 2.4 seconds left to lead the Charlotte Hornets over the Indiana Pacers 96-95 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Add to Magic’s Woes, Win 108-95 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:15:45 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and the New York Knicks quickly jumped on an Orlando team that appeared to still be staggered by Stephen Curry, beating the Magic 108-95 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Wall Has Double-Double to Lead Wizards Past 76ers, 103-94 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:45:59 GMT)

    John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists to lead the Washington Wizards to a 103-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks finally win at home in February, pummel Magic 108-95 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:01:24 GMT)

    It’s probably too little and too late, but hey, the Knicks don’t have a draft pick so it’s good to win ballgames.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Porzingis has room to improve, but Knicks believe he'll one day be 'unstoppable' (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 01:08:51 EST)

    Porzingis has room to improve, but Knicks believe he'll one day be 'unstoppable'

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.02.27)

  • [New York Post] Jose Calderon silences the critics — for one night at least (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:30:28 -0500)

    He is largely the whipping boy for many frustrated Knicks fans. The Knicks get outshot, blame Jose Calderon. Turnovers are his fault. If only there were a real point guard, the Knicks would be fighting not only for the playoffs, but also for a first-round homecourt slot. "For sure, it's not always easy to play…

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis’ best quality should encourage Knicks fans (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:39:43 -0500)

    On a night when they often looked more like the 1969 Knicks than the 2015-16 Knicks and shared the ball and played defense with Bill Bradley watching it all next to old friend Phil Jackson … well, let's let Kristaps Porzingis try to make sense of it all. "Everybody was involved, everybody was attacking, everybody…

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks coach Kurt Rambis: 'We're all excited about Jerian' Grant (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:28:59 EST)

    Despite using Sasha Vujacic more than Jerian Grant since becoming interim coach, Kurt Rambis said the Knicks believe in the rookie point guard.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis spur Knicks to an easy win over Magic (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:27:34 EST)

    With the third quarter winding down, Carmelo Anthony had the ball near the top of the arc and saw Kristaps Porzingis cutting to the basket. Anthony threw a gorgeous shovel pass inside for a Porzingis dunk.

  • [New York Times] Paul Has 40 Points, 13 Assists as Clippers Top Kings 117-107 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:06:35 GMT)

    Chris Paul never focused on the discomfort he felt due to several nagging injuries. Instead, he became a major pain to the Sacramento Kings.

  • [New York Times] Raptors’ Lowry Scores 43 in Win Over Cavaliers (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:39:28 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 43 points and hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds left to break a tie as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 in a battle between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Carter Scores 19 for Grizzlies in 112-95 Win Over Lakers (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:21:46 GMT)

    Vince Carter scored a season-high 19 points and five of his teammates also reached double figures to help the Memphis Grizzlies cruise to a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Felton Leads Mavericks Over Nuggets in OT (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:48:27 GMT)

    Mavericks backup guard Raymond Felton took charge of a game filled with wild scoring swings to save Dallas from a near-disastrous loss, leading it to a 122-116 overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at American Airlines Center.

  • [New York Times] Eddie Einhorn, a Creator of College Basketball on TV, Dies at 80 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:45:48 GMT)

    Mr. Einhorn, who created a sports network that propelled national interest in college basketball, was also an owner and team president of the Chicago White Sox.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 108, Magic 95: Knicks Find Balance and Break Free Fall (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 04:53:42 GMT)

    The Knicks easily handled the Magic with a balanced attack that was led by Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Rally to Beat Nuggets 122-116 in Overtime (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 04:51:31 GMT)

    Raymond Felton tied the score late in regulation and then had eight of his 16 points in overtime as the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 23 points down to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-116 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Teague, Horford Help Push Hawks Past Depleted Bulls 103-88 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 04:09:39 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Al Horford added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 103-88 victory over the short-handed Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Raptors Edge Cavaliers and Close In on First (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:57:42 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-97.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Scores Career-High 43 as Raptors Beat Cavaliers, 99-97 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:52:03 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker Hits Game-Winner to Lead Hornets Past Pacers, 96-95 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:30:38 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 22 points and hit the game-winning shot with 2.4 seconds left to lead the Charlotte Hornets over the Indiana Pacers 96-95 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Add to Magic’s Woes, Win 108-95 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:15:45 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and the New York Knicks quickly jumped on an Orlando team that appeared to still be staggered by Stephen Curry, beating the Magic 108-95 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Wall Has Double-Double to Lead Wizards Past 76ers, 103-94 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:45:59 GMT)

    John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists to lead the Washington Wizards to a 103-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks finally win at home in February, pummel Magic 108-95 (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:01:24 GMT)

    It’s probably too little and too late, but hey, the Knicks don’t have a draft pick so it’s good to win ballgames.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Porzingis has room to improve, but Knicks believe he'll one day be 'unstoppable' (Sat, 27 Feb 2016 01:08:51 EST)

    Porzingis has room to improve, but Knicks believe he'll one day be 'unstoppable'

  • Quick Recap: Knicks vs. Orlando

    To the hoop, y’all.

    For years, I’ve been watching Knicks games begging the television to show me a New York Knick driving to the basket. Good things happen when you go to the basket. Any playground kid knows that going to the hole opens things up for your teammates, gets you high percentage shots, and leads to free throws. For some maddening reason, over the last handful of seasons the Knicks have settled for jump shots. Those jump shots have come from all over the court – from two, from three, from half court (I’m talking to you JR Smith). Sometimes the Knicks have been good at making jump shots, but more often they’ve been mediocre or worse. They’ve been near the bottom of free throws attempted in the league for what seems like an eternity…including this season. Tonight they took…

    36 FREE THROWS

    I wrote that in bold, using capital letters, but I would have used some sort of puffy, sparkly font if I could. The Knicks went to the rack, used cutters, stayed in motion, and shared the ball. They’re not going to turn the corner on a lot of teams, but ball movement and lots of motion will make good things happen. The offense hasn’t really been the biggest trouble during the recent stretch, however. It’s been the defense. Tonight we saw a combination of active, aggressive defense that resulted in easy baskets and transition. Part of the Knicks’ success on defense was Orlando’s sloppy, helter skelter play. I love the collection of talent on that team, like I love the talent on the Timberwolves, but neither of those clubs has a sense of how to play together. They play a bit like a bunch of strangers, and the Knicks effectively took them out of their comfort zone all night. It’s tough to adjust when you aren’t accustomed to playing together and, frankly, Scott Skiles’ rotations have always been maddeningly inconsistent and unpredictable. His tenure in Milwaukee was marked by players heading in and out of the rotation on a game-by-game basis. If these Magic are ever going to play well as a unit, he has to stick with a short rotation of guys. To that end, they traded Harris….we’ll see if it works.

    Seven Knicks, including all five starters, scored in double figures. Melo only shot 7-22 and missed all of his threes, but continued his fantastic all around play with 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Porzingis carried the Knicks during the Magic’s effective run in the 3rd quarter, finishing with 18 points and a full load of hustle stats – 2 steals and 2 blocks. I get on Arron Afflalo’s lack of contribution A LOT, but I have to give him credit for showing up on the boards with 11, while chipping in 3 assists. Calderon carried over his more aggressive offensive game, which is when he’s at his best and actually looks like an NBA player. Robin Lopez couldn’t neutralize Vucevic, but he matched him, which is a win in anybody’s book.

    A delightful all around experience. Hope you got to enjoy it friends.

    2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Orlando

    What are the Knicks? A few short weeks ago, the answer to that question might have been, “A franchise moving in a positive direction, with a solid foundation, room to grow, a star player, a future franchise guy in Kristaps Porzingis, and a coach who seems to be quickly learning on the job.” Today, things have taken a Twin Peaks-level turn towards the surreal. A .500 ball club, in contention for the playoffs, has tumbled to a comical low. Hitting the SHOENE projection of 23 wins, seems to have pushed the club into a race to meet those dismal expectations. Will they ever win another game?!

    Since the summer, I’ve repeatedly set the expectation at 35 wins this year. When the team was sitting 22-22, I was thrilled at the prospect of being too low. At this point, to get to 35 wins, the team would have to close the season by going 11-12. That seems doable, and I think people would be mildly calmed by a .500-ish finish to the year after what’s gone on. Does the club have the internal fortitude and necessary motivation to make that push. Getting to 35 wins is still a dismal state of affairs. It would be hard for any group of optimists to come to work every day knowing there’s nothing but pride to play for.

    There will be plenty of time to deal with the meaning of it all. What are the Knicks? The answer, for now, is found in the day-to-day differences between spirited play in victory, and frumpish play in blowout losses.

    The meaning of the Orlando Magic seems much clearer at this point. They are an exciting young team of talented players. They haven’t learned how to win yet, but they seem, more or less, like a complete puzzle. Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic make up the starting rotation for the club with the talented “Never Google,” Evan Fournier, coming off the bench. The Magic traded Tobias Harris to the Pistons during the All-Star period, in what looks like a fairly lopsided deal in favor of the Pistons. Brandon “What Achilles?” Jennings came back with Ilyasova in the swap, which isn’t “nothing,” but Harris promises to be a big part of the Pistons future. The Magic probably decided that they had too many talented young players demanding big roles, and rid themselves of one. Whatever the case, it must feel pretty good to be a Magic fan. While the Knicks’ promise lies squarely in one transcendent talent, the Magic’s promise rests in a collection of very good young players, none of whom approaches Porzingis’ upside….probably. Would you rather have a whole collection of really good young players, or one generation-defining young player and a boat load of question marks? I’m not sure there’s a correct answer, but the Magic are a team today….in February 2016. The Knicks are a schizophrenic mess.

    The Knicks need to start winning their home games at a significant clip to grab back a shred of respectability. The key tonight will be the team’s ability to leverage its veteran edge and catch a Magic team still learning on the job. It’s hard to fathom how the Knicks play to stop Oladipo and Fournier, given the regular mismatch created by our “backcourt,” but the ability to slow that tandem will go a long way in deciding the outcome of the contest. Nikola Vucevic is really the alpha dog in the Magic’s scheme. He’s one of the best centers in the league, and it’s hard to believe how he fell into the Magic’s hands. It’s hard to stop Vucevic, but Robin Lopez becomes the most important player in this game. He will get primary responsibility for Nikola, AND he’ll have to stand as a last line of defense for the penetrating Magic guards, who are guaranteed to blow right by Calderafflaljacic. Maybe Jerian Grant will carry over some of his recent play and make an impact. That would be darling.

    Anyway, I think this game promises to be fun, whatever the outcome. Don’t get hurt. Enjoy it. It’s basketball. Go Knicks.

    Knicks Morning News (2016.02.26)

  • [New York Times] Spurs Call the Tune in Victory Over Jazz (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:09:27 GMT)

    It was a showdown between two of the best defensive teams in the NBA when Utah and San Antonio met on Thursday and despite an inspired effort from the Jazz, who are in the fight for the final Western Conference playoff spot, the Spurs won 96-78.

  • [New York Times] Harden Onslaught Lifts Rallying Rockets Over Blazers (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:03:30 GMT)

    Guard James Harden scored 46 points as the Houston Rockets rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-105 at the Moda Center on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 29 as Spurs Defeat Jazz 96-78 (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:45:39 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs showed why they’re the top defensive team in the league Thursday, stifling a Utah team that had found an offensive groove recently.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:39:42 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 51 points and set an NBA record with a 3-pointer in his 128th consecutive game as the Golden State Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 130-114 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden Has 46 and Rockets Beat Blazers 119-105 (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:33:35 GMT)

    James Harden scored 46 points and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Trail Blazers 119-105 on Thursday night, snapping Portland’s six-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Davis, Reserves Lead Pelicans Past Thunder, 123-119 (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:45:32 GMT)

    Anthony Davis used his potent combination of quickness and length to reject high-scoring Thunder guard Russell Westbrook late in the fourth quarter. The clutch defensive play led directly to a transition 3-pointer on the other end by Ryan Anderson while Davis lay on his back, clutching his knee after an awkward landing.

  • [New York Times] Nets 116, Suns 106: Nets Top the Suns in a Battle of Lowly Teams (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:15:19 GMT)

    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Nets to their 16th win of the season.

  • [New York Times] Bogdanovic, Nets Top Suns in Battle of Lowly Teams (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:55:01 GMT)

    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 116-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night in a game between two of the NBA’s worst teams.

  • [New York Times] Curry Has 51, Hits 3-Pointer in Record 128th Straight Game (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:09:51 GMT)

    Stephen Curry’s smile gave way to laughter.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Beat Bucks 112-107 to Earn 9th Straight Win at Home (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 03:27:58 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics recorded their ninth straight home victory, 112-107 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry Sets Record of 128 Consecutive Games With a 3-Pointer (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:54:50 GMT)

    Stephen Curry has hit a 3-pointer for the 128th consecutive game, setting an NBA record.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Friday (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:33:25 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Friday

  • [New York Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis: To win title down road, Knicks need Melo (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 01:32:26 EST)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Despite the disappointments, the downward spiral and that loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night, Kristaps Porzingis thinks the Knicks are learning something that can help them win a championship someday.

  • [New York Post] Why Kristaps Porzingis doesn’t want Carmelo to get traded (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 03:37:30 -0500)

    At 7-foot-3 and possessing a future brighter than a car's high beams, Kristaps Porzingis is literally and figuratively the Knicks biggest building block moving forward. Wherever that path leads, Porzingis wants Carmelo Anthony beside him. "Obviously, I wouldn't want to lose him. He is who he is on our team, he's very special, and we…

  • [New York Post] Kurt Rambis hopes this practice change will jump-start Knicks (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:53:49 -0500)

    They are not really connected to each other yet. The communication level is subpar. The passing needs work. And they need more scrimmages. Aside from those points, these Knicks are solid. But it could be tough attaining their only goal: the playoffs. That is the reality interim coach Kurt Rambis inherited when he replaced Derek…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.02.25)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo on if Jackson would coach: ‘Those days are long gone’ (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:09:01 GMT)

    There’s at least one thing Melo knows about the coaching situation: Phil Jackson is not going to fill that void.

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis, Melo miss 3s down stretch as Pacers beat Knicks (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:04:46 GMT)

    The Pacers were wearing their maroon Hickory High uniforms but the Knicks were the underdogs Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • [New York Times] Curry Ties NBA Record, Now Has 3s in 127 Consecutive Games (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:51:37 GMT)

    Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tied an NBA record Wednesday by making a 3-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Snap 3-Game Skid With 87-81 Win Over Clippers (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:54:39 GMT)

    The Nuggets’ defense never wavered, sustaining through a franchise-high barrage of 46 3-point attempts by the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • [New York Times] Parker Scores 23, Spurs Continue Dominance Over Kings (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:45:44 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 108-92 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:21:44 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 42 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds left, Klay Thompson scored 17 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 118-112 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Stephen Curry Scores 42 in Victory Over Miami (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:34:40 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors defeated the Heat, 118-112, in Miami. The Warriors improved to 51-5 on the season.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Westbrook Lead Thunder Over Mavs 116-103 for Sweep (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:21:31 GMT)

    Kevin Durant pulled up from about 40 feet and hit a buzzer-beating shot at halftime while Oklahoma City led the entire first half against Dallas.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Turn on the Power to Cool Off Heat (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:03:29 GMT)

    Point guard Stephen Curry scored 42 points and shooting guard Klay Thompson added 33 points as the Golden State Warriors rallied to defeat the Miami Heat 118-112 at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Pacers 108, Knicks 105: Carmelo Anthony’s Shot Hits Air, and Knicks’ Chances Evaporate (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:02:13 GMT)

    The Knicks put up a fight but fell short in Indiana, losing for the 13th time in 15 games. Anthony, who shot a last-second air ball as he tried to send the game to overtime, took the blame.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Come Through Late, Warriors Top Heat 118-112 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 04:18:55 GMT)

    The league’s leading shot blocker was coming at him, and even that wasn’t enough to bother Stephen Curry.

  • [New York Times] Barnes Has 25 as Grizzlies Defeat Lakers 128-119 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:54:45 GMT)

    Matt Barnes scored a season-high 25 points as the Grizzlies never trailed and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Wednesday night in Kobe Bryant’s final game in Memphis.

  • [New York Times] Makeshift Bulls Lineup Outlasts Wizards 109-104 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:42:51 GMT)

    Taj Gibson and E’Twaun Moore each scored 17 points, Tony Snell added 16 and a thrown-together roster of Chicago Bulls backups beat the Washington Wizards 109-104 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Harris Leads Balanced Attack as Pistons Rout 76ers, 111-91 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:39:53 GMT)

    Tobias Harris led a balanced offense with 22 points and Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Wolves 114-105 for 9th Straight Home Win (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:33:56 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-105 on Wednesday night for a franchise record-tying ninth straight home victory.

  • [New York Times] George Scores 25 of His 27 in 2nd Half, Pacers Edge Knicks (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:09:48 GMT)

    Paul George scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half Wednesday night to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-105 victory over the New York Knicks.

  • [New York Times] James, Irving Lead Cavaliers Past Hornets, 114-103 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 02:51:53 GMT)

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points each and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-103 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry Ties NBA Record, Now Has 3s in 127 Consecutive Games (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 01:27:50 GMT)

    Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has tied an NBA record, making a 3-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game.

  • [New York Times] Heat Lose Guard to Foot Injury (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:20:11 GMT)

    Beno Udrih, the Miami Heat’s backup point guard, faces three months of rehabilitation after he has surgery to correct a tear in the connective tissue of his right foot.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Thursday (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:42:26 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Thursday

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Sources: Celtics expressed interest in Carmelo Anthony before deadline (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 01:25:46 EST)

    Sources: Celtics expressed interest in Carmelo Anthony before deadline

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.02.25)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo on if Jackson would coach: ‘Those days are long gone’ (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:09:01 GMT)

    There’s at least one thing Melo knows about the coaching situation: Phil Jackson is not going to fill that void.

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis, Melo miss 3s down stretch as Pacers beat Knicks (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:04:46 GMT)

    The Pacers were wearing their maroon Hickory High uniforms but the Knicks were the underdogs Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • [New York Times] Curry Ties NBA Record, Now Has 3s in 127 Consecutive Games (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:51:37 GMT)

    Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tied an NBA record Wednesday by making a 3-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Snap 3-Game Skid With 87-81 Win Over Clippers (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:54:39 GMT)

    The Nuggets’ defense never wavered, sustaining through a franchise-high barrage of 46 3-point attempts by the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • [New York Times] Parker Scores 23, Spurs Continue Dominance Over Kings (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:45:44 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 108-92 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:21:44 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 42 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds left, Klay Thompson scored 17 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 118-112 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Stephen Curry Scores 42 in Victory Over Miami (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:34:40 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors defeated the Heat, 118-112, in Miami. The Warriors improved to 51-5 on the season.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Westbrook Lead Thunder Over Mavs 116-103 for Sweep (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:21:31 GMT)

    Kevin Durant pulled up from about 40 feet and hit a buzzer-beating shot at halftime while Oklahoma City led the entire first half against Dallas.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Turn on the Power to Cool Off Heat (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:03:29 GMT)

    Point guard Stephen Curry scored 42 points and shooting guard Klay Thompson added 33 points as the Golden State Warriors rallied to defeat the Miami Heat 118-112 at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Pacers 108, Knicks 105: Carmelo Anthony’s Shot Hits Air, and Knicks’ Chances Evaporate (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:02:13 GMT)

    The Knicks put up a fight but fell short in Indiana, losing for the 13th time in 15 games. Anthony, who shot a last-second air ball as he tried to send the game to overtime, took the blame.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Come Through Late, Warriors Top Heat 118-112 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 04:18:55 GMT)

    The league’s leading shot blocker was coming at him, and even that wasn’t enough to bother Stephen Curry.

  • [New York Times] Barnes Has 25 as Grizzlies Defeat Lakers 128-119 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:54:45 GMT)

    Matt Barnes scored a season-high 25 points as the Grizzlies never trailed and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Wednesday night in Kobe Bryant’s final game in Memphis.

  • [New York Times] Makeshift Bulls Lineup Outlasts Wizards 109-104 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:42:51 GMT)

    Taj Gibson and E’Twaun Moore each scored 17 points, Tony Snell added 16 and a thrown-together roster of Chicago Bulls backups beat the Washington Wizards 109-104 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Harris Leads Balanced Attack as Pistons Rout 76ers, 111-91 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:39:53 GMT)

    Tobias Harris led a balanced offense with 22 points and Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Wolves 114-105 for 9th Straight Home Win (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:33:56 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-105 on Wednesday night for a franchise record-tying ninth straight home victory.

  • [New York Times] George Scores 25 of His 27 in 2nd Half, Pacers Edge Knicks (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:09:48 GMT)

    Paul George scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half Wednesday night to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-105 victory over the New York Knicks.

  • [New York Times] James, Irving Lead Cavaliers Past Hornets, 114-103 (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 02:51:53 GMT)

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points each and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-103 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry Ties NBA Record, Now Has 3s in 127 Consecutive Games (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 01:27:50 GMT)

    Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has tied an NBA record, making a 3-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game.

  • [New York Times] Heat Lose Guard to Foot Injury (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:20:11 GMT)

    Beno Udrih, the Miami Heat’s backup point guard, faces three months of rehabilitation after he has surgery to correct a tear in the connective tissue of his right foot.

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