Knicks Morning News (2014.01.17)

  • [New York Times] Thunder Rally for 104-92 Win Over Rockets (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:54:13 GMT)

    Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks showed his team each of the 12 3-pointers Houston made in its 73-point first half Thursday night.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Sacramento Kings to Accept Bitcoin Payments (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:05:33 GMT)

    The Sacramento Kings will become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers 117, Knicks 89: Unbending at Home, Pacers Rout the Knicks (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:59:14 GMT)

    Indiana improved to a league-best 20-1 at home in a victory over the Knicks on Thursday that featured the return of J. R. Smith to the rotation.    

  • [New York Times] Efficient Offense Pushes Pacers Past Knicks 117-89 (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:21:36 GMT)

    Lance Stephenson savors each opportunity he gets to beat up on his hometown teams — especially when the Pacers are winning.    

  • [New York Times] A Finale of Sorts for David Stern, Who Predicts a More Global N.B.A. (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:58:33 GMT)

    In what he said would be his final news conference as N.B.A. commissioner, Stern said the ultimate aim was to have a European division with perhaps five teams in major cities like London, Berlin and Paris.    

  • [New York Times] Bulls, Built to Win Now, Decide to Disassemble (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:32:44 GMT)

    The Bulls, who traded the All-Star forward Luol Deng to the Cavaliers on Jan. 7, are a team filled with veterans still intent on winning, and a front office squarely committed to the future.    

  • [New York Times] It’s Brooklyn, Basketball and Branding as Nets Head to London (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:31:43 GMT)

    The Nets will play Atlanta on Thursday at O2 Arena as the N.B.A. takes its game on the road.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 127, Hawks 110: In Rare Visit, Nets’ Owner Offers His Support (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:06:57 GMT)

    Mikhail D. Prokhorov attended the Nets’ game against the Hawks in London, the second game he has seen in person this season.    

  • [New York Times] Incoming Boss Silver Says League to Keep Coming Back to London (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:30:05 GMT)

    The Brooklyn Nets topped the Atlanta Hawks 127-110 on Thursday in the NBA’s annual London match, a fixture which incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says will remain on the league’s calendar.    

  • [ – New York Knicks] Postgame notes: Mixed results for J.R. (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:22:10 EDT)

    INDIANAPOLIS — J.R. Smith returned from his benching with mixed results and a mixed tone. Although Smith scored 12 points in 28 minutes, the majority of his production and playing time came after halftime, when the Knicks faced a 63-48 hole. The enigmatic, troubled guard had four points at the break in New York’s 117-89 blowout defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. Smith’s benching after a reported run-in with coach Mike Woodson lasted one game.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Woodson sums up loss: 'We were awful' (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:36:16 EDT)

    INDIANAPOLIS — Amar’e Stoudemire stood just outside the visiting team’s trainer’s room staring down at a stream of water trickling from his left knee to the floor. Stoudemire’s ice pack wasn’t the only thing that sprung a leak Thursday night. The New York Knicks’ defense folded, a team with enough poor injury luck got more bad news and the Indiana Pacers issued a beating so gruesome that many Knicks struggled to describe the damage.

  • [New York Daily News] Melo, Knicks suffer ’embarrassing’ 117-89 loss to Pacers (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:22:17 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony was determined to challenge Roy Hibbert at the rim just as famously did last May. The stakes were entirely different on Thursday when Anthony tried to dunk over the Pacers giant center but the results were shockingly similar.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e, Kenyon add injury to insult (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:07:54 GMT)

    J.R. Smith’s one-game benching ended on Thursday, but while he returned, the Knicks may have lost three others. Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin both sprained their left ankles during the 117-89 loss to the Pacers, and neither forward will be available for Friday’s home game against the Clippers.    

  • [New York Post] Stoudemire, Martin, Hardaway hurt in Knicks’ blowout loss (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:42:04 -0500)

    INDIANAPOLIS — When it rains, it pours. In the Knicks case, whenever they're about to return to full health, injuries reign again. And just when Amar'e Stoudemire was in a…

  • [New York Newsday] Pacers dominate Knicks with tough defense (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:22:00 EST)

    The biggest difference in the Knicks' 117-89 pummeling from last year's by Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is their season isn't over.

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    2 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.01.17)”

    1. Knicks are trying – they are just not good enough. Roster has very little talent beyond Melo.

    2. How about the Rockets last night. Eww 73 in the first half 19 in the whole second half. Melo had 18 in the first Q lol. Talk about shooting your load early!!!

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