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Friday, August 22, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.03.13)

  • [New York Times] Griffin Leads Clips Past Warriors for 9 in a Row (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:20:54 GMT)
    When Blake Griffin soared past Stephen Curry and hammered home his one-handed rebound of Danny Granger’s missed jumper, the slam emphasized everything that’s so impressive about the Los Angeles Clippers’ nine-game winning streak.    

  • [New York Times] Mills, Duncan Lead, Spurs Roll Past Blazers 103-90 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:32:54 GMT)
    The San Antonio Spurs continued rolling against the elite teams they struggled against early in the season, using a balanced attack to beat the Portland Trail Blazers for their eighth straight victory.    

  • [New York Times] Cavs Spoil Bledsoe Return by Beating Suns 110-101 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:54:02 GMT)
    Kyrie Irving scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers spoiled the return of Phoenix’s Eric Bledsoe with a 110-101 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Bryant Out for Season (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:29:10 GMT)
    Kobe Bryant expressed only mild frustration after Wednesday’s official announcement of the long-expected decision to shut him down for the year.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 96, Heat 95: Quiet in Morning, Pierce Erupts at Night to Lead Nets Over Heat (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:03:54 GMT)
    Hours after Paul Pierce declined to speak to reporters, saying he was in “locked-in mode,” he scored 29 points to lead the Nets to their first win in Miami since 2008.    

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Leads Mavericks Past Jazz 108-101 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:47:55 GMT)
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points and moved into sole possession of the No. 12 spot on the all-time NBA scoring list in the Dallas Mavericks’ 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz Wednesday.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks 116, Celtics 92: Knicks Enjoy Outcome as They Keep Waiting for Resolution (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:56:52 GMT)
    With an efficient dispatching of the Celtics, the Knicks won their fifth straight as the wait to hear whether Phil Jackson would join the team continued.    

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Rally at End to Beat Pelicans 90-88 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:54:10 GMT)
    Mike Conley hit a driving layup against Austin Rivers with 1.5 seconds remaining to complete the Memphis Grizzlies’ comeback for a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nets Get Heat Again, Win 96-95 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:45:00 GMT)
    Something about facing the Miami Heat still brings out the best in Paul Pierce.    

  • [New York Times] Anthony Carries Knicks Past Celtics, 116-92 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:17:53 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of his 34 points in the first half as the New York Knicks opened a 24-point lead and coasted to their fifth straight win, 116-92 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Faried Leads Nuggets Over Magic 120-112 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:06:13 GMT)
    Kenneth Faried scored 26 points and Wilson Chandler added 21 points and 10 rebounds to rally the Denver Nuggets to a 120-112 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Gay, Thomas Lead Kings Past Sixers 115-98 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:59:52 GMT)
    Rudy Gay scored 27 points, Isaiah Thomas added 20 and the Sacramento Kings defeated Philadelphia 115-98 Wednesday night to extend the 76ers’ losing streak to 18 games.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 25 as Raptors Beat Pistons 101-87 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:41:51 GMT)
    DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, Amir Johnson had 20 against his former team and the Toronto Raptors handed Detroit its 10th straight road defeat, beating the Pistons 101-87 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Scores 26; Bobcats Top Wizards 98-85 (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:32:56 GMT)
    Al Jefferson had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Gerald Henderson went 6 for 9 in his return from a calf injury Wednesday night to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 98-85 win over the Washington Wizards.    

  • [New York Times] As Knicks Rebuild, Their Ex-Architect Prospers (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:26:08 GMT)
    For Ernie Grunfeld, a former Knicks executive, a patient approach has paid off as the Washington Wizards contend for a playoff berth.    

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks coast past Celtics for fifth straight win (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:11:20 EDT)
    As the Phil Jackson Watch continues, the Knicks are still playing meaningful games and winning them.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony: I've 'heard' Phil Jackson is coming (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:21:18 EDT)
    Carmelo Anthony said he's "heard" that Phil Jackson will be joining the Knicks' front office, but that nothing is official yet.

  • [New York Post] Knicks give Aldrich game ball after double-double (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:27:19 -0400)
    BOSTON — As starting-center-for-the-night Cole Aldrich spoke to a phalanx of media following the Knicks' 116-92 rout of the Celtics, J.R. Smith shouted across the locker room, "Hey Cole Chandler.''…

  • [New York Post] Knicks give Aldrich game ball after double-double (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:27:19 -0400)
    BOSTON — As starting-center-for-the-night Cole Aldrich spoke to a phalanx of media following the Knicks' 116-92 rout of the Celtics, J.R. Smith shouted across the locker room, "Hey Cole Chandler.''…

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Can Phil & Dolan get along? (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:00:52 EDT)
    There has been speculation in some corners that the marriage between Phil Jackson and James Dolan is bound to fail. Dolan, the New York Knicks owner, has a history of meddling in his executive’s basketball decisions and keeping them mostly off limits to the media. Jackson is known as something of a free spirit who will likely want final say in basketball decisions. He also won’t like to be told if and when he can share his thoughts with the media, according to those who have covered him in the past, such as Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Aldrich's career night garners game ball (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:07:22 EDT)
    BOSTON — Cole Aldrich played in 120 NBA games before making his first start Wednesday night.A shorthanded New York Knicks squad missing their top four big men, including Tyson Chandler (out for personal reasons) and Amar’e Stoudemire (knee recovery) caused head coach Mike Woodson to give Aldrich the long-awaited opportunity. The wait was worth it for the fourth-year center, as Aldrich scored a career-high 12 points and added 10 rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Streak keeps Knicks' hopes alive … for now (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:44:11 EDT)
    BOSTON, MA — For the first time in a long time, Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks had plenty to smile about after a 116-92 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. “We are doing good right now and we want to keep it going,” Anthony said. The Knicks are now riding a five-game win streak, matching their season high. Anthony’s game-high 34 points tied the mark for most points scored by a Celtics opponent this season, as the top scorer in the East captained a Knicks’ offense that was firing on all cylinders in Beantown.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Can Phil & Dolan get along? (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:00:52 EDT)
    There has been speculation in some corners that the marriage between Phil Jackson and James Dolan is bound to fail. Dolan, the New York Knicks owner, has a history of meddling in his executive’s basketball decisions and keeping them mostly off limits to the media. Jackson is known as something of a free spirit who will likely want final say in basketball decisions. He also won’t like to be told if and when he can share his thoughts with the media, according to those who have covered him in the past, such as Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Aldrich's career night garners game ball (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:07:22 EDT)
    BOSTON — Cole Aldrich played in 120 NBA games before making his first start Wednesday night.A shorthanded New York Knicks squad missing their top four big men, including Tyson Chandler (out for personal reasons) and Amar’e Stoudemire (knee recovery) caused head coach Mike Woodson to give Aldrich the long-awaited opportunity. The wait was worth it for the fourth-year center, as Aldrich scored a career-high 12 points and added 10 rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Streak keeps Knicks' hopes alive … for now (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:44:11 EDT)
    BOSTON, MA — For the first time in a long time, Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks had plenty to smile about after a 116-92 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. “We are doing good right now and we want to keep it going,” Anthony said. The Knicks are now riding a five-game win streak, matching their season high. Anthony’s game-high 34 points tied the mark for most points scored by a Celtics opponent this season, as the top scorer in the East captained a Knicks’ offense that was firing on all cylinders in Beantown.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: For Jackson, Anthony may be too Melo (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:07:33 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony hung out at TD Garden after the Knick shootaround Wednesday morning, talking to reporters, very much in the loop on management’s negotiations with Phil Jackson — yet somehow utterly clueless about the meaning of such contract talks.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks win fifth straight as Jax talk dominates (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:33:59 GMT)
    Barely one week ago, no one was mentioning the Knicks as a possible playoff team or as a potential employer for Phil Jackson. But here we are eight days later. Carmelo Anthony fronted the Knicks to their season-high matching fifth straight victory, a 116-92 coast-to-coast rout of the Celtics.    

  • [New York Daily News] Irked Knicks fans set to rally against Dolan (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:26:19 GMT)
    The people united will never be defeated — but the more well-heeled among them might be persuaded to put down their protest signs in exchange for sodas and hot dogs, or maybe even the arrival of Phil Jackson.    

  • [New York Daily News] Kobe, Magic make last-ditch effort to keep Phil from Knicks (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:17:15 GMT)
    The chase for Phil Jackson has turned into a bicoastal soap opera with the Knicks convinced a deal for the Hall of Fame coach is imminent while Lakers legends Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant made public pleas on Wednesday for the franchise to keep Jackson in Los Angeles.    

  • [New York Daily News] Does Jeanie Buss’ sweatshirt hint at Phil Jackson’s future? (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:10:11 GMT)
    LOS ANGELES — As the world awaits official word on whether Phil Jackson will save the Knicks, his fiance, Lakers president Jeanie Buss, hinted Wednesday morning that she has the answer.    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo wants to meet Jackson before making decision on future (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:07:19 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony huddled with Knicks brass earlier this week, coming away with the expectation that Phil Jackson indeed will be joining their front office. Anthony spoke highly of the Hall of Fame coach before Wednesday’s victory over the Celtics, but the pending free agent indicated that he still wants to speak with Jackson before deciding his future in New York.    

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: For Jackson, Anthony may be too Melo (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:07:33 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony hung out at TD Garden after the Knick shootaround Wednesday morning, talking to reporters, very much in the loop on management’s negotiations with Phil Jackson — yet somehow utterly clueless about the meaning of such contract talks.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks win fifth straight as Jax talk dominates (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:33:59 GMT)
    Barely one week ago, no one was mentioning the Knicks as a possible playoff team or as a potential employer for Phil Jackson. But here we are eight days later. Carmelo Anthony fronted the Knicks to their season-high matching fifth straight victory, a 116-92 coast-to-coast rout of the Celtics.    

  • [New York Daily News] Irked Knicks fans set to rally against Dolan (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:26:19 GMT)
    The people united will never be defeated — but the more well-heeled among them might be persuaded to put down their protest signs in exchange for sodas and hot dogs, or maybe even the arrival of Phil Jackson.    

  • [New York Daily News] Kobe, Magic make last-ditch effort to keep Phil from Knicks (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:17:15 GMT)
    The chase for Phil Jackson has turned into a bicoastal soap opera with the Knicks convinced a deal for the Hall of Fame coach is imminent while Lakers legends Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant made public pleas on Wednesday for the franchise to keep Jackson in Los Angeles.    

  • [New York Daily News] Does Jeanie Buss’ sweatshirt hint at Phil Jackson’s future? (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:10:11 GMT)
    LOS ANGELES — As the world awaits official word on whether Phil Jackson will save the Knicks, his fiance, Lakers president Jeanie Buss, hinted Wednesday morning that she has the answer.    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo wants to meet Jackson before making decision on future (Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:07:19 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony huddled with Knicks brass earlier this week, coming away with the expectation that Phil Jackson indeed will be joining their front office. Anthony spoke highly of the Hall of Fame coach before Wednesday’s victory over the Celtics, but the pending free agent indicated that he still wants to speak with Jackson before deciding his future in New York.