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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.03.20)

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Can they get in? (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:00:05 EDT)
    NEW YORK — Here’s the math for the Knicks as they try to sneak into the playoffs in the Eastern Conference: With 14 games to play, they are four games back of the eighth-place Atlanta Hawks and 4 ½ games behind seventh-place Charlotte Bobcats. Their next four games are against teams that are awful. All four teams enter play Thursday at least 16 games under .500. So the Knicks can conceivably win 11 in a row. But will it be enough to close the gap against Atlanta?

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Fans protest Dolan, cheer Phil (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:57:28 EDT)
    Thirty-five to 40 Knicks fans congregated outside of Madison Square Garden on Wednesday evening to protest what they say is owner James Dolan’s poor handling of the team. “I’m happy about Phil [Jackson] being brought in [as president], but I want to show James Dolan that we’re still going to hold him accountable, hold his feet to the fire as an owner and we want him to allow Phil to do his thing. That’s why I’m here, to support my Knicks and fellow Knicks fans,” said Nkosi DuBois Anderson, a Knicks fan from Manhattan.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Knicks believe they can make playoff noise (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:33:16 EDT)
    NEW YORK — With 23.2 seconds remaining, the Madison Square Garden crowd stood on its feet to shower the New York Knicks with a hard-earned standing ovation. As satisfied fans stood around Phil Jackson, the Zen Master remained in his center-court seat but managed to break out a smile as a raucous “Let’s Go Knicks!” chant broke out.The streaking Knicks didn’t just win their seventh straight game with a stirring 92-86 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Melo, STAT sizzle for Knicks (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:03:17 EDT)
    NEW YORK — If you just started watching the Knicks eight games ago, you’d never know that Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire struggled to play with one another. Anthony and Stoudemire put together another strong game on Wednesday night, combing for 55 points on 20-for-38 shooting. The rest of the Knicks shot just 12 for 44. “I think this stretch has been the best they’ve played together,” J.R. Smith said of Stoudemire and Anthony. “They’re playing extremely well, feeding off one another, taking turns, which is hard to guard because you’ve got a guy going inside outside, pick and pop.

  • [New York Post] Melo steps up Pace with Jackson in house (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:31:41 -0400)
    Carmelo Anthony didn't waste any time putting on a show for newly minted Knicks president Phil Jackson. With the Zen Master watching from the sidelines, Anthony scored 34 points on…

  • [New York Post] Stoudemire’s big game a glimpse of what he hopes to become (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:20:41 -0400)
    Amar'e Stoudemire has said his aim is simple. "Playing at a high level is my ultimate goal, to get back to my dominant self,” Stoudemire said. He looked that way…

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Energy and hope occupy 33rd street – not Knicks protest (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:24:00 GMT)
    Moments before he zoomed off down the ramp and out of the Garden, riding in the front passenger seat of a big, black SUV, Phil Jackson was asked about Carmelo Anthony’s clutch performance in the Knicks’ seventh straight victory. “He was good, wasn’t he?” Jackson said.    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo, Amar’e Phil it up in Knicks’ win over Pacers (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:20:06 GMT)
    They stood in unison and cheered for Phil Jackson when he finally was shown on the overhead scoreboard just past the halfway point of the first quarter, a rare standing ovation at the Garden all season, to be sure. And while it may turn out to be too late to catch resurgent Atlanta and make the playoffs, the Knicks actually continue to provide the home fans reasons to applaud them, too.    

  • [New York Daily News] Jackson gets Ewing’s seal of approval (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:49:24 GMT)
    Patrick Ewing likely thought he was finished matching wits and elbows with Phil Jackson and his Chicago Bulls in the bare-knuckle NBA days when hard fouls were commonplace.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Melo is beginning of Knicks’ star search (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:27:09 GMT)
    Phil Jackson was poised to take a consulting job with the Knicks, collect a salary of $2 million annually and spend his twilight years at the beach. That’s what Lakers officials believed was going down when the Knicks came calling in December.    

  • [New York Daily News] Outside Garden, Knicks protesters all Jacked up (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:16:41 GMT)
    A small group of protesters gathered outside Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, undeterred by cold rain and a fresh wind of hope gusting through Knicks country following Phil Jackson’s appointment as the team’s president.    

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson glad to be Philled in on job offer (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:13:30 GMT)
    After meeting with new Knicks president Phil Jackson on Wednesday, Mike Woodson admitted that he was unaware that Garden chairman James Dolan had offered his job to the Hall of Fame coach as far as back as December.    

  • [New York Daily News] NBA looks at Knicks prez Jackson’s Lakers link (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:02:43 GMT)
    With new Knicks president Phil Jackson engaged to Lakers executive Jeanie Buss, the NBA already has reached out to both organizations about the possibility of a conflict of interest between the two teams.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Energy and hope occupy 33rd street – not Knicks protest (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:24:00 GMT)
    Moments before he zoomed off down the ramp and out of the Garden, riding in the front passenger seat of a big, black SUV, Phil Jackson was asked about Carmelo Anthony’s clutch performance in the Knicks’ seventh straight victory. “He was good, wasn’t he?” Jackson said.    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo, Amar’e Phil it up in Knicks’ win over Pacers (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:20:06 GMT)
    They stood in unison and cheered for Phil Jackson when he finally was shown on the overhead scoreboard just past the halfway point of the first quarter, a rare standing ovation at the Garden all season, to be sure. And while it may turn out to be too late to catch resurgent Atlanta and make the playoffs, the Knicks actually continue to provide the home fans reasons to applaud them, too.    

  • [New York Daily News] Jackson gets Ewing’s seal of approval (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:49:24 GMT)
    Patrick Ewing likely thought he was finished matching wits and elbows with Phil Jackson and his Chicago Bulls in the bare-knuckle NBA days when hard fouls were commonplace.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Melo is beginning of Knicks’ star search (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:27:09 GMT)
    Phil Jackson was poised to take a consulting job with the Knicks, collect a salary of $2 million annually and spend his twilight years at the beach. That’s what Lakers officials believed was going down when the Knicks came calling in December.    

  • [New York Daily News] Outside Garden, Knicks protesters all Jacked up (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:16:41 GMT)
    A small group of protesters gathered outside Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, undeterred by cold rain and a fresh wind of hope gusting through Knicks country following Phil Jackson’s appointment as the team’s president.    

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson glad to be Philled in on job offer (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:13:30 GMT)
    After meeting with new Knicks president Phil Jackson on Wednesday, Mike Woodson admitted that he was unaware that Garden chairman James Dolan had offered his job to the Hall of Fame coach as far as back as December.    

  • [New York Daily News] NBA looks at Knicks prez Jackson’s Lakers link (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:02:43 GMT)
    With new Knicks president Phil Jackson engaged to Lakers executive Jeanie Buss, the NBA already has reached out to both organizations about the possibility of a conflict of interest between the two teams.    

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks top Pacers to extend winning streak to 7 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:29:17 EDT)
    Phil Jackson took in his first game as Knicks president and received a standing ovation when he was introduced. He stood and waved in appreciation and had to like the way the Knicks defended and closed out the game.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson on the same page (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:50:57 EDT)
    Carmelo Anthony agrees with Phil Jackson. He can take his game to another level, and he thinks Jackson may be the guy to help him do so.

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks top Pacers to extend winning streak to 7 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:29:17 EDT)
    Phil Jackson took in his first game as Knicks president and received a standing ovation when he was introduced. He stood and waved in appreciation and had to like the way the Knicks defended and closed out the game.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson on the same page (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:50:57 EDT)
    Carmelo Anthony agrees with Phil Jackson. He can take his game to another level, and he thinks Jackson may be the guy to help him do so.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Win 11th Straight, 125-109 Over LA Lakers (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:11:58 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, winning 125-109 for their 11th consecutive victory.    

  • [New York Times] Big 2nd-Half Run Lifts Suns Past Magic, 109-93 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:44:49 GMT)
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points to lead a balanced Phoenix offense and the Suns used a big second-half run to beat the Orlando Magic 109-93 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Woodson Not Mad Knicks Wanted Jackson for His Job (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:32:51 GMT)
    Mike Woodson not only isn’t mad the New York Knicks wanted Phil Jackson for his job, he knows a guy if Jackson seeks a coach to run the triangle offense.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks Open Jackson Era With Seventh Straight Win (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:26:49 GMT)
    Long after Phil Jackson acknowledged the cheering fans with a thumbs-up and then a wave, there was one more standing ovation inside Madison Square Garden.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Bulls Extend 76ers’ Skid (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:57:01 GMT)
    D. J. Augustin scored 20 points, and Taj Gibson had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 102-94 win in Philadelphia and hand the 76ers their 22nd straight loss.    

  • [New York Times] Brooks Scores 27 in Nuggets’ Win Over Pistons (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:53:53 GMT)
    Aaron Brooks had 27 points and a career-high 17 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Detroit Pistons 118-109 on Wednesday night for their fourth win in five games.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 104, Bobcats 99: With Williams in Form, Nets Hold Off Bobcats (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:49:30 GMT)
    Deron Williams had 25 points and 8 assists as the Nets continued to solidify their position in the playoff race.    

  • [New York Times] Rondo’s 2 Late Baskets Lift Celts Over Heat 101-96 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:39:19 GMT)
    The word came shortly before tipoff: LeBron James wouldn’t be playing.    

  • [New York Times] Love, Rubio Lead T-Wolves Over Mavs, 123-122 in OT (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:33:03 GMT)
    Kevin Love scored 35 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, Ricky Rubio had a triple-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew several leads before hanging on for a 123-122 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Randolph, Gasol Lead Grizzlies Past Jazz, 96-86 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:02:54 GMT)
    Zach Randolph scored 21 points, Marc Gasol added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies maintained their hold on a Western Conference playoff spot with a 96-86 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks 92, Pacers 86: Knicks Begin Jackson Era With Impressive Victory (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:02:19 GMT)
    Many story lines surrounded the Knicks at the Garden as they beat the Pacers, behind Carmelo Anthony’s 34 points, in Phil Jackson’s first game as team president.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Leads Raptors Past Pelicans 107-100 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:53:59 GMT)
    DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points, Greivis Vasquez victimized his former team with six points in the last two minutes, and the Toronto Raptors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nets Win 10th Straight at Home, Top Bobcats 104-99 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:36:12 GMT)
    Deron Williams scored 23 points, Joe Johnson added 20 and the Brooklyn Nets overcame a late deficit to win their 10th straight at home, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 104-99 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] For Knicks’ Jackson, Lakers’ Buss Is Companion and Competition (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:18:52 GMT)
    The Knicks’ choice of Phil Jackson as their savior sets up an unusual family dynamic: His fiancée, Jeanie Buss, runs a team on the opposite coast.    

  • [New York Times] 76ers Lose 22nd Straight Game to Bulls (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:50:53 GMT)
    D. J. Augustin scored 20 points, and Taj Gibson had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 102-94 win in Philadelphia and hand the 76ers their 22nd straight loss.    

  • [New York Times] Woodson Not Mad Knicks Offered His Job to Jackson (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:45:00 GMT)
    Mike Woodson not only isn’t mad the New York Knicks wanted Phil Jackson for his job, he knows a guy if Jackson seeks a coach to run the triangle offense.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs Win 11th Straight, 125-109 Over LA Lakers (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:11:58 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, winning 125-109 for their 11th consecutive victory.    

  • [New York Times] Big 2nd-Half Run Lifts Suns Past Magic, 109-93 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:44:49 GMT)
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points to lead a balanced Phoenix offense and the Suns used a big second-half run to beat the Orlando Magic 109-93 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Woodson Not Mad Knicks Wanted Jackson for His Job (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:32:51 GMT)
    Mike Woodson not only isn’t mad the New York Knicks wanted Phil Jackson for his job, he knows a guy if Jackson seeks a coach to run the triangle offense.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks Open Jackson Era With Seventh Straight Win (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:26:49 GMT)
    Long after Phil Jackson acknowledged the cheering fans with a thumbs-up and then a wave, there was one more standing ovation inside Madison Square Garden.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Bulls Extend 76ers’ Skid (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:57:01 GMT)
    D. J. Augustin scored 20 points, and Taj Gibson had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 102-94 win in Philadelphia and hand the 76ers their 22nd straight loss.    

  • [New York Times] Brooks Scores 27 in Nuggets’ Win Over Pistons (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:53:53 GMT)
    Aaron Brooks had 27 points and a career-high 17 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Detroit Pistons 118-109 on Wednesday night for their fourth win in five games.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 104, Bobcats 99: With Williams in Form, Nets Hold Off Bobcats (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:49:30 GMT)
    Deron Williams had 25 points and 8 assists as the Nets continued to solidify their position in the playoff race.    

  • [New York Times] Rondo’s 2 Late Baskets Lift Celts Over Heat 101-96 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:39:19 GMT)
    The word came shortly before tipoff: LeBron James wouldn’t be playing.    

  • [New York Times] Love, Rubio Lead T-Wolves Over Mavs, 123-122 in OT (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:33:03 GMT)
    Kevin Love scored 35 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, Ricky Rubio had a triple-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew several leads before hanging on for a 123-122 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Randolph, Gasol Lead Grizzlies Past Jazz, 96-86 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:02:54 GMT)
    Zach Randolph scored 21 points, Marc Gasol added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies maintained their hold on a Western Conference playoff spot with a 96-86 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks 92, Pacers 86: Knicks Begin Jackson Era With Impressive Victory (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:02:19 GMT)
    Many story lines surrounded the Knicks at the Garden as they beat the Pacers, behind Carmelo Anthony’s 34 points, in Phil Jackson’s first game as team president.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Leads Raptors Past Pelicans 107-100 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:53:59 GMT)
    DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points, Greivis Vasquez victimized his former team with six points in the last two minutes, and the Toronto Raptors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nets Win 10th Straight at Home, Top Bobcats 104-99 (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:36:12 GMT)
    Deron Williams scored 23 points, Joe Johnson added 20 and the Brooklyn Nets overcame a late deficit to win their 10th straight at home, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 104-99 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] For Knicks’ Jackson, Lakers’ Buss Is Companion and Competition (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:18:52 GMT)
    The Knicks’ choice of Phil Jackson as their savior sets up an unusual family dynamic: His fiancée, Jeanie Buss, runs a team on the opposite coast.    

  • [New York Times] 76ers Lose 22nd Straight Game to Bulls (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:50:53 GMT)
    D. J. Augustin scored 20 points, and Taj Gibson had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 102-94 win in Philadelphia and hand the 76ers their 22nd straight loss.    

  • [New York Times] Woodson Not Mad Knicks Offered His Job to Jackson (Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:45:00 GMT)
    Mike Woodson not only isn’t mad the New York Knicks wanted Phil Jackson for his job, he knows a guy if Jackson seeks a coach to run the triangle offense.