Knicks Morning News (2014.03.26)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Give up on the Knicks? (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:00:20 EDT)

    You’ve hung in there with this team all season. Through the incessant Carmelo Anthony rumors, the Raymond Felton gun arrest, the Mike Woodson gaffes and the Phil Jackson courtship.You’ve been there through it all. But you can be excused if you feel like giving up after what happened on Tuesday night. It sure looked like the Knicks did. In a game they had to win, the Knicks gave up a franchise-worst 51 points in the third quarter and allowed 101 in just three quarters in a 31-point loss.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks catch cold feet with playoff heat on (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:32:31 EDT)

    LOS ANGELES — As the free throw left Xavier Henry’s hands, he could tell it was off to the right. He darted behind Iman Shumpert and Amar’e Stoudemire, grabbed the offensive rebound and dunked on Carmelo Anthony with 1:10 remaining in the third.When the ball went through the net and the whistle blew — Henry was fouled on the play — all five of the New York Knicks on the floor turned and walked in separate directions with looks of shock and disbelief on their faces.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Woodson's game plan goes south out West (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:12:40 EDT)

    LOS ANGELES — Whenever the New York Knicks lose, coach Mike Woodson is usually ridiculed for many of his suspect coaching decisions. More often than not, he deserves it. Not Tuesday night, though.The Knicks’ defense, by any objective measure, was atrocious against the Los Angeles Lakers in their 127-96 loss. “I thought the plan was perfect starting the game,” Woodson said. “And then [the Lakers] went to the bench and they came out blazing.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Rapid Reaction: Lakers 127, Knicks 96 (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:29:27 EDT)

    Disgraceful — the one word most Knicks fans must have been thinking while watching Tuesday’s loss to the Lakers. Facing essentially a must-win situation, the Knicks turned in an awful defensive performance in a 127-96 loss to a Los Angeles team without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash or Pau Gasol. Many have argued in recent days that this Lakers team might be the worst in franchise history. But the Knicks made Mike D’Antoni’s club look like a title contender.

  • [New York Times] Lakers 127, Knicks 96: Knicks Are Routed in a Display That Jackson Calls ‘Awful’ (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:31:29 GMT)

    Phil Jackson, the Knicks president, left Tuesday’s game with 8:54 left, after the Knicks had allowed a Lakers’ franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter.    

  • [New York Times] Lakers Drop 51 in 3rd Quarter, Blast Knicks 127-96 (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:35:50 GMT)

    With Knicks President Phil Jackson watching from a luxury suite high above the court, his new team’s teetering playoff hopes got a big shove from his old team’s incredible offensive show.    

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Scores 32 as Mavs Beat Thunder 128-119 (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:50:48 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 128-119 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Hold Off Raptors 102-100 (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:03:33 GMT)

    Dion Waiters scored 24 points and Luol Deng added 19 as the Cleveland Cavaliers prevented Toronto from getting closer to a playoff spot with a 102-100 win over the Raptors on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Big 2nd Half Lifts Magic Over Trail Blazers, 95-85 (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:42:06 GMT)

    Tobias Harris had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic beat the Portland Trail Blazers 95-85 on Tuesday night to stop a nine-game losing streak.    

  • [New York Times] Prokhorov Tempers Talk of Nets Becoming Russian (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:31:25 GMT)

    A company owned by Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the owner of the Nets, said, “This is a long process which may or may not come to fruition, and nothing is imminent.”    

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks give up team-record 51 points in third quarter in embarrassing loss to Lakers (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:48:00 EDT)

    As Phil Jackson watched from a luxury suite, the Knicks showed why they will need major changes when this season is over, and for all intents and purposes it is now.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks save worst for out West as Jax stays silent in L.A. (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:45:39 GMT)

    Now you know why Phil Jackson wanted no part of coaching. It’s a lot easier to watch these Knicks from a luxury suite at Staples Center while collecting $60 million as opposed to having to experience them from the bench and have the losses count on your resume.    

  • [New York Daily News] AW-PHIL! Lakers pound Knicks, Jax witnesses L.A. put up 51 in third quarter (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:41:32 GMT)

    In the afternoon, Phil Jackson still hadn’t made up his mind whether to go see his Knicks go up against the Lakers on Tuesday night. In the end, he decided to go. The team’s new president cannot have liked what he saw.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: D’Antoni glad to see Amar’e back (Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:30:41 GMT)

    Few people know Amar’e Stoudemire like Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni. No one is more impressed with the way he has resurrected his career after an assortment of knee injuries.    

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