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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.03.27)

  • [New York Post] Metta World Peace discovers his Zen, meets with Phil Jackson (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:20:31 -0400)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It was equivalent to a job interview. Metta World Peace, who lives in Beverly Hills, Calif., ran up to Phil Jackson's Staples Center suite during halftime from…

  • [New York Post] Jackson says Knicks on ‘talent hunt,’ Woodson defends roster (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:04:53 -0400)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Knicks president Phil Jackson didn't waste time before ruffling feathers. In remarks that were unZen-like, Jackson made no bones about his dislike for the roster, or in…

  • [New York Post] Knicks fend off Kings, gain game on Hawks (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:05:15 -0400)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Somehow, the Knicks aren't dead yet. While president Phil Jackson seemed to give last rites to the 2013-14 season after their horrific blowout loss at Staples Center…

  • [New York Post] Metta World Peace discovers his Zen, meets with Phil Jackson (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:20:31 -0400)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It was equivalent to a job interview. Metta World Peace, who lives in Beverly Hills, Calif., ran up to Phil Jackson's Staples Center suite during halftime from…

  • [New York Post] Jackson says Knicks on ‘talent hunt,’ Woodson defends roster (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:04:53 -0400)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Knicks president Phil Jackson didn't waste time before ruffling feathers. In remarks that were unZen-like, Jackson made no bones about his dislike for the roster, or in…

  • [New York Post] Knicks fend off Kings, gain game on Hawks (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:05:15 -0400)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Somehow, the Knicks aren't dead yet. While president Phil Jackson seemed to give last rites to the 2013-14 season after their horrific blowout loss at Staples Center…

  • [New York Times] Pacers Take Control of Playoff Race With 84-83 Win (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:37 GMT)
    The Pacers and Heat were in no mood to talk about the playoffs Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks 107, Kings 99: J.R. Smith, With Nine 3-Pointers, Keeps Knicks in Playoff Race (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:18:20 GMT)
    The Knicks held off a furious rally to beat the Kings, 107-99, and move a game closer to the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.    

  • [New York Times] Anthony, Smith Help Knicks Hold Off Kings 107-99 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:44:51 GMT)
    Even against the Western Conference’s worst teams, nothing is coming easy for the New York Knicks right now.    

  • [New York Times] Randolph Lifts Grizzlies to 91-87 Win Over Jazz (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:32:49 GMT)
    Zach Randolph had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and his two free throws with 11 seconds clinched the Memphis Grizzlies’ 91-87 come-from-behind win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers Use Rally Late to Beat Heat 84-83 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:41:55 GMT)
    Indiana took every shot Miami could muster Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Duncan Leads Spurs Over Nuggets 108-103 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:35:56 GMT)
    The San Antonio Spurs didn’t dwell on nearly blowing a 24-point lead in the second half. They won, and that’s all that mattered to the veteran club.    

  • [New York Times] Roundup: With One-Point Win, Pacers Take Three-Game Lead Over Heat (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:57:52 GMT)
    Paul George scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert had 21, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 7-point, fourth-quarter deficit for an 84-83 victory over the visiting Miami Heat.    

  • [New York Times] Leaky Defense Leaves Knicks’ Spirits Sinking (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:05:27 GMT)
    The Knicks have had a knack for putting up bad numbers this season, but it will be difficult to top the 51 points they allowed the Lakers to score in Tuesday’s third quarter.    

  • [New York Times] Davis Powers Pelicans Past Clippers, 98-96 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:02:52 GMT)
    Anthony Davis had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, and the under-manned New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 98-96 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Bobcats 116, Nets 111 (OT): Bobcats Take Another Step Forward and Hand the Nets a Setback (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:55:27 GMT)
    Charlotte is still in the N.B.A. playoff picture and is fighting to stay there, as Wednesday’s 116-111 victory over Brooklyn attests.    

  • [New York Times] Raptors Edge Closer to Playoffs, Beat Boston (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:51:03 GMT)
    DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room.    

  • [New York Times] Waiters Lifts Cavs Over Pistons at Buzzer, 97-96 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:29:56 GMT)
    Dion Waiters hit a contested baseline jumper at the buzzer, completing a rally that lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Dieng Leads Timberwolves Over Hawks (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:20:54 GMT)
    Gorgui Dieng had 15 points and 15 rebounds to continue his out-of-nowhere emergence and the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the slumping Atlanta Hawks another costly loss with a 107-83 victory.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson, Bobcats Power Past Nets in OT, 116-111 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:08:58 GMT)
    Al Jefferson scored 35 points, Kemba Walker had a double-double and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-111 in overtime Wednesday night for their 10th victory in the last 12 home games.    

  • [New York Times] A 25-Game Skid, but All Is Not Lost for the Sixers (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:48:19 GMT)
    With a defeat Thursday against the Rockets in Houston, the Sixers (15-56) would tie the N.B.A.’s longest losing streak of 26 games.    

  • [New York Times] Dragic, Bledsoe Help Suns Top Wizards 99-93 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:36:01 GMT)
    After letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, Suns guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe got back to business Wednesday night, combining to finish with 48 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds, helping Phoenix beat the Washington Wizards 99-93 for its fifth consecutive victory.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers Take Control of Playoff Race With 84-83 Win (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:37 GMT)
    The Pacers and Heat were in no mood to talk about the playoffs Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks 107, Kings 99: J.R. Smith, With Nine 3-Pointers, Keeps Knicks in Playoff Race (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:18:20 GMT)
    The Knicks held off a furious rally to beat the Kings, 107-99, and move a game closer to the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.    

  • [New York Times] Anthony, Smith Help Knicks Hold Off Kings 107-99 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:44:51 GMT)
    Even against the Western Conference’s worst teams, nothing is coming easy for the New York Knicks right now.    

  • [New York Times] Randolph Lifts Grizzlies to 91-87 Win Over Jazz (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:32:49 GMT)
    Zach Randolph had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and his two free throws with 11 seconds clinched the Memphis Grizzlies’ 91-87 come-from-behind win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers Use Rally Late to Beat Heat 84-83 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:41:55 GMT)
    Indiana took every shot Miami could muster Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Duncan Leads Spurs Over Nuggets 108-103 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:35:56 GMT)
    The San Antonio Spurs didn’t dwell on nearly blowing a 24-point lead in the second half. They won, and that’s all that mattered to the veteran club.    

  • [New York Times] Roundup: With One-Point Win, Pacers Take Three-Game Lead Over Heat (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:57:52 GMT)
    Paul George scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert had 21, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 7-point, fourth-quarter deficit for an 84-83 victory over the visiting Miami Heat.    

  • [New York Times] Leaky Defense Leaves Knicks’ Spirits Sinking (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:05:27 GMT)
    The Knicks have had a knack for putting up bad numbers this season, but it will be difficult to top the 51 points they allowed the Lakers to score in Tuesday’s third quarter.    

  • [New York Times] Davis Powers Pelicans Past Clippers, 98-96 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:02:52 GMT)
    Anthony Davis had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, and the under-manned New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 98-96 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Bobcats 116, Nets 111 (OT): Bobcats Take Another Step Forward and Hand the Nets a Setback (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:55:27 GMT)
    Charlotte is still in the N.B.A. playoff picture and is fighting to stay there, as Wednesday’s 116-111 victory over Brooklyn attests.    

  • [New York Times] Raptors Edge Closer to Playoffs, Beat Boston (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:51:03 GMT)
    DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room.    

  • [New York Times] Waiters Lifts Cavs Over Pistons at Buzzer, 97-96 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:29:56 GMT)
    Dion Waiters hit a contested baseline jumper at the buzzer, completing a rally that lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Dieng Leads Timberwolves Over Hawks (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:20:54 GMT)
    Gorgui Dieng had 15 points and 15 rebounds to continue his out-of-nowhere emergence and the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the slumping Atlanta Hawks another costly loss with a 107-83 victory.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson, Bobcats Power Past Nets in OT, 116-111 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:08:58 GMT)
    Al Jefferson scored 35 points, Kemba Walker had a double-double and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-111 in overtime Wednesday night for their 10th victory in the last 12 home games.    

  • [New York Times] A 25-Game Skid, but All Is Not Lost for the Sixers (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:48:19 GMT)
    With a defeat Thursday against the Rockets in Houston, the Sixers (15-56) would tie the N.B.A.’s longest losing streak of 26 games.    

  • [New York Times] Dragic, Bledsoe Help Suns Top Wizards 99-93 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:36:01 GMT)
    After letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, Suns guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe got back to business Wednesday night, combining to finish with 48 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds, helping Phoenix beat the Washington Wizards 99-93 for its fifth consecutive victory.    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo endures first losing season of career with Knicks (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:56:46 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony’s postgame routine – massage, ice, shower, rinse and repeat – took longer than usual on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The delay could be attributed to Anthony’s body needing additional care as the Knicks enter the homestretch of their season.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks dethrone Kings, sit just two games out of playoff spot (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:56:36 GMT)
    Phil Jackson was nowhere to be found on Wednesday, opting to stay behind in Los Angeles following Tuesday’s debacle. But even without the new boss here, the Knicks found a pulse and J.R. Smith found his stroke. Mike Woodson’s team is very much alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race after Carmelo Anthony and Smith combined for 65 points as the Knicks, dominated throughout the night by DeMarcus Cousins, defeated the Kings, 107-99.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: For Knicks, Zen would mightier if he’s coaching (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:55:33 GMT)
    Phil Jackson is not being paid $12 million a season to provide the type of postgame analysis like he did the other night in Los Angeles when he called the Knicks’ performance “awful.” For one, not even James Dolan would pay that much for a TV guy.    

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks bounce back and beat Kings, pull within two games of playoff berth (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:52:00 EDT)
    The Knicks shook off one of their worst performances in franchise history, and held off a late surge to get a much needed win.

  • [New York Daily News] Melo endures first losing season of career with Knicks (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:56:46 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony’s postgame routine – massage, ice, shower, rinse and repeat – took longer than usual on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The delay could be attributed to Anthony’s body needing additional care as the Knicks enter the homestretch of their season.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks dethrone Kings, sit just two games out of playoff spot (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:56:36 GMT)
    Phil Jackson was nowhere to be found on Wednesday, opting to stay behind in Los Angeles following Tuesday’s debacle. But even without the new boss here, the Knicks found a pulse and J.R. Smith found his stroke. Mike Woodson’s team is very much alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race after Carmelo Anthony and Smith combined for 65 points as the Knicks, dominated throughout the night by DeMarcus Cousins, defeated the Kings, 107-99.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: For Knicks, Zen would mightier if he’s coaching (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:55:33 GMT)
    Phil Jackson is not being paid $12 million a season to provide the type of postgame analysis like he did the other night in Los Angeles when he called the Knicks’ performance “awful.” For one, not even James Dolan would pay that much for a TV guy.    

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Tough road to make playoffs (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:51:16 EDT)
    It’s almost impossible to predict anything about this Knicks season, so any bold proclamations about the Knicks’ playoff chances should be taken with a grain of salt. Remember, this is a team that followed a seven-game losing streak with an eight-game winning streak. So who knows if the Knicks can win enough over the next 10 games to get into the playoffs. But we can be sure about one thing: It won’t be easy. The Knicks play just one team currently under .

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Rapid Reaction: Knicks 107, Kings 99 (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:58:33 EDT)
    The Knicks keep inching closer to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. New York moved to within two games of Atlanta for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East after beating the Sacramento Kings by eight on Wednesday night. The Knicks have 10 games to play. Nine of their final 10 games come against teams with records over .500. So it won’t be easy to make up the gap. The Hawks, however, are in a tailspin. Atlanta has lost four straight.

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks bounce back and beat Kings, pull within two games of playoff berth (Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:52:00 EDT)
    The Knicks shook off one of their worst performances in franchise history, and held off a late surge to get a much needed win.