Knicks Morning News (2014.11.06)

  • [New York Post] Prigioni exits with sprained right ankle, says it’s ‘not too bad’ (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:17:37 -0500)

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Say it ain't so, Pablo. Knicks backup point guard Pablo Prigioni suffered a sprained right ankle late in the second quarter of the Knicks' 98-95 loss…

  • [New York Times] Warriors Crush Clippers 121-104, Remain Unbeaten (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:15:52 GMT)

    Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob smiled as he approached Stephen Curry in the locker room, shook his star guard’s hand and asked a question that needed no reply.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Beat Cavs on Hayward’s Jumper at Buzzer (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:00:56 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward prides himself on his self-control.

  • [New York Times] Kings Beat Nuggets 131-109 for 4th Straight Win (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:54:54 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 131-109 Wednesday night to extend their best start in more than a decade.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Hawks for 17th Straight Time at Home (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:21:49 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held on to capture their 17th straight win at home over the Atlanta Hawks, 94-92 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Charlotte Hornets End Skid Against Miami Heat (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:03:36 GMT)

    Kemba Walker had 16 points and 7 assists, and Charlotte beat visiting Miami to end a 16-game regular-season losing streak against the Heat.

  • [New York Times] Conley Leads Unbeaten Grizzlies Over Suns, 102-91 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:51:47 GMT)

    Mike Conley had 24 points and 11 assists, and the undefeated Memphis Grizzlies used a strong defensive effort in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 102-91 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Rose Returns, Bulls Beat Bucks 95-86 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:48:47 GMT)

    Now there’s a sight to calm the jittery nerves of Chicago Bulls fans: Derrick Rose on the court instead of on the injury report.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Hawks for 17th Straight Time at Home (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:27:47 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held on to capture their 17th straight win at home over the Atlanta Hawks, 94-92 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Win 4th in Row, Top Pacers 96-94 in OT (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:18:46 GMT)

    John Wall had seven of his 31 points in overtime, and the Washington Wizards won their fourth straight and gained a tiny measure of revenge from last season’s playoffs Wednesday night with a 96-94 win over a resilient but even-more-depleted Indiana Pacers.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves 98, Nets 91: Coach Inspires Timberwolves by Pointing to Nets Veteran (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:07:47 GMT)

    The Timberwolves, who are rebuilding, took their work in progress to Brooklyn, where they faced the former Minnesota star Kevin Garnett.

  • [New York Times] Pistons 98, Knicks 95: Carmelo Anthony Cannot Pick Up Slack With J. R. Smith Suspended (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:49:58 GMT)

    With Smith suspended for one game, the Knicks needed a big night from Anthony, but he had only 13 points against the previously winless Pistons.

  • [New York Times] Monroe Leads Pistons Past Knicks 98-95 for 1st Win (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:48:56 GMT)

    Greg Monroe had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held off the New York Knicks 98-95 Wednesday night for their first win of the season.

  • [New York Times] Harris’ Jumper at Buzzer Lifts Magic Past 76ers (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:45:49 GMT)

    Kyle O’Quinn needed permission in the locker room to break Orlando’s no-Twitter rule until 45 minutes after the game.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Score Last 9 Points, Beat Nets 98-91 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:33:58 GMT)

    Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Has 35 Points, Raptors Beat Celtics (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:15:57 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Snap 16-Game Losing Streak to Heat, 96-89 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 02:57:49 GMT)

    Al Jefferson scored a season-high 28 points and added 10 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets beat Miami 96-89 Wednesday night to snap a 16-game, regular-season losing streak against the Heat.

  • [New York Times] Rose Returns for Bulls to Face Bucks (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 01:00:55 GMT)

    Derrick Rose is ready to return from an ankle injury and will start for the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:21:52 GMT)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to struggle after losing for the second time in their first three games on Tuesday night and LeBron James said “we have to understand what it takes to win.”

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: NBA suspends J.R. Smith 1 game for groin shot on Glen Rice (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:17:59 GMT)

    The Knicks will be without J.R. Smith for Wednesday night’s game vs. the Pistons in Detroit. The NBA slapped the Knicks’ sixth man with a one-game ban for striking Glen Rice Jr. of the Wizards in the groin during Tuesday night’s loss at the Garden.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony struggles in Knicks’ loss to Pistons (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:05:21 GMT)

    Whatever offensive system Derek Fisher and the Knicks employ this season, they are capable of losing to anyone if Carmelo Anthony is unable to consistently hit any shots.

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