Knicks Morning News (2014.12.11)

  • [New York Newsday] Report: During players-only meeting, Knicks express frustration with Carmelo, triangle (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:12:59 EST)

    The Knicks held a players-only meeting last weekend to air concerns about how they're playing and to try to figure out how to turn things around. Carmelo Anthony said they may need to have another one to figure out who is airing some internal matters.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Rockets 105-93 for 14th Straight Win (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:56:32 GMT)

    Steve Kerr knew he had a lot of expectations on him after taking over a Golden State Warriors team that Mark Jackson led to a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances.

  • [New York Times] Chandler, Afflalo Lead Nuggets Over Heat, 102-82 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:20:34 GMT)

    Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, Arron Afflalo had 16 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 102-82 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Belinelli Scores 22 as Spurs Roll Past Knicks (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:59:30 GMT)

    With both teams missing several key players, the San Antonio Spurs and the New York Knicks continued to play as they have all season.

  • [New York Times] Spurs 109, Knicks 95: Knicks Lose 10th Straight as Depleted Spurs Shine (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:04:11 GMT)

    Six of the biggest stars on the Spurs and the Knicks were held out of Wednesday’s game, but form still held.

  • [New York Times] U.S. Chokehold Protesters Stage ‘Die-Ins’, Issue Demands in NY (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:02:30 GMT)

    Students at medical schools around the United States staged “die-ins” to protest the chokehold death by police of an unarmed black man, and New York activists demanded the city take action after a grand jury declined to indict the officer involved.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks and Clippers Extend Their Streaks (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:59:42 GMT)

    Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points, and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 95-79, giving the Hawks their longest winning streak in 17 years.

  • [New York Times] Amid Trade Rumors, Sluggish Nets Drop Third Straight (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:56:11 GMT)

    By the end of a night in which they were blown out by the Bulls, the Nets had traded Andrei Kirilenko to the 76ers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

  • [New York Times] Wiggins, Wolves Stun Blazers 90-82 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:50:41 GMT)

    The Portland Trail Blazers had trimmed a 20-point deficit to four in the fourth quarter, and the young Minnesota Timberwolves looked a little jittery as they tried to hold off the charge.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Beat 76ers 95-79 for 8th Straight Win (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:38:31 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks weren’t going to let an ugly shooting night — or the last-place Philadelphia 76ers — mess up their winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Ellis Helps Mavericks Outlast Pelicans, 112-107 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:05:34 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 13 of his 26 points in the final 5 minutes and the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 112-107 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Carmelo Anthony Sits, and Shrugs Off Talk of Discord (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:58:02 GMT)

    Anthony rested his sore left knee during the Knicks’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs, their ninth straight defeat, and denied that a players-only meeting had been particularly contentious.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Pull Away From Nets for 105-80 Victory (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:44:38 GMT)

    Derrick Rose scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the balanced Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-80 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Beal’s Shot at Buzzer Lifts Wizards Past Magic (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:14:39 GMT)

    Bradley Beal converted a lob pass at the buzzer to lift the Washington Wizards to a 91-89 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Leads Hornets to 96-87 Win Over Celtics (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:56:39 GMT)

    Al Jefferson had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets withstood Boston’s fourth-quarter rally and beat the Celtics 96-87 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hot Clippers Hold Off Pacers’ Charge, Win 103-96 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:47:41 GMT)

    Jamal Crawford scored 18 points and DeAndre Jordan grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Clippers hold off the Indiana Pacers 103-96 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Derrick Rose Sees Taking a Stand as His Responsibility (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:08:36 GMT)

    In Rose’s hometown of Chicago, he was already known as someone with a social conscience even before he donned the “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt, setting the stage for other N.B.A. players to do so.

  • [ – New York Knicks] How much blame falls on Derek Fisher? (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:30:07 EDT)

    SAN ANTONIO — Somewhere in New York on Thursday, a group of basketball fans will probably be talking about Derek Fisher’s performance in the wake of the Knicks’ historically bad start. Interestingly enough, conversations about the rookie coach have also been taking place inside the Knicks’ locker room. “That’s one of the things we talk about as a team,” Samuel Dalembert said before a recent Knicks home game. “We think of the situation. We’re like, ‘Hey, put yourself in his shoes.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo: No problems with Hardaway, Knicks teammates (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:22:59 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday the last thing the Knicks need right now is locker room leaks tearing the team apart.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks star Carmelo Anthony could be facing surgery on knee (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:56:09 GMT)

    It may take a small miracle for Carmelo Anthony to end up in the playoffs this season.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Zen & now, Phil Jackson sees Knicks losses pile up (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:56:58 GMT)

    Once Isiah Thomas was going to be the Knicks’ savior, then it was going to be Larry Brown, then Donnie Walsh.

  • [New York Daily News] Putrid Knicks crushed by Spurs second-stringers (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:00:05 GMT)

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Kawhi Leonard were out of the lineup for the defending champion Spurs.

  • [New York Post] Free-falling Knicks lose to Spurs’ JV team as losing skid hits 10 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:09:25 -0500)

    SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks are first in something — first to 20 losses. With Detroit idle, the Knicks gained the mantle of owning the most losses in the NBA…

  • [New York Post] Free-falling Knicks lose to Spurs’ JV team as losing skid hits 10 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:09:25 -0500)

    SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks are first in something — first to 20 losses. With Detroit idle, the Knicks gained the mantle of owning the most losses in the NBA…

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