Knicks Morning News (2014.12.29)

  • [New York Post] The Knicks’ strategy that may net under-the-radar Blazers stud (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:45:42 -0500)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — While the focus has been on Phil Jackson signing another superstar such as Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, there's a feeling in the league the Zen Master could be…

  • [New York Newsday] Knee pain, fatigue force Carmelo Anthony out of Knicks' loss to Blazers (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:43:53 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony asked to be removed in the first half Sunday night because his bothersome left knee felt tired and weak. It might not be long before he shuts it down for an extended period.

  • [New York Newsday] J.R. Smith feeling better, but misses 10th straight game (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:31:13 EST)

    J.R. Smith said his left foot is feeling better, but he remains limited and was in a walking boot after a pregame workout.

  • [New York Times] Suns Hold Off Lakers 116-107 for 6th Straight Win (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:09:06 GMT)

    When the Phoenix Suns deploy their three playmaking guards simultaneously, even Kobe Bryant gets a bit overwhelmed.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Cavaliers at Hawks (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:24:09 GMT)

    The Hawks have adopted a team-oriented offense that may prove effective against a Cavaliers defense that has been lacking at times.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Carmelo Anthony Hobbled as Knicks Extend Skid to Eight Games (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:13:46 GMT)

    A loss to the Trail Blazers was the eighth straight for the Knicks (5-28), who had just nine available players to start the game and then lost Anthony for the second half because of a sore left knee.

  • [New York Times] Lowry’s Double-Double Leads Raptors Over Nuggets, 116-102. (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:06:26 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry had 30 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Denver Nuggets 116-102 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Lowry’s Double-Double Leads Raptors Over Nuggets, 116-102. (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:03:26 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry had 30 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Denver Nuggets 116-102 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Matthews Helps Blazers Beat Knicks 101-79 (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:33:05 GMT)

    Wesley Matthews had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the short-handed New York Knicks 101-79 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Play-by-Play, but First Up: Charting Stats, Hour by Hour (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:21:33 GMT)

    Pete Pranica goes through unique rituals to prepare for the high-wire act of conveying the play-by-play action of Memphis Grizzlies games for live broadcasts.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki, Mavericks Rally Past Thunder, 112-107 (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:39:32 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki matched his season high with 30 points, Chandler Parsons added 26 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Green Leads Injury-Depleted Spurs to Win (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:57:04 GMT)

    Danny Green had 24 points and the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs held off a late rally to beat the Houston Rockets 110-106 on Sunday, snapping a six-game skid against their intrastate rivals.

  • [New York Times] Jennings Leads Pistons to 103-80 Win at Cleveland (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:12:01 GMT)

    Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, and the Detroit Pistons used an 18-0 run in the second quarter to roll past the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-80 on Sunday.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo leaves with injury in Knicks’ loss to Trail Blazers (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:11:22 GMT)

    At different times in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Portland, Carmelo Anthony appeared to be grimacing and in pain.

  • [New York Daily News] J.R. Smith still working way back (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:08:24 GMT)

    J.R. Smith prides himself on being able to play through pain, but his most recent injury has him a bit befuddled.

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