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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.16)

[NYPost] Knicks limp into break after Russell Westbrook masterpiece (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:22:05 PM) OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook sent the Knicks careening into the All-Star break under the spell of his greatness. As the Knicks blew a 17-point second-quarter lead, Westbrook posted one of his most impressive triple-doubles — 38 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists — as the Thunder rallied for a 116-105 win at Chesapeake Arena…. [NYPost] Hal Steinbrenner a Girardi fan but not enough to extend him (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:50:53 PM) TAMPA — Hal Steinbrenner is a fan of Joe Girardi’s for many …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

This is a huge game for the tank. The Knicks head to OKC to take on the Thunder in the final game before the All-Star break. They really need to lose this one. If they pull this out, there’s no way that they sell before the trade deadline. And the problem is is that as good as Russell Westbrook is, the Kanter-less Thunder are still pretty mediocre themselves. This is a winnable game for the Knicks. Let’s go? Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.15)

[NY Newsday] Charles Oakley ‘hurt’ and wants MSG to apologize to fans as his ban is lifted (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:51:47 PM) Charles Oakley said he is hurt and wants a public apology before he steps back into Madison Square Garden. [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony on short list to replace Kevin Love in All-Star Game (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:19:00 PM) Carmelo Anthony may be on the short list to replace Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love in this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game, but he says he would have to ask his family before accepting such an invitation. [NY Newsday] …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.14)

[NY Newsday] Latrell Sprewell glad he’s been welcomed back to the Garden (Monday, February 13, 2017 9:19:58 PM) On Sunday, Latrell Sprewell attended a ballgame. On Monday, he attended a bowl game. [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley-James Dolan truce brokered by Adam Silver, Michael Jordan (Monday, February 13, 2017 8:10:50 PM) Charles Oakley may be back in Madison Square Garden as a guest of Knicks owner James Dolan in the near future. [NY Newsday] Knicks podcast: It’s up to Phil Jackson to fix the Knicks (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:08:00 PM) Basketball itself has taken a backseat to all the other …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.13)

[NYTimes] Latrell Sprewell Visits. Minds Boggle. Knicks Win. (Monday, February 13, 2017 1:34:17 AM) The Knicks beat the Spurs, 94-90, but they created more double takes at Madison Square Garden off the court as the former star Latrell Sprewell and other ex-Knicks sat with the owner, James L. Dolan. [NYTimes] Knicks 94, Spurs 90: Knicks End Four-Game Skid With Uplifting Win Over Spurs (Monday, February 13, 2017 3:23:20 AM) After dropping four straight, all at home, and battling through more off-court tumult, the Knicks stepped up their defense in an encouraging victory over formidable San Antonio. [NY Newsday] Latrell Sprewell …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.12)

[NYPost] Knicks veteran set to return and is looking to bolster defense (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:53:08 PM) The headaches are gone — at least for Knicks forward Lance Thomas, who is expected to return Sunday against the Spurs at the Garden. Thomas has missed the last 14 games with a fractured right orbital bone. While working his way back, he experienced headaches that sent him to a specialist. Now the biggest headache… [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek made Knicks painfully relive their horror show (Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:45:50 PM) One day after coach Jeff Hornacek lambasted the defense — or …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.11)

[SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks ‘should be embarrassed’ for poor defensive effort (Friday, February 10, 2017 11:54:48 PM) Following the Knicks’ loss to the Nuggets on Friday night, head coach Jeff Hornacek was displeased by the way his team, namely the starters, played defensively. [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop fourth straight as defense struggles to contain Nuggets (Friday, February 10, 2017 9:54:40 PM) The Knicks fell to the Nuggets on Friday night for their fourth consecutive loss. [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Nuggets (Friday, February 10, 2017 6:19:18 PM) The Knicks look to get back in the win column in a …continue reading