Knicks Morning News (2015.01.29)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo and Knicks beat Westbrook and Thunder without Durant (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:58:53 GMT)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. and Lance Thomas played helped the Knicks build a fourth-quarter lead in a 100-92 win against the Thunder.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Kevin Durant said to have eye on Big Apple (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:46:48 GMT)

    The countdown to Kevin Durant’s free agency has already begun in places like New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington and especially OKC.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks DeflateGate? Phil Jackson: ’73 team deflated balls (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:52:30 GMT)

    Nearly 30 years ago Jackson revealed the team would literally take the air out of the balls and ‘deaden’ them.

  • [New York Times] Irving Dazzles, Scores 55 as Cavs Win 8th Straight Game (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:27:15 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him.

  • [New York Times] Dragic, Tucker Help Suns Hold Off Worn-Out Washington 106-98 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:30:08 GMT)

    When the Phoenix Suns’ big lead was fading away fast in the fourth quarter, P.J. Tucker put a stop to the collapse.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Merrily Roll Past Nets to Their 17th Straight Win (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:15:13 GMT)

    Atlanta brushed off the Nets, 113-102, its 17th straight victory, and continued to represent the N.B.A.’s most remarkable story this season.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Overcome Westbrook’s 40, Beat Durant-Less Thunder (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:06:11 GMT)

    Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas are winning over fans and helping the Knicks win games.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Rally to Beat Jazz 94-89, Extend Streak to 13 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:03:01 GMT)

    Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Utah Jazz on the road 94-89 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Led by Irving’s 55 Points, Cavaliers Win Eighth in a Row (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:59:03 GMT)

    Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games with a 113-102 victory over the Nets.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Leads Hawks to 17th Straight Win, 113-102 Over Nets (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:57:08 GMT)

    Paul Millsap played like one of the league’s best players.

  • [New York Times] Williams Scores 27, Raptors Hit 17 3-Pointers to Top Kings (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:39:01 GMT)

    The Sacramento Kings made it out of New York this week before getting buried by a snowstorm.

  • [New York Times] Denver Snaps 7-Game Skid With 93-85 Win Over Pelicans (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:33:08 GMT)

    Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson weren’t going to let the Denver Nuggets fall apart again — not even after they had blown a 16-point lead on the road.

  • [New York Times] Parker Scores 17 to Lift Spurs Past Hornets 95-86 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:57:21 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another lethargic third quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 95-86 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Smith and Harden Lead Rockets Over Mavericks 99-94 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:51:20 GMT)

    Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Houston Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Dallas Mavericks for a 99-94 victory on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Irving Scores 55 as Cavs Win 8th in a Row Minus LeBron (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:51:12 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat.

  • [New York Times] Martin’s Return Sparks Timberwolves Over Celtics, 110-98 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:29:58 GMT)

    Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Loss to Knicks Leaves Thunder Less Room to Err (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:43:08 GMT)

    The Thunder are trying to bounce back from their injury-plagued start and into a playoff spot, and their 100-92 loss to the lowly Knicks further complicated things.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Snap 6-Game Skid, Beat Pistons 89-69 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:42:01 GMT)

    Michael Carter-Williams got winded sooner than he usually does and had difficulty breathing well throughout the game.

  • [New York Times] Judged by Their Covers, Atlanta Hawks Fascinate Bettors (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:01:50 GMT)

    The Hawks (38-8) have covered the spread 33 times, more than any other team through 46 games in at least a quarter-century, according to the odds tracker Covers.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant Has Surgery and Is Expected to Miss Nine Months (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:18:08 GMT)

    If Bryant meets his current timetable, he could return to basketball shortly before the start of the 2015-16 season.

  • [New York Times] Bryant Out for Nine Months After Shoulder Surgery (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:11:48 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant’s NBA season effectively ended on Wednesday after he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that will sideline him for nine months, the Los Angeles Lakers said.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Leading development in Melo's Knicks role (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:36:23 EDT)

    NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have won four of five, and some people are confused. Are they tanking for a top pick in June’s draft?Are they trying to make a run at the 8th seed in the East? (You can stop laughing now.)We’ll get answers to those questions in the coming weeks and months. For now, a more pertinent question is this: are we watching Carmelo Anthony develop into a leader?According to Derek Fisher, that’s exactly what’s happening.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Galloway reminds Melo a little of 'Linsanity' (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:46:36 EDT)

    NEW YORK –- In a short amount of time, Langston Galloway has made quite an impression for an undrafted rookie. In fact, Galloway’s confidence and ability to step up in some big moments reminds Carmelo Anthony of another undrafted New York Knicks point guard who created a worldwide stir a few seasons ago. When asked if he has seen another rookie as fearless as Galloway in taking big shots, Anthony mentioned the “L” word –- “Linsanity.

  • [New York Post] Wasn’t Phil Jackson supposed to bring pride back to Knicks? (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:09:13 -0500)

    Phil Jackson was charged with restoring a sense of pride in the Knicks organization when he was named the team president last spring. That may have been just as important…

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks defeat Thunder minus Kevin Durant (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:15:50 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant hugged and briefly exchanged some pleasantries before and after the game. The real recruiting will come later.

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