Knicks Morning News (2015.02.28)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks down Pistons in double OT to snap 8-game skid (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:33:33 GMT)

    The undermanned Knicks pulled off a feat Friday night many doubted they’d accomplish again with Carmelo Anthony done for the season.

  • [New York Post] Execs: Knicks have legit shot to snag Greg Monroe next season (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:45:23 -0500)

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Pistons general manager and coach Stan Van Gundy had a chance to lock up burly power forward Greg Monroe last summer with a long-term deal when…

  • [New York Times] Blazers Come From Behind for 115-112 Win Over Thunder (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:49:30 GMT)

    After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook’s third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season.

  • [New York Times] Ellington’s Big 4th Quarter Helps Lakers Beat Bucks 101-93 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:16:14 GMT)

    No matter that Wayne Ellington missed his first six shots through three quarters.

  • [New York Times] Surging Pacers Beat Cavaliers 93-86 With James, Irving Out (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:04:20 GMT)

    George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Snap 4-Game Skid, Beat Short-Handed Kings 107-96 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:40:25 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 121, Pistons 115, Double Overtime: Knicks Outlast Pistons to Halt a Skid (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:11:56 GMT)

    The Knicks, who had lost eight straight games, won in double overtime with help from Shane Larkin’s 3-point play in the final minute.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Expect Derrick Rose to Return After Surgery (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:56:54 GMT)

    The team’s general manager, Gar Forman, described the surgery on Rose’s right knee on Friday as minor and said that Rose would be out four to six weeks.

  • [New York Times] Favors Has 21 Points, 10 Rebounds for Jazz (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:34:20 GMT)

    Derrick Favors had 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Trey Burke came off the bench to score 19 points and the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Denver Nuggets 104-82 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Lose to Pacers Without James, Irving (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:34:13 GMT)

    LeBron James couldn’t carry the Cavaliers on his sore back Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Surging Pacers Hold Off Short-Handed Cavaliers 93-86 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:19:20 GMT)

    George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Top Sluggish Pistons 121-115 in Double OT (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:10:20 GMT)

    Shane Larkin’s three-point play in the final minute of the second overtime helped the New York Knicks snap their eight-game losing streak with a 121-115 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jones Has Season-Best 26 Points as Rockets Beat Nets 102-98 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:05:01 GMT)

    Terrence Jones scored a season-high 26 points, James Harden made the tiebreaking free throw with 43 seconds left and followed that with a jumper, and the Houston Rockets beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-98 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Jordan Lead Clippers Past Grizzlies 97-79 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:04:42 GMT)

    Chris Paul had 19 points and 13 assists, and DeAndre Jordan added 15 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers past the Memphis Grizzlies 97-79 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Ajinca Lifts Pelicans Past Heat, 104-102 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:04:34 GMT)

    Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Butler Leads Bulls Past Timberwolves, 96-89 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:43:55 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls got a positive update on Derrick Rose, and then used another big night by Jimmy Butler to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-89 on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Hot Start by Millsap Helps Hawks Beat Magic 95-88 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:19:35 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 14 of his 20 points in the first quarter and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after losing an early 16-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 95-88 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Nerlens Noel Leads 76ers Past Wizards, 89-81 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:55:20 GMT)

    Nerlens Noel had 14 points and 13 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 89-81 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

  • 50 Shades Of Knicks Memes

    First in 1970s Style Scouting
    First in 1970s Style Scouting
    They just need to pick a great player, sign a great free agent, and sell the team.
    They just need to pick a great player, sign a great free agent, and sell the team.
    hai youre game is totes cray. #justsayin
    hai youre game is totes cray. #justsayin
    50 Shades Of Orange And Blue
    50 Shades Of Orange And Blue
    Like a hurt, lost and blinded fool, fool
    Like a hurt, lost and blinded fool, fool

    Knicks Morning News (2015.02.27)

  • [New York Daily News] Shut it down? Knicks’ Calderon says no way, Jose (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:15:37 GMT)

    Beyond sitting out Friday’s game against the Pistons, Jose Calderon is unsure how serious his latest injury is.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Jackson watches OSU star D’Angelo Russell in action (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:13:31 GMT)

    Phil Jackson officially has hit the road in search of the Knicks’ next star.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Gets Triple-Double but Suns Beat Thunder 117-113 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:22:18 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 on Thursday night to snap the Thunder’s seven-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Earl Lloyd, First Black Player in NBA, Dies at 86 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:16:22 GMT)

    Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Scores 42, Cavs Beat Warriors for 18th Win in Last 20 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:43:28 GMT)

    LeBron James says he isn’t about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Earl Lloyd, First African-American in NBA, Dead at 86 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:22:13 GMT)

    Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: LeBron James’s 42 Points Lift Cavaliers Past Warriors (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:01:58 GMT)

    LeBron James scored a season-high in points as Cleveland earned its 18th victory in 20 games and its 11th straight home win.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Say Derrick Rose Will Have Surgery on Friday (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:06:33 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won’t sideline him the rest of the way.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.02.26)

  • [New York Post] What Derek Fisher is looking for from Carmelo when he returns (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:26:51 -0500)

    BOSTON — Derek Fisher is hoping Carmelo Anthony rejoins the club soon to serve as an off-the-court leader. Anthony has stayed away from the Knicks since his knee surgery Thursday….

  • [New York Times] Kevin Garnett a Winner in Emotional Return to Wolves (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:31:52 GMT)

    All the years he’d been gone and all the thunderous standing ovations he received when he returned to Target Center with the Celtics and Nets, and Kevin Garnett still never fully realized just how much the Minnesota fans loved the franchise’s biggest star.

  • [New York Times] Derrick Rose’s Injury the Latest Blow to Class of 2008 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:25:31 GMT)

    The collective reaction from the NBA to Derrick Rose’s latest injury news was simple: “Not again.”

  • [New York Times] Matthews Scores 31, Blazers Beat Slumping Spurs 111-95 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:34:35 GMT)

    Wesley Matthews and the Portland Trail Blazers hope they put their recent fourth-quarter woes behind them Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns End 5-Game Skid With 110-96 Win Over Nuggets (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:58:32 GMT)

    Brandon Knight is showing off his shooting touch to his new teammates. His playmaking at crunch time, too.

  • [New York Times] Kings Grind Out 102-90 Win Over Grizzlies in Sacramento (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:52:34 GMT)

    Rudy Gay scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings grinded out a 102-90 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns End 5-Game Skid With 110-96 Win Over Nuggets (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:43:42 GMT)

    Brandon Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with a 110-96 victory over the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Mavericks Suspend Rajon Rondo (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:29:01 GMT)

    The Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for one game for conduct detrimental to the team a day after he had a heated exchange on the court with Coach Rick Carlisle.

  • [New York Times] Once Again, the Bulls Adjust to Life Without Their Playmaker (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:14:16 GMT)

    One day after learning that Derrick Rose would be out indefinitely with a knee injury, the Bulls went about the now-familiar process of regrouping.

  • [New York Times] Clarkson Leads Lakers Rally for 100-97 Win Over Jazz (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:07:56 GMT)

    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a double-digit deficit for a 100-97 comeback win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kevin Garnett a Winner in Emotional Return to Wolves (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:52:50 GMT)

    His first game in a Timberwolves uniform in nearly eight years was 30 minutes away, and Kevin Garnett was bouncing off the walls in the locker room he called home for 12 years.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Rout Knicks 115-94 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:52:44 GMT)

    The recently reshuffled Boston Celtics hadn’t practiced lately and it showed early in Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pelicans Win 3rd Straight, Beating Nets (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:39:08 GMT)

    Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points, and the host New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, beating the Nets, 102-96.

  • [New York Times] Brewer’s Big 4th Quarter Helps Rockets Beat Clippers 110-105 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:05:22 GMT)

    James Harden had 21 points, Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets snapped a six-game skid to the Los Angeles Clippers with a 110-105 win on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 115, Knicks 94: After Twitter Outburst, More Frowns for Knicks (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:59:43 GMT)

    The Celtics sent the Knicks to their eighth straight loss and in the process dropped them to 10-46, the worst record in the N.B.A.

  • [New York Times] Pondexter Leads Pelicans Past Nets, 102-96 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:55:24 GMT)

    Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Carter-Williams Impresses in Debut, Bucks Rout 76ers 104-88 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:55:18 GMT)

    John Henson scored 21 points, Michael Carter-Williams had seven points and eight assists in his Milwaukee debut, and the Bucks built a big early lead against the point guard’s former team in a 104-88 win Wednesday night over the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • [New York Times] Heat Take Advantage of Magic Miscues in 93-90 Overtime Win (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:40:33 GMT)

    Luol Deng had 21 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Miami Heat rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 93-90 in overtime Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Beat Bulls 98-86 With Rose Out for Chicago (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:37:26 GMT)

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Mo Williams scored 17 and the Charlotte Hornets beat Chicago 98-86 Wednesday night after the Bulls learned Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery.

  • [New York Times] Leak in Roof Delays Mavericks-Hawks Game (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:31:12 GMT)

    A leaking roof at Philips Arena has caused a short delay in the first quarter of the game between the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Suspend Rondo for Game After Exchange With Carlisle (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:21 GMT)

    The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game Wednesday night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Tanking Knicks exploiting a broken system (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:27:57 GMT)

    There was a high school girls’ basketball game in Tennessee last Saturday in which both coaches ordered their kids to lose.

  • [New York Daily News] Rebuilding Celtics trounce rebuilding Knicks (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:14:55 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony opined during All-Star weekend that the NBA needs the large-market Knicks, Celtics and Lakers “to be those powerhouses.”

  • 2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

    The last time that the Knicks and the Celtics faced each other, I was very afraid of the Celtic’ chances as a dark horse candidate for the tanking crown. As it turns out, I was waaaaaaaaay off base, as the Celtics have played downright decent while the Knicks have lost every game since that matchup (including that matchup).

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2015.02.25)

  • [New York Daily News] Without Melo, Knicks hope Bargnani can become go-to scorer (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:02:18 GMT)

    Phil Jackson’s Knicks have another opportunity to please the basketball Gods Wednesday night in Boston.

  • [New York Times] Chicago’s Rose Out Again With Knee Injury, Needs Surgery (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:28:25 GMT)

    Derrick Rose’s knee has failed him again.

  • [New York Times] Ellis, Nowitzki Pace Mavericks to 99-92 Victory Over Raptors (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:46:31 GMT)

    Discord in Dallas, even in victory.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Pacers, 105-92 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:05:16 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook shrugged off his triple-double.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Curry Lifts Warriors Over Wizards in His Return (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:05:07 GMT)

    Stephen Curry returned from a one-game absence to lead all scorers with 32 points, playing nearly 34 minutes and hitting 11 of 18 field-goal attempts.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Rose to Undergo Knee Surgery (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:55:17 GMT)

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus is his right knee, the National Basketball Association team said on Tuesday.

  • [New York Times] Curry Leads the Way With 32, Warriors Down Wizards, 114-107 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:37:38 GMT)

    Considering the workout he gave it Tuesday night, Stephen Curry’s right foot appears to be just fine.

  • [New York Times] Love Hits 8 3-Pointers, Cavaliers Beat Pistons 102-93 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:31:33 GMT)

    LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Passes Pippen for Most Assists by Forward (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:34:52 GMT)

    Showing off his all-around game, LeBron James broke Scottie Pippen’s NBA record for career assists by a forward when he found Kevin Love for an open 3-pointer against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] KG Returns to Minnesota as Player, Wants to Stay as Owner (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:40:52 GMT)

    Kevin Garnett never wanted to leave Minnesota when the Timberwolves traded him to Boston nearly eight years ago, never wanted to jump from a sinking Celtics ship before Paul Pierce convinced him to follow him to Brooklyn two years ago.

  • [New York Post] One man the Knicks are hoping will replace some of Melo’s points (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:14:53 -0500)

    Certainly, it is not going to turn around the team's fortunes but the Knicks would like to replace part, if not all, of the 24.2 points Carmelo Anthony produced before…

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.02.24)

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: Francesa’s rip of Jackson could be sign from Dolan (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:03:03 GMT)

    Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa deposited Phil Jackson under the balcony Monday.

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson alienates two of Knicks brass with one tweet (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:09:32 GMT)

    With one tweet, Phil Jackson managed to throw his coach and team under the bus while also violating James Dolan’s sacred media policy.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason’s son says former Knick ‘getting better’ (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:21:05 GMT)

    Former Knick Anthony Mason is improving but in critical condition following multiple surgeries after suffering a massive heart attack.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Beat Clippers 90-87 Behind Conley and Green (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:25:20 GMT)

    The Memphis Grizzlies are on a roll with Jeff Green.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Defeat Nuggets for Second Road Victory in a Row (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:05:52 GMT)

    Brook Lopez led seven Nets players in double figures with 19 points, and the Nets beat the Nuggets, 110-82, on Monday night in Denver.

  • [New York Times] Trey Burke, Defense Leads Jazz to 90-81 Win Over Spurs (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:04:46 GMT)

    Trey Burke scored 23 points and the Utah Jazz beat San Antonio 90-81 on Monday night, extending the Spurs’ losing streak to three since returning from the All-Star break.

  • [New York Times] Lopez Scores 19 Points, Nets Beat Nuggets 110-82 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:55:20 GMT)

    Brook Lopez led seven Nets players in double figures with 19 points, and Brooklyn won its second consecutive road game by beating the Denver Nuggets 110-82 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Helps Celtics Beat Suns in Return to Phoenix (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:49:30 GMT)

    Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Isaiah Thomas burned his former team with eight critical points in the last two minutes, and the Boston Celtics held off the Phoenix Suns 115-110 Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Erase 18-Point Hole, Beat Raptors 100-97 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:16:22 GMT)

    Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s Triple-Double Helps Rockets Over Wolves, 113-102 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:55:22 GMT)

    James Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double this season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Hit Boards to Beat Bucks 87-71 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:37:28 GMT)

    Tony Snell scored 20 points, Nikola Mirotic had 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and the surging Chicago Bulls pounded the Milwaukee Bucks on the boards on their way to an 87-71 victory on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Deng Scores 29, Heat Click in 2nd Half to Beat 76ers 119-108 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:13:30 GMT)

    Luol Deng made 11 of 14 shots and scored 29 points, Goran Dragic added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Miami Heat set a season high for scoring in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

  • Phil Jackson Uses Twitter To Criticize Team, So We Suggest More Ways To Improve The Knicks Via Technology

    According to the Mothership, Phil Jackson admonished his team via Twitter after their embarrassing expected loss to Cleveland.

    So here at KnickerBlogger, we have some suggestions for the Knicks:

    • Get on LinkedIn!
      Phil should start connecting to potential coaches on LinkedIn. Obviously Derek Fisher isn’t working out, so now’s a good time to see who’s out there. There’s got to be some more former guards out there Jackson can tap for the Knicks next coach. What’s B.J. Armstrong doing? How about Jo Jo English? LinkedIn is a great way to make those connections!

    • Coach via Skype!
      The grind of the NBA coaching season might be too much for Phil, but why not coach the team from the comfort of his bed. Jackson could leverage Skype to get back on the sidelines. Fisher would just hold up an iPad, which is about what he seems to be qualified enough to do. Much like today’s working youth, Phil could join the millions of telecommuters and work in his pajamas. I’d be surprised if this isn’t New York’s next move.

    • Extra Practice on NBA Live.
      Obviously Derek Fisher isn’t working out? Oh wait I said that already? Well whatever he’s doing isn’t working. Instead of running actual practices, why not punish the players by forcing them to do some extra practice? But this time on NBA Live! Maybe what Jason Smith needs is to get the hang of virtual rebounding before trying the real thing? Players won’t get tired by actually running around on a basketball court, and be fresh for the games. Fish could join in & try some of the players he rarely uses. Maybe he can discover a gem on the bench (*cough* Cole *cough*) that could actually help the team?

    • Scout via Omegle!
      Given the rising number of undrafted players in the NBA, it’s about time teams look outside of traditional methods of acquiring players. Phil should tap into Omegle to get ahead of the curve and reach out to even less known people. I’ve heard there are a lot of ballers on there, so I imagine New York could find someone that could give the team a hand.

    What are your suggestions?

    Knicks Morning News (2015.02.23)

  • [New York Daily News] J.R., Shumpert help Cavs beat up on Knicks in MSG return (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:29:28 GMT)

    J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert weren’t on the positive side of too many of these Garden variety blowouts this season.

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson rips Knicks on Twitter after loss to Cavs (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:57:51 GMT)

    Phil Jackson’s moves and Carmelo Anthony’s injury have left the Knicks without much of a chance to win many games.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: J.R. Smith keeps Carmelo Anthony company (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:04:49 GMT)

    J.R. Smith spent part of his Saturday night off in New York cheering up an old friend.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Cavaliers title could be good thing for Knicks (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:44:47 GMT)

    The Cavs are winning big, the Knicks are losing bigger, and never the twain shall meet.

  • [New York Daily News] Justin Bartha embarrasses Knicks reporter Jill Martin (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:20:08 GMT)

    The award for most awkward halftime interview goes to…Justin Bartha and Jill Martin.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Stop 7-Game Losing Streak With OT Win Over Celtics (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:55:22 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin had a season-high 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-111 overtime victory against the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Warriors at Cavaliers (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:48:25 GMT)

    Golden State and Cleveland, two teams that are rolling right now, opted to stick with what they had at the trading deadline.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Overcome Deficit to Beat the Blazers 98-92 (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:43:56 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 21 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 98-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Reggie Jackson’s Debut With Pistons Ends With Win Over Wizards (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:41:37 GMT)

    After a win over the Wizards, the Pistons are 2-0 since trading four players to get Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince at the trading deadline Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Monta Ellis Leads Mavericks Past Hornets, 92-81 (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:11:00 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and Amare Stoudemire had 14 points in 11 minutes in his Dallas debut in the Mavericks’ 92-81 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Leads Thunder Past Nuggets Without Durant (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:34:54 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 21 points and a career-high 17 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 119-94 on Sunday night without Kevin Durant.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Powers Magic Past 76ers 103-98 (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:25:46 GMT)

    Nik Vucevic had 31 points and 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-98 on Sunday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Playing Forward (and Pundit, and Savior), LeBron James (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:19:22 GMT)

    LeBron James may never match Michael Jordan’s six championships, but he is building a legacy that could have a greater impact.

  • [New York Times] Stuckey Scores 30 Points, Pacers Beat Warriors 104-98 (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:07:33 GMT)

    Rodney Stuckey scored 30 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors 104-98 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:31:33 GMT)

    Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant underwent a small procedure on Sunday to help alleviate pain on his surgically repaired right foot, general manager Sam Presti announced.

  • [New York Times] New-Look Pistons Beat Wizards 106-89 (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:22:52 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson really wanted to make a good impression in his Detroit Pistons debut.

  • [New York Post] Carmelo played much of season with tear in his knee (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:38:35 -0500)

    Carmelo Anthony played most of the season with a partial tear of the left patellar tendon, The Post has learned. In new details, the debridement part of Thursday's surgery was…

  • [New York Post] How LeBron is prepping for big Cavs playoff run (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:10:35 -0500)

    For two games after the All-Star break, Cleveland's LeBron James has sat back and put his feet up in the fourth quarter as he preps for the Cavs' playoff run….

  • 2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavs

    Wouldn’t you just know it, but JR Smith’s problems with Sunday afternoon games hasn’t been an issue in his return to New York.

    This one got late early.