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.”

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