Knicks Morning News (2015.04.08)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Lakers 105-100 in Rematch 48 Hours Later (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:28:25 GMT)

    The Clippers have three games left until the playoffs begin. They can’t get there soon enough.

  • [New York Times] Kings Hold Off Timberwolves Behind Casspi (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:46:23 GMT)

    Omri Casspi scored 16 of his career-high 31 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings overcame a sluggish start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-111 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Beat Warriors 103-100, Move Into 8th Spot (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:31:33 GMT)

    Anthony Davis doesn’t want to carry the Pelicans into the playoffs just so they can get unceremoniously bounced in the first round by NBA-leading Golden State.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: In Dismantling Suns, the Hawks Set a Team Record for Victories (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:09:48 GMT)

    DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 16 points as Atlanta earned its 58th win of the season. Mike Muscala, starting for the injured All-Star forward Paul Millsap, finished with 16 points.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 26 as Spurs Beat Thunder for 8th Straight Win (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:01:48 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard is seizing more responsibility from San Antonio’s veteran core, and the Spurs are taking off.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Long an Unfinished Puzzle, the Nets Find the Missing Pieces (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:26:03 GMT)

    The often-injured Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, who have played together in just 45.9 percent of the team’s total games since February 2011, have helped the Nets surge recently.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Win 58th Game to Set Single-Season Franchise Mark (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:19:51 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks set a single-season franchise high with their 58th victory, getting 16 points each from DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague in a 96-69 win Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Dragic Lifts Heat Late, Miami Tops Charlotte 105-100 (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:16:49 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored 28 points, his most since coming to Miami in a February trade, and the Heat helped their playoff chances by topping the Charlotte Hornets 105-100 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Rose Could Return Against Magic (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:35:09 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose is questionable for their game Wednesday at Orlando.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Anrea Bargnani plays on with injured thumb (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:36:13 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani will end his season injured but playing as the Italian forward attempts to salvage his career and reputation.

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Fisher on Coach K: ‘He’s what I’m striving to become’ (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:57:10 -0400)

    One NBA personnel director, noting Derek Fisher's rah-rah speeches, salesmanship, excessive use of timeouts as learning experiences and constant rhetoric of building character and culture, is convinced he'd make a…

  • [New York Post] Hall of Famer Haywood: Towns, Okafor shouldn’t go pro yet (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:04:53 -0400)

    Newly elected Hall of Famer and ex-Knick Spencer Haywood was the pioneer — the first to declare "hardship'' and leave college early for the pros in 1969. Haywood first went…

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