Knicks Morning News (2015.04.16)

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks give free passes to Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:10:56 GMT)

    The season ended, appropriately enough, on tax day.

  • [New York Daily News] Pistons’ Monroe talks possible move to NY before Knicks loss (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:56:30 GMT)

    Free-agent target Greg Monroe has never met Phil Jackson but says he’s willing to sit down with the Knicks’ president in July.

  • [New York Post] Time is now for Phil Jackson to engineer Knicks’ turnaround (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:16:29 -0400)

    Mercifully, the gut-emptying disaster known as the 2014-15 Knicks season came to a close Wednesday at the Garden, as a basic replay of so many other games — the Knicks…

  • [New York Times] Let the Championship Chase Begin: It’s NBA Playoff Time (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:50:01 GMT)

    Let the championship chase begin.

  • [New York Times] Kings Beat Lakers 122-99, Sending LA to Worst Season Ever (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:08:02 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up the worst season in franchise history with an eight-man roster of castoffs and journeymen trudging to their eighth loss in nine games, never threatening to contend under all those gold championship banners hanging high above the Staples Center court.

  • [New York Times] Pacers’ Playoff Hopes End With 95-83 Loss to Grizzlies (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:02:06 GMT)

    The Memphis Grizzlies are headed into the postseason with home-court advantage. The Indiana Pacers are simply heading home.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Wrap Up Regular Season With 133-126 Win Over Denver (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:11:04 GMT)

    Klay Thompson scored 25 points before resting in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the best the regular season in franchise history with a 133-126 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets Clinch Playoff Spot After Win, Pacers Loss (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:41:11 GMT)

    Joe Johnson thought about so many missed chances by the Nets this season, unsure whether he would play another game this season.

  • [New York Times] Win and Help Put Nets in Playoffs (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:34:25 GMT)

    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 28 points to help the Nets to a victory, which helped lift them into the playoffs along with the Indiana Pacers’ loss.

  • [New York Times] Davis Leads Pelicans Past Spurs, 108-103 and Into Playoffs (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:32:10 GMT)

    After Anthony Davis’ final flurry of clutch shots, blocks and rebounds ensured the Pelicans’ first postseason berth since before he was drafted, the 22-year-old All-Star known as the “unibrow” was ready to admit how much it meant to him.

  • [New York Times] New Orleans, Brooklyn Clinch Last Two Playoff Spots (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:22:55 GMT)

    The New Orleans Pelicans and Brookyln Nets clinched playoff spots on the final night of the NBA regular season on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pelicans Earn First Playoff Spot Since 2011; Bulls Edge Hawks to Lock Up East’s No. 3 Seed (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:11:46 GMT)

    Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans earned a playoff berth with a victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [New York Times] Brooks Leads Rally, Bulls Beat Hawks 91-85 (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:05:24 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls looked as if they were on their way to a lopsided loss. Aaron Brooks had other ideas.

  • [New York Times] Harden Has Triple-Double, Rockets Beat Jazz 117-91 (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:41:26 GMT)

    James Harden and the Houston Rockets won’t take long to celebrate winning their first division title since 1994 and clinching the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

  • [New York Times] Thunder’s Playoff Streak Ends at 5 Years (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:39:24 GMT)

    Westbrook’s 37 points and a 138-113 victory were not enough to get the Thunder into the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Beat Timberwolves, 138-113, but Still Miss Playoffs (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:35:05 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook did everything in his power to drag the banged-up Oklahoma City Thunder to the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Sits, Cavaliers Edge Wizards 113-108 in Overtime (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:17:19 GMT)

    LeBron James sat out Cleveland’s regular-season finale to rest for the playoffs and the Cavaliers rallied to beat the Washington Wizards 113-110 in overtime Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Heat Top the 76ers 105-101 and Strengthen Draft Lottery Pick (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:08:21 GMT)

    Miami ended the season with two wins in one game.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Win 6th Straight, Beat Bucks 105-100 (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:08:18 GMT)

    Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory Wednesday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Jackson Has 24, Pistons Beat Knicks 112-90 to Close Season (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:08:16 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 11 assists and the Detroit Pistons closed out the season with a 112-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kyle Lowry Leads Raptors to Record 49th Win (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:32:03 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 26 points and the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with their franchise record 49th victory, beating the Charlotte Hornets 92-87 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] The Best and the Worst: The Rangers and the Knicks Are a Study in Contrast (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:18:59 GMT)

    The two main teams that share Madison Square Garden represented opposite ends of the sports spectrum this season: The Rangers compiled the N.H.L.’s top record, and the Knicks endured their worst season.

  • [New York Times] Rockets’ James Harden Chases M.V.P. With a Blizzard of Free Throws (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:17:41 GMT)

    On his way to what could be an N.B.A. scoring title, Harden has been drawing fouls and sinking free throws at an impressive rate.

  • [ – New York Knicks] After their worst finish, Knicks eye best pick (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:23:27 ET)

    After their worst finish, Knicks eye best pick

  • [ – New York Knicks] Lakers lose franchise-worst 61st game to Kings (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:28:27 ET)

    Lakers lose franchise-worst 61st game to Kings

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