Knicks Morning News (2015.04.23)

  • [New York Times] It Might Be Now or Never for Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:05:24 GMT)

    In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Reach Agreement to Sell NBA Team for $850 Million (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:26:34 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks are taking care of business during the NBA playoffs — on and off the court.

  • [New York Times] Duncan and Leonard Help Spurs Beat Clippers 111-107 in OT (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:05:22 GMT)

    Three days from his 39th birthday, Tim Duncan keeps getting better with age. He smartly stayed on the court while playing the last eight minutes with five fouls, and recovered from a woeful fourth quarter to steady the Spurs in overtime.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Grizzlies Defeat Trail Blazers to Extend Series Lead (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:39:06 GMT)

    Mike Conley and Courtney Lee each scored 18 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed their first 2-0 lead in a playoff series.

  • [New York Times] Hawks 96, Nets 91: Nets Can’t Sink Shot to Stay Out of Hole (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:11:45 GMT)

    Late in the fourth quarter of Game 2, the Nets had a chance to tie the score and potentially even their first-round playoff series with Atlanta, but they couldn’t make the basket they needed.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Knows the Drill: Work Hard, Get Paid (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:11:36 GMT)

    Butler’s junior college coach said determination and a belief in hard work have fueled the Bulls player’s growth as a premier N.B.A. wing, one who will be a free agent this summer.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Take 2-0 Series Lead, Beating Trail Blazers 97-82 (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:02:53 GMT)

    Known for pounding opponents inside with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, the Memphis Grizzlies are showing they can be just as effective outside the paint.

  • [New York Times] Hawks, Ressler Agree on $850 Million Sale for NBA Team (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 03:26:23 GMT)

    Seven months after a racially charged email put the Atlanta Hawks on the market, there’s an agreement to sell the NBA team for $850 million.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Scores 19, Hawks Hold Off Nets 96-91 for 2-0 Lead (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:56:47 GMT)

    Paul Millsap answered all those questions about his shoulder. Al Horford didn’t let a dislocated finger slow him down.

  • [New York Times] Oklahoma City Thunder Fire Coach Scott Brooks After 7 Years (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:56:22 GMT)

    Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship.

  • [New York Times] Rondo Finished With Mavs, Knee Bumps Parsons From Playoffs (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:41:33 GMT)

    Rajon Rondo is out in Dallas.

  • [New York Post] More signs Phil Jackson stalling his big Knicks move until 2016 (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:47:24 -0400)

    Tuesday's 45-minute State of Zen address established two elements of patience — team president Phil Jackson is not trading his draft pick for a veteran if the Knicks are picking…

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