Knicks Morning News (2015.04.07)

  • [New York Times] China’s Olympic Champion Hurdler Liu Xiang Retires (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:52:52 GMT)

    China’s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries.

  • [New York Times] Hall of Famer Mutombo Inspires Pride, Regret in Kinshasa (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:08:56 GMT)

    When Dikembe Mutombo’s brother first brought him to the Kauka sports club in this working class neighborhood of Kinshasa in the early 1980s to play basketball, the gangly teenager struck few as a superstar in the making.

  • [New York Times] Duke Fights Back to Beat Wisconsin for Collegiate Title (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:20:21 GMT)

    Led by its fabulous freshman guards, Duke clawed its way back from a second-half deficit and stung Wisconsin 68-63 to claim the U.S. collegiate national championship on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Turning Pro Early, Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. Could Be Taken First in the W.N.B.A. Draft (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:08:10 GMT)

    Zahui B., a dominant post player from Sweden, is eligible to be drafted after only two seasons with the Gophers because she will be 22 this year.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets, Bouncing Back, Move Closer to the Playoffs (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:55:12 GMT)

    Brook Lopez, playing against his twin brother Robin, had 32 points to lead the Nets to their 11th victory in their last 14 games.

  • [New York Times] Brook Lopez Scores 32, Nets Beat Short-Handed Blazers (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:34:20 GMT)

    Brook Lopez doesn’t speak to his twin brother on the court. Hadn’t spoken to him at all since a late-night McDonald’s run the night before.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.04.06)

  • [New York Times] Three Years After Bolting for Brooklyn, Nets Keep One Foot in New Jersey (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:00:02 GMT)

    The team still has offices and a gym in East Rutherford while it builds a complex in Brooklyn, and the impending end of an era has left business neighbors nostalgic.

  • [New York Times] Kawhi Leonard’s Case for Defensive Player of the Year (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 06:54:10 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard just might swoop in and steal the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Send Lakers to Record 56th Defeat in 106-78 Rout (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:06:09 GMT)

    While the Los Angeles Clippers threw alley-oop passes off the backboard and jumped to a 43-point lead, the Lakers needed two late 3-pointers from a guy on a 10-day contract just to avoid the worst offensive performance in franchise history.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Spurs at Rockets (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:41 GMT)

    With less than two weeks left in the N.B.A. season, even Western Conference contenders like Houston and San Antonio are still jockeying for position in the standings.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Snap 9-Game Losing Streak With 101-91 Win Over Sixers (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:33:11 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani bounced back from an awful, two-point performance in his last game against the Wizards with one of his best this season.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Knicks End Skid at Expense of the Almost-as-Woeful 76ers (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:01:59 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points and Shane Larkin added 15 and 11 rebounds, and the Knicks ended a nine-game losing streak with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • [New York Times] Paul George’s Long-Awaited Return Electrifies Pacers’ Push (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 03:50:24 GMT)

    Out since Aug. 1 after breaking his leg, forward Paul George gives Indiana a valuable weapon in its quest to qualify for the playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Hood’s Big Fourth Quarter Lifts Jazz Over Kings 101-95 (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 03:42:13 GMT)

    Rodney Hood scored 13 of his season-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz pulled away to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-95 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Has 26, Spurs Snap Warriors 12-Game Streak, 107-92 (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 02:45:18 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors have steamrolled teams for the past month, but they ran into a huge roadblock named Kawhi Leonard.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Use George’s Return to Spur 112-89 Rout Over Heat (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 02:21:15 GMT)

    Paul George savored every moment of his postgame stroll to the locker room.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Has Triple-Double, Cavs’ Hit Long Shots, Beat Bulls (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:09:17 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving heard LeBron James scream to shoot, so he shot.

  • [New York Daily News] Woeful Knicks beat woeful Sixers at less-than-electric MSG (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:34 GMT)

    An indicator that Sunday’s Knicks-Sixers game held little relevance outside of those directly involved emerged in the hours before tip-off.

  • [New York Post] Ex-Duke star Lance Thomas breaks down Jahlil Okafor’s game (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:34:50 -0400)

    Knicks forward Lance Thomas was on the last Duke team to win the NCAA title, in 2010, and sees the karma in place for the Blue Devils' fifth national championship….

  • [New York Post] Andrea Bargnani opens Fisher’s eyes with new side to his game (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:13:13 -0400)

    Two developments occurred at the Garden for the first time this season — one seen, one heard. When Andrea Bargnani left the court in the final minute Sunday night, he…

  • 2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Sixers: Tankageddon 2015

    This game is very important not because the Sixers can really catch the Knicks, but because the Sixers are by far the worst team the Knicks play the rest of the year. So if the Knicks can somehow manage to lose to the Sixers, then they should be in good shape to get the worst record in the league.

    The Sixers played just last night (a one-point, last second loss) so this will be a tough game for the Knicks to lose. One bright spot is that Nerlens Noel will be suiting up for Philly tonight.

    A fellow on Twitter by the name of @Madrillionaire had a funny bit earlier today. He posted a photo of the Kentucky players after last night’s loss, captioned “When you realize you’re now part of the Knicks’ starting lineup.”



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    Knicks Morning News (2015.04.05)

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Mavs 123-110 for Home Court, 12th Straight Win (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 05:06:16 GMT)

    The Splash Brothers had a little help from the big guys, and the Golden State Warriors had a little present for record-setting coach Steve Kerr.

  • [New York Times] Gerald Green Off the Bench Scores 24, Suns Beat Jazz 87-85 (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 05:00:20 GMT)

    Gerald Green came off the bench to score all 24 of his points in three quarters, leading the Phoenix Suns to an 87-85 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Has 21 and Blazers Snap Pelicans’ Win Streak, 99-90 (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:39:08 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped the New Orleans Pelicans’ four-game winning streak with a 99-90 victory on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wisconsin Stuns Previously Unbeaten Kentucky (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:36:04 GMT)

    The Wisconsin Badgers stunned previously undefeated Kentucky 71-64 in a tense Final Four triumph on Saturday to advance to the U.S. collegiate national championship game against Duke.

  • [New York Times] Smart’s Buzzer-Beater Gives Celtics OT Win (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:15:18 GMT)

    Marcus Smart made a big basket to boost Boston’s playoff hopes.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Paul George Returning to Pacers (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:12:56 GMT)

    Indiana’s All-Star swingman will make his N.B.A. season debut on Sunday, just in time to help in the Pacers’ last-gasp playoff push.

  • [New York Times] Redick Scores 24 as Clippers Beat Nuggets, 107-92 (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 03:57:07 GMT)

    J.J. Redick scored 24 points, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 107-92 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks Tie Team Record for Wins by Routing Nets (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 03:35:03 GMT)

    The Hawks lost forward Paul Millsap to an injury, but they set a franchise record for wins with Saturday’s victory over the Nets, whose six-game winning streak ended.

  • [New York Times] Harris, Vucevic Lead Magic Past Bucks, 97-90 (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 03:27:22 GMT)

    Tobias Harris had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points, and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 97-90 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Hurt as Hawks Rout Nets, Tie Team Mark With 57th Win (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 03:21:34 GMT)

    The Hawks looked playoff-ready while building a big first-half lead over a Brooklyn team which had won six straight.

  • [New York Times] Jackson Scores 29 to Rally Pistons Past Heat, 99-98 (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 02:54:24 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, including the winning layup with 5 seconds remaining, and the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Miami Heat 99-98 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Henderson’s Layup Lifts Hornets Past 76ers 92-91 (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 02:42:14 GMT)

    Gerald Henderson was determined to turn an “awful night” into a memorable one.

  • [New York Times] Bradley Beal, John Wall Lead Wizards Past Grizzlies, 92-83 (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 02:24:47 GMT)

    Bradley Beal scored 20, John Wall added 18 points and 14 assists and the Washington Wizards defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 92-83 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Duke Defeats Michigan State to Advance to Title Game (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 01:15:03 GMT)

    The Duke Blue Devils overcame an early deficit and defeated Michigan State Spartans 81-61 in a Final Four matchup on Saturday to advance to the U.S. collegiate national championship game.

  • [New York Daily News] Potential Knicks’ picks Okafor, Towns won’t face each other (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 05:32:23 GMT)

    Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns were pitted against each other from the moment the Final Four was set.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. tries to shake sophomore slump (Sun, 05 Apr 2015 01:08:47 GMT)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. admits that he expected more of himself with the Knicks this season following an All-Rookie team designation one year ago.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.04.04)

  • [New York Times] Blazers Celebrate Division Title With 107-77 Win Over Lakers (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:51:20 GMT)

    The Portland Trail Blazers returned to their locker room to find black T-shirts hanging in their stalls with bold red-and-white letters reading “Northwest Claimed.”

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Beat Kings 101-95, Gain Ground in Playoff Race (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:48:08 GMT)

    The New Orleans Pelicans know exactly where they stand.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Helps Bull Hold On for 88-82 Win Over Pistons (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:57:10 GMT)

    Pau Gasol was simply trying to redeem himself for two mistakes. He did more than that and helped the Chicago Bulls get a big win.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic’s Career-High 37 Power Magic Over Wolves 97-84 (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:42:08 GMT)

    The entire NBA has had a hard time slowing down Nikola Vucevic this season.

  • [New York Times] Seventh-Place Nets Top Raptors Behind Williams, Young, Lopez (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:36:16 GMT)

    The Brooklyn Nets won a game two nights earlier when Deron Williams missed in the lane and Brook Lopez scored on a rebound.

  • [New York Times] Nets Win Sixth Straight (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:33:46 GMT)

    Deron Williams scored a season-high 31 points, and the host Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 114-109.

  • [New York Times] Green Scores 22 Points to Lead Grizzlies Over Thunder 100-92 (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:21:11 GMT)

    Jeff Green scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 19 as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-92 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Green Scores 21 to Help Spurs Cruise Past Nuggets (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:18:09 GMT)

    Danny Green scored 21 points, including 6-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers, and the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 123-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night after losing Tiago Splitter to a right calf injury during a strong start.

  • [New York Times] Ilyasova Leads 3rd-Quarter Surge, Bucks Top Celtics 110-101 (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 02:24:12 GMT)

    Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee’s third-quarter surge from a halftime deficit with 11 points and the Milwaukee Bucks hurt the Boston Celtics’ playoff chances with a 110-101 win Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Stuckey Scores 15 to Lead Pacers Past Hornets 93-74 (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:45:16 GMT)

    Rodney Stuckey scored 15 points off the bench to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 93-74 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Gortat and Beal Lead Wizards Past Knicks 101-87 (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:36:23 GMT)

    Marcin Gortat scored 19 points, Bradley Beal added 18, and the Washington Wizards defeated the New York Knicks 101-87 on Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Cleanthony sees night end Early during Knicks loss (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 04:18:22 GMT)

    Cleanthony Early limped off the court on Friday perhaps for the final time, a fitting conclusion to a disappointing season.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.04.03)

  • [New York Times] Barnes’ Shot Lifts Warriors to 107-106 Win Over Suns (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:15:35 GMT)

    Harrison Barnes made two huge defensive mistakes in the final minute. He redeemed himself and the Golden State Warriors with one big shot.

  • [New York Times] Bhullar Makes History After Inking Kings Contract (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:06:03 GMT)

    The Sacramento Kings announced they had signed Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract on Thursday, making the 7ft-5in center the first player of Indian descent to join an NBA roster.

  • [New York Times] Phil Jackson Faces Fans and Talks of Future (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:04:44 GMT)

    Jackson and Steve Mills, the team’s general manager, fielded prepared questions from Al Trautwig and Alan Hahn of the MSG Network before an invitation-only crowd of roughly 300.

  • [New York Times] Kings Sign First Indian N.B.A. Player (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:43:22 GMT)

    Sim Bhullar, 22, has become the first player of Indian descent in the N.B.A.

  • [New York Times] Heat’s Wade Bruises Knee, Hopes to Play Again This Season (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:30:16 GMT)

    Dwayne Wade nearly did the splits. For a moment, it appeared Miami’s season was torn apart.

  • [New York Times] Dwyane Wade Injured as Heat Lose (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:18:28 GMT)

    Wade sustained a knee injury in the first half, and the Miami Heat’s playoff chances took another blow with a 114-88 road loss to Cleveland.

  • [New York Times] Heat Lose Wade to Knee Injury, Fall 114-88 to Cavaliers (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:12:14 GMT)

    Dwayne Wade’s left knee is only sore, nothing seriously damaged.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 24, Rockets Rally Past Mavericks, 108-101 (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 03:39:15 GMT)

    James Harden scored 24 points, former Dallas guard Jason Terry hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer and the Houston Rockets beat the Mavericks 108-101 Thursday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson on Knicks’ 2015 season: ‘S— happens!’ (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:19:27 GMT)

    Phil Jackson already has summed up this disastrous Knicks season by calling it “an experiment that’s fallen flat on its face.”

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.04.02)

  • [New York Daily News] Lopez layup gives Nets win over Knicks and tie for 7th seed (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:01:14 GMT)

    The Nets found themselves in a dogfight against a bad team last night, a predicament that screamed of mismanagement from Lionel Hollins.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony shows face at Garden for Knicks vs. Nets (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:15:26 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony was at the Garden on Wednesday to rehab his surgically repaired knee, and he was spotted interacting with a few teammates.

  • [New York Post] One reason Carmelo won’t sit on bench during Knicks games (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:43:52 -0400)

    Carmelo Anthony has shown up at the Garden for the last three weeks to rehab before games in the trainer's room. He goes on the court briefly for light stretching…

  • [New York Post] Why Brook Lopez could be an answer for Phil Jackson, Knicks (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:48:07 -0400)

    Maybe Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally stir the Knicks-Nets rivalry pot this summer by convincing Brooklyn's raging-hot center Brook Lopez to swap boroughs. Amid a heated playoff push, the…

  • [New York Times] Paul Scores 41, Clippers Rally to Beat Blazers 126-122 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:12:15 GMT)

    Don’t mess with the Los Angeles Clippers. And certainly not Chris Paul.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Davis Scores 20 as Pelicans Rout Lakers 113-92 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:12:21 GMT)

    Anthony Davis scored 20 points and the New Orleans Pelicans inched closer to a possible playoff berth with a 113-92 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] At 38, Vince Carter Drifts to the 3-Point Line and Reinvents Himself (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:43:24 GMT)

    In his 17th N.B.A. season, Carter has adapted his game, replacing acrobatic dunks with mostly long-range jumpers in a reserve role for the playoff-bound Memphis Grizzlies.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Roll Nuggets 98-84 After Sluggish Start (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:03:23 GMT)

    Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had two blocks as the Utah Jazz cruised past the Denver Nuggets 98-84 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s Career-High 51 Lead Rockets Over Kings 115-111 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:57:22 GMT)

    James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Beat Thunder 135-131 Despite Westbrook Triple-Double (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:57:20 GMT)

    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has been in the NBA as a player or coach for most of the past 30 years.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Shabazz Napier Out for Season (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:51:04 GMT)

    The Miami Heat ruled the rookie guard Shabazz Napier out for the rest of the regular season after he had surgery to repair a sports hernia.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Mavericks Hold Off Thunder (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:43:30 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 26 points, and the visiting Dallas Mavericks withstood Russell Westbrook’s eighth triple-double since the All-Star break to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [New York Times] Carter-Williams Leads Bucks to 95-91 Victory Over Bulls (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:09:56 GMT)

    Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a rare 95-91 victory at home over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Williams Helps Lead Raptors Past Timberwolves 113-99 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:04:11 GMT)

    Lou Williams scored 18 points to lead a balanced Toronto offense as the Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Nets 100, Knicks 98: Nets Keep Surging Toward Playoffs; Knicks Keep Sinking to Bottom (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:52:09 GMT)

    Brook Lopez followed up his own miss for the winning layup with two seconds remaining at Madison Square Garden, and the Nets (34-40) moved into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

  • [New York Times] Nets Edge Knicks on Lopez’s Tip, Tie for 7th Place in East (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:27:38 GMT)

    Brook Lopez’s follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Brooklyn Nets their fifth straight victory and a share of seventh place in the Eastern Conference, as they beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Olynyk Overcomes Eye Injury, Leads Celts Past Pacers 100-87 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:22:51 GMT)

    Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points after nearly missing the game with an eye injury sustained hours before tip-off, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Secure Playoff Berth With 103-91 Win Over Magic (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:09:22 GMT)

    The regular season may be winding down, but the San Antonio Spurs are continuing to play some of their best basketball of the season.

  • [New York Times] Gortat’s Double-Double Leads Wizards Past 76ers 106-93 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:57:16 GMT)

    Marcin Gortat scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Bradley Beal added 20 points, and the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 106-93 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Marvin Williams Leads Hornets Past Pistons 102-78 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:51:38 GMT)

    Marvin Williams scored 18 points and the Charlotte Hornets cruised to a 102-78 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.04.01)

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Phil Jackson’s only plan is more talk from Garden (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:40:41 GMT)

    The video sales pitch from Phil Jackson to season-ticket holders ends with the words “The Plan is in Place.”

  • [New York Post] How Towns has turned No. 1 pick debate into a ‘coin flip’ (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:36:00 -0400)

    Karl-Anthony Towns hasn't necessarily surpassed Jahlil Okafor in the race for the top spot in June's NBA draft, but Kentucky's abundantly talented freshman is on even footing it seems with…

  • [New York Times] Curry and Thompson Help Warriors Beat Clippers 110-106 (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:54:20 GMT)

    Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Thunder’s Kevin Durant Has Foot Surgery (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:40:00 GMT)

    Durant had bone graft surgery for a fracture in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder said Durant was expected to return to basketball activities in four to six months.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Stay Hot, Pull Away From Heat for 95-81 Win (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:54:58 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Tony Parker added 16 in his 1,000th NBA game, and the San Antonio Spurs added more steam to their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat 95-81 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets 111, Pacers 106: Nets, Hitting Their Stride When It Counts, Hold Off the Pacers (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:53:11 GMT)

    The Nets let a gigantic early lead evaporate but recovered down the stretch. By the end of the night, they were alone in the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final postseason spot.

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: Knicks Will Set New Low; Only Question Is How Low (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:44:32 GMT)

    Three more losses will guarantee that these Knicks are the first team in franchise history to finish an 82-game season with fewer than 20 victories.

  • [New York Times] Nets Back Into 8th, Beat Pacers for Fourth Straight Win (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:22:19 GMT)

    Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets reclaimed sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Indiana Pacers 111-106 on Tuesday night for their season-high fourth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Drummond Leads Pistons Past Hawks 105-95 (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:06:41 GMT)

    Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-95 on Tuesday night.