Knicks Morning News (2015.05.20)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks GM: No. 4 pick not 'setback,' keeping options open (Wed, 20 May 2015 01:32:18 EST)

    Knicks GM: No. 4 pick not 'setback,' keeping options open

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks get No. 4 pick in 2015 NBA draft (Wed, 20 May 2015 05:36:17 GMT)

    Phil Jackson did not hit the jackpot, and he did not even land the all-important consolation prize.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: NBA draft’s 4th pick is a loss for Jackson’s Knicks (Wed, 20 May 2015 05:34:29 GMT)

    Phil Jackson should tell his basketball gods to go to hell. Or maybe he’ll tweet it since he couldn’t represent the Knicks at the lottery.

  • [New York Post] Russell or Mudiay? Knicks’ attention turns to 2 star guards (Wed, 20 May 2015 01:38:25 -0400)

    The Knicks' focus now shifts from a debate between big-man studs Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to head scratching over the worth of point guards Emmanuel Mudiay and D'Angelo Russell,…

  • [New York Post] Mock 1.0: The Post’s 2015 NBA Draft predictions (Wed, 20 May 2015 00:06:56 -0400)

    Now that we know the order of next month's NBA draft following Tuesday night's lottery drawing, it's time to take our first crack at how it will shake out at…

  • [New York Times] For Cleveland and Atlanta, Plenty of Sports Lowlights (Wed, 20 May 2015 07:12:59 GMT)

    On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.

  • [New York Times] Wolves Finally Come Out on Top After Heartache, Bad Luck (Wed, 20 May 2015 06:34:06 GMT)

    His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves — the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years — won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection.

  • [New York Times] Best Shot: J.R. Smith Making Most of Fresh Start With Cavs (Wed, 20 May 2015 06:34:01 GMT)

    J.R. Smith barely has as an inch of skin not covered by tattoos, offering a colorful timeline of the enigmatic Cleveland shooting guard’s life.

  • [New York Times] Curry Sparks Warriors to Game One Victory Over Houston (Wed, 20 May 2015 04:42:42 GMT)

    Stephen Curry won his personal duel with James Harden as the Golden State Warriors overcame an early deficit and survived a late scare to edge the Houston Rockets 110-106 in Game One of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 110, Rockets 106: Rockets Surge and Resurge, but Warriors Hold On (Wed, 20 May 2015 04:23:28 GMT)

    Houston led by 16 early in the second quarter, but Golden State somehow moved in front by halftime, scored 11 straight points late and used two free throws with 11.8 seconds left to seal the result.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Rally Past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West Finals (Wed, 20 May 2015 04:16:14 GMT)

    Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Rally Past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West Finals (Wed, 20 May 2015 04:10:23 GMT)

    Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down in the second quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 110-106 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Draft Lottery 2015: Timberwolves Get First Pick (Wed, 20 May 2015 02:56:59 GMT)

    Minnesota became only the fifth team to finish with the N.B.A.’s worst record and win the lottery that same year. The Knicks, who had the second-best odds at the top pick, fell to No. 4.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Win Draft Lottery, Lakers Move to No. 2 (Wed, 20 May 2015 02:25:04 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have won the NBA draft lottery, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Win Lottery for Top Draft Pick (Wed, 20 May 2015 02:18:41 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves won the National Basketball Association’s draft lottery on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to make the first selection in June’s draft.

  • [New York Times] 2 Teams That Made Big Strides Look to Take Another Step (Wed, 20 May 2015 01:05:08 GMT)

    The Cavaliers and the Hawks, whose series begins Wednesday, pulled off remarkable turnarounds, with Cleveland relying on LeBron James and Atlanta on Mike Budenholzer’s system.

  • [New York Times] Rev. John Lo Schiavo, Who Barred Basketball, Dies at 90 (Wed, 20 May 2015 00:24:02 GMT)

    Father Lo Schiavo, who spent 14 years as president of the University of San Francisco, made headlines when he suspended the men’s basketball program after repeated violations of N.C.A.A. rules.

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