Knicks Morning News (2015.05.22)

  • [New York Times] In This Generation, 3-Pointers Are Paramount in the Playoffs (Fri, 22 May 2015 06:36:48 GMT)

    Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Survive Harden Onslaught to Forge 2-0 Lead (Fri, 22 May 2015 06:21:45 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors survived a stirring James Harden-inspired fightback to take command of the Western Conference Final with a 99-98 Game Two victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Prevail After Rockets’ 17-Point Rally Isn’t Enough (Fri, 22 May 2015 04:11:16 GMT)

    Stephen Curry made five of 11 3-point shots to help Golden State take a 2-0 series advantage over Houston, which was led by James Harden’s 38 points.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Hold Off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to Take 2-0 Lead (Fri, 22 May 2015 03:57:57 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

  • [New York Times] Liberty’s Isiah Thomas Draws Attention, and Questions (Fri, 22 May 2015 00:59:07 GMT)

    Eight years after a court found that Thomas had harassed a female executive when he was the Knicks’ president, he is officially in charge of a W.N.B.A. team.

  • [New York Times] Howard in Starting Lineup for Rockets in Game 2 vs Warriors (Fri, 22 May 2015 00:57:47 GMT)

    Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard appears ready to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, though he’s not ready to say as much.

  • [New York Times] Gentry Interviews With Pelicans, Still Focused on Warriors (Fri, 22 May 2015 00:31:36 GMT)

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has acknowledged that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans’ job.

  • [New York Post] How LeBron has raised J.R. Smith’s game to another level (Fri, 22 May 2015 02:29:25 -0400)

    J.R. Smith drew comparisons to Dennis Rodman this offseason — both from Knicks president Phil Jackson and Rodman himself. Now Smith may have met his version of Michael Jordan. "There…

  • [New York Post] There’s no guarantee Lakers will draft Towns or Okafor: reports (Fri, 22 May 2015 02:18:27 -0400)

    There are multiple reports Lakers brass isn't locked in on either of the draft's top-2 projected picks, big men Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor. The reports have suggested intrigue in…

  • [New York Daily News] Rehabbing Carmelo Anthony checks in on Liberty (Fri, 22 May 2015 02:42:34 GMT)

    A rehabbing Carmelo Anthony briefly made an appearance at the Liberty practice on Thursday at the team’s Westchester facility.

  • [New York Daily News] New Liberty president Isiah Thomas won’t rule out NBA return (Fri, 22 May 2015 02:27:04 GMT)

    Isiah Thomas hasn’t spoken with Phil Jackson yet, aware that a conversation between the two could fuel speculation he’s angling for his job.

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