Knicks Morning News (2015.10.29)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Melo on Kristaps Porzingis debut: 'You couldn't ask for more than that' (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:57:26 EST)

    Melo on Kristaps Porzingis debut: 'You couldn't ask for more than that'

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis shows tough streak in bang-up Knicks debut (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:06:13 -0400)

    MILWAUKEE — Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 rookie, looked shaky at the beginning of Wednesday's season opener and, like the rest of the Knicks, he got better as the game wore on. On Porzingis' most symbolic moment, Langston Galloway missed a fast-break layup. Porzingis grabbed two follows while getting harassed. But he pulled the ball down…

  • [New York Post] Knicks rout shows full potential of a team in Derek Fisher’s image (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:54:01 -0400)

    MILWAUKEE — Hours before tipoff of the Knicks' season opener against the Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, coach Derek Fisher was talking about the excitement of building a foundation for becoming a good team, not just for this season, but for years to come. When asked by The Post what that foundation must…

  • [New York Times] Wolves Edge Lakers 112-111 in First Game Since Flip’s Death (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:24:35 GMT)

    With heavy hearts and occupied minds, the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on to win one for Flip.

  • [New York Times] 8 Dallas Players Reach Double Figures, Mavs Rout Suns 111-95 (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 05:18:54 GMT)

    Raymond Felton scored 18 points to lead eight Dallas players in double figures and the Mavericks rolled past the Phoenix Suns 111-95 on Wednesday night in the teams’ season opener.

  • [New York Times] McCollum Scores 37 as Blazers Down Pelicans 112-94 (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:58:03 GMT)

    CJ McCollum scored a career-high 37 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season with a 112-94 victory over the depleted New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Griffin Leads Clippers Past Kings 111-104 in Opener (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:54:45 GMT)

    Blake Griffin scored 33 points and Paul Pierce endeared himself to his new teammates by putting Los Angeles ahead for good with a late jumper in the Clippers’ 111-104 season-opening victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Donovan Wins in Debut (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:29:37 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 10 assists on Wednesday night to help Billy Donovan win his N.B.A. coaching debut as the host Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs, 112-106.

  • [New York Times] Butler Carries Bulls Past Nets (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:00:28 GMT)

    Chicago guard Jimmy Butler helped the Bulls withstand some shaky moments by scoring 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter during a wire-to-wire 115-100 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Top Jazz 92-87, Improve to 2-0 on Season (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 03:57:49 GMT)

    The Detroit Pistons are two games over .500 for the first time in more than six years, and the most encouraging sign may be Andre Drummond’s free throws.

  • [New York Times] Late Basket From Wall Rallies Wizards Over Magic 88-87 (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 03:49:07 GMT)

    The Washington Wizards spent the preseason getting a feel for the new high-scoring, breakneck pace on offense that coach Randy Wittman wants to be their calling card.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 122, Bucks 97: New-Look Knicks Open Season With a Win. Yes, a Win. (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 03:05:40 GMT)

    The Knicks defended, chased rebounds and raced end to end for layups in a lopsided victory over the Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Donovan Wins NBA Coaching Debut, Thunder Beat Spurs 112-106 (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:57:58 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 10 assists to help Billy Donovan win his NBA coaching debut as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 112-106 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls 115, Nets 100: High Points Prove Fleeting as Nets Begin With a Loss to the Bulls (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:55:20 GMT)

    The Nets, who are facing low expectations this season, were led by Brook Lopez’s game-high 26 points at Barclays Center.

  • [New York Times] Williams Scores 24, Knicks Beat Bucks 122-97 in Opener (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:54:51 GMT)

    Derrick Williams scored 24 points, 20-year-old Kristaps Porzingis had 16 in his NBA debut, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 122-97 on Wednesday night in the season opener for each team.

  • [New York Times] Love Leads Cavaliers Past Grizzlies 106-76 (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:51:51 GMT)

    Kevin Love had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Richard Jefferson had 14 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers built a big early advantage and wrecked the Memphis Grizzlies’ season opener with a 106-76 victory Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Gallinari’s 23 Points Leads Nuggets Over Rockets 105-85 (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:42:54 GMT)

    Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and the Denver Nuggets never trailed in a 105-85 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 25, Lowry Has 23, Raptors Beat Pacers 106-99 (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:33:41 GMT)

    Jonas Valanciunas had 21 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 106-99 on Wednesday on opening night for each team.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Unveil Shooting Shirts Dedicated to Flip (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:30:55 GMT)

    Three days after losing their leader to cancer, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making sure everyone knows that Flip Saunders is still with them.

  • [New York Times] Bosh Returns, Heat Top Hornets 104-94 in Season Opener (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:28:00 GMT)

    Throughout the preseason, the Miami Heat kept being questioned about whether they had enough 3-point shooting.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Beat Nets 115-100 for 2-0 Start (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:18:45 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Nikola Mirotic had 18 and the Chicago Bulls won for the second time in two nights to open the season, beating the Brooklyn Nets 115-100 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Leads Celtics to 112-95 Season-Opening Win Over 76ers (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:15:40 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had 27 points and seven assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-95 on Wednesday night in the season opener for each team.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks rout Bucks in opener, Kristaps Porzingis solid debut (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:17:33 GMT)

    Even without much help from Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson’s revamped roster and prized rookie polished off their first opponent.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Looks like Phil Jackson may have gotten it right (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:56:27 GMT)

    Phil Jackson’s aching hips, knees and ego haven’t felt this good in months.

  • [New York Daily News] Greg Monroe, agent explain why he chose Bucks over Knicks (Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:22:23 GMT)

    When the clock started on free agency over the summer, the first sitdown for Greg Monroe was with Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher.

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