Knicks Morning News (2015.11.30)

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant to Retire at End of Season (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:15:28 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant Says He Will Retire at End of Season (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:51:31 GMT)

    The decision by the Lakers’ shooting guard, not totally unexpected, was announced in a post on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Hand 76ers 18th Straight Loss of Season (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:33:27 GMT)

    Power forward Zach Randolph posted a double-double and point guard Mike Conley scored a game-high 20 points as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated Philadelphia 92-84 on Sunday, sending the 76ers to their 18th consecutive loss to start the season.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Scores 13 After Announcement, but Pacers Beat Lakers (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:24:48 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting after declaring he will retire at the end of the season, and the Indiana Pacers hung on to send his Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth consecutive defeat, 107-103 Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Rockets 116, Knicks 111: Knicks’ Big Lead Collapses With a Thump (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 04:19:01 GMT)

    Playing without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks were blindsided by a late Rockets comeback and squandered a 15-point lead before losing to Houston in overtime.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Tie NBA Worst With 0-18 Start After Loss to Grizzlies (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 04:00:49 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers were again poised to end their losing streak. And, as has happened lately, they were unable to close the deal.

  • [New York Times] Rockets Rally in Fourth, Beat Knicks 116-111 in Overtime (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:54:46 GMT)

    Trevor Ariza hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left in overtime and Marcus Thornton made two free throws with less than a second left as the Houston Rockets beat the New York Knicks 116-111 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Edge Past the Pistons With a Late Surge (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:44:08 GMT)

    The Nets scored the final 6 points after trailing by 2 with 1 minute 21 seconds remaining for the win at home.

  • [New York Times] Eric Bledsoe Powers Suns Past Raptors, 107-102 (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:37:26 GMT)

    Eric Bledsoe wasted little time atoning for a missed free throw with just 12.3 seconds to go.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant to Retire at End of Season (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:09:28 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Spurs at Bulls (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:03:04 GMT)

    Each game for Stephen Curry and Golden State is a must-watch event right now, but San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich takes a longer view of the regular season.

  • [New York Times] Oladipo Scores 19 to Lift Magic Over Celtics 110-91 (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:51:54 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and Nik Vucevic added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics 110-91 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Young Helps Nets Beat Pistons 87-83 (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:39:43 GMT)

    Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Brook Lopez scored 15 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 87-83 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:37:28 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Lakers star announced Sunday on The Players’ Tribune website that he will retire after this season, his 20th in the N.B.A.

  • [New York Times] Griffin Powers Clippers to Win Over Timberwolves (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:15:27 GMT)

    Forward Blake Griffin had 26 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

  • [New York Post] Why Knick doesn’t believe Kobe Bryant will actually quit (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:26:13 -0500)

    Kobe Bryant is the closest thing to a Michael Jordan clone the NBA has ever seen, and Bryant's former teammate, Sasha Vujacic, said he wouldn't be surprised to see the Lakers legend emulate the former Bulls' star when he finishes his final season. "He'll be bored with retirement, so he might come back,” Vujacic said…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Porzingis will remember Dwight Howard’s vicious slam (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:01:47 -0500)

    Dear Basketball: Overtime turned into a painful reality for the Knicks and rookie Kristaps Porzingis. Kobe Bryant wrote an online poem Sunday entitled "Dear Basketball'' to announce he was saying goodbye to the sport after the season. For nearly 3 ½ quarters Sunday, the Knicks were weaving a more pleasant fairy tale. The club soldiered…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks blow 14-point lead, fall to Rockets in OT, 116-111 (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:28:59 GMT)

    It was just two points on the first play of overtime, but it seemed symbolic – a sign of where this was headed.

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  • [New York Times] Pelicans Lose Davis to Injury, Clippers Win 111-90 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:12:39 GMT)

    Doc Rivers rested all of his starters throughout the fourth quarter against New Orleans on Friday night, a rarity for the Clippers coach this season.

  • [New York Times] Curry Scores 41 Points, Warriors Pour in 3s to Go 17-0 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:24:42 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Extend Unbeaten Streak (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:09:27 GMT)

    Golden State guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and made nine 3-pointers as the Warriors extended their unbeaten streak to start the season to an NBA-record 17 games in a 135-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 25, Spurs Beat Nuggets 91-80 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:03:32 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard is on quite a roll. The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year also is being noticed for his play on the offensive end.

  • [New York Times] Wiggins Scores 22 as Timberwolves Beat Kings 101-91 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:42:39 GMT)

    Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, Zach LaVine added 19 points and eight rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves got a big game from their reserves in a 101-91 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Green Leads Way on Offense, Defense for Heat (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:36:27 GMT)

    Gerald Green scored a season-high 25 points in Miami’s 97-78 win over New York on Friday, but his defensive effort against Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony might have been the most impressive part of his performance.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 50 as Rockets Beat Winless 76ers 116-114 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:24:45 GMT)

    With Philadelphia desperately for its first win, James Harden took over for the Houston Rockets.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Harden’s 50 Drop 76ers to 0-17 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:13:14 GMT)

    James Harden had 50 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, and the Rockets beat the 0-17 Philadelphia 76ers, 116-114, in Houston.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Kentucky Cruises to a Win in Miami (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:12:09 GMT)

    Jamal Murray had 21 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida, 84-63, in the Hoop-Hall Miami Invitational.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Mexico Is Suspended (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:08:48 GMT)

    The Mexican basketball federation was suspended by the world governing body FIBA because of the national government’s interference in how the sport is run.

  • [New York Times] George’s Big Game Pushes Pacers Past Bulls 104-92 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:06:38 GMT)

    Paul George and the Indiana Pacers picked up right where they left off before a three-day break.

  • [New York Times] Payton’s Double-Double Powers Magic to 114-90 Win Over Bucks (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:18:54 GMT)

    Elfrid Payton has been inconsistent this season for the Orlando Magic.

  • [New York Times] Millsap’s Double-Double Leads Hawks Over Grizzlies, 116-101 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:18:52 GMT)

    Paul Millsap had 23 points and 14 rebounds, one of six Atlanta Hawks players who scored in double figures during a 116-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Heat 97, Knicks 78: With Little Bench Relief, Knicks Run Out of Steam (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 03:59:47 GMT)

    The Knicks withered against the Miami Heat, their third consecutive defeat. The ugly loss ensured that the searching and tinkering would need to continue for the team.

  • [New York Times] Durant Leads Thunder to 103-87 Win Over Pistons (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 03:54:46 GMT)

    Kevin Durant had 34 points and 13 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 103-87 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavaliers and James Top Hornets Once Again (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 03:46:45 GMT)

    LeBron James extended his personal run of dominance against the Charlotte Hornets by leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-90 victory Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Gerald Green Scores 25, Leads Heat to 97-78 Rout of Knicks (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 03:18:48 GMT)

    Gerald Green scored a season-high 25 points while starting in place of Luol Deng, and the Miami Heat beat New York 97-78 on Friday night for their second victory over the Knicks this week.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Run Away From Wizards 111-78 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 03:12:33 GMT)

    Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 111-78 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 25 to Lead Cavs Over Hornets Again, 95-90 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 03:00:37 GMT)

    LeBron James had 25 points and 13 rebounds, extending his personal run of dominance against the Charlotte Hornets by leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-90 victory Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ foul-plagued Porzingis, cold Melo fall to Heat (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:26:25 GMT)

    Black Friday traditionally signifies the start of the holiday shopping season, but the carnage inside the Garden mostly was tinted Green.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Rivalry doesn’t cook on holiday (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:23:54 GMT)

    There was a time when the rival Heat sharing an in-season holiday meal with anyone on the Knicks was unthinkable.

  • [New York Post] Justise Winslow shows Carmelo Anthony why he was Top 10 pick (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 01:38:04 -0500)

    The Knicks probably would have ended up happy either way. Once in consideration to be taken by the Knicks with the fourth overall pick in the draft, used on Kristaps Porzingis, Heat forward Justise Winslow displayed the two-way skills that made the Duke swingman such an attractive rebuilding piece in Miami's 97-78 win at the…

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.11.27)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Derrick Williams wants to make bench mark (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:51:45 GMT)

    The Knicks brought in Derrick Williams for his offense, for his ability to provide a spark and change the pace with his athleticism.

  • [New York Times] Guy Lewis, Coach of Houston’s Phi Slama Jama Teams, Dies at 93 (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:46:48 GMT)

    Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years, and to five Final Fours, but he is best remembered for his squads of the 1980s and their thunderous style of play.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.11.26)

  • [New York Times] Jazz Beat Clippers 102-91 to Snap 13-Game Skid Against LA (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:36:32 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward uncorked the emotions that had been building through nearly four years of losing to the Clippers.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Davis Lead Pelicans Past Suns, 120-114 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:06:42 GMT)

    Anthony Davis crashed to the floor going for a rebound of a missed shot in the closing seconds of the New Orleans Pelicans’ game against the Phoenix Suns game. It was a hard fall.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Extend Sixers’ Losing Streak (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:51:27 GMT)

    Someone is going to be the unfortunate first team to lose to the winless Philadelphia 76ers. It could be the Houston Rockets in the next game. Or the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Gay Scores 36 Points, Kings Beat Bucks 129-118 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:36:36 GMT)

    Rudy Gay scored 36 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks 129-118 on Wednesday night for their second road victory of the season.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Lifts Spurs Past Mavericks (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:36:34 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard is getting more secure with the ball in his hands and the game on the line and his success in that role has been an important part of the San Antonio Spurs hot start.

  • [New York Times] Magic 100, Knicks 91: Tall Lineup Frustrates Porzingis and Knicks (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:29:57 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 28 points, but the Knicks’ bench contributed only 12 in 100-91 loss.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Davis Lead Pelicans Past Suns, 120-114 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:39 GMT)

    Anthony Davis tipped in a missed shot with 20.6 seconds left for the go-ahead basket and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 120-114 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] LaVine Steps Up to Help Wolves Beat Hawks 99-95 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:57:49 GMT)

    No one Minnesota Timberwolves player dominated on Wednesday night. It was different players at different points of the game coming up with timely shots, tough defense or the extra pass.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Mavericks 88-83, Win Third Straight (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:18:39 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed, holding on for an 88-83 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Westbrook Stop Nets’ Win Streak in Oklahoma City (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:18:37 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 13 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-99 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Rally to Drop 76ers to 0-16 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:12:31 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers found a way to tie the longest losing streak in major U.S. professional sports history.

  • [New York Times] Another Loss Gives 76ers Share of a Dubious Mark (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:03:53 GMT)

    The 76ers’ defeat on Wednesday was their 26 straight. The consecutive losses matches the team’s — and the N.B.A.’s — worst losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Magic Get 24 From Oladipo to Beat Knicks 100-91 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:03:38 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 24 points, Nik Vucevic added 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 100-91 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Lowry, DeRozan Lead Raptors Past Cavaliers, 103-99 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:51:38 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and DeMar DeRozan added 20 as the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-99 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Memphis Hands Houston 3rd Straight Loss, 102-93 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:42:35 GMT)

    Jeff Green scored 20 points and Courtney Lee had 10 of his 17 in the fourth quarter to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the struggling Houston Rockets 102-93 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Drummond Has 18 Points, 20 Boards as Pistons Rout Heat (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:06:39 GMT)

    Andre Drummond had 18 points and 20 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons ended a two-game losing streak with a 104-81 rout of the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Close With 25-2 Run to Beat Wizards 101-87 (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:45:42 GMT)

    Jeremy Lamb had 18 points and seven rebounds, Nicolas Batum added 16 points and 11 assists and the Charlotte Hornets closed with a 25-2 run to beat the Washington Wizards 101-87 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Post] Giving thanks to Kristaps Porzingis and these other NY sports figures (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:48:59 -0500)

    Maybe I'm just getting a little sentimental in my old age. Maybe it's because I look out the window and what I see — sharp sunshine, long shadows, orange and brown colors scattered across the back yard — yells "Thanksgiving” to me. Whatever it is, I am in an especially thankful mood. And it goes…

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis, Knicks bench can’t help Melo in loss to Magic (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:39:05 GMT)

    Another Kristaps Porzingis block party couldn’t overcome the poor shooting night from the rookie and another ugly outing from the bench.

  • 2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Magic

    Woah, I thought this was a 7:30 PM game time!

    Okay, so the Knicks try to rebound from a bad loss to Miami by showing that they can beat some of the feisty back-of-the-standings Eastern Conference teams, which there are suddenly a lot of.

    Let’s go Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2015.11.25)

  • [New York Times] Warriors Want More After Making NBA History With 16-0 Start (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:03:38 GMT)

    Even though he hasn’t been in his usual spot on the bench, ailing coach Steve Kerr has contributed plenty to Golden State’s record start.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Make History With 16th Straight Win (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:32:48 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors defeated the Lakers 111-77 and broke the record for the best start to an N.B.A. season.

  • [New York Times] Bryant Sinks to New Low in His Likely Final Season (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:12:28 GMT)

    As the Golden State Warriors steamrolled Los Angeles Lakers to a historic start on Tuesday, aging star Kobe Bryant sank to a new low in a trying season expected to be his last.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Crush Lakers for Best Start in NBA History (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:39:37 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors registered the best start in NBA history with their 16th straight victory in a blowout win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Make NBA History as First Team to Start Season 16-0 (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:12:44 GMT)

    Interim coach Luke Walton believes the time will come when the Golden State Warriors finally lose a game.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:27:39 GMT)

    The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Butler Scores 22, Bulls Beat Blazers in Rose’s Return (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:18:46 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Derrick Rose added 17 in his return to the lineup and the Chicago Bulls held off the Portland Trail Blazers 93-88 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 111, Lakers 77: Warriors Rout Lakers and Set Record for N.B.A.’s Best Start (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:10:50 GMT)

    Golden State, the defending league champion, is the first team to open a season 16-0. Stephen Curry had 24 points and 9 assists.

  • [New York Times] Griffin, Jordan Each Score 18, Clippers Beat Nuggets 111-94 (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:03:39 GMT)

    Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each scored 18 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 111-94 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Paul George Scores 40 and Pacers Hit 19 3s in Win Over Wizards (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:56:13 GMT)

    Indiana finished 73.1 percent (19 of 26) from 3-point range, crushing its previous season high of 44.4 percent (12 of 27).

  • [New York Times] George Scores 40, Pacers Make 19 3s to Beat Wizards 123-106 (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:04:15 GMT)

    Indiana forward Paul George thinks his team doesn’t get enough attention.

  • [New York Times] Balanced Grizzlies Send Mavs to Second Straight Loss (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:00:55 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 21 points, Jeff Green added 19 and seven Memphis players reached double figures in a 110-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Teague Pace Hawks to 121-97 Win Over Boston (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:52:11 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Jeff Teague added 16 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 121-97 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis on his sudden popularity, expectations and his ‘quiet place’ (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:40:33 -0500)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis said Tuesday the kid shown on TV on draft night holding his head in his hands and appearing to cry after the 7-foot-3 Latvian was selected fourth in the draft now has his No. 6 jersey. Doing a drive-time radio tour while with the club in Orlando Tuesday,…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis has history with Magic’s Hezonja (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:00:14 GMT)

    Not many NBA players had competed against Kristaps Porzingis before this season, but Orlando rookie Mario Hezonja has a history with him.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks bench struggling to provide offensive spark (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:54:35 GMT)

    The blowout loss in Miami Monday demonstrated a fickle nature to New York’s construct.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Jackson’s Kristaps Porzingis pick suddenly popular (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:41:25 GMT)

    If Phil Jackson wasn’t already making the maximum allowable he would certainly deserve a raise for drafting Kristaps Porzingis.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.11.24)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks winning streak comes to end with 95-78 loss to Heat (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:49:40 GMT)

    New York’s winning streak and the Kristaps Porzingis train hit a dune in South Beach.

  • [New York Daily News] Stoudemire says he and Melo didn’t get enough opportunities (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:37:37 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire once transformed the Knicks from miserable to relevant.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Thunder Rout Jazz 111-89 (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:48:40 GMT)

    Kevin Durant quickly answered any questions about his hamstring injury.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Has 24, Spurs Defense Shines in 98-84 Win Over Suns (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:42:38 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs kept taking the ball away from the Phoenix Suns. Over and over. All night long.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Suns, Stay Perfect at Home (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:33:27 GMT)

    Christmas might still be a month away but the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns are already in a giving mood, or so it seems from the two teams’ combined 49 turnovers in the Spurs’ 98-84 win versus the Suns Monday.

  • [New York Times] Wiggins Scores 32 as Wolves Drop Sixers to 0-15 (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:12:35 GMT)

    Through another seemingly interminable losing streak, the Philadelphia 76ers have been done in by some of the NBA’s biggest names.

  • [New York Times] Heat Clamp Down on Defense, Destroy Knicks (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:03:30 GMT)

    The Miami Heat’s sputtering offense continued but they used an improving defense to defeat the New York Knicks 95-78 on Monday.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: LeBron James Joins Exclusive List in Cavaliers’ Win; Hornets Rally to Beat Kings (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:57 GMT)

    James joins Oscar Robertson as the only players in league history to rank in the top 25 in career points and assists.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Coach Is Fined (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:32:45 GMT)

    Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer was fined $25,000 for making incidental contact with an official.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Joins ‘Big O’ on Elite List, Leads Cavs Past Magic (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:13:10 GMT)

    No player in NBA history stuffed a stat sheet quite like Oscar Robertson. The “Big O” was a triple-double machine.

  • [New York Times] Wade, Bosh Score 16 Each, Heat Roll Past Knicks 95-78 (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:10:14 GMT)

    No one had a big scoring night for Miami, which was not an issue. Having great defensive numbers is considerably more important to the Heat right now anyway.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Nets’ Disastrous Deal With the Celtics Keeps Getting Worse (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:58:54 GMT)

    The 2013 trade with the Celtics for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett may not be the worst in Nets history, but since future draft picks are involved, there is still time.

  • [New York Times] Monroe Helps Bucks Beat Pistons 109-88 (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:58:18 GMT)

    Greg Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds in his first game against his former team, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-88 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Heat 95, Knicks 78: Heat Defenders Swarm Porzingis, Who Can’t Save Knicks (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:51:11 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis was productive once again, collecting 20 points and 14 rebounds. But he worked for everything, shooting 7 of 18 from the field against waves of defenders.

  • [New York Times] Walker’s 39 Points Lift Hornets Over Kings 127-122 in OT (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:12:36 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 39 points, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from 22 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-122 in overtime Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Hawks’ Budenholzer Fined $25,000 for Contact With Official (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:45:51 GMT)

    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer apologized Monday for bumping an official, an incident that drew a $25,000 fine from the NBA and led to a call from the referees’ union that he be suspended.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Joins Oscar Robertson on Elite NBA List (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:34:08 GMT)

    Make room, Big O.

  • Quick Recap: Knicks 78, Heat 95


    2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

    The Knicks try to make it five in a row against a Miami Heat team that, for some reason, are miffed at the attention that Kristaps Porzingis is getting. I really don’t get it. Just shut up and play the game, Miami.

    Tonight would be a huge win, as not only would it be five in a row, but it would also be against a very good Miami team that is playing with a full roster, so this would be quite a statement victory.

    Hopefully Porzingis can outdo himself from the amazing game he had in Houston, just to hush the Heat!

    Let’s go Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2015.11.23)

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis lives up to Gasol hype, Calderon says he’s better (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:05:40 GMT)

    Long before Phil Jackson compared Kristaps Porzingis to Shawn Bradley, he said Porzingis reminded him of Pau Gasol.

  • [New York Post] ‘Big brother’ Carmelo already talking NBA titles with Porzingis (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:05:47 -0500)

    MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony never objected to Knicks president Phil Jackson selecting Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4, but had told insiders he wouldn't have minded Duke swingman Justise Winslow or Arizona forward Stanley Johnson at that slot either. Of course, Anthony is ecstatic how it is playing out for the surging Knicks, who face the…

  • [New York Times] Riley Says He Sees ‘Dynastic’ Potential in Warriors (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:33:46 GMT)

    Pat Riley played alongside Jerry West and Gail Goodrich, the guards whose exploits from the early 1970s still have the Miami Heat president saying they were the best backcourt he ever saw.

  • [New York Times] Lillard, McCollum Lead Blazers Past Lakers, 107-93 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:55:06 GMT)

    Damian Lillard saw potential in the Los Angeles Lakers’ talented young guards. The Portland star guard also demonstrated just how far D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson have got to go to catch up with the Trail Blazers’ brilliant young backcourt.

  • [New York Times] Warriors on Cusp of History After Defeating Nuggets (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:54:06 GMT)

    Golden State guard Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 19 and seven assists, and the Warriors won their 15th straight to match the best start in league history with a 118-105 win over the Denver Nuggets.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Warriors Top Nuggets; 15-0 Start Ties Record (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:07:54 GMT)

    Brook Lopez and Jarrett Jack combined for 55 points to lead the Nets over the Celtics, who had beaten them by 25 points two days earlier.

  • [New York Times] Thompson Leads Warriors to 15-0 Start, Over Nuggets 118-105 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:04:33 GMT)

    Who’s counting? The Golden State Warriors certainly are. The wins are piling up, and they’re moving closer to NBA history.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Scores 31 to Lead Thunder Past Mavericks (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 04:21:28 GMT)

    Even though Oklahoma City have a team full of veteran and experienced players, this season they have had problems closing out games. While playing without forward Kevin Durant is a factor, it is only one reason for fourth-quarter meltdowns.

  • [New York Times] Nets, Stung by Blowout, Get Revenge on Celtics (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 03:46:44 GMT)

    Brook Lopez and Jarrett Jack combined for 55 points to lead the Nets over the Celtics, who had beaten them by 25 points two days earlier.

  • [New York Times] Clutch Davis Leads Pelicans Past Suns, 122-116 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 03:33:53 GMT)

    Pelicans first-year coach Alvin Gentry is starting to see evidence that his team can overcome its dismal start to the season.

  • [New York Times] Game of the Week: Heat at Knicks (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 03:07:11 GMT)

    The Knicks and Miami play twice this week, but the game to watch will be Friday’s at Madison Square Garden, where Kristaps Porzingis is stirring crowds the way Jeremy Lin once did.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Helps Thunder Snap Mavericks’ 6-Game Win Streak (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 03:01:07 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists, hitting two key baskets in the final 63 seconds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to beat Dallas 117-114 on Sunday night, ending the Mavericks’ six-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Duke Gets 32 Points From a Guard, and a Narrow Victory Over Georgetown (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 02:52:48 GMT)

    Grayson Allen lifted No. 5 Duke over Georgetown, 86-84, in the championship of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.

  • [New York Times] Nets Hold Off Celtics 111-101 for Home-And-Home Split (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 01:40:08 GMT)

    Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 111-101 on Sunday for a split of a home-and-home series.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan, Raptors Beat Clippers 91-80 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:46:39 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors shut down Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, and then had enough to hold off the Los Angeles Clippers at the very end.