Quick Recap: Knicks 111, Raptors 109

Prior to tip off, Carmelo Anthony said this was a “winnable game.” And it certainly was. A few quick points:

* This felt like a team effort. A lot of different players contributed down the stretch. Lance Thomas, Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez, ‘Melo, etc. I liked the feel of it.

* New York appeared to be pulling away when they took a 98-93 lead. However they let Toronto back into the game. Also they got the benefit of a controversial call late in the game. Both things are very un-Knicky. Usually those things don’t go in our favor.

* Nice interview from ESPN with Galloway. It appears he’s got a great head on his shoulders and a fantastic ability to improve through hard work and motivation. Tonight he had 15 points on 10 shots. Going forward it may not be that Calderon deserves to lose his job, but that Galloway is just too good to pass up. Fish needs to find more than 27 minutes a night for Langston, period. (And if he doesn’t can I start the chant for 6th man award?)

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.10)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Edge Grizzlies 94-92 on Redick’s Late Scoring (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:42:39 GMT)

    The Clippers got drawn into playing the Grizzlies’ grinding style and still managed to eke out a victory.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:03:37 GMT)

    J.J. Redick scored six points in the final 55 seconds to rally the Los Angeles Clippers to a 94-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, snapping a two-game skid.

  • [New York Times] Curry Held to Season-Low 22 in Warriors’ Win Over Pistons (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:03:35 GMT)

    On a night Stephen Curry struggled with his shot, Golden State barely missed a beat while extending its unbeaten streak.

  • [New York Times] Golden State Down Detroit (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:00:27 GMT)

    Leandro Barbosa and Harrison Barnes combined for 12 points in an 18-6 run to start the fourth quarter, and the Golden State Warriors wore down the Detroit Pistons 109-95 on Monday for their eighth consecutive win.

  • [New York Times] Wolves Blow 34-Point Lead, Still Top Hawks (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:03:27 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves held on to end the Atlanta Hawks’ seven-game winning streak and, in the process, they stopped a stretch of futility that went back 13 years.

  • [New York Times] Hickson, Mudiay Help Nuggets Hold Off Trail Blazers, 108-104 (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:48:36 GMT)

    Emmanuel Mudiay nitpicked his performance even after hitting two big free throws in the closing seconds and blocking a critical shot.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Has 24 Points in Spurs’ 106-88 Win Over Kings (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:39:37 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points, Tim Duncan had 11 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 106-88 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Rally for Win (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:01:59 GMT)

    Andrew Wiggins tied a career high with 33 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who blew a 34-point lead but bounced back to win.

  • [New York Times] Duncan Sues Ex-Adviser (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:00:19 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan filed a lawsuit last week against a former financial adviser he contends has cost him millions of dollars.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Rout Flailing 76ers (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:58:58 GMT)

    Nikola Mirotic had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Chicago Bulls past the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Blow 34-Point Lead but Recover to Beat Hawks (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:57:40 GMT)

    Andrew Wiggins was hoping he wouldn’t lose his shooting touch as the Atlanta Hawks kept pushing to wipe out a huge deficit.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Pull Away in Second Half to Top Winless 76ers (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:45:48 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler stuck a Sharpie inside a media scrum, using the marker as an imaginary recorder to pick up sound bites nearby from teammate Doug McDermott.

  • [New York Times] George Scores 27 to Lead Pacers Past Magic (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 02:57:38 GMT)

    Paul George made a pivotal go-ahead basket late and finished with 27 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 97-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Matt Barnes rips Derek Fisher for running to ‘cops and NBA’ (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:42:56 GMT)

    The Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher feud shows no signs of losing steam after Barnes ridiculed the Knicks head coach on Monday.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ triangle out of shape to Kobe as Fisher feels way (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:30:44 GMT)

    The evidence of Derek Fisher trying to escape Phil Jackson and become his own man was provided by Kobe Bryant.