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.