Knicks Morning News (2015.12.31)

  • [New York Times] Injury Woes Hit Warriors’ Title Defense (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 06:57:27 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors’ NBA title defense has been hit by a spate of injuries to their players, an issue they did not have to grapple with in their triumphant previous season.

  • [New York Times] Lack of Curry Leaves Flat Warriors With No Stomach for Fight (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 06:24:28 GMT)

    The Dallas Mavericks took full advantage of Stephen Curry’s absence with a lower left leg injury by bolting to an early 17-point lead on the way to a 114-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Center on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Sixers Surprise Kings for 2nd Win in 3 Games (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 06:12:43 GMT)

    Ish Smith scored five of his 18 points over the final 3 1/2 minutes and Jerami Grant made three late free throws to help lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 110-105 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] McCollum Helps Trail Blazers Knock Off Nuggets 110-103 (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:51:40 GMT)

    C.J. McCollum scored 29 points, Allen Crabbe had 20 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 110-103 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive victory.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 34 as Raptors Edge Wizards 94-91 (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:45:41 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors had their regular starting lineup together for the first time in weeks, and DeMar DeRozan took care of the rest.

  • [New York Times] Butler’s Tip-In Gives Bulls 102-100 OT Win Over Pacers (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:24:36 GMT)

    It was a broken play, and the result made the Chicago Bulls’ night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Collapse Against Magic; Warriors Fall Flat as Stephen Curry Sits (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:23:46 GMT)

    Nik Vucevic had 20 points and 9 rebounds, and Orlando rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the visiting Nets. In Dallas, the Warriors were routed as Curry sat out with a bruised leg.

  • [New York Times] Curry-Less Warriors Blown Out by Barea, Mavs 114-91 (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:15:31 GMT)

    Even if Klay Thompson had been making shots with Stephen Curry sidelined by a leg injury, the other half of the Splash Brothers knew Golden State would have a hard time winning.

  • [New York Times] Towns, Wolves Hold Off Short-Handed Jazz, 94-80 (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 04:51:35 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns had just finished overpowering the overmatched Utah Jazz, looking every bit the No. 1 overall pick the Minnesota Timberwolves made him last June.

  • [New York Times] Charlotte Forward Jefferson to Undergo Knee Surgery (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 04:39:28 GMT)

    Charlotte Hornets forward Al Jefferson is to undergo surgery for a right knee injury and is expected to miss around six weeks, the team announced on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge’s Double-Double Helps Spurs Rout Suns 112-79 (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 04:09:49 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs routed the Phoenix Suns 112-79 on Wednesday night for their 19th straight home win to start the season.

  • [New York Times] Bryant ‘s Double-Double Carries Lakers Past Celtics, 112-104 (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:27:39 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles in likely his final game in Boston, leading the Lakers to a 112-104 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Redick Scores 26 as Clippers Hold Off Hornets 122- (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:03:34 GMT)

    J.J. Redick scored 26 points, Austin Rivers added a season-best 22, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 122-117 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Magic Rally in 4th Quarter, Down Nets 100-93 (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:57:44 GMT)

    Nik Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Orlando Magic rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-93 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Warriors’ Curry to Miss Game in Dallas With Leg Bruise (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 01:18:50 GMT)

    Golden State star Stephen Curry has a bruised lower left leg that sidelined him for Wednesday night’s game at Dallas, and could keep him out for the second day of a back-to-back in Houston.

  • [New York Times] Cleanthony Early of the Knicks Is Robbed and Shot in the Knee After Leaving a Queens Strip Club (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 00:45:28 GMT)

    A group of men converged on his cab after he left a strip club, the police said. They stole his cash, gold caps on his teeth, an iPhone and metal chains and shot him in the knee.

  • [New York Daily News] J.R. Smith defends Early, NBA players’ right to go out (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 04:49:41 GMT)

    Ex-Knick J.R. Smith, now with the Cavaliers, voiced that it’s his right — and NBA players’ rights — to have a good time.

  • [New York Daily News] Early being shot another bad incident from Knick’s life (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:42:52 GMT)

    Before he was a Knick, Cleanthony Early stood on the court inside Koch Arena at Wichita State and talked about tragedies in his life.

  • [New York Daily News] After teammate shot, Carmelo makes plea for gun control (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:12:51 GMT)

    In the wake of a teammate being robbed and shot by masked thugs, Carmelo Anthony made a plea for gun control.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Cleanthony Early shooting makes Knicks a tougher sell (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 00:22:18 GMT)

    First, Chris Copeland was stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub. Then fellow NBAer Thabo Sefolosha had his leg broken by a N.Y. cop.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Thursday (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:39:18 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Thursday

  • [New York Post] Nets: ‘Pray’ for Cleanthony Early and remember, he was the victim (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 00:51:41 -0500)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — After Knicks Cleanthony Early was shot in his right knee while leaving a Queens club early Wednesday morning, players from the crosstown rival Nets expressed shock and sympathy for the young forward. "It's very unfortunate, because in a perfect world you should be able to go anywhere that you want to as…

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.12.30)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Wednesday (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:45:09 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Wednesday

  • [ – New York Knicks] How it happened: Derrick Williams' reverse dunk for Knicks (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 01:59:08 EST)

    How it happened: Derrick Williams' reverse dunk for Knicks

  • [New York Times] James Scores 34 as Cavaliers Beat Nuggets 93-87 (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:45:32 GMT)

    On nearly 31-year-old legs, LeBron James found a little more elevation for all his emphatic dunks.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook and Durant Lead Thunder Over Bucks 131-123 (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:36:31 GMT)

    Thunder coach Billy Donovan has seen his second unit struggle to preserve leads this season, so he decided this week to make a change, making rookie first-rounder Cameron Payne his backup point guard.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 108, Pistons 96: ‘Work in Progress’ Knicks Beat Pistons to End Another Four-Game Skid (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:00:34 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points, and Jose Calderon added 15 as the Knicks topped Detroit at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant Lead Thunder Over Bucks (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 04:50:20 GMT)

    Westbrook and Durant both scored more than 20 points, leading the Thunder to a 131-123 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol’s Overtime Performance Sends Grizzlies Past Heat 99-90 (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 04:18:54 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored seven of his 23 points in overtime to help the Memphis Grizzlies pull away in the extra period for a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Horford Leads Hawks to 121-115 Win Over the Rockets (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:52:19 GMT)

    Al Horford had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 121-115 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Leads Knicks to 108-96 Win Over Pistons (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:15:52 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points and Derrick Williams added 18 to lead six Knicks in double figures as New York snapped a four-game losing streak with a 108-96 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks get back on track at home, top Pistons to end skid (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 06:07:57 GMT)

    The Knicks came back home following a disappointing road trip on a bit of a tailspin, in need of a positive result.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Answer for Knicks may point to Brandon Jennings (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:13:05 GMT)

    Brandon Jennings was famously passed over in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Knicks.

  • [New York Post] Could Knicks be in future for free-agent-to-be Brandon Jennings? (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:05:12 -0500)

    The Pistons have a glut of point guards now that Brandon Jennings is healthy. Pistons coach/president Stan Van Gundy is so stacked he didn't get around to playing Jennings until Tuesday night when he made his season debut against the Knicks after tearing his Achilles last season. Jennings, after dressing but not playing for three…

  • [New York Post] The alterations Fisher, Knicks made that led to skid-busting win (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:40:12 -0500)

    Derek Fisher needed this win. The Knicks had issues that needed to be addressed as they played their final game of 2015 and thrashed the Pistons 108-96 at the Garden Tuesday night. "We've come a long way, man,'' Carmelo Anthony said of the improvement from last Jan. 1 to where the Knicks are now. It…

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.12.29)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Tuesday (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 05:29:52 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Tuesday

  • [New York Times] Curry’s Triple-Double Leads Warriors Past Kings 122-103 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:18:51 GMT)

    Stephen Curry’s eyes lit up when he saw little brother Seth guarding him for the first time in their NBA career, and the reigning MVP promptly missed a long 3-pointer.

  • [New York Times] Irving’s Late Shooting Leads Cavaliers Past Suns 101-97 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 06:21:44 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving is back, and he definitely was needed on an off night for LeBron James.

  • [New York Times] Gordon Hayward Scores 24, Jazz Beats 76ers 95-91 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 06:15:43 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward was shocked he was so open when he pulled up for a jumper with time running out on the clock. The result, however, was no surprise.

  • [New York Times] Snell, Gasol Spark Bulls to 104-97 Win Over the Raptors (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 05:54:29 GMT)

    Tony Snell has no idea when he might play these days, so he prepares as if he’s still a part of the Chicago Bulls’ rotation.

  • [New York Times] Cavs Use Long-Range Bombs to Block Out Suns (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 05:12:36 GMT)

    Guard Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in 24 minutes and hit his team’s 17th three-pointer just before the shot clock buzzer with 21 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the fading Phoenix Suns 101-97 on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Nets 111, Heat 105: Wayne Ellington Ignites Nets’ Biggest Comeback of the Year (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:51:33 GMT)

    Ellington tied a career best with seven 3-pointers and finished with 26 points as the Nets rallied from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Heat.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Mascot Catches Bat at AT&T Center (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:48:32 GMT)

    Spurs star Manu Ginobili stayed away from this bat at AT&T Center.

  • [New York Times] Spurs 18-0 at Home After 101-95 Win Over Timberwolves (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:36:32 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Boban Marjanovic also scored 17 and the San Antonio Spurs remained undefeated at home by holding off the tenacious Minnesota Timberwolves 101-95 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Crawford Lead Clippers to 108-91 Win Over Wizards (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:18:32 GMT)

    With one of the game’s best dunkers grounded by an injury, Clippers point guard Chris Paul made his own mark above the rim.

  • [New York Times] Matthews’ Late 3-Pointers Help Mavericks Top Bucks 103-93 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:12:56 GMT)

    Wesley Matthews scored 22 points, including two clutch 3-points in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks held off the Milwaukee Bucks 103-93 Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Ellington’s 7 3-Pointers Help Nets Rally Past Heat, 111-105 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 03:33:47 GMT)

    The best shooting night of Wayne Ellington’s career was against Miami.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Matt Barnes Suspended After Clash With Knicks’ Derek Fisher (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 03:29:12 GMT)

    The N.B.A. suspended Barnes, a Grizzlies forward, for two games for his role in an October altercation with Fisher, the Knicks’ coach, at the house of Barnes’s estranged wife.

  • [New York Times] Ellis Scores 26 Points to Help Pacers Stop Hawks, 93-87 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 03:27:35 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 26 points and the Indiana Pacers beat Atlanta 93-87 on Monday night, ending the Hawks’ six-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Scores 28 to Lead Magic Over Pelicans, 104-89 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 03:09:41 GMT)

    Nik Vucevic scored 28 points and matched his career high with seven assists, leading the Orlando Magic to a 104-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker’s 38 Points Lift Hornets Past Lakers, 108-98 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 02:45:41 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 18 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-98 Monday night in Kobe Bryant’s final game against the team that drafted him — and promptly traded him — nearly 20 years ago.

  • [New York Daily News] Fight with Derek Fisher earns 2 game ban for Matt Barnes (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 03:24:50 GMT)

    The NBA suspended Memphis’ Matt Barnes for his altercation with Knicks coach Derek Fisher during training camp.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.12.28)

  • [New York Times] Meadowlark Lemon, Harlem Globetrotter Who Played Basketball and Pranks With Virtuosity, Dies at 83 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:12:34 GMT)

    Known for his charismatic clowning and his halfcourt hook shots, Lemon was the Globetrotters’ top showman for more than two decades.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:33:42 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies led from start to finish for a 112-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Thunder Rally Past Nuggets (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:16:54 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds, and Oklahoma City allied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat visiting Denver, 122-112.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 100, Knicks 91: Celtics’ Attack Leaves Overmatched Knicks Flailing (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:08:44 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas, Boston’s 5-foot-9 point guard, maintained a towering presence in the building all night, leading his team with 21 points.

  • [New York Times] McCollum Scores 35 as Trail Blazers Beat Kings 98-94 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:54:50 GMT)

    CJ McCollum had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 98-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Kanter Helps Thunder Take Care of Nuggets (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:00:28 GMT)

    Enes Kanter came off the bench to score 21 points, grab eight rebounds and totally frustrate the Nugget’s coaching staff as he helped the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-112 victory on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Scores 21, Leads Celtics Past Knicks, 100-91 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:48:31 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had a pair of key baskets and finished with 21 points, Evan Turner scored 19 and the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight with a 100-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Rallies Thunder Past Nuggets, 122-112 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:45:31 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from an 11-point, second-half deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-112 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Conley, Green Lead Grizzlies Past Lakers, 112-96 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 01:42:34 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies led from start to finish for a 112-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Kevin Love’s Signature Pass Is Inspired by the Past (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 01:30:42 GMT)

    Love, a forward for the Cavaliers, traces his ability to throw the ball 75 feet down the court, with precision and velocity, to the time his father spent playing alongside Wes Unseld in the early 1970s.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Rockets at Spurs (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 01:16:49 GMT)

    Houston has beaten two of the best teams in the league recently, including San Antonio, as the Rockets look to show they are playoff contenders.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks looking up to Celtics, who win despite Carmelo’s 29 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:11:28 GMT)

    Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas continued his All-Star push with 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Celtics defeated the Knicks 100-91.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Kristaps Porzingis survives two close calls (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:48:40 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ first-ever meeting with the Celtics was both painful and frustrating.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Is this the best the Knicks have to offer? (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:04:30 EST)

    Is this the best the Knicks have to offer?

  • 2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

    You know what would be a fun win? The Knicks winning tonight in Boston against the Celtics, who are 3.5 games ahead of the Knicks for second place in the Atlantic Division (man, the East is so bunched up together – the Celtics are in the #8 spot in the Conference while being just 3 games back of the #1 seed – that’s insane).

    The Celtics are a good team, winning with a particularly even scoring load (driven in large part by the fact that they really don’t have a go-to scorer, so everyone has to get involved). Hopefully the Knicks can clog them up a bit tonight.

    It would be swell to see Porzingis have another good game. He’s been in a bit of a lull as of late.

    The Knicks are 4-0 in their division so far this year, including one of their best wins of the season in a win in Toronto against the division-leading Raptors.

    Let’s go Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2015.12.27)

  • [New York Times] Lowly 76ers Beat Suns 111-104 for 2nd Win of Season (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:51:30 GMT)

    Ish Smith was just traded from New Orleans to Philadelphia, so he knows each win is special. And this one came against one of his former teams.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Curry Named Athlete of Year (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:58:51 GMT)

    Stephen Curry was named The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year.

  • [New York Times] Barea Hits Career-High 7 3s, Mavericks Top Bulls 118-111 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:51:44 GMT)

    J.J. Barea pulled up from a couple of feet behind the 3-point line just after returning to the game and hit the last of his five straight from long range in the first half.

  • [New York Times] Crabbe Helps Trail Blazers Beat Cavaliers 105-76 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:36:48 GMT)

    Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 26 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers held LeBron James to just 12 points in a 105-76 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Minus Griffin, Clippers Beat Short-Handed Jazz 109-104 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:09:44 GMT)

    Playing without an injured Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick scored 25 points and Paul Pierce had 20 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Utah Jaz 109-104 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks Hand Knicks a Third Straight Loss (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 04:54:43 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks won their sixth straight game with a 117-98 victory at home over the Knicks on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Davis Leads Pelicans Past Rockets, 110-108 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 04:51:31 GMT)

    Jrue Holiday had his eyes locked on James Harden and found a way to hear — through the din of an exuberant crowd — the defensive instructions Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis shouted to him.

  • [New York Times] Ellis Has 22 Points, Pushes Pacers Past Timberwolves 102-88 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:45:34 GMT)

    Monta Ellis had 22 points and six rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers overcome a fourth-quarter deficit and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-88 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Bradley Leads Celtics Past Pistons 99-93 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:30:47 GMT)

    Avery Bradley scored 18 points, Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 99-93 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns Guard Bledsoe Leaves Game With Knee Injury (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:27:29 GMT)

    Phoenix guard Eric Bledsoe left the Suns’ game against Philadelphia on Saturday night after spraining his left knee.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Helps Hawks Soar Over Fading Knicks (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:24:28 GMT)

    Forward Paul Millsap scored 22 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 117-98 victory over the fading New York Knicks at Philips Arena on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Wade, Heat Rally for 108-101 Victory Over Magic (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:12:39 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 24 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 108-101 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Horford Lead Hawks in Big Surge Past Knicks (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:12:36 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Al Horford added 19 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their sixth straight game with a 117-98 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wade Weighs In to Lead Heat Past Magic (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:12:27 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade had 24 points, including 12 in the final five minutes, to lead the Miami Heat to a 108-101 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Walker Scores 22 as Hornets Rally to Beat Grizzlies (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:00:36 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets held off the Memphis Grizzlies 98-92 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Win Third Straight Over Bucks, 111-90 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 01:51:48 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors needed their best passing display of the season to top the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Wizards 111, Nets 96: Wizards Rout Nets With Help From Jarell Eddie’s Hot Fourth Quarter (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 00:47:05 GMT)

    In his debut, Jarell Eddie made four 3-pointers in the final period, and the Nets lost their sixth straight home game.

  • [New York Post] Tim Hardaway Jr. adjusting to life without playing time (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 02:19:41 -0500)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. was a first-team All-Rookie selection two years ago. The former Knicks first-round pick still managed to average double figures off the bench last season despite a bit of a sophomore malaise as he adjusted to the triangle offense. Even with what was a frosty relationship with coach Derek Fisher, those times seem…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks squander early lead in 117-98 loss to Hawks (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:23:08 GMT)

    As the schedule intensifies, reality is starting to settle in for the Knicks: they can’t beat the good teams.

  • [New York Daily News] Back in Knicks lineup, Melo hopes to make All-Star case (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:46:24 GMT)

    As Carmelo Anthony prepared for his return to the court on Saturday, he shrugged off the early returns of the All-Star voting.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.12.26)

  • [New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis getting little All-Star love from voters (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 04:32:58 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis will need a big comeback to become the first rookie since Yao Ming to get voted into the All-Star game.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Hold Off Lakers 94-84 in Bryant’s Last Xmas Game (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 07:33:33 GMT)

    Chris Paul and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers’ starters thought they were done after three quarters. Despite a 28-point lead, they were wrong.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Oklahoma Wins Diamond Head Title (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 05:11:19 GMT)

    Buddy Hield scored 34 points and Jordan Woodward had 28 — both career highs — to help No. 3 Oklahoma beat Harvard, 83-71.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Hawaii Knocks Off Auburn (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 05:05:11 GMT)

    Chase Fischer led Brigham Young to an 84-76 win over Northern Iowa on Friday in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Heat Survive in Overtime and Extend Holiday Streak (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 04:55:43 GMT)

    Bosh had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade added 19 as Miami improved its record on the holiday to an N.B.A.-best 10-2.

  • [New York Times] Rockets End Spurs’ 7-Game Streak With 88-84 Win (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 04:51:33 GMT)

    The Houston Rockets had their best defensive performance of the season in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Cavaliers 89-83 in NBA Finals Rematch (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 02:06:38 GMT)

    Even when all those long-range shots aren’t falling like usual, the defending-champion Golden State Warriors showed they are quite comfortable grinding out wins.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 89, Cavaliers 83: 192 Days Later, Cavaliers Again Fall to Warriors (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 01:55:00 GMT)

    The Cavaliers waited more than six months for another crack at the Warriors, who defeated them in the finals, but the result was the same as Golden State overcame sloppy play to improve to 28-1.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant, Despite Struggles, Has Big Lead in All-Star Voting (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 00:25:29 GMT)

    Bryant’s 719,235 votes more than doubled the total of LeBron James, the N.B.A. said in announcing the first returns.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.12.25)

  • [New York Daily News] Lack of late Porzingis impact becoming noticeable for Knicks (Fri, 25 Dec 2015 03:19:58 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony was rarely if ever a willing bystander during his rookie season with the Denver Nuggets.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Suns Forward Is Suspended (Fri, 25 Dec 2015 05:55:24 GMT)

    The Suns suspended forward Markieff Morris for two games without pay for what Phoenix called “conduct detrimental to the team.”

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.12.24)

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Jazz 103-85 to Remain Unbeaten at Home (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 07:12:35 GMT)

    Fresh from a much-needed, four-day break that included two days with no practice, the Golden State Warriors showed no signs of slowing down.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Rises Above Shaq Milestone as Mavs Edge Nets (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 06:09:27 GMT)

    Presented with the five names of those ahead of him on the NBA career scoring list after passing a major personal milestone, Dirk Nowitzki responded as if it was music to his ears

  • [New York Times] Thunder Rout Lakers Again, 120-85 (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:57:49 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 23 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder steamrolled the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time in five days, 120-85 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Dirk Nowitzki Moves Up Scoring List and Downs the Nets (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:57:13 GMT)

    The Dallas Mavericks earned a 119-118 road victory over the Nets on Wednesday night, which marked Dirk Nowitzki’s move into sixth place on the N.B.A.’s career scoring list.

  • [New York Times] Foye Scores 31 Points, Nuggets Bounce Back to Beat Suns (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:51:48 GMT)

    The Denver Nuggets’ leading scorer was hurt. Another starter was out due to illness.

  • [New York Times] Bucks Shoot 60 Percent, Drop 76ers to 1-30 With 113-100 Win (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:51:34 GMT)

    Instead of a handshake or a pat on the back, Giannis Antetokounmpo received a text message from Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 91, Knicks 84: Without Carmelo Anthony, Knicks Put Up Fight but Fall to Cavaliers (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:39:43 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis finished with a team-high 23 points and added 13 rebounds, but LeBron James led Cleveland to a victory as Anthony sat out with a sprained ankle.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 24, Cavaliers Beat Short-Handed Knicks 91-84 (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:33:39 GMT)

    LeBron James acknowledged the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t play their best Wednesday night, but he was at his best when it mattered most.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Passes Shaq, Helps Mavs Pull Out OT Win Over Nets (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:24:43 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki talked about how much it meant to him, after working so hard, so long to get it.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Carmelo Anthony Tries to Drown Out the Din of Gunshots (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:47:11 GMT)

    Few can lay better claim than Anthony to understanding, instinctively, the psychological and corporeal toll taken by poverty, despair and gun violence.

  • [New York Times] Teague, Millsap Pace Hawks in 107-100 Win Over Pistons (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:45:48 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Pistons 107-100 Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

  • [New York Times] Sacramento Hangs On for 108-106 Victory at Indiana (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:39:40 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins delivered the big shots inside.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Beats Trail Blazers 115-89 (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:39:37 GMT)

    Anthony Davis scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 115-89 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Leonard, Spurs Beat Up Wolves for 7th Straight Win, 108-83 (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:30:47 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and six rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs bullied the young Minnesota Timberwolves in the paint during a 108-83 victory Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Down Knicks 91-84 for Early Christmas Cheer (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:09:27 GMT)

    Kevin Love had 23 points and 13 rebounds and forward LeBron James added 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 91-84 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Scores 21 to Help Magic Hold Off Rockets 104-101 (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:03:43 GMT)

    Evan Fournier hit a short bank shot with 14.2 seconds left and Tobias Harris made two free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining to help the Orlando Magic hold off the Houston Rockets 104-101 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Olynyk Scores 20 as Celtics Hold Off Hornets, Win (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:00:58 GMT)

    Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points, Jae Crowder added 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics held off a fourth-quarter rally for a 102-89 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Wall Helps Wizards Beat Grizzlies 100-91 (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 02:36:36 GMT)

    John Wall had 14 points and 14 assists to help the Washington Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-91 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Passes Shaq, Now 6th on NBA’s Career Scoring List (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 01:24:51 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki has moved ahead of Shaquille O’Neal into sixth place on the NBA’s career scoring list.

  • [New York Post] Carmelo Anthony reveals his reasoning for deciding to sit (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 01:40:15 -0500)

    CLEVELAND — Carmelo Anthony decided it was best to rest before Christmas. Anthony, despite participating in the morning shootaround, elected to miss Wednesday's 91-84 loss to the Cavaliers because he said he doesn't want his sprained left ankle injury to "linger.'' Anthony also said he felt without his normal lateral agility he wouldn't be at…

  • [New York Daily News] LeBron James and Cavs outduel Kristaps Porzingis and Knicks (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 06:49:20 GMT)

    The Knicks had flashbacks to last season Wednesday night. Facing LeBron James and the Cavaliers, the Knicks were without Carmelo Anthony.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Carmelo Anthony upset no Christmas game (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 06:24:30 GMT)

    For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Knicks won’t be playing on Christmas Day and Carmelo Anthony is none too happy.

  • [New York Daily News] Cops eying ‘persons of interest’ in Derrick Williams theft (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 02:39:33 GMT)

    Cops hope to chat with two women who partied with Derrick Williams right before more than $600G in jewelry disappeared from his apartment.

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  • [New York Times] Bryant Scores 31 as Lakers Beat Nuggets 111-107 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:51:34 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant’s turnaround was unstoppable, just like it was years ago. He played suffocating defense on the hot shooter, same as he did years ago.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: After Trailing by 18, Pistons Win by a Point (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 04:58:19 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 18 points against the Heat, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 14, putting the Pistons ahead to stay with 55.5 seconds left.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Maintain Dismal Record Following Grizzlies Mauling (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 04:48:27 GMT)

    Philadelphia became the first team to start an NBA season with 29 defeats in 30 games following a 104-90 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, the 76ers dropping to 1-29 on the back of another thrashing.

  • [New York Times] Caldwell-Pope’s Jumper Lifts Pistons Past Heat, 93-92 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:57:54 GMT)

    The game’s outcome wasn’t decided until the absolute final moment. In reality, the Detroit Pistons did what was required to win about two hours earlier.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Find Range to Douse Heat in Miami (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:36:27 GMT)

    The Detroit Pistons have had their best long distance shooting performances against the Miami Heat so far this season.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Helps Raptors Edge Mavericks 103-99 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:28:05 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points and Bismack Biyombo had a career-high 20 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 103-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Scores 19 as Grizzlies Beat 76ers 104-90 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:54:44 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Mike Conley had 18 points and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Philadelphia 76ers 104-90 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:56:21 GMT)

    Oklahoma City and Los Angeles are both looking to move up in the Western Conference, but significant adjustments need to be made for them to make a run.

  • [New York Daily News] Former Knicks Smith, Shumpert find new life with Cavs (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:10:36 GMT)

    Almost one year following the trade that reshuffled two franchises, former Knicks J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have settled in.

  • [New York Post] Fisher’s snippy response to Derrick Williams robbery question (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:59:49 -0500)

    Knicks coach Derek Fisher said forward Derrick Williams has avoided addressing a police investigation into a late-night robbery in which two women he just met allegedly stole $750,000 worth of jewelry from his Manhattan apartment. "Derrick hasn't really chosen to talk about it to allow it to be any distraction,'' Fisher said. "I don't know…

  • [New York Post] Why Phil Jackson may have last laugh in Smith, Shumpert trade (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:09:32 -0500)

    Phil Jackson's fire sale occurred nearly one year ago and the Knicks have lived to tell about it. Last Jan. 5, Jackson waived starting center Samuel Dalembert and sent Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith packing to Cleveland in a three-team trade, breaking up the 5-34 Knicks. The decision was shaped as a tanking maneuver, but…