Knicks Morning News (2015.12.01)

  • [New York Post] Phil Jackson would’ve snubbed Porzingis for troubled Okafor (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:05:58 -0500)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson wasn't that much a basketball genius that if Duke center Jahlil Okafor and Kristaps Porzingis were both on the draft board last June, he would've gone Latvian. According to an NBA source, as much as Jackson's top adviser, Clarence Gaines Jr., wanted Jackson to take Porzingis even if the Knicks had…

  • [New York Daily News] Up next for Knicks is historically awful 0-18 Sixers (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:51:45 GMT)

    The Knicks are in a rut and immersed in a season-high four-game losing streak, but the perfect cure to NBA ills is coming to town.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Halt Spurs’ Five-Game Winning Streak (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:09:28 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs went to Chicago on Monday ranked as the NBA’s top defensive team, but the Bulls beat them at their own game.

  • [New York Times] Jordan Grabs 24 Rebounds, Clippers Beat Blazers 102-87 (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:45:44 GMT)

    Blake Griffin scored 23 points, DeAndre Jordan had a season-high 24 rebounds along with 18 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-87 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Cousins Returns, Scores 31 to Lead Kings Past Mavs 112-98 (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:21:38 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins returned to the lineup from a back injury and scored 16 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Sacramento Kings past the struggling Dallas Mavericks 112-98 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Warriors’ Perfect Start Being Put to the Test (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:21:32 GMT)

    Golden State extended their NBA record start to 19-0 with a narrow win over the Utah Jazz on Monday but that inevitable first defeat of the season may come sooner rather than later as they negotiate a tough road stretch and injuries start to bite.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Win 19th Straight, 106-103 Over the Jazz (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:30:38 GMT)

    Stephen Curry was held in relative check for most of Monday night. The reigning MVP and NBA’s leading scorer had 16 points through three quarters as Draymond Green and other teammates did the heavy lifting.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Warriors Squeak Past Jazz to Win Their 19th in a Row (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:09:57 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Gordon Hayward’s halfcourt shot at the buzzer fell short, and Golden State held on to add to its N.B.A.-record start to the season.

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Teague Lead Hawks to 106-100 Win Over Thunder (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:54:32 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook let out an emphatic scream at the top of the key, surely believing his fourth-quarter outburst would carry the Oklahoma City Thunder to another victory.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Gets Double-Double as Bulls Beat Spurs 92-89 (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:30:41 GMT)

    Pau Gasol punctuated his big block on LaMarcus Aldridge with a triumphant yell.

  • [New York Times] Monroe Scores 18 in Bucks’ 92-74 Win Over Nuggets (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:42:43 GMT)

    Greg Monroe scored 18 points and Milwaukee forced 24 turnovers that led to 35 points in a 92-74 victory over Denver, sending the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss.

  • [New York Times] Bradley Gets 25, Celtics Snap Road Slide and Top Heat 105-95 (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:21:56 GMT)

    Whenever Boston’s lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer.

  • [New York Times] Jackson and Drummond Lift Pistons Over Rockets (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:19:03 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson had 31 points and Andre Drummond added 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 116-105 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls F Mike Dunleavy Jr Has Setback With Back Injury (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:13:15 GMT)

    Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is planning to see two specialists this week after he had a setback in his recovery from offseason back surgery.

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