Knicks Morning News (2015.12.20)

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony leads Knicks past sluggish Bulls, 107-91 (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:31:54 GMT)

    The Bulls showed up at the Garden with tired legs. They’d gotten to their hotel at 4:15 a.m. because of a 4 OT marathon the night before.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Butler rips Bulls coach Hoiberg after loss to Knicks (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:24:31 GMT)

    The Pistons get credit with an assist for running the Bulls into the ground during an epic four-overtime victory 24 hours earlier.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks shooting guard Afflalo showing team scorer’s touch (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 05:48:32 GMT)

    This is the Arron Afflalo the Knicks expected.

  • [New York Times] Canyon Barry Continues Family’s Under-Handed Free Throw Legacy (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 09:51:27 GMT)

    College of Charleston guard Canyon Barry says he is accustomed to hearing the cheeky chants from the crowd when he steps to the free-throw line and launches the shot under-handed.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Sets Tone, Knicks Breeze Past Bulls (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 04:48:27 GMT)

    After a sluggish start, the New York Knicks regrouped and cruised to a relatively stress-free 107-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, with Carmelo Anthony scoring 13 of his 27 points during the opening quarter.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Wizards Hold Off Furious Rally by Hornets (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 04:28:05 GMT)

    Washington beat visiting Charlotte, 109-101, on Saturday night, after the Hornets nearly erased a 15-point deficit.

  • [New York Times] Howard Leads Rockets Over Clippers, 107-97 (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 04:12:45 GMT)

    Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets built a huge lead early and rolled to a 107-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 04:12:38 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and the New York Knicks beat the weary Chicago Bulls 107-91 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 107, Bulls 91: With Bulls Depleted by Marathon, the Knicks Take Advantage (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 04:08:15 GMT)

    The Bulls’ exertions in Friday’s game had sabotaged their efforts Saturday night against the Knicks, who rolled to a 107-91 victory in a game that never felt particularly competitive.

  • [New York Times] Gasol, Barnes Lead Grizzlies Past Pacers 96-84 (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 03:57:39 GMT)

    Marc Gasol had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Matt Barnes finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Indiana Pacers 96-84 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: Celtics Are on the Rise. The Problem: So Is the East. (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 03:38:04 GMT)

    Boston is winning with depth, strategy and execution, but it is not in a playoff position in the Eastern Conference, which finally seems to have an overall edge over the West.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Beat Weary Bulls 107-91 for 4th Straight Win (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 03:00:45 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and the New York Knicks beat the weary Chicago Bulls 107-91 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Wall Scores 27 Points to Lead Wizards Over Hornets 109-101 (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 02:42:39 GMT)

    John Wall had 27 points and 12 assists, Garrett Temple scored a career-high 21 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-101 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Durant Leads Thunder Over Bryant-Less Lakers 118-78 (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 01:42:46 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant may not have made the difference. Either way, the Oklahoma City Thunder had little trouble with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday

  • [New York Post] Two women ‘steal’ $750,000 in jewelry from a New York Knick (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 05:21:48 -0500)

    Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he's blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening. The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said. "I don't want…

  • [New York Post] Carmelo Anthony opens up: Inner ‘peace’ will save from collapse (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 00:35:13 -0500)

    Give peace a chance. Carmelo Anthony has, and that has made all the difference in his Knicks' world. There is an amazing transformation going on at the Garden — perhaps with the Knicks, too — but Melo really has changed his game for the better this season, and it is so fun to watch. Anthony…

  • [New York Post] Bulls star rips into ‘laid-back’ coach after Knicks roll (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 00:12:55 -0500)

    Fred Hoiberg's name came up during Phil Jackson's coaching search because of his history with the triangle offense. But the first-year Bulls coach, who replaced hard-nosed Tom Thibodeau, is already feeling some heat from one of his stars — Jimmy Butler. After the Knicks routed the tired, Bulls, 107-91, Butler appeared to call out Hoiberg…

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