Knicks Morning News (2016.01.05)

  • [New York Post] Knicks putting into perspective how god-awful last year was (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:12:07 -0500)

    Unless you're the Giants or the Jets, 17 victories is no reason to pop champagne and reflect with warm, fuzzy thoughts. But then, if you only won 17 games the previous season and are less than halfway through the current schedule, maybe there is cause for celebration. And so the Knicks, holding a 16-19 record…

  • [New York Daily News] Melo focusing on assisting Knicks, not hung up on scoring (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:33:10 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony was told he’s only 156 points behind Larry Bird on NBA’s all-time scoring list, an accomplishment he had a little fun with.

  • [New York Times] Green’s Triple-Double Leads Warriors Past Hornets 111-101 (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 06:49:07 GMT)

    For five straight trips down the court, Draymond Green knew he needed just one more assist for a triple-double.

  • [New York Times] Randolph Leads Grizzlies to 91-78 Win Over Trail Blazers (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:57:38 GMT)

    Zach Randolph had 26 points and 18 rebounds off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 91-78 on Monday night to spoil Damian Lillard’s return to the Portland lineup.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 30, Rockets Rally for 93-91 Win Over Jazz (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:21:42 GMT)

    James Harden scored 30 points and the Houston Rockets rallied in the second half to beat the Utah Jazz 93-91 on Monday night, ending their longest losing streak of the season at four games.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Virginia Tech Shocks No. 4 Virginia (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:11:42 GMT)

    Zach LeDay scored 18 points in the second half and blocked London Perrantes’s attempt to tie the game in the final seconds as host Virginia Tech (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won a 70-68 stunner over No. 4 Virginia (12-2, 1-1).

  • [New York Times] Heat Rally From 18 Down, Top Pacers 103-100 in OT (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:06:38 GMT)

    Chris Bosh and Paul George had a quick conversation during one stoppage in play, both taking a moment to remember some of those epic Miami-Indiana playoff matchups of a few years ago.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavs Rout Raptors as Irving Scores a Season-High 25 (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:46:23 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving, playing just his sixth game of the season after returning from a broken kneecap, shot 10 of 16 from the field and added 8 assists and 6 rebounds in the win over Toronto.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 103, Nets 94: Loss of Jarrett Jack Hangs Over a Nets Defeat (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:10:50 GMT)

    With Jarrett Jack out for the season after injuring his right knee in Boston last Saturday, the team’s looseness before a home game against the Celtics proved to be a facade.

  • [New York Times] Smooth Irving Shines for Cavs in Big Win Over Raptors (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:03:31 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving has talked for weeks about shaking off the rust since his return from a long injury layoff but the Cavaliers guard moved like a well-oiled machine in Cleveland’s 122-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 24, Spurs Beat Bucks 123-98 (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:01:01 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 10 of his 24 points in the decisive third quarter and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-98 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Roll Past Timberwolves 109-99 for 3rd Win in 6 Games (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:55:36 GMT)

    From anguish to flourish, the 76ers are suddenly a better team with Ish Smith.

  • [New York Times] Cousins Has 33 Points, 19 Boards, Kings Top Thunder 116-104 (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:52:17 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings took advantage of Kevin Durant being out of the lineup to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-104 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Torn on Which of Bryant’s Numbers to Retire (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:24:27 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant has enjoyed an illustrious career while wearing two separate jersey numbers and with his final chapter approaching it has left the Los Angeles Lakers with a decision about which one to retire.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Pour It on Late in 115-89 Rout of Magic (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:09:36 GMT)

    Andre Drummond had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons rolled to their most lopsided victory of the season by beating the Orlando Magic 115-89 Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Crowder’s Career-High 25 Lead Celtics Over Nets, 103-94 (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:03:38 GMT)

    Jae Crowder scored a career-high 25 points with a strong start and a clutch finish, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 103-94 on Monday night to split a home-and-home series.

  • [New York Times] Irving Scores Season-High 25, Cavaliers Beat Raptors 122-100 (Tue, 05 Jan 2016 02:54:53 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 25 points, J.R. Smith had 24 on eight 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 122-100 on Monday night.

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