Knicks Morning News (2016.01.07)

  • [New York Post] Robin Lopez improving in one area the Knicks need him most (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:46:56 -0500)

    MIAMI — Robin Lopez and Carmelo Anthony posted the same shooting ledger Wednesday — 9-of-12. That may never happen again. But Lopez, known more for his defense, is slowly improving his post play and he had his best night as a Knick in their 98-90 victory over the Heat. Lopez scored 19 points, had two…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks getting hot, beat Heat for third straight win (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:39:32 GMT)

    The Knicks could’ve taken a schedule loss. It would’ve been understandable with back-to-back road games against two of the best in the East.

  • [New York Times] Clerical Error Catches Portland Off-Guard (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 07:48:27 GMT)

    The Portland Trail Blazers committed a clerical error with their roster that prohibited guard C.J. McCollum from playing against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Keep Cruising Without Griffin (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 07:06:27 GMT)

    Blake Griffin is coming back sometime soon from his quad injury, but until he does, his team mates are making out just fine.

  • [New York Times] McCollum Inactive by Mistake on Pregame Roster, Misses Game (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 06:54:32 GMT)

    Guard CJ McCollum was inadvertently left off the Trail Blazers’ active roster that was turned in before Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, making Portland’s second leading scorer ineligible to play.

  • [New York Times] Paul Leads Clippers to 109-98 Win Over Trail Blazers (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:39:58 GMT)

    Chris Paul had 21 points and 19 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 109-98 victory Wednesday night over the Portland Trail Blazers, who were without guard CJ McCollum because of a “clerical error.”

  • [New York Times] Duncan Scores 18, Spurs Rout Jazz to Move to 21-0 at Home (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:37:09 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs are winning easily, resting their stars and giving big minutes to role players.

  • [New York Times] Kevin Durant Returns, Leads Thunder Past Grizzlies 112-94 (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:27:51 GMT)

    Kevin Durant had 26 points and a season-high 17 rebounds after missing the previous game with a sprained right big toe, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-94 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Resting 4 Starters, Mavs Beat Pelicans 100-91 (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 04:54:56 GMT)

    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle decided he needed to give four starters the night off on the heels of a double-overtime victory a night earlier.

  • [New York Times] Suns Hit Season-High 19 3s in 11-102 Win Over Hornets (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 04:52:06 GMT)

    Mirza Teletovic made five of the Suns’ season-high 19 3-pointers as Phoenix ended a nine-game skid with a 111-102 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] James, Irving Lead Cavaliers to 5th Straight Victory (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 04:30:57 GMT)

    While the Washington Wizards try to promote John Wall’s case for the NBA All-Star Game, Kyrie Irving put on a show to illustrate why the Cleveland Cavaliers think he should get the nod.

  • [New York Times] Knicks End Streak of 8 Straight Losses to Heat, 98-90 (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 04:10:22 GMT)

    The New York Knicks have already surpassed their win total for all of last season, and the latest victory was especially sweet.

  • [New York Times] Gallinari, Nuggets Snap 6-Game Skid With Win Over Wolves (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:54:50 GMT)

    Danilo Gallinari had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Denver Nuggets snap a six-game losing streak with a 78-74 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets’ Home Skid Reaches Eight With Loss to Raptors (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:45:05 GMT)

    Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto, which bounced back from consecutive losses. The Nets have not won at Barclays Center since Dec. 10.

  • [New York Times] Reggie Jackson’s 24 Points Lead Pistons Past Celtics, 99-94 (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:37:05 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson scored nine of his 24 points in the final quarter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 20 and the Detroit Pistons rallied for a 99-94 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] George, Ellis Lead Pacers to 95-86 Win Over Magic (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:04:40 GMT)

    Paul George had 20 points and Monta Ellis scored nine of his 19 in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 95-86 victory over the Orlando Magic.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 98, Heat 90: More Resolute in New Year, Knicks Finally Solve Heat (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:04:33 GMT)

    Robin Lopez scored a season-high 19 points, and Carmelo Anthony had a team-high 25 as the Knicks won their third straight, beating a team that had pounded them in November.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Hand Nets 8th Straight Home Loss, 91-74 (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:55:11 GMT)

    Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors handed the Brooklyn Nets their eighth straight home loss, 91-74 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James’ Marketing Group Cuts Ties With Johnny Manziel (Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:22:26 GMT)

    LeBron James has dropped Johnny Manziel as a business client.

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