Knicks Morning News (2016.01.13)

  • [New York Post] Jerian Grant finally shows why Phil Jackson traded for him (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:23:53 -0500)

    The rookie point guard needed an assist. On his best night as a Knick, Jerian Grant needed help to button the top button of his shirt as he wanted to look his best after the game. A Knicks official gave the needed assist and Grant was off and running. Even if you have a father…

  • [New York Post] How Kristaps Porzingis’ rising popularity is helping Latvia (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:00:00 -0500)

    The beaches are nice but Latvia never has been known as a giant tourist destination. Yet the Baltic country, once part of the USSR, is getting loads of publicity in New York because of Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks' sensational rookie-of-the-year candidate. On Tuesday, Liep?aja, a coastal city and Porzingis' hometown, unveiled two billboards on its…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks hold on for 120-114 win over Celtics (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:10:23 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony rolled his ankle and spent most of the second half in the locker room.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Nets need big name, but Knicks more attractive team (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:56:02 GMT)

    The billboard of Jay-Z and Mikhail Prokhorov that loomed over Madison Square Garden has been painted over a few dozen times.

  • [New York Newsday] Confident Grant flourishes with best game as pro (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:03:08 EST)

    Jerian Grant received a huge confidence boost when Derek Fisher let him finish Tuesday night's game. The rookie guard rewarded his coach by giving the Knicks a needed boost to get the win.

  • [New York Times] Williams Leads Lakers Past Pelicans 95-91 to End 4-Game Skid (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:03:46 GMT)

    Anthony Davis didn’t suit up for New Orleans, and Kobe Bryant couldn’t make it through the first half.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Has 27, Cavs Win 8th in Row, 110-107 Over Mavs in OT (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:48:39 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving was headed toward Cleveland’s locker room when he was greeted exuberantly by general manager David Griffin.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavs’ Streak Reaches Eight as They Edge the Mavericks (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:00:07 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 27 points and Kyrie Irving added 22 as Cleveland won in overtime in Dallas.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:45:48 GMT)

    LeBron James had 27 points and the go-ahead layup in overtime, Kyrie Irving added 22 points and some big 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 110-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 120, Celtics 114: Knicks Top Celtics Despite an Injury (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:42:13 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony returned only briefly after injuring his right ankle in the second quarter, but the Knicks hung on for their fifth victory in six games.

  • [New York Times] Durant Helps OKC Hold Off Timberwolves, 101-96 (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:34:04 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder were letting another big fourth-quarter lead start to slip away, and precocious Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine was starting to look a little too much like Damian Lillard for Kevin Durant’s liking.

  • [New York Times] Porzingis Drives Knicks to Gritty Win Over Celtics (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:27:37 GMT)

    Rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis poured in 26 points to lead the New York Knicks to a gritty 120-114 win over the Boston Celtics Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] Antetokounmpo Scores 29, Bucks Rally to Beat Bulls 106-101 (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:13:07 GMT)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks used a late rally to slip past the Chicago Bulls, 106-101 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Hold Off Celtics After Anthony Sprains Ankle (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:07:23 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, Arron Afflalo had 20 of his 24 in the second half, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 120-114 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Pull Away in Fourth, Beat Suns 116-97 (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:01:21 GMT)

    Paul George had 21 points and seven rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 116-97 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 25 to Lead Rockets Past Grizzlies, 107-91 (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:01:19 GMT)

    James Harden scored 25 points, Dwight Howard added 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 107-91 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Pistons 109-99 for Ninth Straight Win (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:51:51 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 31 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 109-99 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Eyes Not Yet on Gridiron, Clemson Scores Upset (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 01:52:22 GMT)

    The Tigers, whose football counterparts were preparing to play for the national championship, stunned No. 16 Louisville.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: With Mikhail D. Prokhorov, a Distant Owner, the Nets Have Lost Their Way (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 01:51:50 GMT)

    Prokhorov’s team, which went through a leadership shake-up on Sunday, can learn from its next opponent, the Spurs, and even a little bit from the Knicks.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Wednesday (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:52:03 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Wednesday

  • [ – New York Knicks] Jerian Grant 'changes the dynamic' for the Knicks (Wed, 13 Jan 2016 02:26:57 EST)

    Jerian Grant 'changes the dynamic' for the Knicks

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