Knicks Morning News (2016.01.21)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks pushing Carmelo Anthony to expand his game (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 02:25:47 EST)

    Knicks pushing Carmelo Anthony to expand his game

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks bailout Porzingis as Carmelo passes Bird in OT win (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:00:27 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis can thank his teammates for saving his behind.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis is No. 4 in NBA jersey sales (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:50:26 GMT)

    Move over, Melo — the rookie’s the one with more jersey sales.

  • [New York Daily News] $3 billion Knicks top Forbes list of most valuable NBA teams (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:52:00 GMT)

    The Knicks are followed by the Lakers ($2.7B), Bulls ($2.3B), Celtics ($2.1B) and Clippers ($2B).

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony has 30 points, 9 assists in Knicks' OT win (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:06:06 EST)

    The Knicks survived a rare mistake by Kristaps Porzingis that could have cost them a game they led by five points in the waning seconds of regulation. Porzingis watched from the bench in overtime, prayed for his teammates to pick him up, and his prayers were answered.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Paces Hawks Over Blazers, 104-98 (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:24:38 GMT)

    Paul Millsap had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks survived a late rally by Portland to defeat the Trail Blazers 104-98 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cousins’ 36 Points Lead Sacramento Past Lakers Again, 112-93 (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:09:41 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 16 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo added 11 points and 17 assists in the Sacramento Kings’ sixth consecutive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 112-93 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 118, Jazz 111: Porzingis, Lured by Pump Fake, Learns Lesson as Knicks Prevail (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:34:42 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward baited Porzingis into fouling him on a 3-point attempt, allowing Utah to tie the game and force overtime, but the Knicks survived to even their record at 22-22.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Helps Knicks Beat Jazz 118-111 in Overtime (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:12:43 GMT)

    The New York Knicks kept fighting, and then one final push by Carmelo Anthony and company put away the Utah Jazz.

  • [New York Times] Curry Scores 25 as Warriors Breeze Past Bulls 125-94 (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:09:44 GMT)

    Stephen Curry glanced at the “72” banner hanging from the rafters during the morning shootaround. A number that for two decades seemed unattainable just might be in reach for the Warriors if they keep playing this way.

  • [New York Times] Okafor Scores 20 as 76ers Beat Magic 96-87 (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:34:23 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers are trending in the right direction. Not so much for the Orlando Magic.

  • [New York Times] Parsons Leads Mavericks to 106-94 Overtime Win Over Wolves (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:30:53 GMT)

    Chandler Parsons scored seven of his game-high 30 points in overtime as the short-handed Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-94 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Rises to Inspire Raptors to Sixth Straight Win (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:15:27 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 115-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the home team extending their winning streak to a season-best six games.

  • [New York Times] Caldwell-Pope Scores 22 as Pistons Beat Rockets 123-114 (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:12:38 GMT)

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris each scored 22 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 123-114 on Wednesday night, despite Andre Drummond setting an NBA record by missing 23 free throws.

  • [New York Times] Love (17 Points, 18 Boards) Helps Cavs Bounce Back in Romp (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:07:00 GMT)

    There’s only one direction to go when you’ve been floored.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 91, Nets 78: Cavaliers, Coming Off a Drubbing, Dish Out Punishment Against the Nets (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:58:36 GMT)

    The Cavaliers pounded the Nets in an unattractive game on Wednesday. After a 34-point drubbing by the Golden State Warriors on Monday, it was the result they had to have.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Raptors Defeat Celtics for Sixth Straight Win; Wizards Top Depleted Heat (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:46:42 GMT)

    The Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109, over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night in Toronto.

  • [New York Times] Durant’s 26 Points Lead Thunder Past Hornets (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:43:04 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 26 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-95 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 34 to Send Raptors Past Celtics, 115-109 (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:18:57 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas had his eighth double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Wall, Beal Each Score 18, Wizards Down Heat, 106-87 (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 02:48:57 GMT)

    John Wall had 18 points and 10 assists and Bradley Beal added 18 more as the Washington Wizards sent the injury-ravaged Miami Heat to their sixth loss in seven games, 106-87 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] How the N.B.A. 3-Point Shot Went From Gimmick to Game Changer (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 01:29:12 GMT)

    In the 3-point shot’s first year, 1979-80, N.B.A. teams averaged less than three attempts a game. Now they’re averaging 24, and the shot is a vital part of every offense.

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