Knicks Morning News (2016.01.27)

  • [New York Daily News] Durant, Westbrook and Thunder outlast Melo-less Knicks in OT (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:48:40 GMT)

    There was no Carmelo Anthony and only sprinkles of magic from New York’s “unicorn” rookie.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: ‘Unicorn’ Porzingis puts Knicks in play for Durant (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:19:55 GMT)

    The Unicorn is an appropriate nickname for Kristaps Porzingis, who really is a dream come true for the Knicks and their long-suffering fans.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Arron Afflalo on Knicks: 'We're a playoff team, period' (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:47:10 EST)

    Arron Afflalo on Knicks: 'We're a playoff team, period'

  • [ – New York Knicks] Kevin Durant witnesses a few 'unicorn' sightings at the Garden (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:45:31 EST)

    Kevin Durant witnesses a few 'unicorn' sightings at the Garden

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis’ response to Durant’s ‘unicorn’ comparison (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:37:19 -0500)

    Players have called opponents a lot of names over the years in sports, using often colorful terms to make their points. But Thunder star Kevin Durant's description of Kristaps Porzingis on Monday was a new one for the Knicks rookie: A unicorn. "Unicorn. I didn't know how to take that,” Porzingis said laughing. "I didn't…

  • [New York Times] North Korea on Ice: Canadian Plans Hockey Tournament in Pyongyang (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:57:28 GMT)

    A Canadian man behind a series of trips to North Korea by basketball hall of famer Dennis Rodman is organizing an ice hockey tournament that may draw former National Hockey League (NHL) players to the isolated country.

  • [New York Times] Dirk Delivers as Mavs Edge Lakers (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:33:28 GMT)

    For three quarters, Dirk Nowitzki was a non-factor. In the final period, though, Nowitzki was the difference in the outcome.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki’s Late Jumper Propels Mavericks Past Lakers, 92-90 (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:18:49 GMT)

    After Dirk Nowitzki arched back and released the tiebreaking jumper, he glided back into the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench area.

  • [New York Times] McCollum Helps Trail Blazers Beat Kings 112-97 (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:36:38 GMT)

    C.J. McCollum scored 18 points, Damian Lillard had 15 points and 13 assists and Portland shut down red-hot DeMarcus Cousins in the Trail Blazers 112-97 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Heat 102, Nets 98: Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade Score 27 Points Each as Heat Edge the Nets (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:20:42 GMT)

    In a tight game in Brooklyn, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade combined for Miami’s final 12 points to allow the Heat to escape with a victory.

  • [New York Times] Thunder 128, Knicks 122, Overtime: Without Carmelo Anthony, Knicks Dig In but Fade in Stretch Against Thunder (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:04:48 GMT)

    Although Anthony was ruled out about two hours before tipoff, and although Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook posted extraterrestrial totals, the Knicks hung in until overtime.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Scores 29 to Lead Raptors to 106-89 Win Over Wizards (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:00:46 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry had a vintage performance in the Toronto Raptors ninth straight victory but the focus was on the All-Star starter’s injured left wrist.

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 44 in Thunder’s OT Win at New York (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:00:31 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City tandem of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were too much for the New York Knicks to handle on Tuesday as the Thunder won 128-122 in overtime at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores Season-High 44, Thunder Beat Knicks in OT (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 04:54:42 GMT)

    Kevin Durant heard all about Golden State and San Antonio the last few days, and isn’t bothered the NBA’s best have been hogging all the headlines.

  • [New York Times] Smith, Covington Lift Suddenly Decent 76ers Past Phoenix (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:54:51 GMT)

    Nicki Minaj took a seat near the 76ers’ bench and watched the worst team in the NBA hit the top of the scoring chart.

  • [New York Times] Antetokounmpo Dunks 8 Times, Bucks Beat Magic in Kidd Return (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:48:52 GMT)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo dunked eight times and scored 25 points as the Milwaukee Bucks, with coach Jason Kidd back on the bench, sent the Orlando Magic to their seventh straight loss, 107-100 Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Wade and Bosh Each Score 27, Heat Beat Nets 102-98 (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:18:49 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 27 points, leading the Miami Heat over the Brooklyn Nets 102-98 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Short-Handed Clippers Hold Off Pacers Comeback for 91-89 Win (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:03:45 GMT)

    Chris Paul scored 26 points and J.J. Redick added 19 as the Los Angeles Clippers held off a late Indiana comeback for a 91-89 victory Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Clippers’ Blake Griffin Out 4 to 6 Weeks After Breaking Hand in Altercation (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 01:45:22 GMT)

    The five-time All-Star got into an argument with the Clippers’ assistant equipment manager on Saturday at a restaurant during a team road trip, according to an ESPN report.

  • [New York Times] Clippers’ Blake Griffin Out 4-To-6 Weeks After Breaking Hand (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:36:52 GMT)

    Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken shooting hand after punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member during a road trip.

  • [New York Times] Clippers’ Griffin Breaks Hand in Fight, Out 4-6 Weeks (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:30:31 GMT)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks of action after breaking his hand while throwing a punch, the National Basketball Association team said on Tuesday.

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