Knicks Morning News (2016.01.29)

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis sit as Knicks fall in Toronto (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:17:09 EST)

    TORONTO — The Knicks already were facing a daunting task with Carmelo Anthony sitting out with knee soreness against the Eastern Conference's second-best team. Then word came down that Kristaps Porzingis was too sick to play.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks look lost without Porzingis and Melo, fall to Raptors (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:30:35 GMT)

    Health finally caught up with Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks. They marched an infirmary line into snowy Canada and didn’t stand a chance.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo to 10-day deal (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:05:58 GMT)

    With a familiar name, the Knicks finally filled their open roster spot by signing former draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a 10-day deal.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Top Lakers 114-91 in Pau’s Last Staples Date With Kobe (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:06:44 GMT)

    During seven seasons together with the Lakers, Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant formed a bond that won’t be broken by separation or retirement.

  • [New York Times] Butler Helps Rampaging Bulls Trample Over Hapless Lakers (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:27:27 GMT)

    Guard Jimmy Butler scored 26 points and dished out 10 assists, and center Pau Gasol had 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 114-91 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:03:49 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry had 26 points and 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan also scored 26 points and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory, 103-93 over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Western All-Stars Bolstered by Warrior Reinforcements (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:24:29 GMT)

    Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will join Golden State team mate Stephen Curry as Western Conference All-Stars when the NBA announced the reserves for next month’s game on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Anderson Scores 36, Leads Pelicans Past Kings, 114-105 (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:12:36 GMT)

    It is now apparent that coach Alvin Gentry’s up-tempo, flowing system has caught on in New Orleans, and it looks like the transformation has taken place in time for the surging Pelicans to make a run at a playoff spot.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nuggets Defeat Wizards (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:58:46 GMT)

    Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 26 points as Washington continues to reel.

  • [New York Times] Indiana Finds Right Combination to Put Away Hawks 111-92 (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:01:33 GMT)

    Monta Ellis finally found his shooting touch, rookie Myles Turner finally got a chance to start and the Indiana Pacers finally figured out how to deliver a knockout punch.

  • [New York Times] Raptors 103, Knicks 93: Knicks Limp to a Defeat in Toronto (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:59:51 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony (knee), Kristaps Porzingis (upper respiratory illness) and Jose Calderon (groin) did not play as the Knicks absorbed their fourth straight loss.

  • [New York Times] Green Has 21 Points, Gasol 15 as Grizzlies Rout Bucks 103-83 (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:49:10 GMT)

    Jeff Green scored 21 points, Marc Gasol added 15 points and eight rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the second half for a 103-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Lowry, DeRozan Each Have 26, Raptors Win 10th Straight (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:45:37 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry had 26 points and 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan also scored 26 points and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory, 103-93 over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Gallinari’s 3-Pointers Lead Nuggets to 117-113 Win (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:00:56 GMT)

    Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and hit four of his five 3-pointers to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 117-113 victory over the reeling Washington Wizards on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Jose Calderon Hears Criticism, but Not From Knicks Teammates He Mentors (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:18:51 GMT)

    Jose Calderon, the eldest member of the Knicks, has been a soft target this season for critics of his defense. But he still manages to influence the game.

  • [New York Times] Green, Thompson Picked, Giving Warriors 3 NBA All-Stars (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:48:53 GMT)

    Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were picked Thursday for the Western Conference team, giving the NBA champion Golden State Warriors three All-Stars for the first time in 40 years.

  • [New York Post] Can Kristaps Porzingis follow Curry’s path to greatness? (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:11:28 -0500)

    The 2015 NBA Draft seemed destined to be a cruel repeat of the Knicks' 2009 nightmare. That season, the Knicks were planning on taking Stephen Curry with the No. 8 pick, but the Warriors scooped him up one spot before. This offseason, the Knicks were the losers of the draft lottery, dropping to No. 4…

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