Knicks Morning News (2016.01.30)

  • [New York Post] Olympics or Knicks? Kristaps Porzingis torn over summer call (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:22:39 -0500)

    Latvia or Las Vegas? Kristaps Porzingis told The Post he will have a big decision on his hands soon. Three days ago, the Latvian National Team was chosen to compete in the Olympic qualifier in Belgrade, Serbia, from July 4-10 with a chance to make it to the Summer Games in Rio. The 7-foot-3 Latvian,…

  • [New York Post] Knicks show the promise that makes inconsistency so puzzling (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:17:33 -0500)

    It seemsĀ for much of the season the Knicks have been teetering along a fine line of being a team that looks promising one moment and puzzling the next. They had displayed more of the latter recently in losing four straight games entering Friday night's Garden visit from the struggling Suns. A 22-22 record after seven…

  • [New York Post] Big risk pays off for Greek Freak’s brother in Knicks debut (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:12:36 -0500)

    Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the Knicks' second-round draft pick in 2014, loves the nickname Greek Freak, which was handed down to his brother, Giannis, the Bucks star. But Thanasis said he feels it defines his whole family, who hail from Athens, Greece. On Friday, Thanasis Antetokounmpo made his NBA debut after signing his NBA contract, a 10-day…

  • [New York Newsday] Jerian Grant a work in progress for Knicks (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 02:24:53 EST)

    No fans booed or cried in disappointment when the Knicks traded for Jerian Grant on draft night. The belief was that they had found their point guard of the near future, one with some pretty impressive genes.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony nearly records triple-double as Knicks win (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:03:24 EST)
  • [New York Times] Clippers Send Lakers to 9th Straight Loss With 105-93 Win (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 07:00:37 GMT)

    The Clippers are facing another month without Blake Griffin dominating inside. His absence has created nightly auditions for whoever wants to step up.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 22 Points, Blazers Beat Hornets 109-91 (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:51:39 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Allen Crabbe added 20 off the bench for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 109-91 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Hood, Favors Lead Jazz Over Timberwolves 103-90 (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:48:37 GMT)

    The Utah Jazz had Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert in the starting lineup together Friday night for the first time since Nov. 30. After going 13-17 in that span without them, Utah welcomed the duo’s return for the opening tip.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavaliers Give New Coach What He Wants: More Offense (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:49:42 GMT)

    Kevin Love scored 29 points as Cleveland rolled to another high-scoring win, 114-106, over the Detroit Pistons.

  • [New York Times] Love, Irving Sharp as Cavaliers Beat Pistons 114-106 (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:42:35 GMT)

    For the first time all season, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving each reached 20 points in a game.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 102, Suns 84: Knicks Look Spry as They End 4-Game Slide With a Win Over the Suns (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:34:34 GMT)

    The Knicks’ victory over the Phoenix Suns was just the sort of carefree, feel-good game they needed before they face a stern test at home Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors.

  • [New York Times] Key Duo Combine to Help Thunder Soar Over Rockets (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:27:27 GMT)

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 59 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to an 116-108 victory over the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Dwyane Wade Scores 24, Heat Hold Off Bucks for 107-103 Win (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:18:39 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade scored 24 points and hit a long jumper with 44.5 seconds left, and the Miami Heat won their third straight road game by beating the Milwaukee Bucks 107-103 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Top Nets 91-79, Williams Struggles Against Old Team (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:12:47 GMT)

    Chandler Parsons had 19 points and a season-high 10 rebounds while Deron Williams struggled in his first game against his former team and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 91-79 Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Surging Celtics Prove Too Tricky for Magic (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:09:27 GMT)

    The surging Boston Celtics used balanced scoring to cruise to their fifth straight win with a 113-94 victory over the sagging Orlando Magic on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Rockets 116-108 (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:06:40 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook’s sixth triple-double of the season helped the Thunder defeat the Houston Rockets 116-108 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Rivers: Griffin ‘Feels Awful’ About Punching Incident (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:42:32 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Clippers have completed their investigation into Blake Griffin’s punch-out of a team staff member and are awaiting the results of the NBA’s inquiry, which could come early next week.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Run Past Magic 113-94 for 5th Consecutive Win (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:30:46 GMT)

    Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart scored 16 points apiece as the Boston Celtics won a season-high fifth straight game, beating the slumping Orlando Magic 113-94 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Returns and Knicks Hand Suns 13th Straight Road Loss (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:03:35 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in his return from a two-game absence, and the New York Knicks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Greek Peek: Antetokounmpo finally gets shot with Knicks (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:48:18 GMT)

    Thanasis Antetokounmpo could use a nickname like his younger brother Giannis, aka the Greek Freak.

  • [New York Daily News] Suns guard somehow dunks over Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:33:59 GMT)

    The Knicks may have won the war, but Archie Goodwin won a battle against Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks beat up on hapless Suns with Warriors on horizon (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 02:55:08 GMT)

    Think of it as the warm-up act in advance of Sunday’s showdown with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Carmelo Anthony too valuable for Knicks to trade (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 01:13:23 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony too valuable for Knicks to trade

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