Knicks Morning News (2016.02.04)

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Carmelo should consider asking Knicks for a trade (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:21:16 GMT)

    Wait until Carmelo Anthony finds out that Derek Fisher won’t be disappointed if the Knicks fail to make the playoffs.

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis itching to play with Spanish League pal (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:18:39 -0500)

    If Kristaps Porzingis made the call, he would have his Spanish League buddy, center Willy Hernangomez, on his side next season. No, the Knicks don't have a first-round pick this June — unless you consider the potential arrival of 6-foot-11, 255-pound Hernangomez next season as that guy. On the night the Knicks drafted Porzingis last…

  • [New York Times] Durant Puts Free Agency Talk on Back Burner to Sink Magic (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:12:27 GMT)

    Kevin Durant turned the conversation back to the court and away from his impending free agency with a final-second jump shot that lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-114 victory over Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Wolves Beat Clippers 108-102, Snapping 14-Game Skid (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:33:45 GMT)

    Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points, Zach LaVine added 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Clippers 108-102 on Wednesday night, snapping a 14-game skid with their first win over Los Angeles at Staples Center in nearly four years.

  • [New York Times] Pacers 114, Nets 100: Nets Mount Third-Quarter Charge but Fall to Pacers (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:06:58 GMT)

    Thaddeus Young posted his 22nd double-double of the season, but the Nets, who trailed by 62-43 at halftime, lost their fifth straight.

  • [New York Times] Moore Has Career Night in Place of Butler as Bulls Top Kings (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:00:57 GMT)

    E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points while starting in place of injured Jimmy Butler, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a sloppy finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-102 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Derrick Favors Powers Jazz to 85-81 Win Over Nuggets (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:09:40 GMT)

    Derrick Favors had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots to power the Utah Jazz over the Denver Nuggets 85-81 Wednesday night, extending their season-best winning streak to four games.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Warriors Hold Off Wizards as Curry Pours in 51 Points (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:08:15 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors pulled away to beat the Wizards, 134-121, on Wednesday night in Washington for their eighth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Curry Lights Up Wizards for Warriors’ 8th Straight Win (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:06:41 GMT)

    Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It worked out just fine.

  • [New York Times] Durant’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Thunder Over Magic, 117-114 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:57:50 GMT)

    With the ball in Kevin Durant’s hands in the final seconds, Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan didn’t call a timeout. Instead, he let one of his superstars do his thing.

  • [New York Times] Red-Hot Curry Helps Warriors Run Through Wizards (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:24:30 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 25 of his 51 points in the first quarter and sank 11 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors downed the Washington Wizards 134-121 for their eighth straight win on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Bosh’s 20, Wade’s Bounce-Back Lead Heat Over Mavericks 93-90 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:21:44 GMT)

    Chris Bosh scored 20 points, Dwyane Wade bounced back with 18 after matching the worst shooting half of his career and the Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 93-90 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Scores Season-High 36, Spurs Beat Pelicans 110-97 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:06:57 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 36 points, setting his season high for the second consecutive game, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-97 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten at home.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Scores 17 as Celtics Stave Off Pistons’ Rally, 102-95 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:39:43 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 102-95 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kenny Sailors, a Pioneer of the Jump Shot, Dies at 95 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:17:51 GMT)

    A number of players can claim to be the one who created the shot that revolutionized basketball, but many students of the game give the distinction to Sailors.

  • [New York Times] C.J. Miles Scores 27, Pacers Beat Nets 114-100 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:12:32 GMT)

    C.J. Miles had 27 points, Paul George scored 17 and the Indiana Pacers sent the Brooklyn Nets to their fifth straight loss, 114-100 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Lin Scores 24 as Hornets Rally to Beat Cavaliers 106-97 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:51:43 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 106-97 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hardaway, Scott Lead Atlanta Hawks in Rout of 76ers, 124-86 (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:34:08 GMT)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mike Scott led a balanced attack with 13 points apiece and the Atlanta Hawks coasted to a 124-86 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

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