Knicks Morning News (2016.02.06)

  • [New York Post] Will Carmelo ignore escalating knee issue for All-Star Game again? (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:51:32 -0500)

    Now it's really starting to feel like last season. Carmelo Anthony missed his unlucky seventh game Friday against Memphis with left knee soreness that became alarming enough he chose to take an MRI exam. Knicks coach Derek Fisher said the exam showed no structural damage and the injury still is considered soreness. But Anthony elected…

  • [New York Times] Spurs Embarrass Mavericks in Dallas (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:18:27 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs handed the Dallas Mavericks one of their more humiliating home defeats in franchise history with a 116-90 victory on Friday in front a stunned-silent sellout crowd at American Airlines Center.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 91, Knicks 85: Without Carmelo Anthony, Knicks Put Up a Valiant Fight, Then Fade (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:49:31 GMT)

    Arron Afflalo had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds for the cold-shooting Knicks, but the ball rattled out.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Unleash 18 3-Pointers in Home Win (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:21:00 GMT)

    The Nets had their best offensive performance of the season on Friday, beating the Sacramento Kings, 128-119, at Barclays Center.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Rally for Win After Bulls Lose Butler to Injury (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:18:45 GMT)

    Danilo Gallinari scored 33 points Friday night, and the Denver Nuggets rallied for a 115-110 victory against Chicago after the Bulls lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to a sprained left knee.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Hand Mavs Largest Halftime Deficit in 116-90 Blowout (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:15:45 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half and the San Antonio Spurs handed Dallas its largest halftime deficit in franchise history in a 116-90 blowout of the Mavericks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Pull Away in Fourth Quarter for 84-81 Win Over Bucks (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:06:53 GMT)

    Rodney Hood scored 23 points and the Utah Jazz pulled away late in an 84-81 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night despite an ugly offensive performance.

  • [New York Times] Johnson, Nets Have Season-Best Night in Beating Kings (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:31:00 GMT)

    Joe Johnson and the Nets kept pouring it on in their best performance of the season, though the Kings’ problems went beyond their defense.

  • [New York Times] Bradley’s 3-Pointer at Horn Gives Celtics 104-103 Win (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:27:45 GMT)

    Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed.

  • [New York Times] Whiteside Gets Triple-Double as Heat Hold Off Hornets (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:18:55 GMT)

    Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside did his part to prevent the Charlotte Hornets from scoring inside.

  • [New York Times] Green Scores 16 Points and Grizzlies Hold Off Knicks 91-85 (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:39:53 GMT)

    Jeff Green scored 16 points, including two free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help the Memphis Grizzlies hold off the New York Knicks 91-85 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

  • [New York Times] From Greece to New York, Antetokounmpo Lands With Knicks (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:30:27 GMT)

    As paths to the NBA from Europe go, Thanasis Antetokounmpo has taken the long way, but having signed a second short-term contract with the New York Knicks and made his NBA debut, he is determined to make his stay as long as possible.

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Horford Pace Hawks Past Pacers 102-96 (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:57:41 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Al Horford added 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game with a 102-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Jordan Power Clippers Past Magic 107-93 (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:51:54 GMT)

    Chris Paul had 21 points and six assists, DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 18 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 107-93 on Friday night for their fifth win in six games.

  • [New York Times] Wall’s Triple-Double Leads Wizards to 106-94 Win Over 76ers (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:39:40 GMT)

    John Wall had his fourth career triple-double with 18 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 assists, leading the Washington Wizards over the Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Diminutive All-Star Isaiah Thomas Finds Shoulders to Stand On (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:12:10 GMT)

    Thomas acknowledged a debt to the undersize men who played before him, like Muggsy Bogues, who has become a mentor and sounding board for Thomas.

  • [New York Daily News] For Carter and fan, different kind of Vinsanity in stands (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:20:31 GMT)

    A bizarre chain of events left a fan ejected from the Garden with an ice pack and Vince Carter scratching his head.

  • [New York Daily News] Melo sits out with sore knee as Knicks fall to Grizz 91-85 (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:09:40 GMT)

    There’s suddenly a strong resemblance to last season for the Knicks — the losing has snowballed and Melo is on the sideline.

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