Knicks Morning News (2016.02.11)

  • [New York Post] Is Phil Jackson’s focus on the Knicks or a future with Lakers? (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:11:12 -0500)

    Phil Jackson is contractually obligated to conduct the Knicks' coaching search this summer, and any scenario he can bolt for the Lakers after the season was branded as ridiculous by a person close to the Zen Master. There has been speculation since last June Jackson's opt-out is this summer. But the Knicks team president has…

  • [New York Post] Knicks face these challenges if they want to hire Luke Walton (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:16:30 -0500)

    Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton will be a hot commodity this offseason and is near the top of Knicks president Phil Jackson's wish list as the team's next coach. One drawback, however, is needing to wait until June before a club can make its pitch, with the Warriors expected to romp to The Finals again….

  • [New York Daily News] Matt Barnes looks to clothes the door on Instagram post (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:20:23 GMT)

    Matt Barnes wasn’t being fresh Monday on Instagram, but he was looking fresh.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Phil failed with ‘His Guy’ and now needs ‘Best Guy’ (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:54:36 GMT)

    Knicks need to win some games the rest of the way, and make a run at the playoffs, if Knicks fans are supposed to buy into the cult of Phil.

  • [New York Times] Morris-Goodwin Scuffle Makes Defeat Worse for Suns (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:09:30 GMT)

    The Phoenix Suns’ season took another fractious turn on Wednesday when team mates Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin got into a shoving match during the team’s loss to the Golden State Warriors.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 31 as Surging Blazers Beat Rockets 116-103 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:42:33 GMT)

    Damian Lillard sparked a second-quarter outburst for the Portland Trail Blazers and finished with 31 points and nine assists in a 116-103 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry Flirts With Triple-Double, Warriors Top Suns 112-104 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:45:37 GMT)

    The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn’t the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Send Bulls to Fourth Straight Loss (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:36:27 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks made sure they went into the All-Star break feeling good by sending the Chicago Bulls into the schedule break with a thud.

  • [New York Times] Davis, Pelicans Snap Jazz’s 7-Game Win Streak, 100-96 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:12:34 GMT)

    Anthony Davis wasn’t about to leave the court with any regrets.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Late Jumper Lifts Spurs Over Magic (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:05:11 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and drilled a jumper from the top of the key with 0.9 on the clock to lift the visiting San Antonio Spurs to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kobe, LeBron Share Court as Cavaliers Beat Lakers 120-111 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:54:38 GMT)

    With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Come Back From 18 Down to Stun Raptors, 117-112 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:09:48 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Rally Late, Overtake Clippers in Overtime 139-134 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:09:46 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Love Injury Overshadows Kobe’s Cleveland Farewell (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:09:27 GMT)

    Kevin Love departure in the final minute of the second quarter with a left shoulder injury marred the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 120-111 victory over Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 109, Nets 90: Nets Look to Turn the Page on Misery. Maybe Next Week. (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:04:39 GMT)

    Entering the All-Star break, the Nets are trying a more up-tempo style as they look to rebuild again, but the result was the same against the Grizzlies.

  • [New York Times] Teague, Horford Lead Hawks Over Bulls 113-90 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:45:58 GMT)

    Jeff Teague had 17 points and eight assists, Al Horford scored 16 and the Atlanta Hawks routed the struggling Chicago Bulls 113-90 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Hold Off Short-Handed Pistons 103-92 (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:27:51 GMT)

    Will Barton scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets held off the depleted Detroit Pistons 103-92 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Rout Nets in 1st Game Since Gasol’s Broken Foot (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:57:40 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 20 points, Jeff Green had 12 of his 18 in the third quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-90 on Wednesday night in their first game since losing Marc Gasol to a broken right foot.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Lifts Spurs to 98-96 Win Over the Magic (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:54:41 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and drilled a jumper from the tip of the key with 0.9 on the clock to lift San Antonio to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Take Advantage of Pacers’ Poor Defense in 117-95 Win (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:51:42 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb had 16 as the suddenly surging Charlotte Hornets rolled to a 117-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cousins, Collison Lead Kings Past 76ers (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:45:53 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Darren Collison scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 114-110 comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavs’ Kevin Love Re-Injures Left Shoulder Against Lakers (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:36:55 GMT)

    Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder.

  • [New York Times] By Hiring Lisa M. Borders, W.N.B.A. Gets a Leader Who Follows the Game (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:52:46 GMT)

    Borders, a former Atlanta City Council president who calls herself a “raving fan” of the Atlanta Dream, takes over a league that is struggling with attendance.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Reflects on LeBron Before Final Matchup in Cleveland (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:21:59 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice.

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