Knicks Morning News (2016.02.02)

  • [New York Times] Gay Scores 32 to Lead Kings Over Bucks, 111-104 (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:54:42 GMT)

    Rudy Gay had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 111-104 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets End Raptors’ 11-Game Winning Streak, 112-93 (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:39:54 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors were ready for Danilo Gallinari. They didn’t have an answer for Nikola Jokic.

  • [New York Times] Randolph, Green Lead Grizzlies Past Pelicans, 110-95 (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:33:55 GMT)

    Zach Randolph used his size and leverage to frustrate the New Orleans Pelicans in the paint. Jeff Green scored from all over the court.

  • [New York Times] Hayward Has 27 Points, 12 Rebounds as Jazz Beat Bulls in OT (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:12:45 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Rodney Hood added 19 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls 105-96 in overtime on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Wizards, 114-98 (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:54:47 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook doesn’t feel comfortable taking credit for his triple-doubles.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Drummond and Pistons Outlast Nets; Suns Fire Hornacek (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:44:44 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson, who had been listed as questionable to play because of dehydration, battled through cramps to help Detroit defeat the Nets in Brooklyn.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Rally to Defeat Pacers in OT (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:42:28 GMT)

    There’s a specific reason why Cleveland’s LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are referred to as “The Big Three.”

  • [New York Times] Irving Leads Cavaliers to Rare Win at Indiana, 111-106 in OT (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:18:46 GMT)

    Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving spent the break between regulation and overtime urging his teammates to close out Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Scores 28 as Spurs Beat Magic 107-92 (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:09:56 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic 107-92 Monday night to remain undefeated at home.

  • [New York Times] Teague Scores Season-High 32, Hawks Breeze Past Mavs (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:51:49 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored a season-high 32 points, Kyle Korver added 16 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-97 on Monday night to snap a three-game skid.

  • [New York Times] Slumping Suns Fire Head Coach Hornacek (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:42:30 GMT)

    The slumping Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Jeff Hornacek and named assistant Earl Watson as the interim coach, the National Basketball Association team said on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Drummond, Jackson Help Pistons Edge Nets 105-100 (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:00:57 GMT)

    Andre Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored 19 points, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-100 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Video Game Featuring LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Tattoos Sparks Lawsuit (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:39:27 GMT)

    Take-Two Interactive Software Inc has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over its depiction of tattoos belonging to National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in a popular video game.

  • [New York Times] Reeling Suns Fire Jeff Hornacek as Coach (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:22:07 GMT)

    Phoenix, mired in one of the worst stretches in its history, with a 14-game road losing streak, promoted Earl Watson to interim coach.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis comes up small late in game (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:22:49 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis was in the practice facility trying to fight off a defender and create enough space to accept a post-up pass.

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  • [New York Daily News] Curry off but Warriors dismantle Knicks behind Green, Klay (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:24:18 GMT)

    It was just another day at the office for what may be the best team in NBA history. The Knicks offered no resistance.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Gash, off night can’t stop Steph Curry and Warriors (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:35:26 GMT)

    Stephen Curry was being pulled in different directions as he tried to navigate his way to the media scrum that awaited him.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Solid Bench Effort Propels Clippers to Victory Over Bulls (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:32:07 GMT)

    The Clippers’ Jamal Crawford led the way with 26 points in a 120-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Los Angeles on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] McCollum, Lillard Lead Blazers Past Timberwolves 96-93 (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:21:34 GMT)

    CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard scored 21 points apiece, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 11th straight road loss with a 96-93 victory Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Send Lakers to Record-Tying 10th Loss in Row, 101-82 (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:03:51 GMT)

    Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 19 points and 12 rebounds apiece, and the Charlotte Hornets sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their franchise record-tying 10th consecutive defeat, 101-82 Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Thompson, Green Help Warriors Blow Out Knicks, 116-95 (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:36:50 GMT)

    The shooting and passing weren’t good, though apparently coach Steve Kerr’s clipboard toss was impressive.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 116, Knicks 95: Even on Stephen Curry’s Off Day, the Warriors Have a Field Day (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:05:47 GMT)

    Curry, the N.B.A.’s reigning most valuable player, scored only 13 points, but Golden State had more than enough to rout the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] Williams Helps Mavs Win Without Nowitzki, 91-78 Over Suns (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 03:21:42 GMT)

    Deron Williams scored 27 points and the Dallas Mavericks won without Dirk Nowitzki, surging past the lowly Phoenix Suns 91-78 Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Fournier Scores 24, Gordon 22 as Magic Rally to Beat Celtics (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:45:35 GMT)

    Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Pacers at Hawks (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:36:34 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers, two elite teams that, so far, seem doomed to remain in LeBron James’s shadow, will go against each other on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Heat Win Season-Best 4th Straight, Top Hawks 105-87 (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:06:31 GMT)

    For a franchise with three NBA championships in the past decade and a 27-game winning streak along the way, putting together four consecutive victories might seem insignificant.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Warriors’ League of Their Own Needs Time: Four Months (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:00:01 GMT)

    After nearly falling to the woeful 76ers on Saturday night, Golden State appeared to be mortal, until a buzzer-beating 3-pointer flew in the face of the basketball gods.

  • [New York Times] Clippers’ Bench the Difference in Win Over Bulls (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:54:27 GMT)

    Another productive outing by their bench allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to bolt past Chicago on Sunday, with reserve guard Jamal Crawford scoring 26 points in a 120-93 blowout of the Bulls at Staples Center.

  • [New York Times] Kenny Sailors, a Pioneer of the Jump Shot, Dies at 95 (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:22:28 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] Clippers Blow Out Bulls 120-93 for 4th Straight Victory (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:03:48 GMT)

    Don’t mess with the Clippers’ bench.

  • [New York Post] It took 90 seconds for Warriors to exploit Porzingis’ youth (Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:05:15 -0500)

    Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis was 90 seconds into the game. And he had two fouls. "That's going to be a learning experience for me,” Porzingis said. "To make those two quick fouls and then sit out, then later on try and not foul again and not being able to really play hard defensively because you…