Knicks Morning News (2016.03.03)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Rally From 22 Down to Beat Thunder 103-98 (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 07:39:34 GMT)

    The day began for the Oklahoma City Thunder with the stunning news that part-owner Aubrey McClendon had died. It ended with the players and coaching staff shaking their heads for another reason.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Clinch 19th Straight Playoff Berth (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:20:45 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons, 97-81, on Wednesday to clinch their 19th straight playoff berth.

  • [New York Times] Magic Hand Bulls Fourth Straight Loss (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:18:28 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls have fallen, and they can’t seem to get up. And the playoffs are slipping away.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Clinch Postseason Berth With 29th Straight Home Win (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:09:32 GMT)

    A month away from home did little to slow the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [New York Times] Augustin Leads Nuggets to 117-107 Win Over Lakers (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:54:39 GMT)

    D.J. Augustin scored 22 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead six Denver players in double figures, and the Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-107 on Wednesday night in Kobe Bryant’s final game at the Pepsi Center.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Run Away From Detroit in Win (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:42:28 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs continue to set one milestone after another during this record-breaking season but insist they aren’t paying any attention while keeping their collective eyes on the ultimate prize, another NBA title.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 39, Rockets Top Pelicans Despite Poor Shooting (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:15:45 GMT)

    James Harden had 39 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to help the Houston Rockets overcome miserable shooting in a 100-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Conley Scores 24, Leads Grizzlies Past Kings 104-98 (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:15:42 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 104-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant Sits Out 2nd Half to Rest Sore Right Shoulder (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:09:39 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is sitting out the second half to rest his sore right shoulder during his final game in Denver.

  • [New York Times] Wizards’ Bench Delivers 4th Straight Win, 104-98 Over Wolves (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:06:38 GMT)

    Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Alan Anderson added 18 to lead the Washington Wizards to their fourth straight victory, 104-98 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hill Scores 19, Pacers Survive Rally, Beat Bucks 104-99 (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:54:31 GMT)

    Jordan Hill had 19 points and the Indiana Pacers survived a last-minute rally to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-99 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Jazz 104-94 for 11th Straight Home Win (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:42:50 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 32 points, DeMar DeRozan added 31 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 104-94 on Wednesday night for their club-record 11th straight home win.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Helps Celtics Beat Blazers for 12th Straight Home Win (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:09:32 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had 30 points to lead the Boston Celtics to their fourth straight win, 116-93 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kemba Walker Keeps Hornets Rolling in 119-99 Win Over 76ers (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:49:01 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 30 points and Cody Zeller had 15 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 119-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Scores 24 as Magic Overwhelm Bulls, 102-89 (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:48:59 GMT)

    Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points, rookie Mario Hezonja added a career-high 21, and the Orlando Magic beat the Chicago Bulls 102-89 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Amar’e Stoudemire Laments Knicks’ Decline, Then Helps Sustain It (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:48:31 GMT)

    Stoudemire appeared to lob some subtle criticisms at Carmelo Anthony and reproached his former teammates for their halfhearted embrace of the triangle offense before helping his new team, the Miami Heat, defeat them.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Memories of Last Season Stalk Knicks (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:21:38 GMT)

    The Knicks’ current season has begun to produce echoes of the last one: the same competitive despair, the same threat of irrelevance, the same undertones of nastiness.

  • [New York Post] Porzingis, Lopez offer reasons for Carmelo’s annoyance (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:02:37 -0500)

    Knicks teammates feel Carmelo Anthony's pain and frustration. "Melo is in a very different spot than any of us can really imagine,” said center Robin Lopez. "There are times on the floor where we're putting a lot of pressure on him. We need him to do a lot of the heavy lifting for us.” Lopez…

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Jax and Dolan, not Melo, should apologize for Knicks (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 06:26:24 GMT)

    Now that Carmelo Anthony has offered an apology, it would be nice if some other highly paid Madison Square Garden employees did the same.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony absent from Knicks’ charity bowling event (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:50:47 GMT)

    Hours after he apologized for engaging with a heckling fan, Carmelo Anthony was a no-show at his team’s big annual charity bowling event

  • [New York Daily News] Kid schools Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, celebrates with dab (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:29:10 GMT)

    The Knicks may have found their new point guard.

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