Knicks Morning News (2016.03.05)

  • [New York Post] The proof Kristaps Porzingis finally has hit the rookie wall (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 02:41:41 -0500)

    BOSTON — Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis acknowledged rookie Kristaps Porzingis probably has become a step slower defensively because of the rookie wall, but said he doesn't believe the team's losing is shaking the 7-foot-3 Latvian's confidence or enthusiasm. Porzingis' failure to win Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February (Indiana's Myles Turner captured…

  • [New York Times] Hawks Get Balanced Scoring in Trampling Lakers 106-77 (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 07:06:36 GMT)

    First, Atlanta disrupted the Los Angeles Lakers defensively. Then the Hawks got their offense going, and it was all too overwhelming for the undermanned Lakers.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Rally to Beat Nuggets in Overtime (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:16:39 GMT)

    Brook Lopez made a basket with 0.4 of a second left in overtime to clinch the Nets’ fifth win in a row over the Nuggets.

  • [New York Times] Lopez Tips in With .4 Seconds Left in OT, Nets Beat Nuggets (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:03:43 GMT)

    Brook Lopez had 20 points and tipped in a basket with .4 seconds left in overtime to lift the Brooklyn Nets over the Denver Nuggets 121-120 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Lebron Shines at Power Forward as Cavs Down Wizards (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:27 GMT)

    LeBron James had 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists while making his first start at power forward and Kyrie Irving had 21 points and eight assists in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 108-83 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Powers Cavaliers to Easy 108-83 Win Over Wizards (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:51:32 GMT)

    LeBron James didn’t do anything cryptic or dramatic.

  • [New York Times] Randolph Leads Grizzlies to Victory Over Jazz (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:33:29 GMT)

    Zach Randolph scored 25 points and Lance Stephenson added 16 off the bench to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-88 victory Friday over the Utah Jazz at FedExForum.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 105, Knicks 104: Carmelo Anthony Misses, and a Bad Week Continues for Knicks (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:29:03 GMT)

    Anthony’s week began with an exchange of words with a heckler and on Friday he missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer.

  • [New York Times] Randolph Scores 25 to Lead Grizzlies Past Jazz 94-88 (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:12:42 GMT)

    Zach Randolph scored 25 points and grabbed four rebounds in the final minute to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Utah Jazz 94-88 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks to 116-101 Win Over Timberwolves (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 03:57:44 GMT)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, and Khris Middleton scored 32 points in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 116-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Gets FT Record; Raptors Beat Lillard, Blazers (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 03:42:48 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan set an NBA record by making 24 straight free throws on his way to a season-high 38 points and the Toronto Raptors overcame a huge game from Damian Lillard to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 117-115 on Friday night for their franchise-record 12th straight home win.

  • [New York Times] Late Layup Lifts Celtics Over Knicks 105-104 (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 03:24:48 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had 32 points and eight assists, Avery Bradley hit a go-ahead layup with 17.7 seconds left and the Boston Celtics extended their home winning streak to 13 games with a 105-104 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Whiteside, Wade Lead Heat Past 76ers 112-102 (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 02:51:54 GMT)

    Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 19 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and the Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-102 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

  • [New York Times] Suns Beat Magic to End 17-Game Road Losing Streak (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 02:43:06 GMT)

    Alex Len scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Friday night, and the Phoenix Suns held the Orlando Magic scoreless for a 7 1/2-minute stretch to snap a 17-game road losing streak, 102-84 Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker, Batum Lead Hornets Over Pacers 108-101 (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 02:36:59 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 33 points and had 10 assists, Nicolas Batum added 31 points and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Indiana Pacers 108-101 Friday night for their ninth win in the last 11 games.

  • [New York Times] Sports Business: Steven Ballmer, Clippers’ Top Fan, Is Really Invested in Them (for Billions) (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:27:11 GMT)

    Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, is a creative owner and a screaming, trampoline-bouncing presence at the team’s games.

  • [New York Daily News] Melo, Knicks botch ending and fall to rallying Celtics (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 06:34:09 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony didn’t have to apologize for anything on Friday but the ending for him as well as the Knicks was sorry to say the least.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony wants a way out of ‘rough patch’ with Knicks (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 06:11:19 GMT)

    A frustrated Carmelo Anthony admitted on Friday he needs to find a way out of the worst three-year stretch of his career.

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