Knicks Morning News (2016.03.12)

  • [New York Newsday] Phil Jackson still believes in Carmelo Anthony, Kurt Rambis; Knicks fall again (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 01:52:00 EST)
  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Damian Lillard Comes Home to an Unwelcome Comparison (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:49:58 GMT)

    Raised in Oakland, Lillard returned there with the Trail Blazers to confront the Warriors and a brewing rivalry with Steph Curry that has the potential to be one of the league’s best matchups for years to come.

  • [New York Times] Highlights of Friday’s NBA Games (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:54:27 GMT)

    Highlights of Friday’s National Basketball Association games.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Combine for 15 3-Pointers in Rout of Blazers (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:06:35 GMT)

    The Splash Brothers had no plans of letting Damian Lillard steal the 3-point spotlight this time.

  • [New York Times] Thompson, Curry Combine for 71 as Warriors Rout Blazers (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:36:27 GMT)

    Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson dominated their matchup with the Portland backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum on Friday night, exploding for 71 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 128-112 blowout of the Trail Blazers.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Redick Lead Clippers to 101-94 Win Over Knicks (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:21:37 GMT)

    Chris Paul had 24 points and 15 assists and J.J. Redick added 20 points, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 101-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Assistant Williams Not Returning This Season (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:12:27 GMT)

    Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, whose wife died in a car accident last month, will not return to the team this season, the team said on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Rubio Rescues Timberwolves, Sinks Thunder (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:54:31 GMT)

    The last time the Minnesota Timberwolves visited Oklahoma City, they were ran out of the gym. In the 20-point loss, coach Sam Mitchell left his young stars on the floor till the final buzzer so they would learn to hate the feeling of losing.

  • [New York Times] Magic Hold Off Kings 107-100 to End Three-Game Skid (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:45:43 GMT)

    Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Victor Oladipo scored six of his 18 points during a 40-second stretch of the fourth quarter to help lead the Orlando Magic to a 107-100 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Snap 13-Game Losing Streak, Covington Carted Off Court (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:33:37 GMT)

    For the first time in more than a month, the Philadelphia 76ers won a game.

  • [New York Times] Stephenson Leads Grizzlies to 121-114 OT Win Over Pelicans (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 04:45:55 GMT)

    Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 33 points, Matt Barnes recorded a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 121-114 in overtime Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Mack Scores Career-High 27 as Jazz Beat Wizards 114-93 (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 04:42:49 GMT)

    Shelvin Mack scored a season-high 27 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Washington Wizards 114-93 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Rubio’s Late 3 Lifts Timberwolves Past Thunder, 99-96 (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 04:12:54 GMT)

    Ricky Rubio’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Dragic Scores 26 as Heat Beat Bulls 118-96 (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 03:43:05 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored a season-high 26 points, Josh Richardson added a career-high 22 and the Miami Heat used a big fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 118-96 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Sixers End 13-Game Losing Streak and Extend Nets’ Slide (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 03:40:56 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Jahlil Okafor will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s 32 Help Rockets End Celtics’ Home Streak 102-98 (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 03:27:56 GMT)

    James Harden scored 32 points, including Houston’s final eight, and the Rockets snapped the Boston Celtics’ 14-game home winning streak with a 102-98 victory on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Williams, Hornets Top Pistons 118-103 for 6th Straight Win (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 03:24:59 GMT)

    Hornets coach Steve Clifford continues to emphasize to his players it’s not just about winning games this time of the year β€” it’s about continuing to improve as the playoffs approach.

  • [New York Times] Clippers 101, Knicks 94: β€˜In It to Win It,’ Says Phil Jackson, Vowing Knicks Revival (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 01:37:40 GMT)

    Jackson, the team president, discussed Carmelo Anthony, Kurt Rambis and free-agent possibilities in a rare news conference.

  • [New York Post] Phil Jackson’s PG plan: We don’t need star, watch for Wroten (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 01:45:42 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES β€” Phil Jackson said the Knicks need to add backcourt help in free agency, but that doesn't mean he's going to spend most of his cap space on a traditional point guard. The Knicks have $18 million in cap room for this offseason, but that could grow if Arron Afflalo ($8 million) and…

  • [New York Post] Despite Porzingis’ heroics, Knicks can’t upset Clippers (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 01:15:33 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES β€” The Knicks gave the Clippers a big scare in the second half Friday night behind a powerful surge from rookie Kristaps Porzingis. For the first time this season, Porzingis was more than aggressive in the final stages of a close game, but he failed to draw a couple of calls and his…

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson wants Kurt Rambis back as Knicks coach (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:34:42 GMT)

    The triangle Phil Jackson envisions for the Knicks next season would still feature Carmelo Anthony and it would also include Kurt Rambis.

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis, Knicks wilt down stretch of loss to Clippers (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:14:16 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ first trip to Hollywood did not have the storybook ending.

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