Knicks Morning News (2016.03.19)

  • [New York Times] Highlights of Friday’s NBA Games (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 06:06:28 GMT)

    Highlights of Friday’s National Basketball Association games.

  • [New York Times] Knight’s Big Stretch Drive Helps Suns Beat Lakers 95-90 (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:18:33 GMT)

    Brandon Knight scored nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter after Phoenix nearly blew a 19-point lead, and the Suns hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Lillard’s 33 Points Helps Portland Survive Pelicans, 117-112 (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 04:36:46 GMT)

    Damian Lillard lay flat on his back. His Portland teammates rushed to his side and then got into a brief scrum with Pelicans players while team security sprang onto the court to prevent the dust-up from escalating.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Scores 32 in Raptors’ Victory Over Celtics (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 04:27:29 GMT)

    Despite concluding a stretch of four games in five nights, with travel, the Toronto Raptors were able to pour it on in the fourth quarter to outscore the Celtics 26-17 and defeat Boston 105-91 Friday.

  • [New York Times] Splash Brothers Set Up SA Showdown, Topping Mavs 130-112 (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 04:24:52 GMT)

    Stephen Curry stole the ball from Dirk Nowitzki near midcourt and hit a 35-footer to beat the first-quarter buzzer, drawing a huge roar from the typical swarm of the sharpshooting star’s fans on the road.

  • [New York Times] Harden Leads Rockets Past Timberwolves, 116-111 (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 03:54:42 GMT)

    After an emotional players-only meeting, Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley said he felt sorry for the next opponent.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 03:33:39 GMT)

    Stephen Curry had several dazzling plays on his way to 31 points, fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson scored 39 and the Golden State Warriors tuned up for a showdown in San Antonio with a 130-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook, Durant Power Thunder to Win Over 76ers (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:57:27 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook set the tone and Kevin Durant finished the job.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavaliers Beat Magic to Seal Playoff Berth (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:57:06 GMT)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers hold off the Orlando Magic, 109-103, on Friday night and clinch a playoff spot.

  • [New York Times] After Big First Half, Pistons Hold Off Kings 115-108 (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:15:45 GMT)

    Marcus Morris scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made a couple big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 115-108 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Lowry, Raptors Send Celtics to Fourth Straight Loss (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:12:51 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 32 points, Luis Scola had all of his 17 in the first quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 105-91 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Irving, James Lead Cavs to Season Series Sweep of Magic (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:09:55 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and LeBron James had 18, including a layup and pair of free throws down the stretch to help the Cleveland Cavaliers hold off the Orlando Magic 109-103 on Friday night and clinch a playoff spot.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s 13th Triple-Double Helps Thunder Down 76ers (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 01:39:53 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook recorded his league-leading 13th triple-double with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, and Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 boards to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 111-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis was recruited via Facebook by Div. II schools (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:27:25 GMT)

    A lot of universities dropped the ball with Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony on his Knicks future: ‘S–t, I don’t know’ (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:22:30 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony acknowledged Friday his future in New York is up in the air while indicating it’s reliant on Phil Jackson’s summer moves.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks don’t want Kristaps Porzingis playing for Latvia (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 02:19:27 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t made up his mind about playing for Latvia this summer, but the Knicks now have a stated preference.