Knicks Morning News (2016.03.27)

  • [New York Newsday] LeBron James leads Cavaliers over friend Carmelo Anthony, Knicks (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:16:27 EDT)
  • [New York Times] McCollum Helps Blazers Escape With 108-105 Win Over 76ers (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 06:21:37 GMT)

    As usual, with the clock winding down and the game tied, the Portland Trail Blazers looked to their backcourt to save the day. The player who stepped up to make the save was unexpected.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Scores 28, Leads Celtics Over Suns 102-99 (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 04:54:36 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points against his former team, and the Boston Celtics held off the Phoenix Suns 102-99 despite almost blowing a 21-point lead Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Rise to Upend Pacers; Hawks End Pistons’ Streak (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 04:12:43 GMT)

    The Nets beat the Indiana Pacers, 120-110, on Saturday night at Barclays Center.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Slide by Shorthanded Spurs (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 04:03:28 GMT)

    The Thunder chose rhythm and the Spurs chose relaxation Saturday night in Oklahoma City.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Remain Hot, End Pistons’ Winning Streak (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:42:27 GMT)

    Quietly and efficiently, the Atlanta Hawks keep piling up victories. The team that headed into the Eastern Conference playoffs last season as the top seed could be this season’s darkhorse.

  • [New York Times] Hawks End Pistons’ Winning Streak With 112-95 Victory (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:33:50 GMT)

    Three terrific quarters from Paul Millsap were enough for the Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] James, Love Carry Cavs to 107-93 Victory Over Knicks (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:33:48 GMT)

    LeBron James is feeling stronger as the season gets shorter.

  • [New York Times] Hayward, Jazz Close Out Wolves in 4th Quarter, 93-84 (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:21:33 GMT)

    The Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves both trudged into Target Center with heavy legs and foggy heads.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 107, Knicks 93: Cavaliers, and Reality, Crash Down on the Knicks (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:12:26 GMT)

    Two nights after a surprising win over the Bulls, the Knicks fell back to earth, as LeBron James and Cleveland routed them at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] Batum Scores 25 as Hornets Rout Bucks 115-91 (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:03:39 GMT)

    Nicolas Batum scored 23 of his 25 points in the first half and the Charlotte Hornets used a 3-point barrage to rout the Milwaukee Bucks 115-91 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook, Durant Lead Thunder Past Short-Handed Spurs (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 02:39:43 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 31 points and Russell Westbrook added 29 to help the Thunder defeat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 111-92 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Tie Team Mark With 49th Win, Beat Pelicans 115-91 (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 02:15:51 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Patrick Patterson had 16 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game losing streak, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 115-91 on Saturday night to tie a franchise record with their 49th victory of the season.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Playoffs Hopes Dealt Blow With 111-89 Loss to Magic (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:51:43 GMT)

    Orlando journeyman center Dewayne Dedmon scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Jason Smith added 14 off the bench and the Magic dealt the Chicago Bulls a blow to their fading playoff hopes with a 111-89 win Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Lopez Scores 23 to Lead Nets Past Pacers 120-110 (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:00:54 GMT)

    Brook Lopez scored 23 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 18, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Indiana Pacers 120-110 on Saturday night.

  • [ – New York Knicks] LeBron, Cavs throw down week's frustration on Knicks (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:10:30 EST)

    LeBron, Cavs throw down week's frustration on Knicks

  • [New York Post] Getting sued for ‘choking’ doesn’t sway J.R. Smith’s game (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 02:22:07 -0400)

    J.R. Smith's latest off-the-court issue isn't affecting his performance on it. The former Knicks guard continues to play well for the Cavaliers after he was sued earlier this week by 19-year-old Justin Brown, who accuses the 11-year veteran of choking him and striking him in Chelsea last November, according to police sources. There were not…

  • [New York Post] How Knicks are rebuilding Jerian Grant’s 3-point shot (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:50:20 -0400)

    Rookie Jerian Grant is giving his 3-point shooting more than the old college try. The Knicks have recently put more of an emphasis on improving the former Notre Dame point guard's stroke from downtown. During his days with the Irish, Grant said he had a propensity to take step-back and fade-away 3-pointers. That formula hasn't…

  • [New York Post] Stop asking Carmelo Anthony about that LeBron team-up (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:01:08 -0400)

    LeBron James was in town. James had just scored a triple-double. The Knicks had just lost for the 44th time in 74 games. So the question went to Carmelo Anthony. Would you be willing to waive the no-trade clause if it meant playing with LeBron in Cleveland? "I don't want to talk about that man,…

  • [New York Post] LeBron James says he doesn’t need Dream Team to win title (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 00:53:46 -0400)

    Carmelo Anthony might be going through purgatory on Earth with the Knicks, but LeBron James has his own matters to deal with — namely getting the Cavaliers ready to win a championship. "I believe in what we have,” James said. "And I know we can win a championship with the group we have. And I'm…

  • [New York Daily News] LeBron James has triple-double as Knicks fall to Cavs 107-93 (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 05:27:08 GMT)

    LeBron James strapped on his cape, bullied one Knick to the rim and embarrassed two — including Kristaps Porzingis — when he got there.

  • [New York Daily News] Ex-Knicks star J.R. Smith sued for allegedly choking teen (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 05:00:56 GMT)

    Justin Brown, 19, claims in a new suit that Smith attacked him outside Artichoke Basille’s Pizza in Chelsea last November.

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