Knicks Morning News (2016.03.29)

  • [New York Newsday] Jerian Grant to continue coming off the Knicks' bench (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:33:11 EDT)

    Kurt Rambis doesn't plan to change the starting lineup or rotation much now that the Knicks are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

  • [New York Newsday] Young fan runs onto court to hug Carmelo Anthony in New Orleans (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:30:27 EDT)
  • [New York Newsday] Knicks lose third-quarter lead, game to undermanned Pelicans (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:29:11 EDT)

    Carmelo Anthony experienced a serious case of mixed emotions Sunday evening. Not long after his Syracuse Orangemen reached the Final Four, the Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

  • [New York Times] The Golden State Warriors’ Superhero, Back When They Needed One (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:00:21 GMT)

    Sadiki Fuller played the role of the trampoline-bouncing, basketball-dunking Thunder — the now-banished Warriors mascot — during some lean years for the franchise.

  • [New York Times] Paul Hurts Ankle as Clippers Club Celtics (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:48:31 GMT)

    Doc Rivers couldn’t resist needling Los Angeles Lakers’ fans after Paul Pierce went down with an ankle injury Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Barea Leads Mavericks to 97-88 Win Over Nuggets (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:03:51 GMT)

    In the midst of a rough stretch, the Dallas Mavericks were searching for a little more energy and athleticism.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Jordan Lead Clippers Past Celtics, 114-90 (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:03:49 GMT)

    DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Paul added 13 points and 14 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 114-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Holiday’s Return Sparks Pelicans Past Knicks, 99-91 (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:45:51 GMT)

    Jrue Holiday returned from a toe injury and took a hard shot to the eye for his trouble. Still, he managed to provide the Pelicans with some relief from their recent rut before absorbing the latest blow to his health.

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony ‘Shocked’ by Child’s Hug During Game (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:45:45 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony says he was momentarily “shocked” when he felt someone grasping at his thigh as he stood near the top of the key in the final minute of the New York Kicks’ game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Hand Kobe Worst Loss Ever, 123-75 in Last Visit to Utah (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:39:44 GMT)

    Rodney Hood will never forget the night Kobe Bryant requested to guard the second-year player because he was virtually unstoppable. That’s a huge compliment from the future Hall of Famer.

  • [New York Times] Crabbe Has 21 and Blazers Beat Kings 105-93 (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:33:36 GMT)

    Reserve Allen Crabbe scored 21 points and the Portland Trail Blazers cruised to a 105-93 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Hang On for Fourth Straight Win (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:33:27 GMT)

    As strange as it sounds, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer prefers that his players experience a close game every now and then.

  • [New York Times] Dwyane Wade Scores 30, and Heat’s Defense Rises to Stifle the Nets (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:21:37 GMT)

    Hassan Whiteside added a career-high 27 points off the bench for Miami. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 26 points.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pelicans Beat Knicks to End 3-Game Skid (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:19:26 GMT)

    Jrue Holiday returned from a toe injury to score 22 points for host New Orleans while Carmelo Anthony had 22 for the Knicks.

  • [New York Times] Wiggins, Wolves Hold Off Late Charge by Suns in 121-116 Win (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:18:41 GMT)

    A 20-point lead had disappeared in a matter of minutes, and the Minnesota Timberwolves were in danger of succumbing to the small-ball Phoenix Suns for the second time in just over two weeks.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:12:42 GMT)

    Rodney Hood scored 30 points and the Jazz turned Kobe Bryant’s last visit to Utah into the worst loss of his career with a 123-75 victory on Monday night that matched the Lakers’ largest defeat in franchise history.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Has 31 Points, 13 Boards, Spurs Beat Memphis 101-87 (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 03:09:41 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 13 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 101-87 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Wade Gets 30, Heat Pull Away From Nets 110-99 (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:57:53 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade found out before the game he would be without his point guard, then was worried in the first quarter about the pain shooting through his left hand and wrist.

  • [New York Times] Teague Free Throws Help Hawks Hold Off Bulls, 102-100 (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:51:48 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 26 points, including two free throws with just over six seconds to play, and the surging Atlanta Hawks fought off a furious Chicago rally for a 102-100 win Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s 16th Triple-Double Leads Thunder to 8th in a Row (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:19:06 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 26 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in his 16th triple-double of the season, Kevin Durant scored 34 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 119-100 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks coach sticks with what doesn’t work in loss to N.O. (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:20:54 GMT)

    The Knicks coach said his starting lineup will remain the same despite the team being eliminated from the playoffs.

  • [New York Daily News] After ‘Cuse win, Melo deals with letdown of missing playoffs (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:20:31 GMT)

    In a span of roughly 30 minutes, Carmelo Anthony’s embrace of a glorious past was smacked with the reality of his depressing present.

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier goes after LeBron James (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:15:53 GMT)

    It started with Frazier throwing freezing water on a discussed alliance of James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul

  • [New York Daily News] Video: Kid runs on court during game, hugs Carmelo Anthony (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 03:43:21 GMT)

    A young boy, unchecked by security at the Smoothie King Center, ran onto the court and hugged Carmelo Anthony.

  • [New York Post] Alvin Gentry: Phil knows Luke Walton will be ‘terrific’ head coach (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:10:43 -0400)

    NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry, a member of Steve Kerr's 2015 title-winning coaching staff at Golden State, said Luke Walton will be "a terrific coach” and Knicks' team president Phil Jackson knows it. In fact, Gentry got his hackles up because he did not believe Walton got enough credit for guiding the Warriors…

  • [ – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Rambis sticking with what doesn't work (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:31:01 EST)

    Tuesday's Knicks Links: Rambis sticking with what doesn't work

  • [ – New York Knicks] Melo 'shocked' when kid ran on court to hug him (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:19:45 EST)

    Melo 'shocked' when kid ran on court to hug him

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