Knicks Morning News (2016.03.31)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Thursday's Knicks Links: Afflalo, Rambis not on the same page (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:32:07 EST)

    Thursday's Knicks Links: Afflalo, Rambis not on the same page

  • [New York Daily News] Afflalo refutes Knicks coach’s claim they discussed benching (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:13:31 GMT)

    Arron Afflalo is confused why Kurt Rambis claims there was a conversation about his demotion to the bench.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks need fixing, Phil Jackson opts for vacation (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:53:38 GMT)

    Phil Jackson is either completely tone deaf or a diabolical genius daring James Dolan to give him upwards of $30 million to leave New York.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Porzingis to undergo MRI on right shoulder (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:49:58 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ spectacular rejection made the highlight show rounds and also sent him to the injured list.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony chokes away Knicks loss to Mavericks (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 03:07:10 GMT)

    Appropriately, with Cowboys QB Tony Romo on the sideline, Carmelo Anthony choked it away.

  • [New York Times] Australian Jackson Quits After Knees Scupper Rio Bid (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:39:28 GMT)

    Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson announced her retirement on Thursday after doctors said her battered knees were not up to the rigors of contesting for a fifth Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro this year.

  • [New York Times] Randle Hits Big Shot in Lakers’ 102-100 OT Win Over Heat (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:33:30 GMT)

    After all the drama of another miserable day for the Los Angeles Lakers, Julius Randle’s graceful spin move for the winning basket was a splash of pure beauty.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Work OT to Set Franchise Wins Record (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:36:27 GMT)

    It wasn’t easy, but the Golden State Warriors earned an impressive franchise record on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Curry Scores 31, Warriors Beat Jazz 103-96 in OT for No. 68 (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:06:38 GMT)

    The Warriors’ countdown to become the winningest team in NBA history is down to five.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Pelicans, Set NBA Record With 38-0 Start at Home (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:57:40 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs set the NBA record with their 38th straight home victory to open the season and matched the highest win total in franchise history.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Rally for Key Win Over Knicks (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:51:28 GMT)

    The playoff chase wouldn’t have died if the Dallas Mavericks lost at home to the lowly New York Knicks on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Cousins, Kings Deal Wizards Costly Defeat, 120-111 (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:48:37 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four blocks, and the Sacramento Kings dealt a blow to the Washington Wizards’ playoff hopes with a 120-111 victory on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Barton Helps Nuggets Beat Grizzlies 109-105 (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:42:39 GMT)

    The Memphis Grizzlies are struggling, and their slide could hurt their position for the playoffs.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Fourth-Quarter Rally Lifts Mavericks Over Knicks (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:39:42 GMT)

    J. J. Barea made a go-ahead layup with 49.9 seconds left and finished with 26 points for Dallas, now tied for the seventh-best record in the West.

  • [New York Times] Barea Scores 26, Mavs Beat Knicks to Tie for 8th in West (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 03:36:43 GMT)

    J.J. Barea scored 26 points and made the go-ahead layup with 49.9 seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 91-89 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Contrite Russell Issues Apology Over Young Filming Incident (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 03:33:28 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell admitted he felt “sick” during a public apology he issued on Wednesday for secretly filming team mate Nick Young talking about women other than fiancĂ© Iggy Azalea.

  • [New York Times] Middleton Scores 26 in Bucks’ 105-94 Win Over Suns (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:42:51 GMT)

    Khris Middleton scored nine of his 26 points in the final 7:31 and Jabari Parker added 21 points in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 105-94 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] CP3, Clippers Win 4th Straight, 99-79 Over Timberwolves (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:27:31 GMT)

    Chris Paul had 20 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers bullied the young Minnesota Timberwolves in a 99-79 victory on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Russell Apologizes for Taking Video of Lakers Teammate Young (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:24:35 GMT)

    D’Angelo Russell knows he must rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers’ trust in him after the rookie guard’s unflattering video exchange with teammate Nick Young ended up on social media.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Hawks 105-97 to Notch First 50-Win Season (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:15:31 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors earned their franchise-record 50th victory of the season Wednesday night, 105-97 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Curry Fans Fall From Stands Trying to Get Autograph (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:24:43 GMT)

    Four fans trying to get an autograph from Stephen Curry fell out of the stands when a railing dislodged before the Utah Jazz hosted the Golden State Warriors.

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