Knicks Morning News (2016.04.01)

  • [New York Times] In Fightball, Basketball Is Stripped Down to a Gladiator Sport (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:34 GMT)

    The concept seeks to merge a tough, one-on-one street game with a slick nightclub vibe.

  • [New York Times] Durant Drives Thunder to Win Over Undermanned Clippers (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:09:36 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 31 points to lead Oklahoma City to a 119-117 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • [New York Times] Aminu Leads Trail Blazers to 116-109 Win Over Celtics (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:06:39 GMT)

    Al-Farouq Aminu scored a career-high 28 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak at home to a season-high six games with a 116-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Adams’ Late Basket Lifts Thunder Past Clippers 119-117 (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:33:42 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Steven Adams hit a go-ahead tip-in with 26.9 seconds left and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to avoid a potentially embarrassing loss, edging the depleted Los Angeles Clippers 119-117 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: LeBron James Moves Up Scoring List as Cavs Beat Nets (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:27:12 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 24 points to pass Dominique Wilkins, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Nets, 107-87.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Boston’s Pablo Sandoval Loses Job at Third (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 03:58:12 GMT)

    The Red Sox said third baseman Pablo Sandoval, in the second year of a five-year, $95-million deal, would begin the season on the bench, in favor of Travis Shaw, who made his big league debut in 2015.

  • [New York Times] Confident Cavaliers Shred Nets in Cleveland (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 03:30:28 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors might be marching to the best record in league history, but Kyrie Irving still believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are marching toward a championship.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 24, Moves to 12th on Scoring List in Cavs’ Win (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 03:24:37 GMT)

    LeBron James continues to move up the NBA’s career scoring list, but he has more important matters on his mind.

  • [New York Times] Babbitt Leads Pelicans Past Nuggets 101-95 (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 03:00:44 GMT)

    Luke Babbitt scored 22 points and Tim Frazier had 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading the injury-riddled New Orleans Pelicans past the Denver Nuggets 101-95 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Kings C Cousins Suspended for 1 Game for 16th Technical (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 02:21:34 GMT)

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended for one game by the NBA after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season.

  • [New York Times] Mirotic Scores 28 as Bulls Edge Rockets 103-100 (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 02:06:45 GMT)

    Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points and Jimmy Butler added 21 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 103-100 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Magic Pull Out All Tricks to Pull Away From Pacers 114-94 (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:48:34 GMT)

    Evan Fournier scored 25 points and Nikola Vucevic added 24 on Thursday night to lead the Orlando Magic past the Indiana Pacers 114-94.

  • [New York Times] Cavs’ James Moves Into 12th Place on Career Scoring List (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:06:58 GMT)

    LeBron James has moved past Dominique Wilkins into 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.

  • 22 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.04.01)”

    People that want guns will get them, no matter what the law says.

    @46 from yesterday: your argument is total bs. People who want to kill someone would find a way to do it but we still have laws against murder. People who want to steal money would find a way to do it but we still have laws against theft. The same goes for gun ownership.


    No, that’s not true. People who have wanted drugs got them, with an added plus of financial gain for organized crime. The same holds true for weapons. Furthermore, it’s a protected right under the Constitution, it’s not the same as theft or murder.


    This is a nuanced economic issue, unlike whether high TS% at low USG% is valuable for a team. (Spoiler: it is.)

    his is a nuanced economic issue, unlike whether high TS% at low USG% is valuable for a team. (Spoiler: it is.)

    Stats don’t kill teams, people kill teams

    The much bigger question is why is Porzingis listed as doubtful tonight and why haven’t we heard much about the results of his MRI?

    How is a guy supposed to put in his illegal bets at his illegal offshore account without this information? 🙂

    I hope that while they were examining his shoulder they have also started the cloning procedures.

    Is Robert Randolph still part of Friday Night Knicks on MSG, or did we trade him and the family band in the Bargs deal?

    I saw Robert Randolph live at Jones Beach a few years back. He opened for Eric Clapton. Great show.

    I’m expecting a win streak, honestly. Late season win streaks to hurt the team in the long term is a big part of what they do here.

    Ian Begley
    ESPN Staff Writer

    An MRI of Kristaps Porzingis’ right shoulder yesterday revealed a strain, the Knicks say. He will be out against Brooklyn tonight.

    I never know what he says after “Friday Night Knicks.” Is it, “Do it just to did it?”

    With Zinger out and CE back, let him play! Start Grant, Galloway and DWill. CE off the bench for good minutes.

    “Get There” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band

    Don’t mind taking the bus, don’t mind taking the train
    Don’t mind wearing walking shoes or running through the rain
    Knicks on Friday night, MSG is the place to be
    Whatever it takes to make it here, I’ll do it all again
    Hey, I gotta get there fast as I can
    I gotta get there, Friday night Knicks I’m a fan
    I gotta get there please understand, I’m talking Friday night Knicks on MSG gotta front row seat gotta get there

    Looks like Calderon might miss rest of the season. Grant starting tonight and hopefully for the rest of the season.

    It’s sad/hilarious that they have to be forced to start Grant via injuries.

    Nah, I like “do it just to did iiiiiit” better.

    It’s sad/hilarious that they have to be forced to start Grant via injuries.

    Any way we can bring in Baron Davis to finish the season at PG? We need veteran leadership for these critical games!

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