Knicks Morning News (2016.04.02)

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: It’s time for Knicks to shut Kristaps Porzingis down (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 03:54:15 GMT)

    The Knicks aren’t prepared, at least not publicly, to declare Kristaps Porzingis finished for the season so we’ll do it for them.

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis sits out again as lowly Knicks trounce lowly Nets (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:56:24 GMT)

    The Garden was dull Friday night, and it certainly had a lot to do with the lowly Knicks and Nets facing off for the final time this year.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Hold On to End Warriors’ 54-Game Home Winning Streak (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 06:27:27 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored all 22 of his points in the second half, including a driving layup with 8.3 seconds remaining, as the Boston Celtics ended the Golden State Warriors’ 54-game home winning streak with a 109-106 stunner on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Warriors’ Home Winning Streak Ends at 54 in Loss to Celtics (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 06:03:38 GMT)

    Everybody expected Stephen Curry to make the 3 from way out with the clock winding down, just as he always does.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 109, Warriors 106: Celtics End Warriors’ 54-Game Home Winning Streak (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:31:40 GMT)

    Stephen Curry’s missed 3-point attempt with 5.3 seconds left sealed Golden State’s first regular-season loss at Oracle Arena since January 2015. The Warriors fell to 68-8 this season.

  • [New York Times] Morris Shines in Return to Phoenix, Wizards Dump Suns 106-99 (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:18:44 GMT)

    Markieff Morris overcame a rude welcome in his Phoenix return by scoring 21 points and helping the Washington Wizards beat the Suns 106-99 Friday night in a much-needed victory for their playoff hopes.

  • [New York Times] Heat Blow Big Lead, but Hold On to Beat Kings 112-106 (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:03:45 GMT)

    Luol Deng made a 3-pointer with 45.7 seconds left and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-106 on Friday night, avoiding a second straight late-game collapse.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James’ 29 Points Lead Cavs Past Hawks, 110-108 in OT (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:27:39 GMT)

    After leading by 21 points in the first half, the Cleveland Cavaliers were pushed past regulation by the Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Hayward Scores 22, Jazz Defeat Timberwolves 98-85 (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:18:39 GMT)

    The pressure was on the Utah to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race after the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. The Jazz have six games left and can’t afford to drop games against teams that have struggled all season.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Jamal Murray Will Enter N.B.A. Draft (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:13:30 GMT)

    Kentucky guard Jamal Murray will enter the N.B.A. draft, the first of several Wildcats who may turn professional.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: LeBron James Passes Robertson as Cavs Edge Hawks (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:04:43 GMT)

    James scored 29 points, passing another Hall of Famer on the N.B.A.’s career scoring list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Atlanta Hawks, 110-108.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 105, Nets 91: With Little Up for Grabs, Knicks Defeat Nets (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 03:44:43 GMT)

    The Knicks won at the Garden in a game between two teams going nowhere.

  • [New York Times] Barea’s 29 Points Lead Dallas to 98-89 Win Over Pistons (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 03:27:50 GMT)

    J.J. Barea scored 29 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 19 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 98-89 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan, Lowry Lead Raptors Past Grizzlies 99-95 (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 03:15:52 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Kyle Lowry added 22, and Toronto Raptors held off the Memphis Grizzlies for a 99-95 victory on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Edge Weakened Grizzlies in Memphis (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 03:09:27 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Kyle Lowry added 22 and Jonas Valanciunas led a strong defensive effort that carried the Toronto Raptors to a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at FedExForum.

  • [New York Times] Parker’s Driving Layup Carries Bucks Past Magic 113-110 (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 03:03:55 GMT)

    Jabari Parker made a driving basket with 10.1 seconds left to put Milwaukee ahead and Tyler Ennis hit two free throws that sealed the Bucks’ 113-110 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker Scores 27, Hornets Defeat 76ers 100-91 (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 02:33:43 GMT)

    When the Philadelphia 76ers clawed back to within four points with five minutes left to play, Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets just dug a little deeper.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Beat Nets 105-91 to Split Season Series (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 02:00:53 GMT)

    Langston Galloway scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-91 on Friday night to split the season series with their city rival.

  • [New York Post] What’s left for Knicks and Nets? Playing for pride — and jobs (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 02:41:19 -0400)

    Give Nets interim coach Tony Brown some credit for being brutally honest. When asked by The Post whether Friday night's game at the Garden had any extra meaning because it was Knicks vs. Nets, he didn't sugar coat the dire situation for both teams. "It's two teams not going to the playoffs. I don't know…

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