Knicks Morning News (2016.04.06)

  • [New York Daily News] Tax break saves MSG chairman Dolan $48.5M this fiscal year (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:25:45 GMT)

    Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes…unless you’re James Dolan.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks’ Dolan could derail Phil Jackson’s Rambis plan (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:24:52 GMT)

    Phil Jackson is more vocal at Knicks practices since Kurt Rambis replaced Derek Fisher as head coach in February.

  • [New York Post] Carmelo and Porzingis may not play together for rest of season (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:35:16 -0400)

    And in the 78th game, he rested — for the first time all season. But Carmelo Anthony said he would return for the final four Knicks games. Or at least three of them. Though Anthony is expected to play Wednesday against Charlotte at the Garden, rookie teammate Kristaps Porzingis remained "doubtful” for the game as…

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Shock Warriors 124-117 in Overtime (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:57:42 GMT)

    Coach Steve Kerr knows just what his players are going through down the stretch of a potentially record-setting season. Having stumbled to the finish of a 72-win season as a player with the Chicago Bulls two decades ago, Kerr is watching his Golden State Warriors do the same.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves 124, Warriors 117: Warriors Collapse Against Lowly Timberwolves and Lose at Home (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:31:20 GMT)

    Golden State, which led by 17 points in the third quarter, must now win its remaining four games to break the N.B.A. record for regular-season wins.

  • [New York Times] NBA: Timberwolves Stun Warriors in OT (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:06:27 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves stalled the Golden State Warriors’ pursuit of history Tuesday night, riding a fourth-quarter comeback and Andrew Wiggins’ nine points in overtime to a shocking, 124-117 victory.

  • [New York Times] Reeling Grizzlies End Skid With Win Over Bulls (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:57:28 GMT)

    In the quiet of the Chicago Bulls’ locker room Tuesday night at FedExForum, point guard Derrick Rose tried to explain how a virtual must-win game for his team turned into a 108-92 loss to the reeling and hobbled Memphis Grizzlies.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:54:31 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for a record 73 wins, blowing a 17-point lead and losing 124-117 in overtime to the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] McCollum Has 30 as Trail Blazers Beat Kings 115-107 (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:57:41 GMT)

    CJ McCollum made five 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 18, Spurs Beat Jazz for Duncan’s 1,000th Win (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:48:39 GMT)

    The Spurs won again during their best regular season ever, just as Tim Duncan has done 1,000 times in his career.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: 76ers Can’t Match Worst Mark for Wins in a Season (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:57:52 GMT)

    Philadelphia beat the New Orleans Pelicans, ensuring that the 76ers would not tie their own N.B.A. record for fewest victories in an 82-game season.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s 17th Triple-Double Leads Thunder Over Nuggets (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:48:52 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to become the first player with 17 triple-doubles in a season in 27 years, and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Denver Nuggets 124-102 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Randolph’s Double-Double Leads Grizzlies Past Bulls, 108-92 (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:57:54 GMT)

    Zach Randolph had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Vince Carter added 17 points and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a six-game losing streak with a 108-92 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Teague, Bazemore Help Hawks Rally Past Suns (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:55:01 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 20 points, Kent Bazemore added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from 13 down in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 103-90 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Dragic Scores 22, Heat Roll Past Pistons, 107-89 (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:48:39 GMT)

    There was no way for the Miami Heat to gain ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] J.R. Smith Scores 21, Hot-Shooting Cavs Beat Bucks 109-80 (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:25:10 GMT)

    J.R. Smith scored 21 points and went 7 of 11 from 3-point range to lead the hot-shooting Cleveland Cavaliers to a 109-80 victory on Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 26 as Raptors Beat Hornets 96-90 (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:12:53 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry had 12 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte 96-90 on Tuesday night, handing the Hornets back-to-back losses for the first time in more than two months.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Top Pelicans to Avoid Tying League Mark for Futility (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 01:28:22 GMT)

    Carl Landry scored 22 points to lead Philadelphia to a 107-93 victory over the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, ensuring that the 76ers won’t tie their own league record for fewest victories in an 82-game season.

  • [New York Times] Rubio Is Finally Healthy, and Hitting Shots for Minnesota (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:36:58 GMT)

    Ricky Rubio entered his fifth NBA season at a crossroads.