Knicks Morning News (2016.04.09)

  • [New York Times] Popovich Set to Field Full Strength Spurs for Warriors (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:51:27 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs chose to rest their standouts on Friday night but plan to return to full strength when they face the record-challenging Golden State Warriors in two days.

  • [New York Times] Crawford Three-Pointer Lifts Clippers to Win Over Jazz (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:54:28 GMT)

    Jamal Crawford scored 30 points and hit a game-winning 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to lift the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a shocking 102-99 overtime victory against the Utah Jazz on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Tim Duncan, Depleted Spurs Fall to Nuggets 102-98 (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:45:52 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had to go to work while the rest of his starting cast took the night off.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Beat Grizzlies, Close In on Playoffs After Barea Injury (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:45:49 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki ended a shooting slump and returned to his rightful place as the leading scorer for Dallas.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Keep Pacers Waiting for Playoffs With 111-98 Win (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:07:30 GMT)

    One win from clinching a playoff berth, the Indiana Pacers should have been boosted by the news that Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey had decided to rest All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, along with starting forward Luis Scola.

  • [New York Times] Magic Play Spoiler vs. Heat (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:00:27 GMT)

    Home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs may be slipping away from the Miami Heat. With three regular-season games remaining, there is no more room for error.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Beat Lakers, Kobe Bryant 110-102 (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:49:14 GMT)

    Byron Scott stood near the Lakers bench Friday night, listening as fans in New Orleans heartily chanted for the Los Angeles coach to put Kobe Bryant back in with nearly eight minutes left in the fourth quarter.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Knicks Beat 76ers, Again (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:45:58 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points and Robin Lopez had 24 points and 15 rebounds on Friday to lead the Knicks past the host Philadelphia 76ers, 109-102.

  • [New York Times] Magic Come Up Big Down Stretch to Stun Heat (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:43:05 GMT)

    The Orlando Magic sure are making it tough on teams in the playoff hunt or are trying to improve their postseason standing.

  • [New York Times] Jackson Scores 39 Points, Pistons Clinch Playoff Spot (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:22:01 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson and Aron Baynes pushed the Detroit Pistons into the playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Zeller Scores 26, Celtics Down Bucks 124-109 (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 02:33:50 GMT)

    Tyler Zeller tied a career high with 26 points and the Boston Celtics continued their playoff push with a 124-109 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Anthony, Lopez Lead Knicks Past Struggling 76ers, 109-102 (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 01:55:02 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points and Robin Lopez had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks past the Philadelphia 76ers 109-102 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker, Daniels Lift Hornets to Season Sweep of Nets 113-99 (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 01:21:58 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 22 points, Troy Daniels made his first five 3-point attempts and finished with 17 points, and the Charlotte Hornets completed a four-game season sweep of the Brooklyn Nets with a 113-99 win on Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony sympathizes for Pelicans usher who lost job (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:25:11 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony expressed his sympathy for the usher who was fired from her gig at the Smoothie King Center.

  • [New York Daily News] Kurt Rambis: Derek Fisher gave up on triangle too quickly (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 01:33:28 GMT)

    According to Rambis, Fisher was lax on teaching Phil Jackson’s system and the interim coach is picking up the pieces of a broken triangle.

  • [New York Post] Mike D’Antoni can’t say enough good things about Porzingis (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 00:56:03 -0400)

    PHILADELPHIA — Mike D'Antoni, associate coach of the 76ers, didn't get a chance to watch Kristaps Porzingis play Friday as he sat out again with a shoulder strain, and it's looking as if his season is over. But the former Knicks head coach, who helped revolutionize the stretch-4, sees greatness in the rookie. The Sixers,…

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