Knicks Morning News (2016.05.08)

  • [New York Times] Trail Blazers 120, Warriors 108 | Golden State Leads Series, 2-1: With Stephen Curry Absent, Warriors Take a Beating (Sun, 08 May 2016 05:01:39 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 40 points as Portland routed Golden State, which was again playing without Stephen Curry, who was still nursing a sprained right knee.

  • [New York Times] LaMarcus Aldridge Finds His Comfort Zone With the Spurs (Sun, 08 May 2016 04:01:08 GMT)

    The Spurs hold a two-games-to-one lead over the Thunder in their playoff series, and Aldridge has scored 103 points in the three games.

  • [New York Times] Raptors 95, Heat 91 | Raptors Lead Series, 2-1: Lowry Recovers His Form Just as Raptors Need Him (Sun, 08 May 2016 02:38:47 GMT)

    Shaking off his playoff struggles, Lowry scored 33 points — including 5 straight to break a late tie — in a duel with Dwyane Wade to lift the Raptors to a 95-91 victory.

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: Jonas Valanciunas Is Playing Up to His Star Potential With the Raptors (Sun, 08 May 2016 03:56:02 GMT)

    Valanciunas’s display of ability and determination in Game 2 against the Heat was just one more indication that his long-predicted breakout has finally come.

  • [New York Times] Howard Garfinkel, Who Discovered and Groomed Top Basketball Talent, Dies at 86 (Sun, 08 May 2016 04:10:40 GMT)

    Garfinkel’s scouting reports helped widen college coaches’ recruiting boundaries, and his instructional camp helped develop players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Fire Coach Dave Joerger in a Surprise Move (Sun, 08 May 2016 02:59:38 GMT)

    A team battered by injuries finished the regular season at 42-40 before being swept in the first round by San Antonio.

  • [New York Times] Cavs Looks Unstoppable as They Eye Another Playoff Sweep (Sun, 08 May 2016 05:54:32 GMT)

    This is what LeBron James envisioned when he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Has 40, Blazers Cut Warriors’ Advantage to 2-1 (Sun, 08 May 2016 04:51:36 GMT)

    The Trail Blazers learned their lesson.

  • [New York Times] Joerger Axing Underlines Lack of Job Security in the Coaching Box (Sun, 08 May 2016 04:33:27 GMT)

    If the National Basketball Association’s 2015-16 campaign has revealed anything about coaching, it is that no job can be considered safe any more.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Fires Trail Blazers to Win Over Warriors (Sun, 08 May 2016 04:21:27 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored a career playoff-high 40 points and dished out 10 assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Golden State Warriors 120-108 on Saturday night at the Moda Center.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Rescues Raptors, Scores 33 in 95-91 Win Over Heat (Sun, 08 May 2016 00:45:37 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry got his game back at the perfect time for the Toronto Raptors.

  • [New York Post] Is Phil Jackson gifting Rambis job as payback from 1999? (Sun, 08 May 2016 00:12:47 -0400)

    Phil Jackson may have cost Kurt Rambis a potentially promising head-coaching career back in 1999, back when they didn't know each other. Rambis was the hot, young Lakers assistant, coming off a cult-hero playing career in purple and gold during which he won four championships. Rambis passed over head-coaching offers from the Kings and Clippers,…

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