Knicks Morning News (2017.01.01)

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 129, Knicks 122: James Harden Scores 53 as Knicks Drop 4th in a Row
    (Sunday, January 01, 2017 4:22:45 AM)

    Harden 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds for his second straight triple-double against the short-handed Knicks.

  • [ESPN] Knicks enter 2017 at a crossroads
    (Sunday, January 01, 2017 1:32:16 AM)

    Knicks enter 2017 at a crossroads

  • [ESPN] Sore Achilles sidelines Porzingis vs. Rockets
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:01:00 PM)

    Sore Achilles sidelines Porzingis vs. Rockets

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony’s knee injury won’t keep him off court for long
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:41:32 PM)

    Anthony’s 19 minutes were defined by bad shots, bad fouls and a limp.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fall to Rockets as James Harden has historic night
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:40:37 PM)

    The Knicks took the ‘Maybe we’ll get them next time’ approach prior to tipoff.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis out for Knicks against Rockets
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:12:24 PM)

    The Knicks chances of beating the Houston Rockets are even slimmer now.

  • [NYDN] Here’s why the Knicks can’t move on to 2017 fast enough
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:51:00 AM)

    Another miserable year is in the books for the Knicks. To sum up 2016, in a word, “Yuck.”

  • [NYPost] James Harden lights up Knicks as Carmelo exits with knee injury
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:10:27 PM)

    HOUSTON — The depleted Knicks were trying to pull off a New Year’s Eve miracle without Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, but instead it was James Harden who pulled off a miraculous triple-double. With the Knicks within three points late in the fourth quarter Saturday night, Harden wouldn’t let the upset occur as his 3-pointers…

  • [NYPost] Sore Kristaps Porzingis will watch 82-game goal slip away
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:28:52 PM)

    HOUSTON — The end of the year did not end on a good note for the Knicks. Kristaps Porzingis missed his first game of the season in Saturday’s 129-122 loss to the Rockets with left Achilles soreness, but is not expected to get an MRI exam. Porzingis said he started feeling pain in his Achilles…

  • [NYPost] Knicks injuries are revealing Jeff Hornacek’s costly weakness
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 1:06:39 PM)

    HOUSTON — This is not a Knicks team with any margin for error. It has been proven if one of their top four starters is injured, the Knicks collapse like a house of cards. Coach Jeff Hornacek hasn’t pressed the right buttons when the team isn’t fully healthy, which could grow into a problem. Shooting…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson bolts, Greg Bird explodes and more 2017 predictions
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:20:28 PM)

    This is the best day of the year to be a sports fan (well … unless you are a Jets fan. Then every day since Jan. 12, 1969 has been varying degrees of painful, awful or brutal. But we digress …). Every year, as a new day dawns, as a fresh destiny beckons, you can…

  • [NY Newsday] James Harden scores 53 in triple-double to beat Knicks
    (Sunday, January 01, 2017 12:08:08 AM)


  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis has to sit out with sore left Achilles
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:53:01 PM)

    HOUSTON — Kristaps Porzingis’ goal of playing every game this season ended Saturday night because of soreness in his left Achilles. Now he hopes that’s the only game he misses.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA Insider looks back at 2016 and ahead to 2017
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:57:48 PM)

    As we turn the page on another year, we look back at 2016 and ahead to 2017 for the Knicks and the NBA.

  • [SNY Knicks] Harden’s triple-double, 53 points too much for Knicks to handle
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:22:01 PM)

    James Harden and the Houston Rockets were too much for the Knicks to handle Saturday night in a 129-122 loss.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Lee and O’Quinn out against Rockets
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:16:53 PM)

    The Knicks will be without Kristaps Porzingis (achilles), Courtney Lee (wrist) and Kyle O’Quinn (flu) on Saturday against the Rockets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks look to get back on track against Houston
    (Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:56:01 PM)

    Houston will host the New York Knicks (16-16) on New Year’s Eve.