Knicks Morning News (2017.01.07)

  • [NYTimes] James Harden Meets Russell Westbrook in a Battle of Perpetual Motion
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 12:41:24 PM)

    The Rockets outlasted the Thunder. Westbrook had 49 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, while Harden had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 116, Nets 108: Even With Mr. Whammy, Nets Are No Match for LeBron James and the Cavs
    (Saturday, January 07, 2017 2:24:20 AM)

    Bruce Reznick, a retired Nets fan from Brooklyn, tried to cast his usual spells on James, but he finished with 36 points in Cleveland’s victory at Barclays Center.

  • [NYTimes] Is Zaza Pachulia an All-Star? Many Fans Seem to Think So
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 4:23:54 PM)

    A rule change means that despite support, the Warriors center is unlikely to be suiting up for the N.B.A. showcase on Feb. 19.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 116, Bucks 111: Knicks Rally From 18-Point Deficit to Beat Bucks and End Six-Game Skid
    (Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:54:10 AM)

    Two days after falling to Milwaukee at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks came out on top, with Carmelo Anthony scoring 26 points.

  • [NYTimes] Sunday Routine: How Caris LeVert, a Rookie With the Brooklyn Nets, Spends His Sundays
    (Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:08:01 AM)

    Mr. LeVert, who moved to Brooklyn from Columbus, Ohio, has a busy team schedule but still finds time to explore the city, and many teammates live nearby.

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker makes Hornacek look like genius for sitting Rose in 4th
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 10:21:55 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Jeff Hornacek “wanted’’ Ron Baker Friday night for the entire fourth quarter and now the undrafted rookie Ron Baker no longer has to worry about sticking with the Knicks for the entire season. During garbage time, Baker has been met by “We Want Baker’’ chants at the end of Garden games, but he…

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker, yes Ron Baker, helps Knicks end six-game skid
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 6:06:26 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Ron Baker became a fourth-quarter hero, Carmelo Anthony hit the big shot and the Knicks, after being down and counted out, scrapped and clawed, rallying from two double-digit deficits to pull off a stunning victory. In another wild affair against the Bucks, the Knicks got even, rallying from an 18-point deficit in the…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek sits Derrick Rose in 4th, wants him to get to the line more
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 10:12:31 AM)

    MILWAUKEE — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has told point guard Derrick Rose that he needs to find a way to draw more contact and be less crafty on his way to the basket so he can bloom at the free-throw line. Rose, who was benched in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 116-111 win over…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis returns in style and the losing ends
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 8:47:15 AM)

    MILWAUKEE — “The Latvian Freak” doesn’t have the same ring to it as “The Greek Freak,” but that doesn’t mean Kristaps Porzingis is any less important to the Knicks than Giannis Antetokounmpo is to the Bucks. Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 phenom, returned in style as the Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 116-111 victory…

  • [ESPN] Anthony’s passing, Porzingis’ defense, Ron Baker key Knicks comeback
    (Saturday, January 07, 2017 12:19:50 AM)

    Anthony’s passing, Porzingis’ defense, Ron Baker key Knicks comeback

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Porzingis to return after 3-game absence
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 12:49:24 PM)

    Knicks’ Porzingis to return after 3-game absence

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony, Ron Baker lead Knicks rally in win over Bucks
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 8:14:53 PM)

    The Knicks were in dire straits, heading toward a new level of rock bottom for this season.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis looks just fine in return to Knicks lineup
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 7:53:26 PM)

    When combating a “Greek Freak,” it’s helpful to have a Unicorn.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis back as Knicks seek revenge vs. ‘Greek Freak,’ Bucks
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 9:02:07 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is coming back to save the Knicks. But it may just be on a limited basis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Strong fourth quarter propels Knicks to win over Bucks
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 11:09:16 PM)

    The Knicks beat the Bucks in the back end of a home-and-home on Friday night, 116-111.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Bucks
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 6:48:32 PM)

    The Knicks finish off their home-and-home series with the Bucks in Milwaukee on Friday night at 8 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Source: Jackson “distant” but committed to continuing Knicks build
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 3:00:15 PM)

    One of the biggest knocks James Dolan received when hiring Phil Jackson was that Jackson was so entrenched in Los Angeles that he’d never fully embrace living in New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: 6 Feet Deep
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 3:15:29 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are back for their first show of 2017, and they are not happy as the past two weeks have certainly taken a toll.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings wants Knicks to hold each other more accountable
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 1:00:45 PM)

    Knicks PG Brandon Jennings wants the team to hold each other more accountable, he told Ian Begley of ESPN on Thursday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis expected to return Friday night
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 12:00:48 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis, who has missed three straight games due to a stiff Achilles tendon, is expected to return Friday night against the Bucks, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

  • [SNY Knicks] Can Knicks bounce back from devastating loss to Bucks?
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 10:30:31 AM)

    In the two-plus weeks since the Knicks last won a basketball game, each passing loss has seemed more devastating than the last.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks assign Plumlee and Ndour to Westchester of the D-League
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 9:40:40 AM)

    The Knicks have assigned Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour to Westchester of the D-League, the team announced Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks erase 18-point deficit, get revenge against Bucks
    (Saturday, January 07, 2017 12:33:08 AM)

    MILWAUKEE — Kristaps Porzingis was back on the court, making things difficult for “The Greek Freak,” Giannis Antetokounmpo. Things didn’t come as easily for the NBA’s other unicorn Friday night, especially in the fourth quarter.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose’s attack mentality hurting Knicks at defensive end
    (Friday, January 06, 2017 8:47:54 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Derrick Rose knows only one way to play, and that’s to attack the basket. But Jeff Hornacek said it puts the Knicks at a disadvantage defensively when Rose doesn’t convert or get fouled.

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