Knicks Morning News (2017.01.24)

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 109, Pacers 103: For Knicks, Close Game Against Pacers Is No Surprise. But a Win?
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:17:26 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, including a go-ahead jumper during the final minute, as the Knicks beat the Pacers for an important, if ungraceful, victory.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. This Week: All-Star Starters, Spurs-Raptors, Rozier’s Shot
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 7:16:56 PM)

    The Spurs visit Toronto on Tuesday with a 34-9 record but not much buzz; Terry Rozier had Celtics fans talking with a clutch shot against Portland.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Why the Knicks Struggle to Win the Close Ones
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:34:56 AM)

    The defense has been woeful for a team that has lost 13 of its last 17 games, and three strong scorers have struggled in the final minutes.

  • [NYTimes] Michael H. Goldberg, 73, Lawyer Who Bridged A.B.A. and N.B.A., Dies
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:51:24 AM)

    Goldberg served as general counsel for the American Basketball Association during its final years and headed the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for almost four decades.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Anthony hopes he gets picked for All-Star team
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:37:25 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Anthony hopes he gets picked for All-Star team

  • [ESPN] Knicks ‘probably would’ve quit, called it a year’ had they lost Monday
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:21:34 AM)

    Knicks ‘probably would’ve quit, called it a year’ had they lost Monday

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony hits go-ahead jumper, Knicks hang on to beat Pacers, 109-103
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 11:16:06 PM)

    After blowing a 16-point fourth-quarter lead, Carmelo Anthony hit a go-ahead jumper with under 30 seconds to play as the New York Knicks hung on to beat the Indiana Pacers, 109-103, on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Pacers
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 7:05:40 PM)

    The Knicks (19-26) head to Indiana to battle the Pacers (22-21) on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Issues facing Knicks: late game failures, Noah, and motivating Jennings
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 4:15:33 PM)

    In this week’s edition of 3 Keys,’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at the Knicks’ late game failures, the pressure coming off Joakim Noah, and motivating Brandon Jennings.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks travel to Indiana to battle Pacers
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 4:30:48 PM)

    The Knicks head to Indiana to face off against the Pacers on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo not worked up about possibility of missing the All-Star Game
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 2:45:29 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony will be content with a seven-day break if the coaches around the league decide not to vote him in as a reserve in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lance Thomas is about a week away from playing
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 12:56:00 PM)

    Lance Thomas remains about a week away from a return, head coach Jeff Hornacek said Monday.

  • [NYDN] Lance Thomas about a week away from playing, says Knicks coach
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 8:07:10 PM)

    Lance Thomas was back with the Knicks on Monday wearing a protective mask.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony helps Knicks hold off Pacers for 109-103 win
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 8:06:13 PM)

    The Pacers honored Reggie Miller on Monday night, which seemed a cruel choice with the Knicks in the building

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Joakim Noah grimaces at his awful airball on a free throw
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 3:49:38 PM)

    Joakim Noah hooked it wide and had the reaction to prove it.

  • [NYDN] Charles Barkley can’t believe TNT is airing the Knicks game
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 3:48:17 PM)

    Even a Knicks trainwreck isn’t enough to garner the attention of Charles Barkley.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks win after wasting 16-point fourth-quarter lead
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:07:42 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony hit some clutch shots down the stretch and the Knicks got a huge turnover with the game on the line that helped them pull out a 109-103 victory over the Pacers on Monday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony hopes to be picked as All-Star
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:13:43 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony will find out Thursday if he’s playing in his eighth straight All-Star Game or if he’s going to get a rare chance at a long mid-February break.

  • [NYPost] Lance Thomas thought his teeth were falling out after brutal hit
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 8:03:08 PM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — Lance Thomas has a new mask fitting just right but won’t suit up until his headaches go away. Thomas confirmed he wasn’t diagnosed with a concussion but is nursing a lingering headache due to the fractured orbital bone suffered eight days ago in Toronto by a wild Jonas Valuncianis elbow to the face….

  • [NYPost] Carmelo and Knicks flip script after flirting with familiar choke
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 6:05:26 PM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — How big was this late save? Coach Jeff Hornacek said another last-second loss could have spelled the end. Two days after his potential game-winning 3-pointer went in and out against Phoenix, Carmelo Anthony responded. He sank a gigantic 14-foot left-baseline jumper over Jeff Teague with 23 seconds remaining, breaking a tie and sending…

  • [NYPost] Even Joakim Noah knew this was the worst free throw ever
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 4:16:02 PM)

    The Knicks are struggling mightily, and Joakim Noah didn’t make it any better Monday night. Losers of seven of their past 10 games, several of which ended in dramatic, devastating fashion, the Knicks could certainly use a strong performance from their flashy offseason signing. The Knicks’ $72 million man attempted to add points to the…

  • [NYPost] How Carmelo Anthony is dealing with All-Star reality
    (Monday, January 23, 2017 7:47:34 AM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — Big Easy or bust? Not for Carmelo Anthony. Anthony has contemplated the possibility head coaches could deny him a berth on the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve at forward. He claims he won’t get all worked up about it if he is snubbed from going to New Orleans for the Feb….

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