Knicks Morning News (2017.02.13)

  • [NYTimes] Latrell Sprewell Visits. Minds Boggle. Knicks Win.
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 1:34:17 AM)

    The Knicks beat the Spurs, 94-90, but they created more double takes at Madison Square Garden off the court as the former star Latrell Sprewell and other ex-Knicks sat with the owner, James L. Dolan.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 94, Spurs 90: Knicks End Four-Game Skid With Uplifting Win Over Spurs
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 3:23:20 AM)

    After dropping four straight, all at home, and battling through more off-court tumult, the Knicks stepped up their defense in an encouraging victory over formidable San Antonio.

  • [NY Newsday] Latrell Sprewell gets royal treatment at Garden in first visit since ’04
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:26:04 PM)

    Charles Oakley is out, but Latrell Sprewell is back in.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony scores 25 to lead Knicks past Spurs, 94-90
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16:29 PM)

    If this was Carmelo Anthony’s final home game as a Knick, he can say he led his team to its best win of the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Gregg Popovich likes Spurs’ environment free of drama
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:37:54 PM)

    In the previous 19 seasons, Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs won five NBA championships and had a .710 winning percentage — an average of 58 wins in an 82-game season. And even after their 94-90 loss to the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday, the Spurs are exceeding that. They’re on pace to win 62 games.

  • [NYPost] The Willy Hernangomez coming-out party is on — for how long?
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:20:24 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek still is talking about starting Joakim Noah when he is healthy — likely after the All-Star break. But that could change if Willy Hernangomez continues to spark wins as a starter. Hernangomez made his first start as a center, paired with Kristaps Porzingis, and the Knicks shut down the Spurs, 94-90 in a…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo can exhale — and weigh a late All-Star Game choice
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:51:12 PM)

    It was, Carmelo Anthony said a few nights back, as if a cloud resided over the Knicks who seemed to be the living embodiment of Murphy’s Law, even more so. If something could go wrong, not only did it go wrong but it usually ignited a five-alarm fire with it. So on Sunday, the cloud…

  • [NYPost] How can the rotten Knicks still produce a day like this?
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:11:27 PM)

    The parade was endless, and after a while more than a little comical. Latrell Sprewell, who once upon a time dunked a basketball in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform, landed, sought out the owner of the Knicks and offered this greeting — “BLEEEEEEEEP YOOOOOU!!!!!” — was introduced, lauded, cheered. Larry Johnson was there, and Gerald Wilkins,…

  • [NYPost] A strange old-timers’ day ends with Knicks-Spurs stunner
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:08:17 PM)

    There were no Charles Oakley chants and one giant Knicks victory over a Western Conference power. Who would have thought that entering Sunday’s nationally televised matinee? With Carmelo Anthony scoring seven points in the final 2:46, the Knicks averted arguably their worst homestand in history when they stunned the Spurs 94-90 at the Garden. Anthony…

  • [NYPost] Dolan trots out Latrell Sprewell and many ex-Knicks in Oakley cover
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:48:46 AM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan should invite Latrell Sprewell to every game. In an attempt to show his strong relationships with Knicks alumni in the wake of the Charles Oakley ban, a desperate Dolan sat between the mercurial Sprewell — with whom he formerly feuded — and Bernard King during Sunday’s 94-90 matinee stunner over the…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley treatment was ‘Eric Garner without the chokehold’
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:12:41 AM)

    Charging that the treatment of Charles Oakley was “Eric Garner without the chokehold,” Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams said he will meet Monday with Knicks owner James Dolan and Garden officials over the incident that resulted in the Knicks legend being banned from the arena. “This is a blemish, not only on the Knicks, Madison…

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony passes Barkley in points, plans All-Star rest
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:39:23 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, passing Charles Barkley for 25th on the league’s all-time scoring list.

  • [NYDN] Knicks snap four-game losing streak with 94-90 win over Spurs
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:37:59 PM)

    The Knicks had one of their best defensive performances of the year Sunday at the Garden in a 94-90 win over the Spurs.

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell’s suspect MSG reunion just another Dolan PR ploy
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:36:24 PM)

    James Dolan once had to reprimand Madison Square Garden security for not protecting him from Latrell Sprewell. Do you sense a pattern here?

  • [NYDN] Eric Adams: Oakley bust like ‘Eric Garner without the chokehold’
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:40:00 PM)

    Charles Oakley’s ejection by MSG security was like “Eric Garner without the chokehold,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.

  • [NYDN] Spike Lee explains why he’s wearing Charles Oakley jersey
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:42:15 PM)

    Spike Lee was in the Garden hallway where Charles Oakley was arrested last week, and said there were tears in his eyes.

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell sits next to James Dolan at Knicks game
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:06:21 AM)

    James Dolan banned one beloved Knick and brought back another.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez shines in win over Spurs
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:50:06 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez shines in win over Spurs

  • [ESPN] Knicks find relief in their biggest win of the season
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:45:28 AM)

    Knicks find relief in their biggest win of the season

  • [ESPN] Spike Lee wears Oakley jersey, questions Dolan
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:22:34 PM)

    Spike Lee wears Oakley jersey, questions Dolan

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose lead Knicks to home victory over Spurs
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:49:49 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 16 points and seven rebounds as the New York Knicks beat the San Antonio Spurs, 94-90, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony passes Barkley on NBA’s all-time scoring list
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:27:46 PM)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony passed Hall of Famer Charles Barkley on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knick Sprewell returns to MSG, two days after Oakley’s ban
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:10:37 PM)

    Former Knicks star Latrell Sprewell has returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years, just two days after Charles Oakley was banned from the building.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek led three-hour practice on Saturday
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:35:41 AM)

    Another disappointing loss on Friday, which Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said the team “should be embarrassed” about, led to a practice that ran three hours on Saturday.

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