Knicks Morning News (2017.03.06)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ late rally not enough in 112-105 loss to Warriors
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 6:41:00 PM)

    While Derrick Rose scored 28 points, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 60 as the New York Knicks lost to the Golden State Warriors, 112-105, Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah to begin strengthening work on Monday
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 2:43:35 PM)

    Knicks C Joakim Noah said he is walking without a limp and has started the rehabilitation process following last month’s knee surgery, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks shut down noise, nearly Carmelo Anthony, in latest loss
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 8:48:59 PM)

    The World’s Most Famous Arena on Sunday was as silent as Phil Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Draymond Green rips Knicks after they fall to Warriors, 112-105
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 7:34:03 PM)

    The Garden transformed into Bizarro World during the first half Sunday.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah hopeful for Knicks return this season after recovery
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 11:11:27 AM)

    The odds are stacked against him. But Joakim Noah still intends on playing again this season.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Warriors and Cavaliers, Pursuit of Another Finals Turns Bumpy
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:35:23 PM)

    Golden State is without Kevin Durant, who is recovering from knee and leg injuries. Cleveland lost J.R. Smith, who fractured a thumb, and Kevin Love, who had knee surgery.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 112, Knicks 105: Knicks Show Some Spirit but Still Lose to the Warriors
    (Monday, March 06, 2017 3:25:31 AM)

    The Garden was strangely quiet, with no in-game entertainment for the first half, but the Knicks still had one of their better outings.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Though unlikely, Noah wants to return this season
    (Monday, March 06, 2017 5:02:05 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Though unlikely, Noah wants to return this season

  • [ESPN] Rest of Knicks’ season should be about developing young players
    (Monday, March 06, 2017 12:18:29 AM)

    Rest of Knicks’ season should be about developing young players

  • [ESPN] Green rips Knicks’ quiet first half as ‘pathetic’
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 8:01:41 PM)

    Green rips Knicks’ quiet first half as ‘pathetic’

  • [ESPN] Knicks nix in-game music, videos for first half
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 4:29:19 PM)

    Knicks nix in-game music, videos for first half

  • [NY Newsday] Warriors’ Stephen Curry ends shooting slump with 31 vs. Knicks
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 11:02:10 PM)

    If you’re a little bit lost — which the Warriors were in dropping their first two games after losing Kevin Durant to a knee injury — it’s a nice luxury to have someone like Steph Curry to guide you back to the path.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah rehabs knee, wants to return this season
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:47:37 PM)

    Joakim Noah walked through the locker room with no crutches and without a limp six days after surgery on his left knee. He said he’s focused on coming back strong and proving himself.

  • [NY Newsday] Warriors end mini-slide as hot Stephen Curry cools off Knicks in 2nd half
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:24:00 PM)

    The Knicks got experimental in the first half Sunday before everything went back to normal, and normal has not been good for them.

  • [NY Newsday] Warriors find silent Garden experiment unnerving
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:03:23 PM)

    The Knicks tried something new for the first half of Sunday’s game against the Warriors at the Garden: They played no music, showed no videos and had no on-floor entertainment at breaks.

  • [NYPost] How Stephen Curry took over third quarter and doomed Knicks
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 8:14:48 PM)

    Before the game Sunday, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek was explaining how a game can be won at any point, not just in the closing moments. And then Stephen Curry went out and provided a living, breathing, shooting example of what he meant. Curry, who finished with a game-high 31 points in the Warriors’ 112-105 Garden…

  • [NYPost] Knicks curiously bench Carmelo for stretch of marquee game
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 3:57:35 PM)

    When he arrived in New York in February 2011, Carmelo Anthony had dreams of a being part of a Knicks team that is much like the Warriors bunch that came, saw and conquered in the Garden on Sunday. “Oh yeah, that’s something that was kind of one of the reasons I wanted to come here…

  • [NYPost] Draymond Green slams Knicks’ ‘pathetic’ sound experiment
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 3:12:11 PM)

    The idea, the message on the scoreboard claimed, was to give Garden fans a chance to experience basketball in its purest form. But to Draymond Green, playing the first half without music or any entertainment was pure crap. “That was pathetic. It was ridiculous. It changed the flow of the game,” the outspoken Green said…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis’ game and mouth show what Knicks’ dream future can be
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 3:02:30 PM)

    If there is a redemptive quality to a lost season, Kristaps Porzingis found it Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Sure, it was a kick to be right there with the Warriors down the stretch, even if they’re missing Kevin Durant, even if they were mired in their worst slump in two years. And yes,…

  • [NYPost] The Steph Curry show erupts to quash Knicks’ charge
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 1:17:00 PM)

    The Garden sound system was on mute in the first half, part of an organizational experiment to allow fans “to experience the game in its purest form,” according to a scoreboard message. Some Knicks thought it robbed them of home-court advantage against the mighty Warriors. Either way, the musical in-game entertainment resumed in the second…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah wants to salvage his year — even if Knicks can’t
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:34:59 AM)

    Still wanting to “prove’’ he can be an asset, Joakim Noah said even if the Knicks are out of the playoff race, he would consider returning in April, if healthy. Noah, who has been a $72 million bust in his first season as the Knicks starting center, walked around the locker room without a limp…

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