Knicks Morning News (2017.04.01)

  • [NYDN] Knicks, without Anthony, Rose, play spoiler in win over Heat
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 10:02:53 PM)

    Anthony spent the first half on the bench and presumably watched the second half from the locker room.

  • [NYDN] Forget the triangle: Knicks’ greatest failure may be team defense
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 9:49:15 PM)

    While the Knicks were busy trying to make sense of Phil Jackson’s offense this season they ignored the other end of the court.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 98, Heat 94: On the Road, Knicks Earn a Rare Win Against the Heat
    (Saturday, April 01, 2017 3:35:18 AM)

    On a night when Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Lance Thomas did not play because of injuries, Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points, and the Knicks led almost the entire game.

  • [NYTimes] Lance Stephenson Hopes to Guide Pacers Back to Playoffs
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 11:16:26 PM)

    The 26-year-old guard, who signed a three-year deal with his former team, was brought back to play with the passion that made him a fan favorite in Indiana.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose sit, and Knicks play spoilers
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 7:14:24 PM)

    MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony’s role Friday night was to sit on the bench in a gray suit. The Knicks took care of the rest. Anthony “rested” another game — his third in the last five games — as the Knicks finished their home-and-home versus the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday by cooling off the…

  • [NYPost] Why Jeff Hornacek wants Knicks to be more like Heat
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 9:39:09 AM)

    MIAMI — The 2016-17 Heat are the blueprint for Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek: An in-season turnaround can be made with a commitment to defense. It’s too late for this season, though Friday’s 98-94 stunner over the Heat was a first step. Hornacek garners hope the 2017-18 season won’t be as miserable once defense becomes the…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks show defensive consistency they lacked this season in win over Heat
    (Saturday, April 01, 2017 12:49:05 AM)

    MIAMI — The Knicks again will undergo changes after missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season. One will be on the defensive end.

  • [SNY Knicks] Shorthanded Knicks come away victorious against Heat
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 11:04:18 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points, Courtney Lee added 20 and the New York Knicks led nearly the entire way in beating the Miami Heat 98-94 on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] How would a Jimmy Butler trade impact Melo’s market?
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 12:30:04 PM)

    Bulls F/G Jimmy Butler will almost certainly be traded this offseason, according to an NBA executive.

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