Knicks Morning News (2017.11.23)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ 28-0 run in third quarter makes Raptors extinct
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:24:56 PM)

    It was a quarter for the ages.

  • [NY Newsday] Steve Kerr defends Phil Jackson’s disastrous Knicks tenure
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:27:56 PM)

    Steve Kerr, the head coach of the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, almost ended up as Phil Jackson’s first coach with the Knicks. The two are close, and Kerr defended his old Bulls boss for his disastrous Knicks tenure in comments reported by ESPN.

  • [ESPN] ‘Explicit’ halftime talk leads Knicks to historic win against Toronto
    (Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:02:56 AM)

    New York players respond to coach Jeff Hornacek’s displeasure by scoring 28 straight points in a decisive third quarter of a feel-good victory.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 108, Raptors 100: Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 38 Points Carry Knicks Past Raptors
    (Thursday, November 23, 2017 3:54:07 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds and Hardaway scored 12 during a 28-0 third-quarter run at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Basketball Mimics Soccer’s World Cup Qualifying (Minus the Stars)
    (Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:40:30 AM)

    In a twist, national teams will have to qualify for FIBA’s World Cup without help from N.B.A. players, though the stars would play in the actual tournament.

  • [NYDN] Knicks explode for 28-0 run, hold on to beat Raptors
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:51:47 PM)

    The notion that Kristaps Porzingis doesn’t have enough offensive help on the Knicks’ roster was obliterated.

  • [NYDN] Steve Kerr: Phil Jackson ‘did some good things’ for Knicks
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:50:54 PM)

    Kerr looks like the smartest person in NBA history for turning down Phil Jackson’s offer to coach the Knicks in 2014.

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee answers bell after getting torn into by Hornacek
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:19:26 PM)

    The Knicks had just completed a first half that was … gee, what’s the word? Oh, right. Lousy. So coach Jeff Hornacek let his gang know, collectively and individually. “We came in here, watched film and coach kind of got on me,” Courtney Lee said. “I really didn’t like what was being said.” And what…

  • [NYPost] Knicks getting big Thanksgiving feast courtesy of Jarrett Jack
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:54:21 PM)

    Jarrett Jack is the Knicks’ starting point guard, quarterback, organizer and now host for a Thanksgiving party on the road. The team will make the best of Thanksgiving Day after a big 108-100 comeback victory over the Raptors on Wednesday. They won’t practice, but will fly to Atlanta ahead of Friday’s game versus the Hawks….

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Enes Kanter shows he’s more than just a rebounder
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:16:11 PM)

    It was a favored expression of Pat Riley, one he used frequently to emphasize the importance of the dirty work of the NBA’s blue collar laborers. “Rebounds equal rings.” And it was an expression everyone in basketball knew. “I never heard that,” Knicks center Enes Kanter said. “Seriously. But I like that. A lot.” OK,…

  • [NYPost] Don’t put an asterisk on this one: This was a Knicks statement win
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:59:25 PM)

    There was no need for qualifiers now. The final seconds were bleeding off the clock, and Tim Hardaway Jr. was exhorting the sold-out crowd to shout ever stronger, roar ever louder. The other Knicks were flipping the ball around, the basketball equivalent of the victory formation. A few Raptors extended their hands. “This,” Hardaway said…

  • [NYPost] Knicks put together a historic run in win over Raptors
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:16:03 PM)

    Now that’s a Thanksgiving run. The third-quarter numbers were historic. It was 28-0 in all — more like an NFL run than an NBA one. Yes, the Knicks scored a team record 28 straight points in a 108-100 victory over the Raptors on Wednesday night after playing one of the most ferocious quarters in franchise…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks use 28-0 run to rally past Raptors, 108-100
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:25:10 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third quarter that sent the New York Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Walt “Clyde” Frazier says Knicks can keep winning
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:15:33 PM)

    MSG analyst and former Knick great Walt “Clyde” Frazier told WFAN’s Mike Francesa he believes the Knicks are capable of maintaining their early-season success.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Raptors, 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:45:00 PM)

    Five days after getting dealt their worst loss of the season by the Toronto Raptors, the New York Knicks will welcome their northern visitors to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night for a rematch.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jay-Z calls out LeBron James’ ‘King of New York’ comments
    (Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:30:13 AM)

    Superstar rapper JAY-Z chimed in with his own take on LeBron James’ “King of New York” comments while performing a concert in Cleveland.

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