Knicks Morning News (2017.12.23)

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis gets his mojo back
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 10:17:08 PM)

    DETROIT — After scoring 28 points more than he did a night earlier, Kristaps Porzingis said he knows he’s on the right track. Bouncing back from a his NBA-worst 0-for-11, one-point outing in which he got benched for Michael Beasley in a win over the Celtics on Thursday, Porzingis racked up 19 of his 29…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ road woes reach new low in brutal late loss to Pistons
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 4:43:52 PM)

    DETROIT — Kristaps Porzingis made buckets this time — aplenty. But it wasn’t enough, because the Knicks always find ways to lose away from the Garden. Friday night, they blew a four-point lead in the final 1:14 to ruin Porzingis’ bounce-back, 29-point night in a 104-101 loss to the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. The…

  • [NYPost] Stan Van Gundy: NBA gave Knicks break with early schedule
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 2:51:00 PM)

    DETROIT — Outspoken Pistons coach/president Stan Van Gundy needled the NBA for presenting the Knicks a home-dominant schedule to start this season, hinting it was not coincidental. Van Gundy has made prior comments the NBA seems to want to have marquee franchises like the Knicks and Lakers fare well. This time, Van Gundy used the…

  • [NYPost] Details of Phil Jackson-Steve Mills’ divide spilling out
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 6:18:21 AM)

    Phil Jackson never had full support from his general manager Steve Mills — one factor in his Knicks demise — according to one of Jackson’s longtime biographers/confidants. Jackson is back in Montana after a long trip to Europe and spoke this week with Roland Lazenby, who authored the Jackson biography, “Mindgames,’’ and most recently Kobe…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks can’t hold on to late lead, lose another road game, 104-101
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 9:30:53 PM)

    The Knicks couldn’t hang on to their fourth-quarter lead as the Pistons won a back-and-forth game, 104-101, in Detroit.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Pistons, 7 p.m.
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 6:00:26 PM)

    The Knicks travel to Detroit to face the Pistons at 7 p.m.

  • [NYTimes] Pistons 104, Knicks 101: Knicks Fall After Taking a Late Lead in Detroit
    (Saturday, December 23, 2017 5:06:57 AM)

    The Knicks, who trailed for most of the game, held a 4-point lead with 1 minute 48 seconds to play. Then the Pistons regained control.

  • [NYTimes] Jojo Is the Artist of Choice Among N.B.A. Stars
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 10:00:28 AM)

    Joseph Anavim, a Long Island native, has made pop-art paintings for Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and many others.

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley explains why he is ‘unguardable’ of late
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 7:50:27 PM)

    It is a left-handed compliment to Michael Beasley to suggest that his scoring touch is so proficient.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ road troubles continue with 104-101 loss to Pistons
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 7:49:50 PM)

    The Knicks at least will be home for the holidays.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis scores 29 points, but Knicks fall to Pistons
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 11:19:23 PM)

    The Knicks nearly did it.

  • [NY Newsday] Perhaps Michael Beasley has found a home with Knicks
    (Friday, December 22, 2017 9:27:32 PM)

    No, this is not the career path Michael Beasley imagined when the Miami Heat made him the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2008.