Knicks Morning News (2018.01.06)

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis ineffective again as Knicks lose to Heat in overtime
    (Saturday, January 06, 2018 12:40:15 AM)

    MIAMI — Kristaps Porzingis had a day off in Miami, but he still looked like someone who could use some rest.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis believes he’ll make All-Star team
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 11:07:37 PM)

    MIAMI — Kristaps Porzingis thinks he should be an All-Star this season.

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley clears the air with ex-coach after losing to him
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 11:16:29 PM)

    MIAMI — Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who has coached Michael Beasley three separate times, seemed surprised the surging Knicks forward threw a little shade in his direction. “Yeah, geez Beas, you threw me under the bus, man,” Spoelstra said. After the Knicks’ 107-103 overtime loss, in which Beasley scored 20 points in 23 minutes but…

  • [NYPost] Beasley hurt late, Porzingis struggles as Knicks fall in OT
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 6:13:02 PM)

    MIAMI — Only Michael Beasley could go from potential hero to unfortunate exit when the Knicks needed him most. In his return to AmericanAirlines Arena, Beasley kept his offensive tear going and appeared to be carrying the Knicks to victory. Suddenly, Beasley had to limp off the court with 4:20 left in overtime, taking with…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis: What I really meant by ‘so tired’
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 8:18:20 AM)

    MIAMI — A refreshed Kristaps Porzingis joked Friday morning at shootaround at AmericanAirlines Arena he purposely said he was “so tired” after a game Wednesday against the Wizards to give the Heat a false sense of security. Porzingis’ remark after his two-point second half in Washington created a kerfuffle. The 7-foot-3 Latvian attempted to clarify…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis really loves New York
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 7:20:42 AM)

    “I’ve loved New York my whole life,” the Knicks center tells Haute Living.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis really loves New York
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 7:20:42 AM)

    “I’ve loved New York my whole life,” the Knicks center tells Haute Living.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose OT thriller, 107-103, in Miami
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    The Knicks battled their way to overtime, but couldn’t come away with the win as the Heat took it, 107-103, in Miami.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis not making excuses after ‘so tired’ comments
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 6:22:34 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis pulled back on his statement that he was “so tired” following Wednesday’s contest against the Wizards, saying he feels fine now.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Heat, 8 p.m.
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    The Knicks look to break their road stigma, and win one over the Heat in Miami Friday night.

  • [NYTimes] Heat 107, Knicks 103 in overtime: Knicks Fall Amid a Blizzard of 3-Pointers in Miami
    (Saturday, January 06, 2018 5:49:16 AM)

    The Heat set a team record by attempting 42 3-pointers — and another team record by missing 30 of them.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: When the Knicks Visit Dallas, Only One Thing Will Be Missing
    (Saturday, January 06, 2018 3:55:49 AM)

    Sunday’s game will match two rookie guards who have been a source of intrigue, fed in part by LeBron James. There will also be a retirement ceremony, and Mark Cuban without his longtime soapbox.

  • [NYTimes] New Pregame Trickery: Distract the Visiting Team With Bad YouTube Videos
    (Saturday, January 06, 2018 5:15:20 AM)

    Rutgers is out in front with the latest form of gamesmanship. Just watch the Mr. Trololo video to understand how this tactic might work.

  • [NYTimes] Sixers’ Throwback Anthem Becomes the Soundtrack of a Comeback
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 2:04:48 PM)

    The star turns of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid have Philadelphia fans cheering again — and dancing to the disco sounds of “Here Come the Sixers.”

  • [NYDN] Mark Cuban: Mavs may have drafted Ntilikina if Knicks didn’t
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 9:23:18 PM)

    The Mavericks’ attention to Frank Ntilikina smelled of deception.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan is already donating to get President Trump re-elected
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 9:22:43 PM)

    Trump’s approval ratings are in the tank but apparently nothing can sap James Dolan’s enthusiasm.

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley turns ankle after appearing to taunt Heat bench
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 9:22:15 PM)

    Beasley seemed on the verge of capping his revenge game with a victory.

  • [NYDN] Knicks force OT in final seconds of fourth but fall to Heat
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 9:21:45 PM)

    A full day’s rest didn’t help Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Carmelo Anthony drops F-Bomb on live TV
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 8:50:09 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony said one of the seven dirty words on live television.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis ready to tough it out to be ‘the guy’
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 8:28:28 AM)

    Porzingis said he’s prepared for the physical grind of being “the guy” and that his comments from two days earlier weren’t an excuse.

  • [ESPN] Second wind: Porzingis refreshed after off day
    (Friday, January 05, 2018 3:45:41 PM)

    After an off day following back-to-back games, Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis said he’s no longer “tired” but jokingly hopes the Heat bought in to his “strategy.”