Knicks Morning News (2018.01.18)

  • [NYTimes] Grizzlies 105, Knicks 99: Grizzlies, Minus Gasol, Still Manage to Beat Knicks
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:21:50 AM)

    Tyreke Evans led the way for Memphis as the Grizzlies held off a late surge by the Knicks. The Grizzlies had not won consecutive games since October.

  • [NYTimes] Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green Suspended Over Rockets-Clippers Melee
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:57:58 AM)

    Ariza and Green were barred for two games each, but no other players were punished, as a result of a contentious game that included a locker room invasion.

  • [NYTimes] Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:32:16 PM)

    White played 10 seasons for the Celtics and helped lead the team to N.B.A. championships in 1974 and 1976.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks can’t complete rally, fall to Grizzlies 105-99
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:00:15 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Tyreke Evans had 23 points, including three free throws in the closing seconds, along with 10 assists to lift the Memphis Grizzlies over the New York Knicks 105-99 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Grizzlies vs. Knicks, 8:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:30:09 PM)

    The Memphis Grizzlies will seek consecutive victories for the first time since October when they continue a three-game homestand against the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tim Hardaway Jr. back in Knicks lineup against Grizzlies
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:01:57 PM)

    After sitting out on Monday against the Nets, Tim Hardaway Jr. is back in the Knicks’ lineup for their matchup against the Grizzlies on the road Wednesday.

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek won’t question T, rips Knicks for lazy defense
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:55:48 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek didn’t want to hear about Courtney Lee’s late technical foul or two calls that went against Kristaps Porzingis late. The Grizzlies were without their three top starters in Marc Gasol (illness), Mike Conley (Achilles) and Chandler Parsons (knee soreness) and his team still didn’t heed his warnings. Despite Memphis’ 14-28 record coming in,…

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee rips refs after late tech as Knicks fall to Grizzlies
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:45:46 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Courtney Lee shook his head in the locker room afterward, repeatedly saying it was “unbelievable.’’ Lee’s long postgame diatribe wasn’t directed at the Knicks falling behind by 18 points to these injury-wracked, rebuilding Grizzlies in the third quarter. Lee was livid and exasperated at the technical foul he received with 17.8 seconds…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. won’t talk last game, will talk playoffs
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:17:57 AM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Though Tim Hardaway Jr. didn’t want to address the club sitting him on MLK Day in Brooklyn for precautionary reasons, the Knicks swingman still sees a playoff run on the horizon. Hardaway is back for a game Wednesday against the Grizzlies at FedExForum — his third game since returning from a stress…

  • [NY Newsday] Grizzlies hand Knicks another loss on road
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:03:38 AM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Courtney Lee was furious and needed to be held back when the final seconds ticked off to end the game. The normally mild-mannered Lee’s ire was directed at referee Derrick Stafford.

  • [NY Newsday] Former Knick Walt Frazier recalls rivalry with Jo Jo White, Celtics
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:02:43 PM)

  • [NYDN] Late foul call halts Knicks’ comeback in 105-99 loss to Memphis
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:17:56 PM)

    You needed an official program, a detailed program at that, to identify the Knicks opponent on Wednesday.

  • [NYDN] Courtney Lee berates ref over questionable technical foul call
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:16:31 PM)

    Lee says the trouble started when Brooks grabbed his arm.

  • [NYDN] Walt Frazier recalls ‘intense’ rivalry with Jo Jo White, Celtics
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:15:55 PM)

    Walt Frazier remembered Jo Jo White as a gentleman, a fierce rival and Boston Celtics legend who was difficult to guard.

  • [NYDN] Walt Frazier struck in face by ball while calling Knicks game
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:59:04 PM)

    Frazier, the legendary Hall of Fame guard, played hurt Wednesday.

  • [NYDN] Hardaway Jr. feels ‘very confident’ Knicks can alter their season
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:35:31 AM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. sat long enough waiting for his injured leg to improve and hoping the Knicks’ record would do the same.