Knicks Morning News (2018.02.05)

  • [NYTimes] Humbled in the N.B.A.’s Shadows, Tim Hardaway Jr. Returns to the Spotlight
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 7:58:20 AM)

    Knicks fans balked at his four-year, $71 million deal, but Tim Hardaway Jr. has proved his worth the second time around in New York.

  • [NYTimes] Hawks 99, Knicks 96: Hawks Rally Late to Whittle Away at Knicks’ Lead
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 6:12:05 AM)

    Kent Bazemore hit a 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left to give Atlanta a 99-96 win over the Knicks, who had led by 6 with 2:16 remaining.

  • [NYPost] Another brutal loss tells us all we need to know about the Knicks
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:28:03 PM)

    Their All-Star played half the game like he was MIA. They managed, again, to turn certain victory into defeat. Players used words and phrases like “most embarrassing.” There was a call, legal it turned out, unlike anything seen in a while that had a crippling effect on their momentum. But one silver lining emerged for…

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina are heading opposite directions
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 8:29:49 PM)

    Trey Burke shined. Frank Ntilikina got hurt. And so it went in the ongoing point-guard soap opera between the newly signed former lottery pick, Burke, and the Knicks’ prized 2017 lottery pick from France. Ntilikina was shut down in the second half of Sunday’s horrifying, 99-96 matinee loss to with a sore right knee after…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ game gets worse the deeper you look
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 2:48:17 PM)

    The box score was kinder to Kristaps Porzingis than the eye. Though Porzingis racked up 22 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and four steals — along with no assists and two turnovers — the Knicks’ only All-Star missed three fourth-quarter free throws in Sunday’s 99-96 loss to the Hawks, and allowed the NBA’s worst team…

  • [NYPost] Refs scrubbed a play from history in bizarre Knicks shafting
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:06:28 PM)

    The Knicks didn’t need help finding a way to lose — just to do it in a way no one had ever seen. A few minutes before the Knicks suffered an embarrassing 99-96 loss to the NBA-worst Hawks, Madison Square Garden was as loud as it had been all Sunday afternoon, following Tim Hardaway Jr.’s…

  • [NYPost] Hardaway, Hawks and refs combine for unthinkable Knicks choke
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:56:29 AM)

    It was a Super Bowl Sunday implosion of epic proportions. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said it was the season’s worst. Courtney Lee called it “embarrassing.” Kristaps Porzingis, in hard-hitting remarks, said he still hadn’t comprehended it and feels the team still “doesn’t know how to win’’ close games. And goat Tim Hardaway Jr. didn’t stick…

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr., Knicks have nightmare finish in loss to Hawks
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:27:13 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. stormed off the court with his head down, not making eye contact with anyone as he headed to the locker room.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina misses second half with sore knee
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:09:49 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina didn’t play in the second half of Sunday’s game because of soreness in his right knee.

  • [NYDN] Bizarre play confuses Knicks, referees late in loss to Hawks
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:02:39 PM)

    Confusion abounded late in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon at the Garden.

  • [NYDN] Knicks blow late lead, fall to lowly Hawks in disastrous loss
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 8:34:28 PM)

    On Super Bowl Sunday, a couple of crucial video reviews went against the Knicks and resulted in their most disastrous loss all season.

  • [NYDN] Knee soreness sidelines Frank Ntilikina in Knicks’ loss to Hawks
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:17:54 PM)

    Ntilikina missed the second half of Sunday’s 99-96 home loss to the Hawks because of right knee soreness.

  • [ESPN] Porzingis: ‘We don’t know how to finish games’
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 6:24:15 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis couldn’t “even process that we lost” after New York let a four-point lead slip away with 1:07 to play against the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. “We don’t know how to win games at the end,” Porzingis lamented.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis after latest Knicks loss: ‘We don’t know how to finish games’
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 7:23:50 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis voiced his frustrations after New York blew a four-point lead with 1:07 remaining in Sunday’s 99-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina says he’ll be ‘all right’ despite missing second half with knee issue
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina told ESPN’s Ian Begley he’ll be “all right” after missing the second half of Sunday’s 99-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks due to a knee issue.

  • [SNY Knicks] Struggling Knicks suffer 99-96 loss to Hawks
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 3:24:18 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left lifted the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-96 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter pleads Knicks front office to keep current roster
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:33:59 AM)

    Enes Kanter agrees with his fellow big man Kristaps Porzingis in keeping the Knicks together ahead of the trade deadline.

  • [SNY Knicks] Today’s game: Knicks vs. Hawks, 12 p.m.
    (Sunday, February 04, 2018 11:00:00 AM)

    For the Knicks, defense has not been the primary problem. In fact, New York ranks in the top 12 in the NBA in points allowed (105.6) and rebounds (44.4)