Knicks Morning News (2018.03.18)

  • [NYTimes] Freshman’s Desperate Shot Saves Michigan at the Buzzer
    (Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:35:51 AM)

    Jordan Poole hit a long 3-pointer as time ran out to keep Michigan’s season alive and win it a berth in the Sweet 16.

  • [NYTimes] After Historic Victory, U.M.B.C. Students Look Forward to the Next … Lab
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:24:49 PM)

    It wasn’t exactly mass hysteria Saturday on the campus that wins chess championships the way Duke collects basketball ones. The model U.N. team is tough, too.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Lose Now, Win Later? In Sixers, Knicks Have a Role Model
    (Sunday, March 18, 2018 10:24:35 AM)

    The long-term absence of Kristaps Porzingis and a visit by Philadelphia on Thursday offer lessons for the Knicks, and a reminder that losing doesn’t have to last forever.

  • [NYPost] Knicks enjoy rare laugher after answering Hornacek challenge
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:08:57 PM)

    Enes Kanter ranted and raved all week against tanking, that developing guys should be saved for the G-League. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek questioned his players Friday on whether they accepted defeats too easily. The Knicks finally did something about it as they notched their first victory in March, snapped a nine-game losing streak, an eight-game…

  • [NYPost] Hernangomez loves new coach’s bluntness, takes dig at Hornacek
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:58:49 AM)

    Hornets coach Steve Clifford gave a candid scouting report of Willy Hernangomez who seems to appreciate the brutal honesty coming from his new taskmaster. In fact, while praising the Hornets’ climate, Hernangomez appeared to take a subtle dig at the Knicks as he prepared to face them Saturday at the Garden. In explaining his lack…

  • [NYDN] Knicks rout Hornets, 124-101, at home to end nine-game skid
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:33:30 PM)

    The tank stops here. At least for one game.

  • [NYDN] Willy Hernangomez uses praise for Hornets to take shots at Knicks
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:32:20 PM)

    Unlike in New York, Willy Hernangomez is fine with not playing so much because he feels like he’s developing with the Hornets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks cruise to 124-101 win over Hornets to snap nine-game skid
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:38:12 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, and the New York Knicks snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 124-101 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Hornets, 7:30 p.m.
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:50:42 PM)

    The Knicks host the Hornets at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks end nine-game skid by crushing Hornets
    (Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:55:07 AM)

    There were some rare sights and sounds inside Madison Square Garden Saturday night. Knicks players were jumping off the bench and waving their towels, the crowd was cheering instead of grumbling, and at the end of the game, the scoreboard had more points for the home team than the visiting team.

  • [NY Newsday] Willy Hernangomez not playing much for Charlotte either
    (Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:39:31 AM)

    Willy Hernangomez was back at Madison Square Garden with his new team, but not much has changed. He’s played sparingly for the Hornets.

  • [NY Newsday] NCAA Tournament: No. 2 Cincinnati doesn’t have to worry about top-seeded Virginia in South Regional anymore
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:07:39 PM)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It’s not always so easy to adjust, living in the aftermath of sports history.

  • [NY Newsday] NCAA Tournament: Xavier’s Kerem Kanter, younger brother of Knicks’ Enes, enjoying team’s spotlight in Big Dance
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:29:16 PM)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nearly 1,000 miles apart, in vastly different situations, brothers Enes and Kerem Kanter were more or less saying the same thing.

  • [NY Newsday] Craig Robinson has plan to transform young Knicks
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:51:00 PM)

    The offseason will be important for the Knicks, and for Craig Robinson to implement his vision and plan to transform their players.