Knicks Morning News (2018.11.19)

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ rally comes up short as Magic hands them fifth straight loss
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    Aaron Gordon dunked for the Orlando Magic just 20 seconds into the game, and the Knicks never caught up.

    Gordon scored 20 of his 31 points in the first quarter and the Magic held off two New York rallies to beat the skidding Knicks 131-117 on Sunday night.

    Nikola Vucevic had 28 points, 10 rebounds…

  • [NYDN] Steph Curry’s comments on Kevin Durant feud may worry Knicks fans
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:20:00 AM)

    Steph Curry doesn’t think there’s trouble in paradise.

    Look away, Knicks fans.

    “I think the way we’ve handled it as a team, the way Draymond’s handled it, the way KD’s handled it, it’s been nothing but professionalism and understanding that it’s about the team,” Curry told reporters before the…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Mo Williams Has Moved On From Cleveland, but Not From LeBron James
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:09:47 PM)

    Williams is an assistant at a college in Los Angeles, where his best-known former teammate has relocated his crown. James’s coming return to Cleveland with the Lakers recalled some hard feelings, now healed.

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie plays more like project than shot-blocking whiz
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 6:31:55 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — One week ago, center Mitchell Robinson blocked a Knicks rookie-record nine shots against the Magic at the Garden. Orlando coach Steve Clifford said he was on “my board” during preparations for the rematch. On Sunday, Robinson got rejected by the referees. In a foul-plagued performance, Robinson looked a lot more like a…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox struggles as Knicks’ humiliating defense continues
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 3:50:15 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — One Scott Perry lottery draft pick from the past starred. Perry’s most recent lottery pick was awful. The Knicks’ losing streak hit five games as Orlando power forward Aaron Gordon chewed them up for 31 points while rookie Kevin Knox suffered through a low-effort performance as the Magic captured a 131-117 rematch…

  • [NYPost] Fizdale throws a little cold water on possible Porzingis return
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:54:56 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — David Fizdale hasn’t gotten word to suggest Kristaps Porzingis is close to being allowed to practice with the team. Nine months after his ACL surgery, Porzingis raised eyebrows last week with remarks in a magazine interview in which he said, “I’m already doing some contact drills and things where I’m competing against…

  • [NYPost] ‘Next question’: The Knicks are not exactly pacifying Enes Kanter
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 8:22:35 AM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — As the Knicks’ won-loss record grows worse, so does the frown on center Enes Kanter’s face. Knicks coach David Fizdale is not just juggling lineups but the egos of his veteran players, who are looking to win and are in their contract years. A free agent in 2019, Kanter issued another cryptic…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Sunday’s loss to Magic
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:07:18 PM)

    The Knicks came back from a 17-point first-half deficit but were outscored 64-51 in the second half as they lost to the Orlando Magic 131-117 on Sunday at Amway Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Reeling Knicks face Magic on Sunday at 6 p.m.
    (Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:05:19 PM)

    A week ago in Madison Square Garden, the Orlando Magic scored the first 10 points, led by 20 after the first quarter, by as many as 34 and rolled past the New York Knicks for their most lopsided win of the season.