Game Thread: Miami Heat at New York Knicks

Game Thread: Miami Heat at New York Knicks

Start Time: 01/27/2019 19:30:00

Reeling Knicks, losers of eight straight, host Heat

A quarter-century ago, it was hard to imagine an NBA squad more associated with a head coach than the New York Knicks were with Pat Riley, who imposed his will upon a team that played a grinding, defensively intense, borderline dirty style of ball.
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Pre Game Links:

  • [cbssports.com] Reeling Knicks, losers of eight straight, host Heat
  • [stats.washingtonpost.com] Miami Heat at New York Knicks
  • [sportsbookreview.com] Heat’s Defense Should Shut Down Knicks
  • [sun-sentinel.com] Heat don’t view Fizdale as driving the tank in New York
  • [thebiglead.com] Best Bets for Sunday’s NBA Games: Gambling Picks for Bucks-Thunder, Heat-Knicks, and More
  • [sny.tv] With deadline soon, does Burke want Knicks to trade him?
  • [hothothoops.com] Game Preview: Heat look to complete 2-0 road trip as they head to New York
  • [nypost.com] Knicks need to hope Fizdale is right as dysfunction rises
  • [hoopshype.com] Ira Winderman: Tyler Johnson on Heat injury report due …
  • Knicks Morning News (2019.01.27)

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke begins showcase stretch as Knicks explore trade
    (Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:53:41 PM)

    Trey Burke admits he’s old by current Knicks standards, but not by his own. In fact, the 26-year-old point guard said he has not yet hit his prime. After not playing in four straight games and eight of the past 13, Burke only got on the Barclays Center court Friday against the Nets because starter…

  • [NYPost] Knicks need to hope Fizdale is right as dysfunction rises
    (Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:28:48 AM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has denied he’s tanking, and now he denies the team’s embarrassing 10-37 record is setting up a losing culture. “Most winning cultures start with getting your butt kicked first,’’ Fizdale said after Friday’s 109-99 defeat to the injury-wracked Nets at Barclays Center. Fizdale’s motives — emphasizing player development over the won-loss…

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Potential Knicks target Zion Williamson slams vicious alley-oop
    (Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:17:48 PM)

    Zion Williamson delivers a flashy dunk but also finishes with a strong performance in another Duke win.

  • [SNY Knicks] Did Frank Ntilikina’s foul trouble hurt chances for another Knicks start?
    (Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:48:51 AM)

    The Knicks’ starting lineup Friday night had some confusion leading up to the game, as Emmanuel Mudiay’s shoulder injury left a void at point guard. And head coach David Fizdale wouldn’t name his replacement, waiting until starting lineups were announced instead.

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.01.26)

  • [FOXsports] Nets’ backups dominate in home victory over Knicks
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 10:28:25 PM)

    NBA Capsules

  • [NYDN] Knicks embarrassed by crosstown rival Nets, and Enes Kanter doesn’t see the floor again
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 7:15:00 PM)

    After sitting Enes Kanter for an entire game again, David Fizdale broke down the reason for freezing out his top rebounder. According to the coach, Kanter does not fit the style of play the Knicks are attempting to establish.

    Moreover, Kanter is on an expiring contract, while another 26-year-old…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ David Fizdale explains why Enes Kanter continues to ride bench
    (Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:21:15 AM)

    Even though the Brooklyn fans were chanting for him, Knicks C Enes Kanter remained on the bench throughout the game as he watched his team lose 109-99 on the Barclays Center court.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from 109-99 loss to Nets
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 10:04:25 PM)

    In their last crosstown matchup of the season, the Knicks fell to the Nets 109-99, as Brooklyn extended their win streak to six games on Friday night at Barclays Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Nets renew their NYC rivalry at Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m.
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 6:32:53 PM)

    The Knicks look to stop the red-hot James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks PG Emmanuel Mudiay to miss time with shoulder injury
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 6:22:55 PM)

    Ahead of the Knicks’ matchup against the Nets on Friday, the team will be without their most productive point guard in Emmanuel Mudiay.

  • [SNY Knicks] What’s a better NBA free agency destination: Knicks or Nets?
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 9:00:34 AM)

    It’s never too early to start thinking about NBA free agency, and here in New York City, this summer is crucial for the Knicks and Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah reflects on ‘dark time’ with Knicks, clarifies ‘too lit’ comment
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 10:16:36 AM)

    Joakim Noah opened up about some of the things that went wrong during his time in New York.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Teams Are Running and Gunning. And Their Critics Are Yawning.
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 5:28:49 PM)

    The N.B.A.’s emphasis on pace and 3-pointers, combined with an edict to make defenders back off, has created a scoring explosion. Not everyone is happy.

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina’s latest chance to start ruined by fouls
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 8:10:57 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina was not the magic elixir to end the avalanche of losing. Ntilikina made just his seventh start at point guard as a Knick on Friday in a 109-99 loss to the Nets at Barclays Center, but it came because of a shoulder injury to Emmanuel Mudiay that will put him out two to…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale gets crash course in managing a losing locker room
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 8:00:12 PM)

    The greatest achievement in David Fizdale’s honeymoon season as Knicks head coach has been keeping locker-room peace amid the losing. Figuring on a titanic spate of defeats, Fizdale predicted during training camp that keeping this unit together would be his No. 1 challenge — and now that feather in his cap is being put to…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale buries Enes Kanter again as feud hits new level
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 7:10:16 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale continued to bury center Enes Kanter — a move that backfired famously in a 109-99 loss Friday to the Nets at Barclays Center. And in a bizarre postgame press conference, a defensive Fizdale inadvertently buried Tim Hardaway Jr. when he seemed to bring up his whopping salary figure as a factor…

  • [NYPost] Nets just stole New York’s basketball heart from Knicks
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 5:33:43 PM)

    Spencer Dinwiddie triggered Knicks fans earlier this season when he proclaimed the Nets were the better New York City team. He was on the bench in sweats Friday night when his teammates went out and proved him right. Even losing Dinwiddie to a thumb injury couldn’t slow the Nets’ roll as they came from behind…

  • Post Game: Nets beat Knicks, 109-99

    Full BoxScore:
    http://www.nba.com/games/20190125/NYKBKN#/boxscore

    Score by Period:

    Team 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
    Knicks 37 23 22 17 99
    Nets 30 30 27 22 109

    Four Factors

    TEAM eFG TOR ORB FTR
    NYK 0.472 0.076 0.126 0.196
    BKN 0.459 0.154 0.401 0.381

    Simple Box Score

    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Knox, Kevin 24:56 7 11 0 3 1 4 0 2 4 0 5 -4
    Thomas, Lance 25:37 6 3 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 2 3 -13
    Vonleh, Noah 32:15 22 18 3 1 0 13 3 0 0 2 5 -3
    Hardaway Jr., Tim 38:56 10 14 0 6 1 3 0 1 0 1 2 -8
    Ntilikina, Frank 18:31 4 5 0 0 1 4 5 2 1 1 6 -3
    Burke, Trey 33:02 25 19 2 3 0 0 5 2 1 1 4 -4
    Trier, Allonzo 23:46 13 6 2 3 0 1 2 2 2 0 3 5
    Dotson, Damyean 22:25 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 -16
    Lee, Courtney 4:47 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Robinson, Mitchell 15:45 6 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 4 2 -7
    Hezonja, Mario 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kanter, Enes 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Knicks 240:00 99 87 8 17 6 33 17 12 8 11 31 -10
    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Kurucs, Rodions 17:55 8 9 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 4 -10
    Graham, Treveon 20:37 5 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 2 -1
    Allen, Jarrett 19:52 2 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 1 3 0
    Harris, Joe 27:47 10 11 2 2 1 7 3 0 3 0 2 7
    Russell, D’Angelo 23:30 12 11 2 0 1 3 4 0 4 0 4 4
    Carroll, DeMarre 24:14 7 4 0 5 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 -4
    Napier, Shabazz 28:12 18 13 1 11 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 7
    Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae 23:50 10 10 0 2 4 7 3 1 1 0 1 18
    Davis, Ed 28:08 17 8 0 5 7 16 3 0 0 1 3 10
    Pinson, Theo 25:53 19 11 3 6 1 8 2 2 3 0 2 19
    0:02 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    0:02 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    0:02 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nets 240:00 109 84 9 32 18 60 19 5 19 2 21 10

    Game Thread: New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets

    Game Thread: New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets

    Start Time: 01/25/2019 19:30:00

    Nets flexing muscles while Knicks in a nose-dive

    When they last met on Dec. 8, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks were in the opening stages of their current trajectories.
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    Pre Game Links:

  • [nypost.com] How markets are viewing Knicks and Nets at this point of season
  • [nba.com] Nets vs. Knicks: Brooklyn is Feeling Right at Home
  • [netsdaily.com] Nets and Knicks, going in opposite directions, face off in Brooklyn
  • [nytimes.com] The Nets Are Looking Really Good, Even From London
  • [cbssports.com] Nets flexing muscles while Knicks in a nose-dive
  • [sny.tv] Better free agency destination: Knicks or Nets?
  • [nydailynews.com] GRIDLOCK SAM: Knicks, Nets to tangle in Brooklyn — and tangle up traffic
  • [amny.com] Nets, Knicks heading in opposite directions from rebuilding mode
  • [elitesportsny.com] New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets collide for the final time this season
  • [nypost.com] Nets now know they’re ‘supposed to win’ vs. the Knicks
  • [netsdaily.com] It’s time Nets and its fans thump their chests against Knicks in Brooklyn
  • Knicks Morning News (2019.01.25)

  • [NYDN] Knicks coach David Fizdale offers up a defense as Enes Kanter continues to complain about communication issues
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:35:00 PM)

    David Fizdale has been championed as a master communicator, a skill, he has said, that was enhanced after learning from the fallout with Marc Gasol in Memphis.

    But when it comes to another European center, Enes Kanter, there have been major relationship issues.

    “I wish they communicated with me,”…

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Allonzo Trier apologizes for profane DM; Hardaway not happy being thrown under the bus
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:40:00 AM)

    Allonzo Trier apologized for a profane message on Twitter that included the N-word and threw teammate Tim Hardaway under the bus.

    Trier, 23, who’ll probably hear from the league because of the language, responded to online criticism about his defense with the following DM to a Knicks fan:

    “It was…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Make Tim Hardaway, Courtney Lee Available
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:01:14 PM)

    In an unsurprising development, the Knicks have made Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee available via trade in advance of the February 7 deadline, three sources tell Marc Stein of The New York Times. The decision is largely financially motivated, Stein adds. We’ve assumed for months that Hardaway and Lee would be on the trade […]

  • [Sports Illustrated] The Knicks Have Hit Their Annual Rock Bottom
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:28:32 PM)

    It’s like a throwback to the Phil Jackson era.

  • [Sports Illustrated] Three NBA Trade Deadline Questions for the Knicks
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:46:35 AM)

    As a team that has committed so many offseason atrocities, how should the Knicks approach the NBA trade deadline? Here are three questions New York must answer. 

  • [NYPost] How markets are viewing Knicks and Nets at this point of season
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:34:07 PM)

    There hasn’t been a more reliable NBA moneymaker for sports bettors over the past six weeks than the Nets. D’Angelo Russell and company take the floor again Friday at home against the Knicks (MSG, YES, 7:30 p.m.) Even with Wednesday’s non-cover vs. Orlando (a 114-110 victory as a 5-point favorite), the Nets are now 18-5…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah now says partying didn’t doom his Knicks tenure
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:15:01 PM)

    Joakim Noah wants to set the record straight before he returns to the Garden. The veteran big man’s time with the Knicks came to a merciful end in October, but he wants fans to know his tumultuous time in the city was not the result of enjoying the New York City night life a little…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale couldn’t help but laugh when asked about Kanter
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:49:08 PM)

    Enes Kanter has not stopped voicing his frustrations about a lack of playing time, but David Fizdale is not worried about it becoming a distraction. “What are we gonna do, lose some more games?” Fizdale, the coach of the 10-36 Knicks, said with a chuckle Thursday. “I shouldn’t make light of that. Sometimes you gotta…

  • [NYPost] Knicks open the door to trading Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:50:13 AM)

    Enes Kanter and Courtney Lee are not the only Knicks on the trading block. Tim Hardaway Jr. also has been made available in trade talks, the New York Times reported Thursday. The report said the team’s impetus for trading the guard would be “largely financial.” While Kanter has made no secret of his desire to…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway is not happy after Allonzo Trier’s oblique Twitter shot
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:27:16 AM)

    Allonzo Trier sliding into a fan’s direct messages Wednesday on Twitter has the Knicks rookie in hot water. After a 114-110 loss to the Rockets, Trier tried to defend himself for not having better coverage on Eric Gordon, who hit the game-winning 3. James Harden set a pick on Trier, who slipped underneath while Tim…

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Trier apologizes for profane Twitter post
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:38:11 PM)

    Knicks rookie Allonzo Trier said he was “frustrated” and let social media get the best of him when he lashed out with a profane tweet after Wednesday’s loss to the Rockets.

  • [NYTimes] Nets’ Run to the Playoffs Hits a Snag With Spencer Dinwiddie Injury
    (Friday, January 25, 2019 12:56:42 AM)

    The team’s sixth man is out indefinitely with a thumb injury, taking away its most reliable scorer off the bench.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Make Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee Available for Trade
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:17:11 PM)

    The Knicks hope to clear cap space to make a run at potential high-profile free agents this summer such as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: To Learn to Win, the Denver Nuggets Had to Lose (Badly)
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:12:47 PM)

    A 31-point loss to the Golden State Warriors (which was more lopsided than the score suggests) could be a springboard for the Nuggets’ development.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 114, Knicks 110: James Harden Scores 61 as Rockets Beat Knicks
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:05:17 PM)

    Houston’s star guard tied the record for most points by a visiting player at Madison Square Garden, clinching the victory with a layup.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ David Fizdale clarifies decision not to play Enes Kanter against Rockets
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:48:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter said he was told he would start against the Rockets last night. But David Fizdale has a different side of the story, saying nothing was ever set in stone.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tim Hardaway Jr. rips Allonzo Trier for Twitter DM, Knicks rookie apologizes
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:23:09 PM)

    Knicks rookie Allonzo Trier implied it was Tim Hardaway Jr.’s fault for not switching on a screen when Rockets’ Eric Gordon hit the game-deciding three-pointer on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee definitely on trading block: Report
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:37:41 PM)

    The Knicks are actively shopping Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee as they attempt to clear cap space for the summer.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Draft Watch: See who they should have their eye on
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:12:00 PM)

    The Knicks are tanking in impressive fashion, with their come-from-ahead loss to the Rockets on Wednesday night dropping them to 10-36.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter: ‘Play me. If not, just get me out of here’
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:53:24 AM)

    Center Enes Kanter is growing increasingly frustrated at the Knicks after he did not play in Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets hours after he said David Fizdale told him he would start.

  • [SNY Knicks] Allonzo Trier fires back at Knicks fans in Twitter DMs
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:56:36 AM)

    Trier was defending Eric Gordon when he got caught up in a screen and allowed the Rockets guard to drain the go-ahead three-pointer.

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.01.24)

  • [FOXsports] Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:18:36 PM)

    Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

  • [TheRinger] Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:18:36 PM)

    Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter’s relationship with Knicks takes cruel turn: ‘Play me or let me go’
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:50:00 PM)

    The final insult for Enes Kanter – the one that pushed him to a public trade request Wednesday – was coach David Fizdale’s sudden reneging of an opportunity.

    Kanter said he was told in the morning that he’d be in the lineup at center against the Rockets, but that plan changed not long before tipoff….

  • [NYDN] James Harden has his ‘Garden Moment’ in near-historic outing vs. Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:25:00 PM)

    James Harden said he was waiting for his first ‘Garden Moment.’ He got it Wednesday.

    The Rockets superstar dropped 61 points in Wednesday’s 114-110 victory over the Knicks, falling just a point shy of tying Carmelo Anthony’s single-game scoring record at MSG, set in 2014.

    The ‘Bearded One’ capped…

  • [NYDN] Bondy: David Fizdale presents State of the Knicks amid tanking noise
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:05:00 PM)

    The Knicks aren’t losing on purpose. They’re just not built to win right now.

    That was the message from coach David Fizdale, who used a question about the NBA’s reformed draft lottery system – which was established to deter tanking – to present a State of the Knicks.

    “I don’t think anybody should…

  • [RotoWire]
    James Harden: Career night in win over Knicks

    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:01:00 PM)

    James Harden: Harden scored a career-high 61 points (17-38 FG, 5-20 3Pt, 22-25 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, five steals and four assists in Wednesday’s 114-110 win over the Knicks.

    Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

  • [Sports Illustrated] Enes Kanter After DNP vs. Rockets: Knicks Should Play Me or ‘Get Me Out of Here’
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:32:31 PM)

    Kanter indicated to reporters that he was told he would start Wednesday’s game.

  • [ESPN] Kanter on DNP: Play me or ‘get me out of here’
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:45:50 AM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter said he “deserves way better” after he did not play in Wednesday’s loss to the Rockets, saying, “What they’re doing to me is pretty messed up.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from 114-110 loss to Rockets
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:24:19 PM)

    James Harden had his way with the Knicks on Wednesday night, tying Kobe Bryant for the most points scored by an opponent at The Garden in the 114-110 win over New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks host James Harden, Rockets at The Garden at 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:40:49 PM)

    The Knicks look to stop the red-hot James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale puzzled after getting tossed from Knicks loss
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:20:41 PM)

    It was not the kind of epic, “take that for data’’ rant he went off on when he was coaching the Grizzlies during the 2017 NBA playoffs — but Knicks coach David Fizdale admitted he was flummoxed by some of the James Harden foul calls during Harden’s 61-point Madison Square Garden explosion Wednesday night. Fizdale…

  • [NYPost] ‘Get me out of here’: Enes Kanter has had enough from Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:56:19 PM)

    After getting yanked around and receiving the first DNP of his NBA career in Wednesday night’s wild loss to the Rockets, Knicks center Enes Kanter didn’t mince words — saying the Knicks should trade him if they have no plans to give him time, and adding he’s being mistreated. “I think what they’re doing to…

  • [NYPost] Zion Williamson allows Knicks fans to dream amid rebuild
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:08:26 PM)

    The remarkable thing is how many folks are still drawn to the building, like paper clips to a magnet. Take Artie Francino. He didn’t have tickets to the game Wednesday night that provided the Knicks their 36th loss of the season and offered Houston’s James Harden a platform to score 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant’s…

  • [NYPost] James Harden drops 61 points as Rockets top Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:20:38 PM)

    The two suspenseful questions came down to the final minute — would James Harden smash Carmelo Anthony’s Garden scoring record of 62 points and would the Knicks pull off a miracle upset? Neither happened, but it was razor-close — a Garden back-and-forth thriller. Harden struck for 61 points, hit two key throws with 29.9 seconds…

  • [NYPost] As if things couldn’t get worse, Fizdale snaps … his trademark frames
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:53:50 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has another issue he’s dealing with other than trying to win with the NBA’s youngest squad. Fizdale is trying to precariously hold together his trademark black wood-grain glasses that he broke five weeks ago. Fizdale snapped the unique spectacles when dozing off as he pored over video. Knicks video coordinator Marcus…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox pushes for some Paul George tutelage
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:38:08 AM)

    It’s no secret forward Kevin Knox has studied Kevin Durant’s game to death. But the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick also has conducted a large amount of homework on Paul George. Knox said he hopes to get in a gym with George and cull some knowledge this summer. While brilliant southpaw James Harden invades the Garden…

  • [NYTimes] To Learn to Win, the Denver Nuggets Had to Lose (Badly)
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:00:06 AM)

    A 31-point loss to the Golden State Warriors (which was more lopsided than the score suggests) could be a springboard for the Nuggets’ development.

  • [NYTimes] Nets 114, Magic 110: D’Angelo Russell’s Double-Double Leads Nets Over Magic
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:29:20 AM)

    Russell had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 29 in the Nets’ comeback win over Orlando.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 114, Knicks 110: James Harden Scores 61 as Rockets Beat Knicks
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:07:57 AM)

    Houston’s star guard tied the record for most points by a visiting player at Madison Square Garden, clinching the victory with a layup.

  • [NYTimes] Joe Tsai Makes Purchase of the Liberty Official
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:24:36 AM)

    The Alibaba titan who owns 49 percent of the Nets adds one of the W.N.B.A.’s original franchises to his portfolio.

  • Post Game: Rockets beat Knicks, 114-110

    Full BoxScore:
    http://www.nba.com/games/20190123/HOUNYK#/boxscore

    Score by Period:

    Team 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
    Rockets 28 30 30 26 114
    Knicks 31 32 15 32 110

    Four Factors

    TEAM eFG TOR ORB FTR
    HOU 0.473 0.102 0.284 0.323
    NYK 0.525 0.161 0.257 0.309

    Simple Box Score

    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Gordon, Eric 36:36 20 15 3 1 0 4 0 2 2 0 4 -7
    Tucker, PJ 38:47 3 5 1 0 3 9 0 2 2 2 4 13
    Faried, Kenneth 26:00 11 11 0 1 4 8 1 3 2 3 2 8
    Harden, James 40:00 61 38 5 22 6 15 4 5 5 0 3 19
    Rivers, Austin 33:50 4 7 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 1 3 -5
    Clark, Gary 9:25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 -4
    Ennis III, James 26:53 8 5 1 3 1 2 0 1 1 2 4 -13
    Green, Gerald 28:29 7 8 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 2 2 9
    Chriss, Marquese 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Edwards, Vincent 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Knight, Brandon 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    , Nene 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rockets 240:00 114 90 11 29 15 44 10 15 12 10 25 4
    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Knox, Kevin 32:48 12 15 2 2 1 8 1 0 1 2 2 -16
    Thomas, Lance 14:26 2 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 -19
    Vonleh, Noah 30:37 10 7 0 2 3 10 2 1 2 2 1 -16
    Hardaway Jr., Tim 35:10 21 16 4 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 -12
    Mudiay, Emmanuel 28:11 14 9 1 5 1 4 2 1 7 0 3 -11
    Ntilikina, Frank 23:57 0 5 0 0 0 2 6 1 2 0 2 8
    Trier, Allonzo 32:37 31 18 2 5 2 10 3 1 3 0 4 19
    Dotson, Damyean 24:51 8 5 2 2 0 6 0 0 2 0 2 15
    Robinson, Mitchell 17:23 12 5 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 6 12
    Burke, Trey 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hezonja, Mario 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kanter, Enes 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee, Courtney 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Knicks 240:00 110 81 11 25 10 48 15 5 18 7 23 -4

    Game Thread: Houston Rockets at New York Knicks

    Game Thread: Houston Rockets at New York Knicks

    Start Time: 01/23/2019 19:30:00

    Rockets’ Harden takes high-scoring show to New York

    James Harden is doing something nobody has seen since the heyday of Wilt Chamberlain. The New York Knicks are doing something to which Knicks fans have long grown accustomed.
    [Read more]

    Pre Game Links:

  • [chron.com] Scouting report: Rockets vs. Knicks
  • [nypost.com] Even with Harden’s heroics, Rockets not necessarily a good bet vs. Knicks
  • [nydailynews.com] No Carmelo Anthony as Rockets face Knicks, and his next move is still to be determined
  • [nypost.com] Thriving James Harden ready to feast on Knicks’ lowly defense
  • Knicks Morning News (2019.01.23)

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ urgency to trade Enes Kanter cools off with Luke Kornet sidelined
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:05:00 PM)

    For Enes Kanter, the Knicks have to be like Cosa Nostra: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

    After being informed this week he won’t play much the rest of the season because he fell in the depth chart, Kanter may start Wednesday’s game against the Rockets.

    The reason? Starting…

  • [NYDN] James Harden faces Knicks on torrid streak looking for first true Garden moment
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:00:00 PM)

    Get ready for the James Harden show.

    The reigning MVP — and favorite to repeat — is invading the Garden on Wednesday on a torrid streak, currently on 20 consecutive games with at least 30 points. Only Wilt Chamberlain did that.

    The 29-year-old is also keen on achieving his first “Garden moment,”…

  • [NYDN] No Carmelo Anthony as Rockets face Knicks, and his next move is still to be determined
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:55:00 PM)

    The Rockets’ visit to the Garden on Wednesday was also supposed to be the return of Carmelo Anthony. Instead, the greatest Knick since Patrick Ewing (I know, the list isn’t exactly impressive) is floating around without a team, bouncing around the rumor mill of a league that apparently has little…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Rumors: Hardaway, Lee, Kanter
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:38:12 AM)

    Rival teams have inquired about Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic, who suggests that the Knicks would be open to moving either player and creating additional 2019 cap flexibility — even if losing Hardaway would make the lottery-bound team even less competitive on a nightly basis. However, league […]

  • [NYPost] Thriving James Harden ready to feast on Knicks’ lowly defense
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:48:15 PM)

    James Harden enters the Garden on Wednesday ready to break the scoreboard against a listless Knicks defense. Harden has scored 200 points his past four games — the first player do to so since Kobe Bryant in March 2007. Harden’s 35.7 scoring average is the league’s best since Michael Jordan’s 37.1 in 1986-87. And now…

  • [NYPost] Luke Kornet’s injury opens door for Enes Kanter to start — for now
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:45:22 AM)

    As the Knick centers turn, Enes Kanter has gone from fourth string to starter — off one bad turn of an ankle. A disgruntled Kanter, who sounded open to a trade following the MLK Day rout by the Thunder, is expected to start against the Rockets on Wednesday after it was announced starting center Luke…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox wants to workout with Paul George in summer
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:27:17 AM)

    Paul George posted 31 points on the Knicks on Monday and afterward, Kevin Knox revealed he hopes to workout with the Thunder forward this summer.

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks draft target Zion Williamson has perfect first half
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:33:53 PM)

    Zion Williamson continues to impress at Duke while the Knicks continue to be in position to have a chance at drafting him in June.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: James Harden calls former Knick Carmelo Anthony ‘one of the best ever [to] hoop’
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:44:25 PM)

    Former Knicks F Carmelo Anthony didn’t have the time in Houston he thought he would. It only lasted 10 games before Houston made the call to part ways with the 10-time All-Star.

  • [SNY Knicks] With Knicks’ Luke Kornet out due to ankle sprain, Enes Kanter may get more playing time
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:14:33 PM)

    Knicks’ center Luke Kornet underwent an MRI that confirmed a left ankle sprain with a bone bruise, the team announced on Tuesday. Now, head coach David Fitzdale may start Enes Kanter in his place.

  • [SNY Knicks] With trade deadline soon, why Knicks could be less likely to move Hardaway, Lee
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:38:35 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry have been consistent since last year about the team’s refusal to sacrifice the future for a short-term gain.

  • [ESPN] Kanter likely starting for Knicks with Kornet hurt
    (Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:03:09 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale told reporters Tuesday that Enes Kanter, who recently complained about a reduced role with the club, will likely start at center while Luke Kornet is sidelined by an ankle injury.