Knicks Morning News (2013.12.05)

  • [New York Times] Blazers Snap Thunder’s Streak With 111-104 Win (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:52:12 GMT)

    As time wound down in the Trail Blazers’ victory over the Oklahoma City, LaMarcus Aldridge was showered with shouts of “MVP! MVP!” from the Portland fans.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: N.B.A. Postpones Game in Mexico City After Smoke Fills Arena (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:43:53 GMT)

    A generator malfunction outside the arena prevented the Spurs and the Timberwolves from playing the first regular-season N.B.A. game in Mexico since 1997.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Game Postponed in Mexico Because of Smoke in Arena (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:58:10 GMT)

    he game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Mexico City was postponed because of smoke inside the arena.    

  • [New York Times] Korver Leads Hawks to 107-97 Win Over Clippers (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:34:13 GMT)

    Kyle Korver was just ready to get out of the house and return to what he does best — shoot 3-pointers.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game in Mexico City Postponed (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:28:18 GMT)

    The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena.    

  • [New York Times] Drummond Carries Pistons Past Bucks 105-98 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:16:44 GMT)

    Andre Drummond had 24 points and 19 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons rode a strong second-half performance to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-98 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Carries Mavs Past Pelicans 100-97 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:01:39 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Kidd Reticent on Demotion of Assistant (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 03:49:56 GMT)

    A day after Nets Coach Jason Kidd demoted Lawrence Frank to a much-reduced role filing daily reports, he insisted it had not been a difficult decision to make.    

  • [New York Times] Bledsoe Leads Suns to 97-88 Win Over Rockets (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 03:49:28 GMT)

    Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night that snapped the Suns’ two-game losing streak.    

  • [New York Times] Racing for Top, Owners of Knicks and Nets See the Bottom Fall Out (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 02:54:22 GMT)

    James L. Dolan, the owner of the Knicks, and Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the owner of the Nets, share a city and an approach that has saddled them with high payrolls for weak teams.    

  • [New York Times] Irving, Cavaliers Snap Nuggets’ Win Streak 98-88 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 02:52:24 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets’ seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Daily News] JVG backs Woodson, says he’s not angling for Knicks gig (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:30:44 GMT)

    Jeff Van Gundy isn’t sure why his name has emerged publicly as a potential replacement for Mike Woodson, but the former Knicks coach is certain of one thing in his view of the job Woodson is doing despite the team’s 3-13 start this season.    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo calls the Knicks the ‘laughingstock’ of the NBA (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:17:05 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony called the Knicks the “laughingstock” of the NBA on the eve of their crosstown meeting with the equally putrid Brooklyn Nets. Anthony was responding to a question about the game being aired on TNT, which will feature Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and long-time Knicks antagonist, Charles Barkley.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: J.R. says he’ll play against Nets (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:32:07 GMT)

    J.R. Smith was limited in practice Wednesday due to soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, but the Knicks’ slumping sixth man expects to play in Thursday’s game against the Nets in Brooklyn.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Crying over spilled soda, Knicks and Nets slowly slip-slidin’ away (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:29:17 GMT)

    James Dolan was lurking around the hallways of the Knicks’ training facility in Greenburgh, the same place where just two months ago he informed Mike Woodson that he expects an NBA title this season. In the history of unrealistic expectations, that one is an all-timer.    

  • [New York Post] Top 10 moments in Knicks-Nets rivalry (Thu, 05 Dec 2013 03:29:34 -0500)

    For most of the past five months, so much time, energy and space went to promoting what NBA team ran New York, Manhattan's Knicks or Brooklyn's Nets. Then the teams…

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