Knicks Morning News (2014.01.02)

  • [New York Times] Griffin, Dudley Lead Clippers Over Bobcats, 112-85 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:15:41 GMT)

    Consistent and timely perimeter shooting by Blake Griffin and Jared Dudley, along with a season-high 36 assists, helped the Los Angeles Clippers to a satisfying start to 2014 following their most lopsided defeat of the season.    

  • [New York Times] Sixers Roll Past Denver, 114-102 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:03:48 GMT)

    Up until a few days ago, the Philadelphia 76ers just couldn’t find a way to win on the road.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Mavericks Upend Wizards (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 03:35:50 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 23 points, Vince Carter had 13 and the Dallas Mavericks held the host Washington Wizards scoreless for more than four minutes late in the fourth quarter.    

  • [New York Times] Balanced Wolves Roll Pelicans, 124-112 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 03:30:19 GMT)

    Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and seven rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves led by as many as 30 points in cruising to a 124-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 26 as Raptors Beat Pacers 95-82 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 02:48:16 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 points and a season-high 14 assists and the Toronto Raptors extended their season-best winning streak to four games, beating the Indiana Pacers 95-82 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Garnett’s Spirits Dip With His Production (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 01:50:59 GMT)

    Kevin Garnett, who is averaging career lows in most statistical categories and is having trouble establishing his role, said this season was the most frustrating of his career.    

  • [New York Times] Ellis Leads Mavericks Over Wizards, 87-78 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 01:39:05 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 23 points, Vince Carter had 13 and the Dallas Mavericks held the Washington Wizards scoreless for more than 4 minutes late in the fourth quarter of an 87-78 victory Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Daily News] Former teammate thinks Melo is ready to bolt Knick mess (Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:23:02 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony’s former teammate needed just a few seconds to ponder the question and deliver a definitive answer. “I think he’s leaving. I’ve played with Melo for a long time and he knows he can’t win here. At this stage, all he wants to do is win. That’s why he’ll leave.”    

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