Knicks Morning News (2014.04.06)

  • [New York Times] Surprising Connecticut and Kentucky Make NCAA Finals (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:53 GMT)

    Connecticut ended heavily favored Florida’s 30-game winning streak and advanced to the national collegiate basketball title game with a 63-53 victory on Saturday.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Bobcats Top Cavs and Make Playoffs (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:54:48 GMT)

    Charlotte clinched its second postseason spot and its first since 2010.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Dante Cunningham Back With Timberwolves (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:30:10 GMT)

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has rejoined the team, two days after he was arrested and later charged with felony domestic assault.    

  • [New York Times] Bobcats Clinch Playoffs in 96-94 OT Win Over Cavs (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:43:02 GMT)

    No one will fault the Charlotte Bobcats for taking a moment to savor their second postseason appearance in franchise history.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 23, Raptors Top Bucks 102-98 (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:34:03 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-98 Saturday night to keep pace in the hunt for playoff position.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 105, 76ers 101: With a Spirited Garnett Back, the Healthy Nets Edge the 76ers (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:08:28 GMT)

    In their victory over the 76ers on Saturday, the Nets had their entire roster available for the first time since Feb. 27.    

  • [New York Times] Stuckey Has 26, Pistons Rally Past Celtics 115-111 (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:37:06 GMT)

    Rodney Stuckey came off the bench to score 26 points and help the Detroit Pistons rally for a 115-111 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.    

  • [New York Times] Garnett Solid, Lifts Brooklyn Past 76ers 105-101 (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:22:14 GMT)

    Kevin Garnett scored 10 points in his first game in more than five weeks to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 Saturday night.    

  • [New York Times] Afflalo Helps Rally Magic Past Timberwolves 100-92 (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:16:04 GMT)

    Arron Afflalo scored 18 points and Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless added 17 apiece to lead the Orlando Magic to a 100-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.    

  • [New York Times] Bulls Win 5th in a Row, Beat Wizards 96-78 (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 01:25:00 GMT)

    D.J. Augustin scored 25 points Saturday night, Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls turned a possible first-round playoff preview into a laugher, never trailing in a 96-78 win over the Washington Wizards    

  • [New York Post] Late-season heartbreak beats early surrender (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:55:28 -0400)

    My cell phone started to hum about six seconds after J.R. Smith's emergency 3-pointer missed the mark. Friends. Specifically, Knick-fan friends. "Are you kidding?” "R U #$@#$$% SERIOUS?” "This is…

  • [New York Daily News] Feeling the Heat: Ailing Melo and Knicks playing for playoff survival in Miami (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:35:57 GMT)

    See you, South Beach? The Knicks were always thinking that they could be coming down here for a playoff showdown against the Miami Heat, but that dream is slipping away.    

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