Knicks Morning News (2014.10.16)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nets Outlast Kings in Beijing (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:35:48 GMT)

    Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Nets to a 129-117 overtime victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in an exhibition game in Beijing.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Reminder of Knicks’ Dysfunction Is Again Hoping to Solve It (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:46:24 GMT)

    Jim Cleamons, a current assistant and former Knicks player, has ties to Phil Jackson, the team president, and an awkward history with Walt Frazier, the TV analyst.

  • [New York Times] Williams Lifts Raptors Past Celtics, 92-89 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:27:18 GMT)

    Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] James, Cavs Spoil Pacers’ West’s Return to Xavier (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:56:58 GMT)

    LeBron James returned to Cleveland’s lineup and scored 10 of his 26 points in the third quarter to help the Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 98-93 Wednesday night, spoiling David West’s return to Xavier.

  • [New York Times] Lakers’ Steve Nash Injured Again After Carrying Bags (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:50:44 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash missed his third straight practice after injuring his back while carrying bags on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 101-95 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:42:02 GMT)

    Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the short-handed Washington Wizards beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Scores 20, Magic Hold Off Flamengo 106-88 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:41:59 GMT)

    Nik Vucevic had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held off Flamengo 106-88 in an exhibition matchup on Wednesday.

  • [ – New York Knicks] ESPN Forecast: Knicks finish 38-44 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:45 EDT)

    Carmelo is back and he has Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher to run things.The Knicks should be better than last season right? Well, according to ESPN’s NBA Insider forecast, the Knicks will be one win better than last season. That’s right, ESPN Forecast predicts the Knicks to go 38-44 and finish ninth in the Eastern Conference, one spot behind the Brooklyn Nets. Ouch. Insider’s Jordan Brenner writes: “It’s hard to imagine things being much better for the Knicks.

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher figuring out frontcourt puzzle (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:54:18 GMT)

    The Knicks’ first-year coach acknowledged that Andrea Bargnani’s injury absence for three of the four preseason games has muddied the evaluation period for his rotation possibilities.

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