Knicks Morning News (2014.10.18)

  • [New York Daily News] J.R. Smith says he sees similarities with Dennis Rodman (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:26:46 GMT)

    One dated Madonna, the other Rihanna. They both favor tattoos and have been known to party as hard as they play. This is why the original Bad Boy, Dennis Rodman, is calling the Knicks notorious bad boy, J.R. Smith, the new Rodman.

  • [New York Times] Crawford Scores 25 as Clippers Beat Jazz 101-97 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:40:55 GMT)

    Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford hit clutch 3-pointers in the final minute and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 101-97 Friday night for their first victory of the preseason.

  • [New York Times] Portland Defeats Visiting Maccabi Haifa 121-74 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 04:35:07 GMT)

    Robin Lopez had 13 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Maccabi Haifa of Israel 121-74 in an exhibition game Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Heat Win First Game of Preseason, Beat Warriors (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 03:16:56 GMT)

    Chris Bosh scored 21 points and Luol Deng and Shawne Williams added 19 each to help the Miami Heat win their first game in the preseason with a 115-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Parker Helps Bucks Top Timberwolves, 105-98 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:44:19 GMT)

    Rookie Jabari Parker had 21 points and 11 rebounds, O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-98 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Ross Helps Raptors Beat Thunder 109-90 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:44:16 GMT)

    Terrence Ross scored 22 points in the first three quarters to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-90 on Friday night in an exhibition game.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Leads Grizzlies to 112-72 Rout of Flamengo (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:32:15 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 15 points and Tony Allen added 14 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 112-72 preseason victory over Brazil’s Flamengo on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Down LeBron, Cavaliers 108-102 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:17:15 GMT)

    Chandler Parsons and Jameer Nelson scored 19 points apiece and the Dallas Mavericks beat Cleveland 108-102 on Friday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss of the preseason.

  • [New York Times] Nets and Brook Lopez Savor the News on His Foot Injury (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:49:02 GMT)

    Given Lopez’s medical history, he felt lucky when he learned that a midfoot sprain could sideline him for 14 days.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Leads Hornets Past Wizards 96-86 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:35:01 GMT)

    Al Jefferson scored 20 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Friday night in a preseason game.

  • [New York Times] Magic Use Big 4th Quarter to Beat Pistons 99-87 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:34:58 GMT)

    Tobias Harris had 22 points and nine rebounds, Nik Vucevic added 18 points and the Orlando Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons 99-87 Friday night.

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