Knicks Morning News (2014.11.02)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks guard Shane Larkin holding his own against NBA’s best (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 05:07:33 GMT)

    Not only has Shane Larkin been thrust into starting duty for the Knicks, but he has been holding his own amid quite the four-game trial by fire against some of the best point guards in the NBA.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Knicks may have new triangle offense, but it’s still players who win games (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 05:06:35 GMT)

    Here’s hoping there is a basketball season to talk about at Madison Square Garden instead of a triangle offense, which is routinely discussed these days as the next closest thing to a cult.

  • [New York Times] Thompson Scores 41, Warriors Beat Lakers 127-104 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 06:24:48 GMT)

    Klay Thompson scored a career-high 41 points in his first game since signing a contract extension, teaming with backcourt star Stephen Curry to lead the Golden State Warriors past the winless Los Angeles Lakers 127-104 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets Earn First Win, Beat Pistons 102-90 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 05:09:51 GMT)

    Joe Johnson and Lionel Hollins have separate histories beating up the Detroit Pistons.

  • [New York Times] Favors Powers Jazz to First Win, 118-91 Over Suns (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:57:48 GMT)

    Derrick Favors scored a career-high 32 points and added nine rebounds, Gordon Hayward had 24 points and 10 boards, and the Utah Jazz beat the Phoenix Suns 118-91 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Down Pelicans, 109-104 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:19:04 GMT)

    As much as Dirk Nowitzki struggled to get up accurate shots with Anthony Davis’ hand in his face, the Dallas Mavericks’ veteran still found a way to come through in the clutch.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Joe Johnson’s 34 Points Lift Nets to First Win (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:10:10 GMT)

    Joe Johnson scored 15 of his points in the fourth quarter, and Kevin Garnett added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets in a road win over the Pistons.

  • [New York Times] Short-Handed Thunder Beat Nuggets 102-91 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:01:17 GMT)

    Perry Jones and Serge Ibaka each scored 23 points to help the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 102-91 on Saturday night for their first victory of the season.

  • [New York Times] Bosh Scores 30, Heat Top 76ers 114-96 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:58:06 GMT)


  • [New York Times] Butler’s Free Throws Lift Bulls Over Wolves (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:58:02 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler made a surprise return to the starting lineup and hit two free throws with 0.2 seconds left to help the Chicago Bulls weather another absence from star guard Derrick Rose in a 106-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden Leads Rockets Over Celtics 104-90 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:51:59 GMT)

    James Harden had 26 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets used a big first quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics 104-90 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Teague Leads Hawks Past Depleted Pacers 102-92 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:30:47 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 20 and the Atlanta Hawks shook off a tumultuous offseason to beat Indiana 102-92 in their home opener Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Magic for Eighth Straight Time (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:15:47 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry added 21 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic for the eighth straight time with a 108-95 victory on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Lifts Grizzlies Over Hornets 71-69 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:57:49 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 22 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Charlotte Hornets 71-69 on Saturday night to open 3-0 for the first time.

  • [New York Times] Paul Pierce Ejected; Wizards Top Bucks 108-97 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:51:48 GMT)

    Paul Pierce was tossed before halftime in his first home game with the Washington Wizards, and Otto Porter picked up the slack with a career-high 21 points Saturday night in a 108-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Rose Out for Bulls After Tweaking Ankle (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:04:17 GMT)

    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, one day after leaving the game against Cleveland with a sprained left ankle.

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    15 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.11.02)”

    1. Not that it’s fun to root for the Warriors or anything, but Klay Thompson did score 41 points on 18 shots last night…

    2. I’ve trying to understand why the Knicks didn’t pick up the option on Larkin. The only thing I can think of is that basically, they think his skill level is basically replaceable. That could be.

    3. I agree, and I think Larkin could surprise the Knicks management; but I think they weren’t thinking of stats. More likely they just think he’s too small or that is speed will fade.

    4. I thought they had Larkin’s EB rights but it looks like they can’t exceed his previous salary so they can only offer $1.675M. Teams that decline the option to extend players on rookie contract can not go over what he would have gotten if they would have opted to extend the player’s option.

    5. Interesting game tonight against a Charlotte Hornets team that has looked like a pitiful offensive team so far. They run a lot of their offense through Kemba Walker, and he has been throwing up an awful lotta bricks and finishing very poorly at the rim. Lance Stephenson is also possibly playing through a groin injury. This should be a winnable game. Let’s hope we see the same kind of focus we saw in Cleveland.

    6. @4 yea like how love is shooting 35% right now take the good with bad

      See, the difference between Love and Carmelo Anthony is that when Love isn’t shooting well (which is rare, rarer than it is for Carmelo) he’s still getting like 15 rebounds a game.

    7. Just want to second ptmilo — Posting and Toasting also has an appeal for donations to Cavan’s family as they deal with their child’s medical situation.

      I do not know Jim personally, but I’m donating right now and hope everyone who can will join in. It’s the least I can do for all the joy he and the guys at the site have given me for nothing over the years.

      You can donate here:

    8. i third the thoughts of Jim. My thoughts will be with him and his family, and most importantly, his little guy

    9. as for Larkin, I can understand if they think hes basically replaceable…and too small…..but if thats the way they thought, then why trade for him. if he was just a throw in, couldnt they have moved him for someone more in line with our system, or maybe a random, young big??

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