Knicks Morning News (2014.12.01)

  • [New York Post] Do the Knicks even believe they’re any good? (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 01:07:36 -0500)

    Faith and shooting and can be so fleeting. Do the Knicks have faith in the new coach, Derek Fisher; faith in Phil Jackson's system; and most of all, faith in…

  • [New York Times] Bryant Leads Lakers Over Toronto 129-122 in OT (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:43:07 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Highlights of Sunday’s NBA Games (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:42:58 GMT)

    Highlights of Sunday’s games in the National Basketball Association:

  • [New York Times] Blazers Beat Shorthanded TWolves 107-93 (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:43:10 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Portland Trail Blazers in a 107-93 victory Sunday night over the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: With Coach Gregg Popovich Back, Spurs Beat Celtics (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:41:42 GMT)

    With Coach Gregg Popovich back after a two-game absence for a medical procedure, San Antonio won for the seventh straight game.

  • [New York Times] Magic Beat Suns, Snap 4-Game Losing Streak (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:40:02 GMT)

    The Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns were both disgusted with their previous game.

  • [New York Times] Heat 86, Knicks 79: Carmelo Anthony Scores 31 in Return, but Knicks Drop Fifth Straight (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:27:54 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade scored 27 points for Miami after a seven-game absence, and the Heat withstood a strong performance by Anthony, who returned to the Knicks after missing two games with back spasms.

  • [New York Times] Wade, Bosh Lead Heat Over Knicks 86-79 (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 03:40:06 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade returned from a seven-game absence to score 27 points — 13 in the fourth quarter —and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 86-79 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls 102, Nets 84: In Long-Awaited Barclays Debut, Derrick Rose Helps Bulls Win (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 01:57:15 GMT)

    Rose, who some believe should have played in a 2013 playoff series against the Nets, struggled early but ended up with a steady performance and a standing ovation by the Chicago fans in attendance.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Beat Kings 97-85 for 5th Straight Win (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 01:49:06 GMT)

    Zach Randolph had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 18 points and six rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies held off a late rally to beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 97-85 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

  • [New York Daily News] Flailing Knicks lose fourth straight, fall to Heat at Garden (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:06:38 GMT)

    The Knicks proved on Sunday that they’re just as good with Carmelo Anthony in the lineup as they are without him, which is still no good in spite of a valiant fourth-quarter comeback that fell short.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Like Knicks, J.R. Smith ‘illness’ is head-scratcher (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:02:35 GMT)

    J.R. Smith was on the bench feverishly rubbing and scratching his head as if he were starring in a shampoo commercial.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Listless J.R. Smith sees little action (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:52:43 GMT)

    J.R. Smith played a season-low five and a half minutes in Sunday’s 86-79 loss to Miami, missing all four of his shots from the floor.

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