Knicks Morning News (2014.12.03)

  • [New York Daily News] Brook Lopez gets 23 points as Nets hold off Knicks’ comeback (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:12:33 GMT)

    It may not be much and it was way harder than it should‘ve been. But it’s still a title — the Nets are not the worst team in New York.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: With J.R. sick, Tim Hardaway Jr. slumps (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:57:29 GMT)

    It turns out that J.R. Smith was really as sick as he looked and Tim Hardaway Jr. is playing as if he’s ill.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Derek looks like Fisher out of water in Knicks loss (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:52:33 GMT)

    Derek Fisher had spent most of his maiden voyage on an NBA bench trying to replicate the coaching style of his boss, cool as a cucumber.

  • [New York Daily News] VIDEO: Nets fan carried out of MSG without prosthetic leg (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:36:54 GMT)

    A loud Brooklyn Nets fan was carried from his MSG seats Tuesday night kicking and screaming… sort of.

  • [New York Daily News] T.O. NO! Knicks miss timeout; Melo misses 3 in loss to Nets (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:54:30 GMT)

    At least if the equally putrid Jets and Giants were to meet this season, there’d be a chance for a tie.

  • [New York Post] J.R. Smith being kept away from Knicks due to ‘flu-like symptoms’ (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:25:29 -0500)

    J.R. Smith, who missed the Knicks' 98-93 loss to the Nets on Tuesday with "flu-like symptoms,'' is being kept away from the club. At least it doesn't appear to be…

  • [New York Post] Knicks no match for Nets on glass (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:21:12 -0500)

    Some wise man, when not bearing gifts from the East, once proclaimed that rebounds equal rings. Well, rings right now are the last thing on the minds of the Knicks…

  • [New York Post] Why Brook Lopez would love playing the Knicks every night (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:05:52 -0500)

    Rumor has it Brook Lopez is petitioning the NBA to play all 82 games against the Knicks. Lopez put in a dominant performance against the Nets' crosstown rivals for the…

  • [New York Post] Bad teams such as the Knicks don’t deserve to get the calls (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:44:39 -0500)

    Yes. This will go into the books as another game the Knicks lost either by six points or less or in overtime (that's eight now). And yes: The Garden, ever-reliable,…

  • [New York Post] Nets super fan tossed out without prosthetic leg (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:26:02 -0500)

    Nets super fan Jeffrey Vanchiro was ejected from Tuesday night's Knicks-Nets game at Madison Square Garden in dramatic fashion. Vanchiro, 38 — who also goes by the name Jeffrey Gamblero…

  • [New York Times] Gasol Hails ‘Pioneer’ Martin on Crash Death Anniversary (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:28:58 GMT)

    Pau Gasol hailed Fernando Martin as the “pioneer” of Spanish NBA players on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the former Portland Trail Blazers center’s death in a car crash in Madrid.

  • [New York Times] Curry’s 3 Lifts Warriors Over Magic, 98-97 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:11:03 GMT)

    Stephen Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 98-97 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight win.

  • [New York Times] Lowry, Raptors Hold Off Kings 117-109 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:05:19 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and made a pivotal jumper with 57 seconds left to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Sacramento Kings 117-109 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Durant Returns, but Pelicans Down Thunder 112-104 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:29:07 GMT)

    Kevin Durant didn’t look rusty when he drove past Anthony Davis for a two-handed dunk, or when he fired off any of his three 3-pointers.

  • [New York Times] No Rivalry Here: Nets Prevail in Lethargic Game at the Garden (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:04:44 GMT)

    In a battle between two clubs desperate for a victory — any victory — the Nets dispatched the Knicks in front of a listless sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] Blazers Rally for 105-103 Win Over Nuggets (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:56:09 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 39 points and set up the winning basket on a pass inside to Robin Lopez with 1.3 seconds left, helping the Portland Trail Blazers rally for a 105-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Dragic, Bledsoe Lead Suns Past Pacers 116-99 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:53:08 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored 34 points, Eric Bledsoe had 27 and the Phoenix Suns beat Indiana 116-99 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory over the Pacers.

  • [New York Times] Ellis, Mavericks Outlast Bulls in Double Overtime (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:44:17 GMT)

    Monta Ellis hit three foul shots with 1.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter to tie it, then made a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime that lifted the Dallas Mavericks past the Chicago Bulls 132-129 Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: For Knicks and Nets, More Money, More Problems (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:31:34 GMT)

    The Knicks and the Nets have two of the N.B.A.’s highest payrolls, but bring a combined 10-23 record into Tuesday night’s matchup.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Kevin Durant Debuts With 27 Points, but Thunder Fall (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:24:43 GMT)

    Durant, last season’s most valuable player, returned from a foot injury, but Oklahoma City lost to the Pelicans in New Orleans.

  • [New York Times] Bryant Helps Lakers Beat Pistons 106-96 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:59:13 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant scored all 12 of his points in a row, leading an impressive flurry in the third quarter that sent the Los Angeles Lakers over the Detroit Pistons 106-96 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Lopez, Johnson Help Nets Hold Off Knicks, 98-93 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:29:09 GMT)

    Brook Lopez scored 23 points, Joe Johnson added 22 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 98-93 on Tuesday night, improving to 2-0 this season against their city rivals.

  • [New York Times] Korver Lifts Hawks Past Slumping Celtics, 109-105 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:20:13 GMT)

    Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] James, Cavaliers Hold Off Young Bucks 111-108 (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:53:17 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 28 points, LeBron James added 26 with 10 assists and Mike Miller provided a much-needed spark off Cleveland’s bench, leading the Cavaliers to their fourth straight win, 111-108 over the precocious Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:52:59 GMT)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant received medical clearance to play in his first game this season on Tuesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (2014.12.03)”

    1. Man, I’m sure Steve Kerr is regretting his choice to go with the Warriors. I mean, he is losing out on the valuable mentorship of Phil Jackson, he has been put in a high-pressure win-now situation rather than a more comfortable low-expectations scenario, his head might roll if they Warriors do not do well this year. I feel bad for the guy.

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