Knicks Morning News (2014.12.20)

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 43 as Blazers Beat Spurs in 3 OT (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:19:44 GMT)

    The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Hold Off Kobe’s Lakers 104-103 Without KD (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:16:44 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Hang On to Beat Clippers 109-106 (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:19:47 GMT)

    Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari hit successive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets regrouped after blowing a 16-point halftime lead to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-106 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: 3 Overtimes Are Too Much for the Spurs Yet Again (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:04:20 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 43 points for the Trail Blazers as they handed the Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime, the first time a team has played consecutive triple-overtime games since 1951.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Hand Pistons 12th Straight Home Loss (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:28:41 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Butler, Mirotic Lead Bulls Over Grizzlies 103-97 (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:07:39 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Nikola Mirotic added a season-best 27, and the Chicago Bulls snapped Memphis’ six-game winning streak with a 103-97 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Mix It Up and Edge Nets (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:55:47 GMT)

    David Blatt, Cleveland’s coach, shook up his starting lineup by adding Mike Miller, and Miller promptly scored 21 points in a victory over the undermanned Nets.

  • [New York Times] James, Miller Lead Cavaliers Over Nets 95-91 (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:28:38 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 22 points and Mike Miller, making his first start of the season, added 21 on seven 3-pointers, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Rally Down Stretch, Top Heat 105-103 (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:25:44 GMT)

    John Wall scored 20 points and added 10 assists, Nene scored 20 off the bench and the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Miami Heat 105-103 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Start Post-Rondo Era With Win Over Wolves (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:22:40 GMT)

    Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker, Jefferson Lead Hornets Past 76ers 109-91 (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:07:44 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points, Al Jefferson added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 109-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Favors, Hayward Lead Jazz Over Magic 101-94 (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:04:43 GMT)

    Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward added 20 points to lead Utah to a 101-94 victory over Orlando on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Rondo Wants Another Title Run in Move to Dallas (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:10:42 GMT)

    Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn’t happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics.

  • [New York Post] Andrea Bargnani takes big step toward return (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:24:06 -0500)

    Andrea Bargnani's 20-minute on-court workout at United Center on Thursday was a big step toward rejoining Knicks practice as he is bent on making his season debut shortly, said his…

  • [New York Daily News] Jose Calderon says Knicks won’t lose fight despite record (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:10:20 GMT)

    Jose Calderon knows the injuries and the losses are building “like a snowball.”

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    15 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.12.20)”

    1. Did you know that the reigning Rookie of the Year has as many turnovers as free throws attempted?

      Quick, let’s trade some draft picks for him!

    2. Amazing we’re winning with 0 points and 1 rebound from Kareem Aldrich

      We could also use JR today, he always comes up big in day games.

    3. Damn, if it wasn’t for the Suxers, we’d have this top pick wrapped up for sure.
      Then perhaps Melo will accept a trade to the Wiz and we can start over?

    4. @ 8 – I hate to continue beating the same drum but its going to be difficult to trade Melo even if he is willing to waive his NTC. Washington is most likely not a destination as they are holding out hope for KD (who is from DC area) which is why they did not try to sign Ariza.

    5. Why do people think we are tanking? Melo is playing a lot of minutes…is there any reason for this if we were tanking? If the plan is to be bad this year and good next year, wouldn’t it make sense to just sit him with his knee problems?

    6. conundrum of not playing an expensive signing vs grinding player for 40 minutes. Barkley is kinda right, 8 expiring contracts has no willingness to play hard.

      Btw, read in the times that the Knicks should start charging Bargs for that expensive court side seats he has been occupying for nearly a year!

    7. Don’t despair folks, Goran Dragic said today that the Knicks are “an option”.

      Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music!

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