Knicks Morning News (2015.01.15)

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Short-Handed Heat 104-89 for 8th Straight Win (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:24:11 GMT)

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has nothing but “good problems” right now.

  • [New York Times] Jordan’s Double-Double Helps Clippers Beat Blazers, 100-94 (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:30:26 GMT)

    Jamal Crawford scored 25 points, DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 18 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Portland 100-94 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 103, Nets 92: Nets Put On Sleepy Show After Morning Workout (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:16:04 GMT)

    Lionel Hollins put the Nets through a morning shootaround on Wednesday, their first on the day of a home game this season. But they went on to their seventh straight loss, falling to Memphis.

  • [New York Times] Davis Has Double-Double as Pelicans Beat Pistons, 105-94 (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:09:23 GMT)

    The New Orleans Pelicans brought the hot Detroit Pistons back to earth.

  • [New York Times] Davis Has Double-Double as Pelicans Beat Pistons, 105-94 (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:06:49 GMT)

    The New Orleans Pelicans brought the hot Detroit Pistons back to earth.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Wizards Overcome Derrick Rose and the Bulls (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:03:29 GMT)

    Paul Pierce had 22 points, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls, 105-99, even as Derrick Rose had a season-high 32 points.

  • [New York Times] Lawson, Faried Lead Nuggets Past Mavericks, 114-107 (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:45:41 GMT)

    Ty Lawson had 29 points and 12 assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Dallas Mavericks 114-107 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pierce’s 22 Points Lead Wizards Over Rose, Bulls, 105-99 (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:12:48 GMT)

    Paul Pierce had 22 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 105-99 Wednesday, despite Derrick Rose’s season-high 32.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Beat Celtics 105-91 for 10th Straight (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:57:19 GMT)

    DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 22 points to help the Atlanta Hawks win their 10th straight game, 105-91 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Ginobili, Spurs Snap Hornets’ 5-Game Winning Streak (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:51:25 GMT)

    Manu Ginobili said he needed a game like this.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Leads Raptors Past 76ers, 100-84 (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:13:16 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry had 18 points and 12 assists, DeMar DeRozan returned from a groin injury to score eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors never trailed in a 100-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Oladipo Scores 32, Magic Rally to Down Rockets, 120-113 (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:10:19 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo had 32 points, Nik Vucevic added 25 and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Houston Rockets 120-113 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Rout Nets in First Matchup With Ex-Coach Hollins (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 02:55:13 GMT)

    Zach Randolph had 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the slumping Brooklyn Nets 103-92 on Wednesday night in their first matchup against former coach Lionel Hollins.

  • [New York Times] Even With LeBron James, Cavaliers Remain Out of Sync (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:50:34 GMT)

    LeBron James, who had been out for eight games with injuries, scored 33 points and was involved in all facets of Tuesday’s game, the Cavaliers’ sixth consecutive defeat.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:28:27 GMT)

    Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings was fined $15,000 by the NBA for making an “obscene gesture.”

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks playing for nothing, but Melo won’t shut down (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:34:58 GMT)

    The news from Europe was delivered by Carmelo Anthony as if he were channeling the legendary Edward R. Murrow.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Londoners know Ewing and Starks, not these Knicks (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:26:47 GMT)

    Mike Lupica explains to a Londoner that the Knicks have lost 25 of 26 and now have been forced to leave the country.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony hangs with Prince Harry in London (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:08:04 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony has squared off against the so-called King, but the seven-time All-Star also got to hang out with authentic royalty.

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    17 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.01.15)”

    1. James Harden – 26 points on 16 shots, 10 assists, 4 boards, 5 steals, 1 block (and, ok, 7 TOs): -11 for the night in 38 minutes.
      Josh Smith – 5 points on 11 shots, 10 boards, 5 assists, 1 block (and, well, 4 TOs): +10 for the night in 24 minutes.

      I guess Orlando’s bench is really, really bad.

    2. Aside from not accounting for teammates and opponents, +/- has an extrapolated formula which distorts reality.

    3. +/- for individual games is pretty useless; even for individual players over the course of a season it’s not very good. The best use for +/- is looking at 3-, 4-, and 5-man units to see if those groups of players play well together.

    4. Nice to see him smile while forced to rep the brand, gotta do your job Melo. This little break will free their spirits a bit, Prigi I’m sure is having lots of fun, I think Amare likes soccer as well and Caldo prob bought tickets to Man U games for the team. I’m hoping for a win, while on vacation ….

    5. Starting lineup in London : Calderon, Larkin, Melo, Amar’e, Jason Smith. I believe they think this is their “try to win” team, while it in fact is their “defense so bad that Khris Middleton is a threat to break his career high of 29 even in pound sterling” team. But hey, Stoudemire likes soccer and the Melo met the Prince so we should expect to feng shui our way into a win today.

    6. It is so weird how hard the Clippers are pushing to acquire Doc’s shitty kid to play for them.

    7. Seems like if the Clips want to Chris Smith themselves we should volunteer as the third team and take Bullock into Outlaw’s trade exception. The out years are team options, so why not.

    8. Seems like if the Clips want to Chris Smith themselves we should volunteer as the third team and take Bullock into Outlaw’s trade exception. The out years are team options, so why not.

      Absolutely agreed that this is the exact type of deal that the Knicks should be interjecting themselves into.

    9. So all those days off meant Amare and Melo were healthy enough to play or was there some “if you start that s#%@ show in London we will banish you from the league.”

    10. I think it really sort of was something along the lines of, “You better play everyone who can reasonably play.” That doesn’t explain why Jason Smith is playing, though…

    11. @2 @3

      Guys, I know how plus minus works, I was just making a tongue-in-cheek observation about its noisy nature.

      @6 and after

      Austin Rivers is such a bad player I’m stunned we are not trying to get him.

    12. Man, LAC would have been the perfect team to trade Calderon to. They needed a backup PG and who better than Calderon?

    13. Seems like if the Clips want to Chris Smith themselves we should volunteer as the third team and take Bullock into Outlaw’s trade exception. The out years are team options, so why not.

      Absolutely agreed that this is the exact type of deal that the Knicks should be interjecting themselves into.

      wouldn’t the knicks need to be under the cap to take on salary in their exceptions?

    14. Starting lineup in London : Calderon, Larkin, Melo, Amar’e, Jason Smith. I believe they think this is their “try to win” team, while it in fact is their “defense so bad that Khris Middleton is a threat to break his career high of 29 even in pound sterling” team. But hey, Stoudemire likes soccer and the Melo met the Prince so we should expect to feng shui our way into a win today.

      It’s like the offense only team. Our defense is so bad overall, I’m not sure this lineup is a bad idea. With bad defense no matter what we just try to outscore them. But that leaves a bench of Early, Aldridge, Ware, Prigioni, Acy, Galloway and Hardaway. Much better defensively, except for Hardaway. I guess he along with Aldridge will be the scorers off of the bench. I think Milwaukee has a pretty good bench when rated by offensive or defensive efficiency, so the Knicks might start out well and then fade considerably when the benches come at the end of the first quarter.

    15. If the Knicks don’t score this quarter, I feel pretty confident they’ll get one before the half. What’s the record on most timeouts called before scoring?

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