Knicks Morning News (2015.04.08)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Lakers 105-100 in Rematch 48 Hours Later (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:28:25 GMT)

    The Clippers have three games left until the playoffs begin. They can’t get there soon enough.

  • [New York Times] Kings Hold Off Timberwolves Behind Casspi (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:46:23 GMT)

    Omri Casspi scored 16 of his career-high 31 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings overcame a sluggish start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-111 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Beat Warriors 103-100, Move Into 8th Spot (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:31:33 GMT)

    Anthony Davis doesn’t want to carry the Pelicans into the playoffs just so they can get unceremoniously bounced in the first round by NBA-leading Golden State.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: In Dismantling Suns, the Hawks Set a Team Record for Victories (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:09:48 GMT)

    DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 16 points as Atlanta earned its 58th win of the season. Mike Muscala, starting for the injured All-Star forward Paul Millsap, finished with 16 points.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 26 as Spurs Beat Thunder for 8th Straight Win (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:01:48 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard is seizing more responsibility from San Antonio’s veteran core, and the Spurs are taking off.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Long an Unfinished Puzzle, the Nets Find the Missing Pieces (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:26:03 GMT)

    The often-injured Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, who have played together in just 45.9 percent of the team’s total games since February 2011, have helped the Nets surge recently.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Win 58th Game to Set Single-Season Franchise Mark (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:19:51 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks set a single-season franchise high with their 58th victory, getting 16 points each from DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague in a 96-69 win Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Dragic Lifts Heat Late, Miami Tops Charlotte 105-100 (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:16:49 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored 28 points, his most since coming to Miami in a February trade, and the Heat helped their playoff chances by topping the Charlotte Hornets 105-100 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Rose Could Return Against Magic (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:35:09 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose is questionable for their game Wednesday at Orlando.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Anrea Bargnani plays on with injured thumb (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:36:13 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani will end his season injured but playing as the Italian forward attempts to salvage his career and reputation.

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Fisher on Coach K: ‘He’s what I’m striving to become’ (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:57:10 -0400)

    One NBA personnel director, noting Derek Fisher's rah-rah speeches, salesmanship, excessive use of timeouts as learning experiences and constant rhetoric of building character and culture, is convinced he'd make a…

  • [New York Post] Hall of Famer Haywood: Towns, Okafor shouldn’t go pro yet (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:04:53 -0400)

    Newly elected Hall of Famer and ex-Knick Spencer Haywood was the pioneer — the first to declare "hardship'' and leave college early for the pros in 1969. Haywood first went…

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    22 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.04.08)”

    1. Damn. Get well Cope and Mrs Cope.

      Also, I would be terrified to be locked in a cell with Pero Antic.

    2. I’m really nervous about keeping the worst record, Minnesota will definitely lose their last 5 games ( Away – Portland, LA Lakers, GS. Home – New Orleans, OKC), so if we slip up and win one, it’s a tie and we split the ping pong balls. Not the absolute worst outcome, but maybe just enough to knock us out of the top 4.

    3. They don’t just split the ping pong balls. They also flip a coin to determine who is “officially” the worst record and who is “officially” the second worst record (so that if teams ahead of them get the #1-3 picks, it would be a coin flip that would decide who gets pushed to #4 and who gets pushed to #5).

      I am very worried about their chances. This team is clearly not actively trying to lose like Minnesota, so another win would not shock me at all. Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen, though!

    4. Terrible news about Copeland. Some weird ass stuff goes down in the NBA night life sometimes.

    5. This team is clearly not actively trying to lose

      Well we just signed Ledo for the rest of the season, so there’s that…

    6. Ha! True, and honestly, I should apologize a bit to Minny, as their players are clearly not trying to lose. Kevin Martin is busting his ass trying to win games. It’s the team that is taking away all of their players that is actively trying to lose. So for the Knicks, the example would be, say, Galloway coming down with the flu and missing the next five games. Or hell, maybe even Bargs re-aggravating an injury, just on the off chance that he has some more good shooting games.

    7. That’s old news, er. Unless this is yet another story in which the Morris twins are being investigated for assault.

    8. In non-criminal NBA news, long time GM DRed target Cory Joseph has started to get more playing time, leading me to worry that he’s going to have a good playoffs and some other team is going to figure out he’d be a terrific cheap PG option before I manage to get control of this stupid ass franchise.

    9. So typical – tatted, thug NBA criminals getting in trouble – why can’t they behave better, like NFL players?

    10. That’s old news, er. Unless this is yet another story in which the Morris twins are being investigated for assault.

      My bad, i never heard of this.

    11. Oh, I didn’t mean to scold. Interesting that it’s popped back up into the news.

    12. The great thing about the alleged twin beating is that whoever roughed up the victim fled the scene in a rolls royce phantom. I wonder how many people own such a car in Phoenix?

    13. The Copeland story is weird. There is no explanation as to where Antic and Sefolosha fit in. It is not cool at all that Copeland or anyone gets stabbed. I guess if you have metal detectors it is police statish and if not you get stabbings. I like the Jared Zwerling tweet trying to pooh pooh the other story that Copeland was arguing with someone “spoke to a source close to Copeland” with no who it was or raised eyebrow that it may be spin he is getting. C’est la vie.

    14. Weirdest thing about the Copeland story — Hawks had a game in Atlanta last night and flew to NY after the game. So, they probably landed in NY at about 2 am, checked into their hotel by about 2:30, and then said, “Hey, the night is young! Let’s go out to a club. Maybe we’ll run into another NBA player or two.” Pro athletes lead very different lives than most of us…

    15. @johnno, i know you said you are a little older. But i think NYC is the only city in the country with the clubs open that late(even LA clubs close at 2), so i think its a must do when you come to the city.

    16. It’s not so bad for a 6:30 game. Not so good for a noon one. Most surprising thing is that JR isn’t part of this story somehow.

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