Knicks Morning News (2015.04.11)

  • [New York Times] Kelly Leads Lakers Past Timberwolves 106-98 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:08:19 GMT)

    While other NBA teams are getting ready to play for all the marbles, fans of the lottery-bound Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves have their minds on ping pong balls and the draft lottery on May 19.

  • [New York Times] Felton Lifts Mavs to 144-143 Win Over Nuggets in 2 OTs (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:41:33 GMT)

    Raymond Felton hit a layup with 1.5 seconds remaining in double overtime, then blocked a last-second shot to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets 144-143 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Celtics Hold On to Win at Cleveland (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:36:50 GMT)

    Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and Boston maintained its grip on a playoff spot by holding off a short-handed Cleveland team.

  • [New York Times] Nets 117, Wizards 80: This Time, Nets Pound Wizards and Bolster Push for Playoffs (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:36:40 GMT)

    The Nets, playing with more togetherness and energy than Washington had seen before, blew past the Wizards to continue their playoff push with their 10th victory in the last 13 games.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Scores 22 as Grizzlies Beat Jazz 89-88 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:58:25 GMT)

    Marc Gasol had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies held on for a dramatic 89-88 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night that strengthened their playoff positioning.

  • [New York Times] Lopez Leads Nets Over Wizards, 117-80 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:55:41 GMT)

    Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins hasn’t been doing too much scoreboard watching with his team fighting to stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s 27 and 10 Lead Thunder, 116-103 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:37:25 GMT)

    With Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka out with injuries, it has fallen on Russell Westbrook to shoulder the load as Oklahoma City tries to grind its way into the NBA playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Williams’ 3 Lifts Raptors Past Magic, 101-99 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:13:25 GMT)

    The Orlando Magic haven’t beaten the Toronto Raptors in more than three years. They missed another chance Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Duncan Leads Spurs to 104-103 Win Over Rockets (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:01:25 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 29 points and blocked James Harden’s layup with 2.9 seconds left to give the San Antonio Spurs their 10th straight victory, 104-103 over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Davis Scores 19 to Help Pelicans Beat Suns 90-75 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:46:21 GMT)

    Anthony Davis had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 90-75 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Stuckey Helps Pacers Beat Pistons 107-103 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:34:20 GMT)

    Rodney Stuckey scored 24 points, including three straight jumpers down the stretch, and the Indiana Pacers kept up their playoff push with a 107-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Antetokounmpo Returns, Bucks Move to Verge of Playoff Spot (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:13:33 GMT)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup with 23 points and moved the Milwaukee Bucks to the verge of a playoff spot with a 99-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Smart Leads Celtics Past Cavaliers 99-90 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:13:30 GMT)

    Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics maintained their grip on a playoff spot by holding off the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 99-90 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Muscala, Hawks Beat Hornets 104-80 for First 60-Win Season (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:04:48 GMT)

    Mike Muscala scored 17 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-80 on Friday night to reach 60 wins for the first time in franchise history.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Donnie Walsh believes in triangle for Melo (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:34:18 ET)

    Donnie Walsh believes in triangle for Melo

  • [New York Daily News] NYPD probing NBA arrests after Chris Copeland stabbing (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:44:23 GMT)

    One of the two Atlanta Hawk players, Thabo Sefolosha, suffered a fractured tibia during an altercation with cops Wednesday.

  • [New York Post] DeBusschere’s son: Faith in Phil, speculates on Ewing lottery fix (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:40:53 -0400)

    Peter DeBusschere, the 43-year-old son of Knicks legend Dave DeBusschere, hopes to wear his father's lucky blue-and-tan tie May 15 on the night of the 2015 Draft Lottery. Peter DeBusschere is…

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    12 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.04.11)”

    1. Good thing Cole’s conditioning is still Cole-like, otherwise he might accidentally win this game.

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