Knicks Morning News (2015.10.30)

  • [New York Post] Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier talks Porzingis, Carmelo and his suits (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:10:38 -0400)

    MSG analyst and Knicks great Walt "Clyde” Frazier talks Kristaps Porzingis being "cool,” Carmelo Anthony's optimism and how even his own suit game fell off last season with The Post's Justin Terranova. Q: How has Porzingis developed since the summer league? A: I've seen tremendous improvement. He seems to be more aggressive, more relaxed. He…

  • [New York Post] How the Knicks are putting a crimp in Mike Breen’s Mets fandom (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 02:45:32 -0400)

    Mike Breen's night job is getting in the way of his first love. The MSG and ESPN play-by-play man's regular season started Wednesday night with the Thunder's thrilling 106-102 win over the Spurs in Oklahoma City. But the normal excitement of the NBA season came with some trepidation this year as Breen's beloved Mets were…

  • [New York Post] Thabo Sefolosha: I won’t stop talking about police misconduct (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 02:12:34 -0400)

    Thabo Sefolosha was back in New York on Thursday for the first time since being acquitted of resisting arrest in April. Earlier this week, the Hawks forward said he would sue the NYPD and the officers who broke his ankle and ended his season. He also said he would use his platform as an NBA…

  • [New York Post] A deeper look at Carmelo Anthony’s ugly shooting numbers (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 02:10:18 -0400)

    Carmelo Anthony's regular season has started the same way his preseason ended: with an ice-cold shooting touch the Knicks can ill afford. It's never a good sign when your unquestioned franchise player is also one of your coldest, but that's the situation the Knicks find themselves in. Anthony struggled for the second straight night to…

  • [New York Post] How the Knicks honored Kyle O’Quinn’s fallen father (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 01:47:52 -0400)

    Queens native Kyle O'Quinn fulfilled a lifelong dream Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, playing at home for his childhood team. He had dreamed of the moment for years, but when he arrived, the picture was incomplete. Missing was his father, Tommie, who died in a car accident over the summer and had been a…

  • [New York Post] The moment that shows Porzingis is worth watching — even if Knicks aren’t (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 01:28:21 -0400)

    Outside the Garden before the home opener, workers from Phil Jackson's marketing department handed out free posters of the new, towering frontline of 7-foot Robin Lopez, 7-3 Kristaps Porzingis and 6-9 Carmelo Anthony. By midseason, the free posters may just feature the Latvian rookie for the 20-year-old may be the only reason to still show…

  • [New York Post] Tim Hardaway Jr’s trade-day story: at dinner with Knicks (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:44:44 -0400)

    The draft-night trade that sent Tim Hardaway Jr. from New York to Atlanta shocked the young guard. It also gave him some added motivation, which he carried with him into the Knicks' home opener Thursday against his Hawks, a 112-101 Knicks loss. "They have a chip on their shoulder, just like I do,'' Hardaway, who…

  • [New York Times] Griffin Guides Clippers Past Mavericks (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:21:33 GMT)

    Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to guide the Clippers to a 104-88 victory over the short-handed Mavericks on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:27:44 GMT)

    Blake Griffin had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 15 points in the Clippers’ 104-88 victory over Dallas on Thursday night in Los Angeles’ home opener.

  • [New York Times] DeAndre Jordan and Clippers Rout Mavs 104-88 in Home Opener (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:24:37 GMT)

    Blake Griffin had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 15 points in the Clippers’ 104-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night in Los Angeles’ home opener.

  • [New York Times] Hawks 112, Knicks 101: Knicks Return to the Garden and Reality (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 04:26:56 GMT)

    One day after their season-opening victory producing a rare feeling of optimism, the Knicks were manhandled in their home opener.

  • [New York Times] Balanced Hawks Cruise Past Knicks (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 04:12:27 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks were one of the most unselfish teams in the NBA last season, ranking second in the league in assists and in a 112-101 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday, the Hawks once again shared the ball and the scoring.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Beat Knicks 112-101 for 1st Victory of the Season (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 02:51:45 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 23 points, Al Horford added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New York Knicks 112-101 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season.

  • [New York Times] Gasol, Conley Help Grizzlies Get Past Pacers 112-103 (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 02:06:40 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 13 points and 10 assists in his return home Thursday night, helping the Memphis Grizzlies rally for a 112-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks open Garden with a dud in loss to Hawks (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 06:52:00 GMT)

    Following an encouraging opener – mirage? – in Milwaukee, the Knicks opened at the Garden a day later to poor results.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks and Porzingis showing their potential early on (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:32:17 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis introduced himself to New York with a sequence so graceful that Phil Jackson should be fined for saying Shawn Bradley.

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