Knicks Morning News (2015.11.03)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony struggles late in loss to Spurs (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:39:19 GMT)

    The only thing Carmelo Anthony hit in fourth quarter Monday night was Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks fall to Spurs at Garden, Kristaps Porzingis hurt (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:28:50 GMT)

    The Knicks appear to be a much better and more talented team than they were last season.

  • [New York Times] Clippers 4-0 After 102-96 Win Over Suns (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:15:56 GMT)

    Blake Griffin had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the unbeaten Los Angeles Clippers hung on down the stretch for a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:12:41 GMT)

    LeBron James became the youngest player to reach 25,000 career points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 107-100 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Another Big Night for Curry, Warriors Breeze Past Memphis (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:09:47 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 21 of his 30 points in an emphatic third-quarter stretch and the reigning NBA MVP followed up his 53-point performance from three days earlier with another gem to lead the unbeaten Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 119-69 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: In Battle of the Hapless, the Nets Fall Short (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:39:24 GMT)

    The visiting Milwaukee Bucks earned their first victory of the season, 103-96, and kept the Nets winless. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 21 points.

  • [New York Times] Rockets Silence Thunder to Finally Take Flight (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:33:27 GMT)

    James Harden shook off his shooting slump while Ty Lawson enjoyed his best performance of the season as the Houston Rockets rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-105 at Toyota Center on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 34 to Rally Blazers Over Wolves 106-101 (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:21:32 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves cried their way through an emotional pregame tribute to fallen coach Flip Saunders and honored him with a stirring first quarter in their home opener.

  • [New York Times] King James Becomes Youngest to Assume 25,000-Point Throne (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:51:28 GMT)

    After becoming the youngest player in NBA history to surpass 25,000 career points on Monday, LeBron James sat in the locker room in the Wells Fargo Center with his feet in an ice bucket, an ice bag on each knee and another ice bag on his back.

  • [New York Times] Ginobili Talks His Way Into Playing, Despite Pop’s Rest Plan (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:33:37 GMT)

    Gregg Popovich’s plan to rest one of his veterans hit a snag.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Knicks 94-84, Give Duncan Milestone Win (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:30:53 GMT)

    He has won more games with the Spurs than any other NBA player with one team, yet Tim Duncan doesn’t exactly know what they want from him.

  • [New York Times] Spurs 94, Knicks 84: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Knocks Down a Few Shots and One Teammate (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:12:24 GMT)

    Anthony collided with his teammate Kristaps Porzingis, who had 13 points and 14 rebounds but left with a neck strain, as San Antonio won at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] James Reaches 25,000 Career Points in Cavs’ Win Over 76ers (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:06:38 GMT)

    LeBron James needed one simple slam to hit another major milestone.

  • [New York Times] Harden Leads Rockets to First Win, 110-105 Over Thunder (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:51:35 GMT)

    James Harden scored 37 points, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-105 on Monday night for their first win of the season.

  • [New York Times] Bayless Scores 26 Points, Bucks Beat Nets 103-96 (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:27:33 GMT)

    Jerryd Bayless scored 26 points, Greg Monroe had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the winless Brooklyn Nets 103-96 on Monday night for their first win of the season.

  • [New York Times] Mel Daniels, Prolific Rebounder on the Indiana Pacers in the 1970s, Dies at 71 (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 02:07:30 GMT)

    Daniels, the Hall of Fame center, led the Pacers to three American Basketball Association championships and became the leading rebounder in the league’s history.

  • [New York Post] Popovich reveals Manu Ginobili’s hard-headed Harvey moment (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 01:16:37 -0500)

    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich puts baseball on a par with poems about medieval agriculture. So he didn't watch Game 5 of the World Series — "Sports are boring,” he said. But he was asked in general terms if he ever could be talked out of removing a player who wanted to stay in a game,…

  • [New York Post] Thrilling Porzingis may be the free-agent bait Carmelo wasn’t (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:54:32 -0500)

    Noah Syndergaard carried a cup of beer on the way to his celebrity-row Garden seat Monday. Symbolically, the Mets' "Thor'' had moved on from baseball to drop his hammer onto basketball — just as many will do if the Knicks continue looking respectable. "Just want to watch the game,'' Syndergaard said after signing autographs and…

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