Knicks Morning News (2015.11.07)

  • [New York Daily News] Hamstrung Afflalo may give it a shot on Knicks road trip (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:52:57 GMT)

    The Knicks are in desperate need of somebody to pick up the scoring slack, and their second-best option is anticipating a return.

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis shines but Knicks fall to Bucks, 99-92 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:28:21 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks rookie, again shined Friday while his team again wilted in the fourth quarter of a 99-92 loss to the Bucks

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 43 to Lead Rockets Past Kings 116-110 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 07:15:38 GMT)

    Slowly but surely, James Harden and the Houston Rockets are working out of their early-season funk.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 06:30:54 GMT)

    LeBron James scored a season-high 31 points, including his 9,000th career field goal, and the Cleveland Cavaliers recorded their fifth straight victory, 108-102 over the winless Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Stay Unbeaten Behind Another Big Night From Curry (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 06:12:44 GMT)

    Stephen Curry led the way once more with 34 points and 10 assists, his supporting cast did plenty to take the pressure off, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 119-104 on Friday night to stay unbeaten.

  • [New York Times] Hensen Scores 22, Bucks Beat New York Knicks 99-92 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:21:40 GMT)

    The Milwaukee Bucks bent but never broke on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Marcus Morris Scores 20 in Return to Phoenix, Pistons Win (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:18:35 GMT)

    Marcus Morris, who said he was looking to “disrespect” his former team in Phoenix and was booed every time he touched the ball early in the game, scored 20 points to help the Detroit Pistons open a six-game road trip with a 100-92 victory over the Suns on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Korver Helps Hawks Win 6th Straight, 121-115 Over Pelicans (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:12:34 GMT)

    When Atlanta started to look vulnerable, Kyle Korver galvanized the Hawks with his deeds and words.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Magic Hand First Loss to Raptors (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:46 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors’ loss ended what had been a franchise-best 5-0 start.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Respond to Jones in Second Half Against Sixers (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:28 GMT)

    Veteran forward James Jones launched a blistering tirade at his Cleveland team mates, including LeBron James, at halftime of Friday’s clash against the winless Philadelphia 76ers, which helped spark them to a 108-102 victory.

  • [New York Times] Lakers 104, Nets 98: Lakers Taste First Win; the Nets Can’t Relate (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 04:18:44 GMT)

    Billy King, the Nets’ general manager, insisted that he was still “upbeat and positive” about the team, which had lost its first five games.

  • [New York Times] Paul George Scores 36 Points to Help Pacers Move to 3-3 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 04:03:51 GMT)

    Paul George scored 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 90-87 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Bucks 99, Knicks 92: Porzingis Tantalizes but Knicks Lose Their Third in a Row (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:41:20 GMT)

    The Knicks fell flat in the fourth quarter of their 99-92 loss to the Bucks, but Kristaps Porzingis had his second double-double in his last three games.

  • [New York Times] Bryant, Lakers Beat Winless Nets for 1st Victory (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:21:51 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant scored 18 points, his highest performance since opening night, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the winless Brooklyn Nets 104-98 on Friday night for their first victory of the season.

  • [New York Times] Celtics End Slide With Dominating 118-98 Win Over Wizards (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:15:40 GMT)

    Jared Sullinger scored 21 points, Isaiah Thomas had 16 points and eight assists and the Boston Celtics ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Washington Wizards 118-98 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 31 as Cavaliers Beat Sixers 108-102 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:12:39 GMT)

    LeBron James scored a season-high 31 points, including his 9,000th career field goal, and the Cleveland Cavaliers recorded their fifth straight victory, 108-102 over the winless Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Harris Scores 20, Magic Give Raptors 1st Loss 92-87 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 02:57:36 GMT)

    Tobias Harris had 20 points, including what turned out to be the decisive free throw, and the Orlando Magic handed the Toronto Raptors their first loss of the season, 92-87 on Friday night.

  • [New York Post] Numbers tell scary story for Knicks’ starting backcourt (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 01:54:04 -0500)

    The Knicks starting backcourt of Jose Calderon and Sasha Vujacic played nearly 43 combined minutes in Friday's 99-92 loss — 42:42, to be exact. And they combined for two points. "I think it's a combination of pressing and trying to do the right things, trying to kind of handle some things from a leadership standpoint,…

  • [New York Post] Kobe Bryant on joining Knicks: Phil Jackson’s ‘baiting you guys’ (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 01:44:23 -0500)

    So much for Kobe to the Knicks. Kobe Bryant did his best to put to rest any talk of him leaving the Lakers to rejoin former coach Phil Jackson and former teammate Derek Fisher at Madison Square Garden next season. "That's Phil baiting you guys like he always does,” Bryant said, shaking his head after…

  • [New York Post] Why Kristaps Porzingis should rest easy — even after 1st hiccup (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:52:54 -0500)

    Kristaps Porzingis is sleeping well these days — though Friday night might be a little tougher bed rest than most. Before training camp opened, Porzingis took a tour of Shifman Mattress factory in Newark. The company promised to build him a special mattress — 18 inches longer than the regular king bed he had been…

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (2015.11.07)”

    1. This team is obviously going to struggle to make the playoffs, but there is still room for improvement when Afflalo gets back and when Fisher (hopefully) improves the distribution of minutes.

      Looking at the current MPG:
      http://espn.go.com/nba/team/stats/_/name/ny/cat/avgMinutes/new-york-knicks

      The biggest difference will be Afflalo taking minutes from Vujacic. I think the next biggest room for improvement would be giving more of Thomas’s minutes to O’Quinn and Porzingis.

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