Knicks Morning News (2015.11.12)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis' shot overshadows bad night for Knicks bench (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:17:07 EST)

    Kristaps Porzingis' shot overshadows bad night for Knicks bench

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis buzzer-beater waved off as Knicks fall to Hornets (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:12:43 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis was a split second from his first heroic moment and shot for the Knicks. His release was just a little too late.

  • [New York Daily News] Former Knicks draft pick found dead in SUV in Brooklyn (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 04:24:34 GMT)

    Michael Wright, 35, was found dead of a head wound inside his Lexus SUV in Midwood about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

  • [New York Daily News] Plenty of parallels between Ewing and Kristaps Porzingis (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:39:27 GMT)

    Not that he was ever forgotten, but Patrick Ewing is brought up a lot more these days as a comparison.

  • [New York Post] The high praise Patrick Ewing dished out to Kristaps Porzingis (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 02:41:30 -0500)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Patrick Ewing didn't average a double-double as a Knicks rookie in 1985-86, though he came close (20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds). Another Knicks rookie, Kristaps Porzingis, is the next to try. The last Knicks rookie to average a double-double? Willis Reed in 1964-65 with 19.5 points and 14.7 rebounds. Following Porzingis' 10 points…

  • [New York Post] Jeremy Lin’s hair-raising day against the Knicks (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:47:26 -0500)
  • [New York Times] Aldridge Returns and Spurs Beat Portland 113-101 (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:09:55 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge said his return to Portland weighed on him.

  • [New York Times] Faried Tips Nuggets Over Bucks (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:22:24 GMT)

    Forward Kenneth Faried’s layup with five seconds left gave the Denver Nuggets a 103-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:22:17 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 28 points and Andre Iguodala added 20 as the Golden State Warriors matched a franchise record for most wins to start a season with a 100-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cousins, Rondo Help Kings Beat Pistons to Stop 6-Game Skid (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:45:38 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and nine rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a six-game losing streak with a 101-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Top Rockets for First Win; Curry and Warriors Remain Unbeaten (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:26:13 GMT)

    Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points with 9 rebounds as the Nets beat host Houston for their first victory of the season.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Top Clippers 118-108 in Jordan’s Return to Dallas (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:15:36 GMT)

    DeAndre Jordan stood under the basket awaiting some Dallas free throws, the Mavericks pulling away late and most in the crowd of 19,805 loudly chanting a derogatory phrase at the Los Angeles Clippers center.

  • [New York Times] Hornets 95, Knicks 93: Knicks Are Finally Healthy, Besides Heartbreak at Buzzer (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:08:05 GMT)

    In Arron Afflalo’s season debut, Kristaps Porzingis appeared to sink a winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the officials waved the shot off.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Remain Unbeaten With 100-84 Win Over Grizzlies (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:00:41 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors haven’t started a season this well in 55 years. So far back, the franchise was in Philadelphia.

  • [New York Times] Faried’s Putback Lifts Denver Past Milwaukee 103-102 (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 04:48:40 GMT)

    Kenneth Faried rebounded Danilo Gallinari’s errant shot in the lane for a putback with 5 seconds remaining to give the Denver Nuggets a 103-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry Leads Golden State to Win Over Grizzlies (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 04:24:31 GMT)

    After a quiet first half, Stephen Curry turned up the volume in the second half and finished with a game-high 28 points as the Golden State Warriors remained the league’s only unbeaten team with a 100-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Horford, Millsap Rally Hawks to 106-98 Win Over Pelicans (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 04:06:38 GMT)

    Al Horford scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied for a 106-98 victory over the injury depleted New Orleans Pelicans, who led much of the way Wednesday night but couldn’t hang on without star Anthony Davis.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Top Winless 76ers, Philadelphia Drops 18th Straight (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:48:30 GMT)

    After a buzzer-beating 3 put the 76ers on the ropes, Kyle Lowry had fellow Philly native and boxer Danny Garcia at his side in the locker room for a postgame celebration.

  • [New York Times] Hornets’ Zeller Hits Layup With 0.6 Left to Top Knicks 95-93 (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:42:35 GMT)

    Cody Zeller’s up-and-down night ended with a wide smile in the locker room.

  • [New York Times] Bogdanovic Leads Nets to 1st Win, 106-98 Over Houston (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:36:33 GMT)

    Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points with nine rebounds and lead the Brooklyn Nets to their first victory of the season, 106-98 over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] George’s Double-Double Leads Pacers to 102-91 Win (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:12:43 GMT)

    Paul George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Returns to Portland for the 1st Time With Spurs (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:06:39 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge made his first appearance in Portland since he left the Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs this summer.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Hits Game-Winner as Magic Beat Lakers 101-99 (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 02:57:38 GMT)

    Nik Vucevic hit a fallaway 18-footer at the buzzer to lift the Orlando Magic to a 101-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Police: Heat Guard Gerald Green Punched Man, Was Combative (Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:24:50 GMT)

    Miami Heat guard Gerald Green punched a man, then was combative with paramedics and eventually needed to be handcuffed just so rescue personnel could transport him to a trauma center last week, according to police.

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