Knicks Morning News (2015.11.19)

  • [New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis’ Knicks jerseys are scarce commodity (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:20:12 GMT)

    Knicks jerseys with the No. 6 on them aren’t exactly flying off the virtual shelves of

  • [New York Times] Butler, Bulls Blast Past Suns (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:42:27 GMT)

    Chicago guard Jimmy Butler was lamenting his shooting touch of late before facing Phoenix but in the fourth quarter, with his team in need of a finishing kick, Butler scored 14 of his season-high 32 points as the Bulls beat the Suns 103-97.

  • [New York Times] Butler’s Season-High 32 Power Bulls Past Suns, 103-97 (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:58:28 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 32 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 103-97 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Use Fourth-Quarter Rally to Defeat Raptors 93-89 (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:58:05 GMT)

    The Utah Jazz turned a sloppy start into a fantastic finish.

  • [New York Times] Harden, Rockets Pull Out OT Win After Firing McHale (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:36:51 GMT)

    James Harden knew something had to change, and he didn’t mean the coach.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Let Opportunities Slip in Push for Late Comeback (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:11:58 GMT)

    Nicolas Batum had 24 points and 8 assists, and the Charlotte Hornets held off the visiting Nets, 116-111, on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Hot Offense in First Half Lifts Purdue (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:02:04 GMT)

    Isaac Haas scored 17 points, and Purdue shot 72 percent from the field during a 53-point first half to rout Incarnate Word, 96-61, in a Hall of Fame Tipoff game on Wednesday in West Lafayette, Ind.

  • [New York Times] Parker Scores 25, Spurs Beat Nuggets for 6th Straight (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:01:33 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored a season-high 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed, beating the Denver Nuggets 109-98 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Batum’s 24 Points Lead Hornets Over Nets, 116-111 (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:58:52 GMT)

    Nicolas Batum returned to form and the Charlotte Hornets returned to their winning ways.

  • [New York Times] Millsap’s 23 Points Help Hawks Hold Off Kings 103-97 (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:58:45 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 23 points, including a running one-hander with 15.7 seconds remaining as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings 103-97 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Carries Thunder Past Injury-Depleted Pelicans (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:49:08 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 43 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered from a slow start to beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 110-103 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Fournier’s 3-Pointer Lifts Magic Over Wolves 104-101 in OT (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:35:02 GMT)

    Evan Fournier scored 26 points and hit a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left in overtime to lift the Orlando Magic to a 104-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Rally From 18 Down to Beat Celtics, 106-102 (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:20:09 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Wesley Matthews had 18 and the Dallas Mavericks erased an 18-point, first-half deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-102 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] George Leads Pacers Past Winless 76ers, 112-85 (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 02:37:50 GMT)

    Paul George scored 34 points and C.J. Miles added 20 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 112-85 rout of the winless Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Kristaps Porzingis, Wanting More, Gives the Knicks Hope (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 02:13:25 GMT)

    Beyond his 7-foot-3-inch frame and his ability to hit 3-pointers, beyond his spin moves and his putback dunks, Porzingis has impressed teammates with his commitment.

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