Knicks Morning News (2015.11.22)

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis already could be Knicks’ franchise-turning building block (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:05:38 -0500)

    HOUSTON — There are times when you can see Kristaps Porzingis still has a lot of work to do on his game. His offensive moves in the paint with his back to the basket will need an offseason to fully develop. And there are times where he still gets shoved around by smaller men. But…

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis fills up stat sheet in way Dirk Nowitzki can’t (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:01:56 -0500)

    HOUSTON — Kristaps Porzingis didn't have a Dirk Nowitzki-like game in Oklahoma City on Friday, but Saturday against the Rockets he put together a more complete game than the German superstar. Before his 24-point, 14-rebound, seven-block domination of the Rockets, Porzingis said he's trying to add Nowitzki's patented fadeaway, one-legged jumper. Sure enough, he tried…

  • [New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis leads Knicks to 107-102 win over Rockets (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:52:33 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis may not have found a nickname that sticks but he has certainly found a home in the NBA.

  • [New York Times] Porzingis Leads Knicks Past Rockets for 4th Straight Win (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:06:49 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony and Derek Fisher insist they knew months ago that Kristaps Porzingis was capable of this type of performance.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Cousins Leads Kings to Victory Over Magic (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:05:54 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings held off the Magic, 97-91, in Orlando, Fla.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Strong Performance by Porzingis Helps Knicks Hang on for a Victory in Houston (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:50:42 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks to a 107-102 victory over the slumping Rockets on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Remain Unbeaten at Home With Win Over Grizzlies (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:42:27 GMT)

    Games between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies are usually more grit than gold and the Spurs’ 92-82 victory over the Grizzlies on Saturday was the latest in that vein of battles not recommended for the faint of heart.

  • [New York Times] Love Leads Cavaliers to Win Over Hawks (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:39:27 GMT)

    When Jared Cunningham threw a bad pass out of bounds, LeBron James had seen enough. He abruptly signaled for a sub, then stormed off the court and sat down on the bench on Saturday while play continued around him.

  • [New York Times] Heat Escape, Top 76ers 96-91 to Keep Philly Winless (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:52:02 GMT)

    For much of the night, Philadelphia was in control. The 76ers had their biggest lead of the season at one point, and still led by 11 midway through the fourth quarter.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:49:09 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and the Miami Heat survived a major scare from winless Philadelphia, rallying from 17 points down to beat the 76ers 96-91 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Snap Grizzlies’ Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82 (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:19:08 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Memphis Grizzlies’ four-game winning streak with a 92-82 victory Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Love, James Lead Cavaliers Past Hawks, 109-97 (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 03:52:00 GMT)

    Kevin Love scored a season-high 25 points, LeBron James added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-97 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Contain Drummond, Hold On to Beat Pistons 97-95 (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 03:15:58 GMT)

    Nene scored 18 points and Otto Porter added 17 as the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 97-95 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Miles Scores 21, Leads Pacers to 123-86 Win Over Bucks (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 02:45:51 GMT)

    C.J. Miles scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 123-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wade Moves Into NBA’s Top 50 Career Scorers (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 02:12:59 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade is now among the top 50 scorers in NBA history.

  • [New York Times] Cousins’ Big Night Leads Kings Past Magic, 97-91 (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:43:03 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings held off the Orlando Magic 97-91 on Saturday night.

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