Knicks Morning News (2015.12.02)

  • [New York Times] Matthews Returns and Mavs Defeat Trail Blazers 115-112 in OT (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 07:00:36 GMT)

    First, Wesley Matthews appreciated the ovation. Then he appreciated the win.

  • [New York Times] Wall Powers Wizards Past Cavaliers (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 05:57:30 GMT)

    Washington guard John Wall scored a season-high 35 points, and coach Randy Wittman’s seat cooled ever so slightly after the Wizards’ impressive 97-85 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

  • [New York Times] In Philadelphia, a Feel-Good Moment for Kobe Bryant, if a Brief One (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 04:39:03 GMT)

    Although Bryant was born in Philadelphia, there has often been tension between him and 76ers fans. Now that Bryant has announced his retirement, the city showed him some love during a Lakers loss.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Top Lakers for 1st Win of Season, Snap 28-Game Skid (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 04:12:37 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant breezed through the Philadelphia 76ers locker room and said to no one in particular, “keep it going, guys.”

  • [New York Times] Gasol’s 38 Points Lead Grizzlies Past Pelicans 113-104 (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 04:00:37 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored a career-high 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Edge Suns to Win Fourth in a Row at Home (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 03:56:11 GMT)

    Brook Lopez had 23 points for the Nets, who also won consecutive games for the first time this season.

  • [New York Times] Magic Hold Off Late Charge From Wolves for 4th Straight Win (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 03:51:58 GMT)

    Nikola Vucevic had 18 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, and the Orlando Magic won their fourth straight game with a 96-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Wall Scores 35 as Wizards Hand Cavs 1st Home Loss, 97-85 (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 03:33:47 GMT)

    John Wall scored a season-high 35 points and the Washington Wizards handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their first home loss of the season, 97-85 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets Beat Suns 94-91 for 4th Straight Home Victory (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 03:24:58 GMT)

    Brook Lopez scored 23 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 94-91 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight home victory.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Kristaps Porzingis scored when 76ers passed (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 05:07:29 GMT)

    Perhaps the best move of Porzingis’ young career was not granting the Sixers a private workout last spring.

  • [New York Daily News] Kobe Bryant wanted Carmelo to join him on the Lakers (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:52:03 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony revealed that Kobe Bryant wanted him to join the Lakers prior to the Knicks acquiring Anthony five seasons ago.

  • [New York Post] Carmelo Anthony: Knicks not good enough to ‘overlook’ 76ers (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 01:17:06 -0500)

    The Knicks have been gifted the best opponent to end their worst stretch of the season. Looking to stop their four-game losing streak against the one-win 76ers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks' biggest potential problem is obvious — looking past a Sixers team which lost its first 18 games of the…

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