Knicks Morning News (2015.12.22)

  • [New York Post] Carmelo Anthony’s ankle threatens LeBron showdown (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:12:09 -0500)

    Carmelo Anthony said he suffered a sprained left ankle late in the third quarter of Monday’s 107-99 loss to the Magic after getting entangled with teammate Robin Lopez. Anthony played on, grimaced a lot and finished with 23 points and six assists, admitting he was looking to pass the ball more in the final period….

  • [New York Times] Durant, Westbrook Lead Thunder Past Clippers 100-99 (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:03:38 GMT)

    What Kevin Durant did to the Los Angeles Clippers was analogous to a baseball player hitting a go-ahead home run before robbing someone else of one.

  • [New York Times] NBA Referee Petraitis to Be Naturalized Tuesday (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:21:31 GMT)

    Referee Gediminas Petraitis has made the call. He’s becoming an American citizen.

  • [New York Times] Durant Nets Winner as Thunder Beat Clippers (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:03:27 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored the game-winning basket with 5.8 seconds left and blocked guard Chris Paul’s shot near the buzzer, lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-99 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday at Staples Center.

  • [New York Times] Hayward Scores 24 as Jazz Run Away From Suns, 110-89 (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:36:41 GMT)

    Little has come easy for the young Utah Jazz this season, a team that has to scrap and fight for wins most nights.

  • [New York Times] Leonard, Spurs Win 6th in a Row, 106-92 Over Pacers (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:24:36 GMT)

    A physical matchup on both ends of the court brought out the best in the San Antonio Spurs, especially Kawhi Leonard.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Hold On to Beat Bulls, Stopping Skid at Five Games (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:10:14 GMT)

    Brook Lopez had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who were coming off one of their worst performances, a home loss to the Timberwolves.

  • [New York Times] Magic 107, Knicks 99: Flimsy Defense Leaves Knicks Fighting Uphill and Sinking Below .500 (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:04:03 GMT)

    The Knicks, who allowed the Magic to shoot 45.5 percent from 3-point range, fell to 14-15 on the season as their four-game winning streak ended.

  • [New York Times] Wall Has 19 Assists, Wizards Beat Sacramento 113-99 (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 04:21:35 GMT)

    John Wall had fewer teammates than usual Monday night, yet he found more Washington Wizards than ever.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 36 Points, Leads Rockets Over Hornets 102-95 (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 03:57:54 GMT)

    James Harden scored 36 points and the Houston Rockets squandered a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter before coming back for a 102-95 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Lopez, Young Lead Nets to 105-102 Victory Over Bulls (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 03:55:13 GMT)

    Brook Lopez had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 105-102 on Monday night to end a five-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Schroder, Hawks Beat Short-Handed Trail Blazers 106-97 (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 03:42:50 GMT)

    Dennis Schroder took advantage of Portland’s depleted backcourt to score 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-97 on Monday night for their fourth straight win.

  • [New York Times] Olynyk Leads Boston Over Minnesota 113-99 (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 03:09:55 GMT)

    Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and the Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on Monday night while the crowd begged to see former Boston player Kevin Garnett.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Scores 26, Magic Snap Knicks’ 4-Game Win Streak (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:57:39 GMT)

    Nikola Vucevic tied his season high with 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, leading the Orlando Magic to a 107-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Kristaps Porzingis Is Mastering His X’s, O’s and Z’s (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:05:14 GMT)

    The Knicks’ Porzingis has an unlikely teammate: a mattress maker that has built a product to fit his 7-foot-3-inch frame.

  • [New York Times] Future Impact the Perfect Legacy for Bryant (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:36:27 GMT)

    For all the NBA titles and All-Star selections he has piled up during an illustrious career, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant wants his legacy to be judged on how he has impacted the sport’s future not the past.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Should Kristaps Porzingis play more minutes at center? (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:13:40 EST)

    Should Kristaps Porzingis play more minutes at center?

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks helpless with Porzingis on bench, fall to Magic (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:15:39 GMT)

    With two minutes remaining in a disappointing night, Knicks fans noticed somebody was missing from the court.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Melo sprains ankle, Cavs game in doubt (Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:48:09 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony sprained his ankle in Monday’s 107-99 loss to the Magic and wasn’t sure about his status for Wednesday’s game at Cleveland.

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