Knicks Morning News (2015.12.23)

  • [New York Times] Bryant Scores 31 as Lakers Beat Nuggets 111-107 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:51:34 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant’s turnaround was unstoppable, just like it was years ago. He played suffocating defense on the hot shooter, same as he did years ago.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: After Trailing by 18, Pistons Win by a Point (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 04:58:19 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 18 points against the Heat, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 14, putting the Pistons ahead to stay with 55.5 seconds left.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Maintain Dismal Record Following Grizzlies Mauling (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 04:48:27 GMT)

    Philadelphia became the first team to start an NBA season with 29 defeats in 30 games following a 104-90 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, the 76ers dropping to 1-29 on the back of another thrashing.

  • [New York Times] Caldwell-Pope’s Jumper Lifts Pistons Past Heat, 93-92 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:57:54 GMT)

    The game’s outcome wasn’t decided until the absolute final moment. In reality, the Detroit Pistons did what was required to win about two hours earlier.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Find Range to Douse Heat in Miami (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:36:27 GMT)

    The Detroit Pistons have had their best long distance shooting performances against the Miami Heat so far this season.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Helps Raptors Edge Mavericks 103-99 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:28:05 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points and Bismack Biyombo had a career-high 20 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 103-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Scores 19 as Grizzlies Beat 76ers 104-90 (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:54:44 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Mike Conley had 18 points and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Philadelphia 76ers 104-90 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:56:21 GMT)

    Oklahoma City and Los Angeles are both looking to move up in the Western Conference, but significant adjustments need to be made for them to make a run.

  • [New York Daily News] Former Knicks Smith, Shumpert find new life with Cavs (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:10:36 GMT)

    Almost one year following the trade that reshuffled two franchises, former Knicks J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have settled in.

  • [New York Post] Fisher’s snippy response to Derrick Williams robbery question (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:59:49 -0500)

    Knicks coach Derek Fisher said forward Derrick Williams has avoided addressing a police investigation into a late-night robbery in which two women he just met allegedly stole $750,000 worth of jewelry from his Manhattan apartment. "Derrick hasn't really chosen to talk about it to allow it to be any distraction,'' Fisher said. "I don't know…

  • [New York Post] Why Phil Jackson may have last laugh in Smith, Shumpert trade (Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:09:32 -0500)

    Phil Jackson's fire sale occurred nearly one year ago and the Knicks have lived to tell about it. Last Jan. 5, Jackson waived starting center Samuel Dalembert and sent Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith packing to Cleveland in a three-team trade, breaking up the 5-34 Knicks. The decision was shaped as a tanking maneuver, but…

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (2015.12.23)”

    1. This morning’s news suggests a new over under to me. Will the 76ers win more games than the Warriors lose or vice versa. For me it’s a tough call; the sixers could get a little better, but Warriors haven’t played the Spurs yet and could lose one or two to them. Any comments?

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