Knicks Morning News (2015.12.27)

  • [New York Times] Lowly 76ers Beat Suns 111-104 for 2nd Win of Season (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:51:30 GMT)

    Ish Smith was just traded from New Orleans to Philadelphia, so he knows each win is special. And this one came against one of his former teams.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Curry Named Athlete of Year (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:58:51 GMT)

    Stephen Curry was named The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year.

  • [New York Times] Barea Hits Career-High 7 3s, Mavericks Top Bulls 118-111 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:51:44 GMT)

    J.J. Barea pulled up from a couple of feet behind the 3-point line just after returning to the game and hit the last of his five straight from long range in the first half.

  • [New York Times] Crabbe Helps Trail Blazers Beat Cavaliers 105-76 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:36:48 GMT)

    Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 26 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers held LeBron James to just 12 points in a 105-76 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Minus Griffin, Clippers Beat Short-Handed Jazz 109-104 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:09:44 GMT)

    Playing without an injured Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick scored 25 points and Paul Pierce had 20 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Utah Jaz 109-104 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks Hand Knicks a Third Straight Loss (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 04:54:43 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks won their sixth straight game with a 117-98 victory at home over the Knicks on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Davis Leads Pelicans Past Rockets, 110-108 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 04:51:31 GMT)

    Jrue Holiday had his eyes locked on James Harden and found a way to hear — through the din of an exuberant crowd — the defensive instructions Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis shouted to him.

  • [New York Times] Ellis Has 22 Points, Pushes Pacers Past Timberwolves 102-88 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:45:34 GMT)

    Monta Ellis had 22 points and six rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers overcome a fourth-quarter deficit and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-88 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Bradley Leads Celtics Past Pistons 99-93 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:30:47 GMT)

    Avery Bradley scored 18 points, Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 99-93 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns Guard Bledsoe Leaves Game With Knee Injury (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:27:29 GMT)

    Phoenix guard Eric Bledsoe left the Suns’ game against Philadelphia on Saturday night after spraining his left knee.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Helps Hawks Soar Over Fading Knicks (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:24:28 GMT)

    Forward Paul Millsap scored 22 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 117-98 victory over the fading New York Knicks at Philips Arena on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Wade, Heat Rally for 108-101 Victory Over Magic (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:12:39 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 24 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 108-101 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Horford Lead Hawks in Big Surge Past Knicks (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:12:36 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Al Horford added 19 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their sixth straight game with a 117-98 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wade Weighs In to Lead Heat Past Magic (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:12:27 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade had 24 points, including 12 in the final five minutes, to lead the Miami Heat to a 108-101 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Walker Scores 22 as Hornets Rally to Beat Grizzlies (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 03:00:36 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets held off the Memphis Grizzlies 98-92 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Win Third Straight Over Bucks, 111-90 (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 01:51:48 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors needed their best passing display of the season to top the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Wizards 111, Nets 96: Wizards Rout Nets With Help From Jarell Eddie’s Hot Fourth Quarter (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 00:47:05 GMT)

    In his debut, Jarell Eddie made four 3-pointers in the final period, and the Nets lost their sixth straight home game.

  • [New York Post] Tim Hardaway Jr. adjusting to life without playing time (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 02:19:41 -0500)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. was a first-team All-Rookie selection two years ago. The former Knicks first-round pick still managed to average double figures off the bench last season despite a bit of a sophomore malaise as he adjusted to the triangle offense. Even with what was a frosty relationship with coach Derek Fisher, those times seem…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks squander early lead in 117-98 loss to Hawks (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:23:08 GMT)

    As the schedule intensifies, reality is starting to settle in for the Knicks: they can’t beat the good teams.

  • [New York Daily News] Back in Knicks lineup, Melo hopes to make All-Star case (Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:46:24 GMT)

    As Carmelo Anthony prepared for his return to the court on Saturday, he shrugged off the early returns of the All-Star voting.

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