Knicks Morning News (2015.12.28)

  • [New York Times] Meadowlark Lemon, Harlem Globetrotter Who Played Basketball and Pranks With Virtuosity, Dies at 83 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:12:34 GMT)

    Known for his charismatic clowning and his halfcourt hook shots, Lemon was the Globetrotters’ top showman for more than two decades.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:33:42 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies led from start to finish for a 112-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Thunder Rally Past Nuggets (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:16:54 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds, and Oklahoma City allied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat visiting Denver, 122-112.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 100, Knicks 91: Celtics’ Attack Leaves Overmatched Knicks Flailing (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:08:44 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas, Boston’s 5-foot-9 point guard, maintained a towering presence in the building all night, leading his team with 21 points.

  • [New York Times] McCollum Scores 35 as Trail Blazers Beat Kings 98-94 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:54:50 GMT)

    CJ McCollum had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 98-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Kanter Helps Thunder Take Care of Nuggets (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:00:28 GMT)

    Enes Kanter came off the bench to score 21 points, grab eight rebounds and totally frustrate the Nugget’s coaching staff as he helped the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-112 victory on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Scores 21, Leads Celtics Past Knicks, 100-91 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:48:31 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had a pair of key baskets and finished with 21 points, Evan Turner scored 19 and the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight with a 100-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Rallies Thunder Past Nuggets, 122-112 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:45:31 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from an 11-point, second-half deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-112 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Conley, Green Lead Grizzlies Past Lakers, 112-96 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 01:42:34 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies led from start to finish for a 112-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Kevin Love’s Signature Pass Is Inspired by the Past (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 01:30:42 GMT)

    Love, a forward for the Cavaliers, traces his ability to throw the ball 75 feet down the court, with precision and velocity, to the time his father spent playing alongside Wes Unseld in the early 1970s.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Rockets at Spurs (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 01:16:49 GMT)

    Houston has beaten two of the best teams in the league recently, including San Antonio, as the Rockets look to show they are playoff contenders.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks looking up to Celtics, who win despite Carmelo’s 29 (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:11:28 GMT)

    Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas continued his All-Star push with 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Celtics defeated the Knicks 100-91.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Kristaps Porzingis survives two close calls (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:48:40 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ first-ever meeting with the Celtics was both painful and frustrating.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Is this the best the Knicks have to offer? (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:04:30 EST)

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    7 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.12.28)”

    1. This nonsense coming out of Chicago about Jimmy Butler needing to earn leadership status is making me dream of traids

    2. I saw the Globetrotters a long, long time ago. I was a kid. Meadowlark Lemon will be missed. What a great entertainer. And he could shoot!

    3. Stephen Curry’s talent is almost disrespectful. The way he closed out that 2nd quarter against Sacramento was ridiculous. Barring injuries, I don’t think anybody can stop them. Everyone is worrying about “can the Warriors beat a healthy Cleveland team,” but I’m more interested in “can the Warriors beat Gregg Poppovich.” That series probably goes to 7 games in the WC Finals.

      A Jimmy Butler trade might actually happen? The speculation is starting to run. I know he would be a great New York Knick, but I also know we have nothing they want. I bet he ends up a Laker this off season. They’ll sign Hassan Whiteside and trade some combination of Larry Nance, D’Angelo Russell, and Julius Randle for him just to piss off the fans that thought the Lakers would finally suck for a decade.

    4. Count me as one of those fans who hope the Lakers suck for the next decade and beyond. I have had enough of that squad to last 2 lifetimes. They and their fans are overdue for some extended adversity.

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