Knicks Morning News (2016.01.02)

  • [New York Times] Williams Scores 24, Lakers Use Late Rally to Top 76ers 93-84 (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 06:15:38 GMT)

    Lou Williams scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter against his former team and Jordan Clarkson added 19, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 93-84 victory over Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Butler Providing the Spark for Bulls in Rose’s Absence (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 05:12:28 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler has stood up for the Chicago Bulls this season and has helped the franchise transition out of their dependence on the injury-ravaged Derrick Rose.

  • [New York Times] Butler Helps Bulls Pull Away From Knicks for 108-81 Victory (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 04:57:40 GMT)

    Bobby Portis talks to himself in the third person when he gets on the court, saying stuff like “Come on, B.P.” to get fired up. The rookie forward can shoot it from deep or score inside. And he is making quite an impression on the rest of the Chicago Bulls.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Wizards Beat the Magic (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 04:52:36 GMT)

    John Wall scored 24 points with 13 assists, and the Wizards extended their dominance over the Orlando Magic with a 103-91 victory in Washington.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Get Win as Hornets Scoring Dries Up in Final Minutes (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 04:36:27 GMT)

    Guard DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 104-94 on Friday, courtesy of Charlotte being unable to score in the final 4:45 minutes of the game.

  • [New York Times] Bulls 108, Knicks 81: Knicks Spoil Their Own Comeback With an Implosion in the 4th Quarter (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 03:56:26 GMT)

    After the Bulls built a big lead, the Knicks managed to nose ahead in the second half, only to go 2 of 19 from the field in the final period.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Leads Raptors Past Hornets 104-94 (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 03:24:40 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Kyle Lowry added 18 points and 11 assists as the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-94 Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Whiteside Scores 25, Heat Roll Past Mavericks 106-82 (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 03:21:43 GMT)

    With 17 games to play in 31 days and two brutal road trips awaiting, the Miami Heat know January will be far from easy.

  • [New York Times] Wall, Porter Lead Wizards to Win Over Magic (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 02:39:32 GMT)

    John Wall scored 24 points with 13 assists, Otto Porter had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards extended their dominance over the Orlando Magic with a 103-91 victory Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks have bad start, worse finish in blowout loss to Bulls (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 05:54:31 GMT)

    Jan. 1 started for the Knicks with one of their players in the hospital, their coach being called a “snitch” and a 16-point deficit.

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