Knicks Morning News (2016.01.23)

  • [New York Newsday] Doc Rivers on David Blatt: Even when you win, you can still lose (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:52:03 EST)

    Doc Rivers believes coaching LeBron James is the toughest job in the NBA.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony says being named an All-Star 'never gets old' (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:13:17 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony was voted a starter in the previous six All-Star Games, but he said it meant something to him to be picked for a seventh straight time.

  • [New York Newsday] Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan lead Clippers' blowout of Knicks (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:04:23 EST)

    The Knicks probably wish the blizzard had come early and postponed Friday night's game. As it was, they played as if they were in snow boots against a team in track shoes.

  • [New York Post] ‘Heat of the moment thing’ burns Knicks, Lopez (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 02:00:03 -0500)

    The Knicks never led against the Clippers on Friday night, but got within five points early in the third quarter. Then, a slap in frustration and a shove in anger sent a game spiraling out of control. Trailing the Clippers by 12 midway through the third quarter, Knicks center Robin Lopez bloodied Chris Paul's lip…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ tough-guy approach backfired in a big way (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:16:40 -0500)

    Robin Lopez had lost his mind — or at least his temper. There was 6:01 left in the third quarter Friday night and the 7-foot center had taken a swing at the Clippers' 6-foot point guard Chris Paul underneath the Knicks' basket. The two had become tangled while trying to grab a rebound off a…

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks' Lopez smacks CP3 in face, gets tossed (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:22:33 EST)

    Knicks' Lopez smacks CP3 in face, gets tossed

  • [New York Times] Turnover: LeBron Drops Another Coach as Cavs Fire Blatt (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:06:32 GMT)

    There’s no debating LeBron James’ greatness. That’s a slam dunk.

  • [New York Times] Manu Scores 20, Spurs Spoil Kobe’s 81-Pt Anniversary, 108-95 (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:54:31 GMT)

    Before tipoff, Manu Ginobili was unaware the San Antonio Spurs were facing the Lakers on the 10th anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point performance.

  • [New York Times] Curry’s Triple-Double Leads Warriors to Win in Kerr’s Return (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:18:37 GMT)

    Steve Kerr has spoken of Stephen Curry taking it to another level this season — and Kerr watched it from the bench for the first time Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Sealed With a Kiss: Lowry Gives Fan a Peck, Raptors Top Heat (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:09:34 GMT)

    All-Star guard Kyle Lowry came up with a new play Friday night — the peck-and-roll.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: George Washington Wins (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:56:33 GMT)

    A jump shot by Patricio Garino with 1 minute 32 seconds left broke a tie, and George Washington (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic 10) sank five late free throws to seal a 62-58 win over Rhode Island (11-8, 3-3) in Washington.

  • [New York Times] Hot Raptors Down Injury-Plagued Heat (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:33:28 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade was a surprise starter for the injury-depleted Miami Heat on Friday. He was declared out for the game leading up to it because of a sore shoulder but after taking the warmup was deemed ready to play and scored 22 points.

  • [New York Times] Rockets Pull Out Win Over Bucks (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:18:28 GMT)

    Reunited with the franchise with which he enjoyed his most successful postseason run in recent memory, forward Josh Smith contributed to the Rockets many of the things they sorely missed after he surprisingly opted to sign with the Clippers during the offseason.

  • [New York Times] Clippers 116, Knicks 88: Knicks Lose Their Cool, and a Game Slips Away (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 04:43:46 GMT)

    After a foul was called on Robin Lopez and he was ejected from the game, the Knicks withered. The Clippers went on to win, 116-88, at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] With Kerr Back, NBA Reviewing Who Will Coach West All-Stars (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 04:33:45 GMT)

    With Steve Kerr back on the Golden State bench, the NBA is trying to determine who will coach the Western Conference All-Stars.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Thunder Top Mavs 109-106 for Season-Best 7-Game Run (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 04:18:47 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 24 points in the former Texas star’s first game in Dallas in almost two years, and the Oklahoma City Thunder extended their winning streak to a season-best seven games by holding on for a 109-106 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jazz 108, Nets 86: Jazz Send the Nets to Their Fifth Loss in a Row (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 04:13:27 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 21 points to extend the Nets’ losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Steve Kerr Returning to the Sideline as the Warriors’ Coach (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 04:05:43 GMT)

    After a leave of absence, Kerr returned to the Warriors’ bench on Friday, receiving an ovation before Golden State tipped off against the Indiana Pacers.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s 30 Points Lead Rockets Over Bucks 102-98 (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:45:54 GMT)

    James Harden scored 30 points and the Houston Rockets snapped a two-game skid with a 102-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jordan, Paul Help Clippers Coast Past Knicks, 116-88 (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:45:52 GMT)

    DeAndre Jordan scored 20 points on 7-for-7 shooting, Chris Paul had 16 points, 13 assists and six rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the New York Knicks 116-88 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker Leads Hornets to 120-116 OT Win Over Magic (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:22:01 GMT)

    Kemba Walker had 40 points and nine assists, and Spencer Hawes made a go-ahead 3-poiner with 17 seconds left in overtime to rally the Charlotte Hornets to a 120-116 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Scores 22, Celtics Hold Off Late Bulls Rally 110-101 (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:10:23 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a furious rally in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bulls 110-101 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Hayward Scores 21 Points to Lead Jazz Past Nets 108-86 (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:10:20 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward had 21 points, nine assists and four rebounds, Rodney Hood scored 16 points, and the Utah Jazz cruised past the Brooklyn Nets 108-86 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Wins Return Friday Against Pacers (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 02:46:03 GMT)

    Steve Kerr had butterflies Friday night for his long-awaited season debut coaching the defending NBA champions.

  • [New York Times] East-Leading Cavs Fire David Blatt as Coach in Second Season (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 01:31:02 GMT)

    Even after wins, and there were a bunch of them, the Cavaliers didn’t celebrate. Everything was too easy for them, way too easy.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers, No. 1 in the East, Fire Coach David Blatt (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 01:07:30 GMT)

    Cleveland fired Coach David Blatt despite the team’s 30-11 record. General Manager David Griffin said the team was regressing.

  • [New York Daily News] Lopez smacks Paul, but Knicks get slapped around by Clippers (Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:49:10 GMT)

    The most heart the Knicks showed Friday night was Robin Lopez smacking Chris Paul in the face.

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