Knicks Morning News (2016.01.28)

  • [New York Post] Why Knicks are following Afflalo’s lead and talking playoffs (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:23:38 -0500)

    The Knicks just lost their third straight game and fell three games under .500. They now face five playoff-positioned teams in their next six games, including the mighty Warriors. Leading scorer Carmelo Anthony is nursing a sore left knee that forced him to sit Tuesday and maintain "day-to-day” status. And when he sits, the Knicks…

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:18:54 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 21 points before sitting out — and dancing — in the fourth quarter, Kevin Love added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed away in the second half for a 115-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Klay Thompson’s Big Scoring Night Leads Warriors Past Mavs (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:12:48 GMT)

    Klay Thompson scored a season-high 45 points, Stephen Curry got going after halftime and so did the Golden State Warriors, who avenged one of their four losses this season by beating the Dallas Mavericks 127-107 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Bounce Back, Beat Rockets by 31 Points (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:15:27 GMT)

    Lessons learned. Statement made. Moving on.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavs Trounce Suns; James Denies He Sought Blatt’s Firing (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:00:47 GMT)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers stormed away in the second half for a 115-93 victory at home over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Thunder Win a Thriller Over Timberwolves, 126-123 (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:57:44 GMT)

    Kevin Durant has had the ball in his hands with the game on the line so many times that he feels totally carefree in the game’s biggest moments.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Win Again Without Griffin, Beating Hawks 85-83 (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:54:46 GMT)

    Amid all sorts of distractions, the Los Angeles Clippers just keep on winning.

  • [New York Times] Hood Scores 24 as Jazz Defeat Hornets 102-73 (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:51:45 GMT)

    Rodney Hood scored 24 points as the Utah Jazz avenged a loss to the Charlotte Hornets last week with a 102-73 victory on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] James, Love Carry Cavaliers Past Suns (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:24:33 GMT)

    LeBron James had 21 points and nine assists and forward Kevin Love had 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 115-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Cavs’ Lue to Lead East in All-Star Game (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:24:28 GMT)

    Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will lead the Eastern Conference at next month’s All-Star Game despite having only three games under his belt, the NBA announced on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Rebound From Loss to Warriors, Pound Rockets (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:00:58 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from their worst loss in three years to bash the Houston Rockets 130-99 on Wednesday night and remain undefeated at home.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Leads Cavs to Rout Over Suns, Lue Gets All-Star Nod (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:49:01 GMT)

    Tyronn Lue is three games into his tenure as a head coach — and on his way to the All-Star Game.

  • [New York Times] Drummond’s 25 Points, 18 Boards Rally Pistons Past 76ers (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:24:58 GMT)

    Andre Drummond had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-97 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Bradley Matches Season-High 27, Celtics Down Nuggets 111-103 (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:16:16 GMT)

    Avery Bradley matched his season-high with 27 points, and the Boston Celtics earned their fourth straight victory with a 111-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

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