Knicks Morning News (2016.02.07)

  • [New York Times] Warriors Hold Off Charge to Beat Thunder (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:00:30 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors showed why they are considered the best team in the NBA. Then it all fell apart and it nearly cost them a monster home winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Hold Off Bryant and Lakers to Continue Home Run (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:12:27 GMT)

    Retiring Los Angeles guard and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant may have won the battle on Saturday in his final trip to San Antonio, but it was the Spurs who won the war, thanks to a combined 46 points from their two starting forwards and a pair of huge baskets by point guard Tony Parker down the stretch.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Win 41st Straight Home Game, 116-108 Over Thunder (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:03:38 GMT)

    With a Super Bowl-sized stage, a celebrity-filled crowd and two championship contenders on the floor, it felt more like late May in Oracle Arena than early February.

  • [New York Times] 76ers 103, Nets 98: T. J. McConnell Inspires 76ers to Hold On Against Nets (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:59:38 GMT)

    McConnell, a rookie filling in for the injured Ish Smith, scored 17 points for Philadelphia, which earned an eighth win while ending a four-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Warriors Extend Home Streak to 41; Cavaliers Rebound Against Pelicans (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:43:42 GMT)

    Golden State is three wins from tying the Chicago Bulls (1995-96) for the longest home winning streak in N.B.A. history and at 46-4 is tied for the best record ever after 50 games.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Close Out Bulls With 12-0 Run to Win 112-105 (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:54:54 GMT)

    It didn’t take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they’re going to miss Jimmy Butler.

  • [New York Times] Hood, Jazz Best Reeling Suns 98-89 for 6th Straight Win (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:52:10 GMT)

    Rodney Hood scored 25 points, Gordon Hayward added 22 and the Utah Jazz stretched their season-long winning streak to six games with a 98-89 victory over the reeling Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Parsons Has 26 as Mavericks Defeat Grizzlies 114-110 in OT (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:18:44 GMT)

    Chandler Parsons scored 26 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in overtime, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 114-110 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Bryant’s 25 Points Not Enough to Upset Spurs (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:10:06 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-102 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten at home.

  • [New York Times] George’s 30 Points Lead Indiana to 112-104 Win Over Pistons (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:57:54 GMT)

    Closing out games is a challenge for the Indiana Pacers.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: No. 1 Sooners and the No. 2 Tar Heels Fall (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:45:45 GMT)

    Both lost on the road to unranked teams: Oklahoma was surprised by Kansas State, and North Carolina was upset by Notre Dame.

  • [New York Times] Okafor, Noel Lead 76ers Past Nets (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:15:43 GMT)

    Jahlil Okafor had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Nerlens Noel added 18 points, including a key dunk late in the fourth quarter, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-98 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Irving, James Lead Cavaliers Past Pelicans 99-84 (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:03:39 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Batum’s 26 Points, 11 Rebounds Lead Hornets Past W (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 02:51:46 GMT)

    Nicolas Batum had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Washington Wizards 108-104 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Blakeney’s 31 Points Leads LSU Past Miss. St., 88-77 (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:21:39 GMT)

    Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 21 to Help Portland Beat Houston 96-79 (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:03:43 GMT)

    Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead early and rolled to an easy 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is the anit-Frederic Weis (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:38:21 GMT)

    Possibly the most impressive dunk of Vince Carter’s career was during the 2000 Olympics when he literally jumped over Frederic Weis.

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