Knicks Morning News (2016.03.02)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo tells fan to ask Dolan for his money back after loss (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 06:57:47 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony’s biting response to one of the several thousand disgruntled customers was spot-on.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e: I wasn’t talking about Melo, we’re ‘family’ (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 06:04:35 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire now claims that he and Carmelo Anthony are “family” and not feuding.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e Stoudemire throws shade at Carmelo Anthony (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:54:00 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire is depressed about the state of a franchise he left in the hands of Carmelo Anthony.

  • [New York Post] With Jimmer likely exiting, Knicks still left searching for guard (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:37:09 -0500)

    The Knicks have had internal discussions about point guard Ty Lawson, who was waived by the Rockets on Tuesday, but have decided not to make a play, according to an NBA source. Desperate for a point guard, the Knicks are more interested in a younger guy to develop as they appear unlikely to renew the…

  • [New York Post] Garden chants have gone from inspiring to downright sad (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:28:20 -0500)

    The Garden was clearing its throat. In years past, in eras past, that was one of the reasons you wanted to be here, the way the acoustics always worked, bouncing a chant around the room until you didn't just hear it, you felt it, and it settled into your soul and became a part of…

  • [New York Post] Jose Calderon takes brunt of Knicks fans’ venom (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:10:50 -0500)

    The game realistically was long over, well on its way to becoming the Knicks' 15th defeat in 18 games. Jose Calderon, who may as well wear a bull's-eye on his back these days, launched a 3-point shot with 5:06 left. In keeping with team policy, he missed. Boos rained down from every nook and cranny…

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Agree Deal Over Martin Exit (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:27:28 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves reached a buyout agreement with Kevin Martin on Tuesday, cutting ties with the experienced guard and leaving him available to sign with a potential playoff team.

  • [New York Times] Russell Scores 39 Points, Lakers End Skid With Win Over Nets (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:06:48 GMT)

    After D’Angelo Russell stopped well behind the line and drilled his eighth 3-pointer in the final seconds, he pointed at his forearm and mouthed his words clearly enough for all of Hollywood to understand.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Edge Hawks in Overtime (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:06:27 GMT)

    Center Andrew Bogut capped a season-best, 19-point effort with a key tip-in with 1:51 remaining in overtime Tuesday night, allowing the Golden State Warriors to keep their home-court winning streak alive with a 109-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Lakers 107, Nets 101: Rookie D’Angelo Russell Scores 39 as Lakers Hold Off Nets (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 06:33:58 GMT)

    Russell scored 39 points and hit two of his eight 3-pointers in the final minute, helping the Lakers end an eight-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Without Curry, Warriors Top Hawks to Stay Perfect at Home (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 06:30:39 GMT)

    Draymond Green somehow caught Andrew Bogut’s baseline save pass at his knees and avoided a diving Kent Bazemore, then let the ball fly as his legs split in the air.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Leads Surging Trail Blazers Past Knicks (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 06:09:29 GMT)

    Watching Damian Lillard get 20 or 30 points has become routine for the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • [New York Times] It’s Stephen Curry’s Game Now (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:12:06 GMT)

    The Warriors’ butterfly with a jump shot, Curry is changing how we understand basketball.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Swoop for Free Agent Humphries (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:45:27 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks snapped up experienced forward Kris Humphries on Tuesday, two days after he was waived by the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Trail Blazers 104, Knicks 85: Trail Blazers Leave Knicks in a Dark Place (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:42:43 GMT)

    Using bright lights in its locker room for an energy boost, Portland crushed the Knicks, who are seven games out of a playoff spot and 3-15 since Jan. 20.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Heat Set a Team Record in Joe Johnson’s Home Debut (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:26:13 GMT)

    Miami, which got 24 points from Johnson, set a franchise mark by shooting 67.5 percent from the floor during a win over the Bulls.

  • [New York Times] Matthews Scores 21, Mavericks Beat Magic 121-108 (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:15:59 GMT)

    Wesley Matthews scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 121-108 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

  • [New York Times] Heat Set Franchise Shooting Record, Roll Past Bulls 129-111 (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:09:57 GMT)

    All the Miami Heat did was put together the best shooting night in franchise history, an effort that matched the NBA’s top performance from the floor in the last 18 years.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 30, Trail Blazers Beat Knicks 104-85 (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 03:00:53 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 30 points, CJ McCollum had 21 of his 25 in the second half and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the New York Knicks 104-85 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight road victory.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Cruise Past Lowly Suns 126-92 (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 02:49:06 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 26 points, and the Charlotte Hornets routed the Phoenix Suns 126-92 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Stephen Curry Out Against Hawks With Injured Left Ankle (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 02:48:47 GMT)

    Stephen Curry is out for the Golden State Warriors’ game Tuesday night against Atlanta with an injured left ankle.

  • [New York Times] Phil Jackson: A Zen Master, but Not When It Comes to Twitter (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 01:37:18 GMT)

    As gifted a communicator as he is often considered to be, Jackson, the Knicks’ president, has produced a range of garbled and mocked messages on social media.

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