Knicks Morning News (2016.03.06)

  • [New York Post] Rambis unsure of ‘severity’ of Porzingis’ bruised left leg (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:42:11 -0500)

    Kristaps Porzingis is listed as day-to-day with a bruised lower left leg. "I can tell you nothing about the severity. I knew he had a bruised leg, lower leg,” interim coach Kurt Rambis said after the Knicks beat the Pistons, 102-89, at the Garden on Saturday, when Porzingis sat out for only the second time…

  • [New York Post] How Derrick Williams is dealing with uncertain Knicks’ future (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:05:34 -0500)

    An hour before tip-off, Derrick Williams ripped off his headphones after getting summoned to coach Kurt Rambis' office. He was told Kristaps Porzingis would miss the game and needed X-rays on a bruised lower leg. Williams was informed he would make his first start as a Knick. This after playing just four minutes Friday in…

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Teague Lead Hawks Over Clippers 107-97 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:21:35 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 22 points, Paul Millsap had 20 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-97 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Ginobili’s Return Sparks Spurs to Latest Win (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:12:27 GMT)

    Despite the fact the San Antonio Spurs went 11-1 while Manu Ginobili was out with an injury, there is no doubt about the importance of the 13-year NBA veteran to the team’s run toward another championship.

  • [New York Times] Spurs, Missing 3 Starters, Improve to 30-0 at Home (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:51:41 GMT)

    Manu Ginobili returned to give the short-handed San Antonio Spurs a needed boost as they remained perfect at home and extended the franchise’s best start.

  • [New York Times] Sports Business: Steven Ballmer, Clippers’ Top Fan, Is Really Invested in Them (for Billions) (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:49:01 GMT)

    Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, is a creative owner and a screaming, trampoline-bouncing presence at the team’s games.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Thunder Sign Nazr Mohammed (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:26:55 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed the free-agent center Nazr Mohammed. Terms were not disclosed.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Minnesota’s Hot Shooting Singes Nets (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:57:13 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves shot a franchise-record 68.4 percent to beat the visiting Nets, 132-118, on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol, Butler Lead Bulls Over Rockets, 108-100 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:51:47 GMT)

    Pau Gasol finished with 28 points and 17 rebounds, Jimmy Butler scored 24 points in his return from a strained left knee, and the Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak with a 108-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Favors Scored 28, Paces Jazz Past Pelicans, 106-94 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:27:35 GMT)

    Derrick Favors’ dominance in the paint saved the Utah Jazz from losing yet another game in which they’d squandered a double-digit lead.

  • [New York Times] Lebron Dominates as Cavs Crush Celtics (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:09:28 GMT)

    LeBron James led eight Cavaliers in double-figures with 28 points and reached two more milestones in his illustrious career while Cleveland crushed the Boston Celtics 120-103 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Scores 28, Passes Duncan in Cavs’ 120-103 Win (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:57:50 GMT)

    LeBron James was touched when Tim Duncan, arguably the best power forward in NBA history, pulled him aside following the 2007 NBA Finals.

  • [New York Times] Wolves Shoot Franchise-Record 68.4 Percent to Beat Nets (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:33:49 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves shot a franchise-record 68.4 percent to beat the Brooklyn Nets 132-118 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] George’s Late Free Throws Lift Pacers Over Wizards, 100-99 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:15:46 GMT)

    Paul George scored 38 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds left to lift the Indiana Pacers to a 100-99 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 102, Pistons 89: With Porzingis Out on Short Notice, Knicks Unite for a Victory (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 02:56:28 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 24 points to lead the Knicks, as Porzingis missed the game because of a lower left leg contusion.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Pull Away in Fourth to Beat Pistons 102-89 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 02:33:53 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks got a rare win even without the injured Kristaps Porzingis, beating the Detroit Pistons 102-89 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks manage win over Pistons without Kristaps Porzingis (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:46:08 GMT)

    It has reached a point with the Knicks where the results are more of background noise.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Time to decide on future of Phil Jackson era (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:38:40 GMT)

    The big question now for the Knick isn’t whether they should go forward with Carmelo Anthony.

  • [New York Daily News] Rambis says Porzingis just not ready for crunch-time (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:45:10 GMT)

    Kurt Rambis doesn’t think Kristaps Porzingis is ready to be unleashed as a center.

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: As Knicks keep losing, soap opera stays profitable (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 02:55:22 GMT)

    Jeff Van Gundy wasn’t wrong the other night when he said: “…People are more interested in the (NBA) drama than the actual games.”

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