Knicks Morning News (2016.03.26)

  • [New York Times] Warriors Chalk Up 52nd Straight Home Win (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:54:28 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors took advantage of a short-handed Dallas Mavericks squad to record a 52nd consecutive home-court victory, riding another record-setting 3-point-shooting performance to a hard-earned 128-120 win.

  • [New York Times] Balanced Nuggets Overcome Kobe’s 28 to Beat Lakers, 116-105 (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:21:32 GMT)

    A vintage second half by Kobe Bryant wasn’t nearly enough to counteract a steady night of excellence from the Denver Nuggets.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Make 21 3-Pointers, Beat Mavs for 65th Win (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:12:35 GMT)

    After a record-setting night of 3-pointers for Golden State, coach Steve Kerr’s focus was more on deficiencies at the other end of the court that nearly cost his team a game against an undermanned opponent.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Beat Hornets, Extend Streak to Five (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 04:51:28 GMT)

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and the Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the Charlotte Hornets 112-105 on Friday night at The Palace.

  • [New York Times] Cousins Scores 29 Points in Kings’ Rout of Phoenix (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 04:43:04 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 11 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 116-94 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Win 37th Straight at Home, Tie Bulls’ NBA Record (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 04:33:51 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs continue to roll no matter who’s on the floor.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Spurs Roll to 37-0 at Home, Tying a Season-Opening Mark (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 04:01:27 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 110-104, on Friday night to match the best home start in league history with their 37th in a row.

  • [New York Times] Playoff-Chasing Pistons Win Again, 112-105 Over Hornets (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 03:21:40 GMT)

    Marcus Morris and the Detroit Pistons are on quite a roll offensively, and each win moves them another step closer to a playoff spot.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s Triple-Double Leads Rockets Over Raptors 112-109 (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 03:00:46 GMT)

    James Harden had his third triple-double this season with 32 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to help the Houston Rockets snap a three-game skid with a 112-109 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Whiteside Scores 26 Points, Heat Ease Past Magic 108-97 (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:45:50 GMT)

    Hassan Whiteside isn’t starting. He’s finishing, though, and that’s far more important to the Miami Heat these days.

  • [New York Times] Teague Gets 18 Points, Powers Hawks Past Bucks 101-90 (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:30:46 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks overcame poor 3-point shooting to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-90 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] T-Wolves Win 132-129 in 2OTs to Hurt Wiz Playoff Hopes (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:30:42 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt a blow to the Washington Wizards’ playoff hopes with a 132-129 double-overtime victory Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo, Knicks look to leave LeBron James winless in NY (Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:15:16 GMT)

    Can you imagine the great LeBron James, the King of subliminal social media messages, coming to New York and leaving winless?

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    14 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2016.03.26)”

    1. Who would have thought that with 9-10 games left the 8th seed in the East would be 39-34 and in the West 35-37? And that the Bulls would be 2 games out in 9th? (thank you, Knicks!)

      (Some of that has to do of course with the crazy win totals of the Spurs and Warriors, which are dragging down the records of the other teams in the West.)

    2. Here’s to hoping Melo drops 40 today in a win, further convincing Lebron of the need to assemble the Banana Boat next season in order to win a chip.

    3. You have to like the Knicks’ chances tonight. That Cavs team is turning on itself. It really does seem like LeBron is losing the ability to just turn it on like he has in the past.

    4. So I guess the narrative that Lebron has elevated the games of JR, Shump, and Moz can be put to bed now? Somehow Moz would get lumped in for some reason even though he never played with Melo.

      Yes, Lebron is yards and yards better than Melo but that Narrative was false even last year when Shump was still Shumping. JR was cooking but JR did that in Denver.

    5. Wroten is an absolutely horrible shooter. Why would anyone think his shooting is going to improve to a useful NBA level? He can be a very good defensive guard, but I never had much love for guards that can’t shoot.

      You know times is rough and tough like leather when Z-man is making posts that looks straight out of The Honorable’s e-mouth.

      Hear, hear, Z-man.

    6. but I never had much love for guards that can’t shoot.

      The only exception to that may be Rajon Rondo, or the 2007-2009 version of Rajon Rondo. The man has a career .503 TS including 61% FT, but it is hard to argue that he was not a huge piece of the Celtics team that went to back to back Finals. He also had career averages of 5 rebounds and 9 assists.

      Truly one of the stranger versions of a PG we’ve seen in the modern era.

    7. Sure, there are a few counterexamples. Kidd, Rubio, Rondo… but they’re balanced out by Stockton, Nash, Paul, Billups.

      In general, you want your players to put the ball into the round cylinder. There’s never a circumstance in which you want a shot attempt to be a miss. I know this is kind of a revolutionary concept, but if Rondo, or Rubio could shoot like Chris Paul, he’d be as good as Chris Paul.

    8. Never said otherwise but thanks for the always sage knowledge of Chris Paul is really good at basketball. Not sure if I could have made that assessment without your analysis.

    9. Can’t really compare a combo guard (really a shooting guard who can’t shoot) to guys with savant PG skills. Wroten needs to be compared to guys like Tony Allen. He is nothing like an NBA PG.

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