Knicks Morning News (2015.03.09)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks start off road trip vs. mega-trade partner Denver (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:22:29 GMT)

    Stinking it up on the East Coast has grown stale for the Knicks, so it’s a perfect time to embark on a league-worst roadshow out West.

  • [New York Post] Return of speed-ball? Mike D’Antoni may be getting new job (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 01:11:28 -0400)

    DENVER — There's a definite chance of speed-ball coming to the Rocky Mountains next season. The Knicks visit the Nuggets Monday to begin a five-game Western swing and will face…

  • [New York Post] Why the Nets believe they can take NY from Knicks (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:18:32 -0400)

    When Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov paid for a gigantic billboard of himself and Jay Z to be unveiled within shouting distance of Madison Square Garden in June 2010, it was…

  • [New York Times] Pacers Think About Getting Better, Not About Paul George (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:54:47 GMT)

    A playoff spot is within reach, with Paul George potentially available to help grab it.

  • [New York Times] Ellis’ Big 3rd Quarter Helps Mavericks Beat Lakers 100-93 (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:21:51 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks closed with a 16-3 spurt in the final 6:36 to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-93 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Grizzlies at Wizards (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:13:29 GMT)

    Memphis’s season ended in disappointment last year after the team installed a new coach, but the change is paying dividends now. That’s just the sort of gamble Washington may need to consider.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nets Fall to the Jazz; Tony Parker Lifts the Spurs (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:44:09 GMT)

    Parker had a season-high 32 points in leading the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth straight victory, a 116-105 home win over the Chicago Bulls.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Raptors (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:57:46 GMT)

    Even against a fellow All-Star, Russell Westbrook’s dominance continued.

  • [New York Times] Harris, Harkless Lift Magic Past Celtics, 103-98 (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 01:07:03 GMT)

    Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless combined for 16 points in the fourth quarter Sunday night and the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics, 103-98.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson, Hornets Beat Pistons 108-101 for 5th Straight Win (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 01:04:11 GMT)

    Al Jefferson scored 24 points and the streaking Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101 on Sunday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls.

  • [New York Times] Hayward, Favors Lead Jazz Past Slumping Nets, 95-88 (Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:30:47 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points, including five straight to stop a Nets rally, and the Utah Jazz beat Brooklyn 95-88 on Sunday night.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.08)

  • [New York Post] Fisher cops to talks of giving Greek rookie spot on Knicks (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 01:21:03 -0400)

    Knicks coach Derek Fisher said it's out of his hands whether to fill the open roster spot but admitted their unsigned second-round pick, shooting guard Thanasis Antetokounmpo, continues to be…

  • [New York Post] Harsh reality Knicks face as top-flight free agent already says no (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:44:09 -0400)

    Marc Gasol apparently has inflicted the first dose of the harsh reality Knicks fans could face more of during the offseason. Big-name players aren't necessarily going to be in a…

  • [New York Daily News] Paul George eyes return as Pacers beat Knicks, 92-86 (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 06:44:22 GMT)

    The Knicks don’t have much going for them presently. But by George, the Pacers just might have something here.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Knicks give us plenty to laugh about (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 05:52:46 GMT)

    “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Tim Hardaway.” “Tim Hardaway who?” “Tim, is there a Hard-a-way to make a living?”

  • [New York Times] Duke 84, North Carolina 77: Freshman Guard Leads Duke to a Sweep of North Carolina (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 04:31:03 GMT)

    Tyus Jones scored 24 points to propel the No. 3 Blue Devils to a road win over the No. 19 Tar Heels.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 28, Rockets Beat Nuggets 114-100 (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:54:46 GMT)

    James Harden scored 28 points, Corey Brewer had 24 and the Houston Rockets snapped a three-game road losing streak by beating the Denver Nuggets 114-100 on Saturday night

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Snap Blazers’ Win Streak With 121-113 Victory (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:42:45 GMT)

    Kevin Martin scored 29 points and Ricky Rubio hit a big 3-pointer with a minute left to help the Minnesota Timberwolves snap a four-game skid with a 121-113 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Lowly 76ers Surprise Short-Handed Hawks 92-84 (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:24:46 GMT)

    Hollis Thompson and Luc Mbah a Moute scored 19 points apiece, and the Philadelphia 76ers surprised the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 92-84 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Evans Leads Pelicans to 95-89 Comeback Win Over Grizzlies (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:21:44 GMT)

    The Pelicans thought Tyreke Evans was being unselfish to a fault, and they told him so at halftime as they pondered how to overcome a double-digit deficit against one of the best teams in the NBA.

  • [New York Times] Pacers 92, Knicks 86: Andrea Bargnani Is Cheered in One More Knicks Loss to Mock (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:20:34 GMT)

    Bargnani, who may not be in a Knicks uniform next season, has become the team’s go-to guy of late, but it wasn’t enough against the Pacers.

  • [New York Times] Middleton Scores 30 Points, Bucks Hold Off Wizards 91-85 (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:12:46 GMT)

    Khris Middleton scored 30 points and hit a key 3-pointer from the corner with 40.8 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 91-85 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Win Fifth in a Row, Beat Knicks 92-86 (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:09:48 GMT)

    Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points, George Hill made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:34 left, and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 92-86 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Ties Cavs’ Career Assists Record (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:03:56 GMT)

    LeBron James tied Cleveland’s career assists record and scored 17 points in the Cavaliers’ 89-79 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavs Win 13th Straight at Home (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:03:29 GMT)

    LeBron James tied Cleveland’s career assists record and scored 17 points Saturday as the Cavaliers beat Phoenix.

  • [New York Times] Heat Rally Again and Top Kings in OT, 114-109 (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:01:15 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, Tyler Johnson added 24 and the Miami Heat erased a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-109 in overtime Saturday night.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.07)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks coach Derek Fisher hoping Pace picks up (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:25:21 GMT)

    The cosmic shift in the East occurred last July a few weeks before Paul George’s career was dealt a severe blow when he broke his leg.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Suns Rally From 15 Behind to Top Nets in Overtime (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:01:40 GMT)

    Three Phoenix players scored 19 points each as the Suns won despite having missed their first 21 3-point attempts.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s Triple-Double Leads Rockets Over Pistons 103-93 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:42:59 GMT)

    James Harden has been so good this season that Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has come to expect performances like the one he had Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Leonard and Parker Lead Spurs, 120-111 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:31:01 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs’ offense is coming after a stretch of high-scoring games. There is still work to be done defensively.

  • [New York Times] Suns Rally Late in 4th, Beat Nets 108-100 in Overtime (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:19:01 GMT)

    Marcus Morris made the tiebreaking basket and scored 19 points, twin brother Markieff Morris and Eric Bledsoe also had 19, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-100 in overtime Friday night.

  • [New York Times] On Nique’s Night, Hawks Pull Away in 4th to Beat Cavs 106-97 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:13:19 GMT)

    LeBron James tossed a pass to no one in the corner. He argued about a call so vehemently that he received a technical. By the end of his frustrating night, the Atlanta Hawks had sent a clear message to the King:

  • [New York Times] Randolph, Gasol Lead Grizzlies Past Lakers 97-90 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:03:59 GMT)

    Zach Randolph had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Marc Gasol scored nine of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied for a 97-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Hold Off Charging Bulls 98-84 for 4th Straight Win (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:58:00 GMT)

    Indiana keeps finding different ways to survive games without Paul George. On Friday, they simply wore down weary Chicago.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Leads Celtics Past Pelicans, 104-98 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:34:29 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games, 104-98 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Oladipo Scores 32 Points, Magic Hold Off Kings 119-114 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:13:11 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo had 32 points, 10 assists and five steals and the Orlando Magic held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 119-114 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Hayward Leads Jazz Past 76ers 89-83 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:58:01 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored 25 points to lead the Utah Jazz past the Philadelphia 76ers 89-83 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Hold Off Heat Rally in 99-97 Victory (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:55:00 GMT)

    Nene scored 20 points, Marcin Gorat added 14 points and 17 rebounds and the Washington Wizards blew all but one point of a 35-point lead before holding off the short-handed Miami Heat 99-97 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson, Hornets Top Raptors 103-94 in Tech-Filled Game (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:37:08 GMT)

    Al Jefferson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 103-94 on Friday night in a game that had six technical fouls.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.06)

  • [New York Daily News] At wake, fans, friends honor former Knicks forward Mason (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:58:10 GMT)

    A snapshot flashed on the screen of Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, Anthony Mason and John Starks.

  • [New York Times] Portland’s Matthews Ruptures Achilles, Out for Season (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:55:07 GMT)

    Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland’s game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season.

  • [New York Times] Blazers Win Fifth Straight With 94-75 Victory Over Mavericks (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:25:00 GMT)

    The mood was somber in the Trail Blazers’ locker room following their victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The win had come at a cost, with Wesley Matthews lost for the season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon.

  • [New York Times] E’Twaun Moore Lifts Bulls Past Westbrook, Thunder (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:25:10 GMT)

    E’Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Top Thunder (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:39:53 GMT)

    The Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-105, in Chicago.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Mason, a Former Knick and a Native Son of Queens, Is Mourned (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:18:35 GMT)

    Mr. Mason was a combative player in the Knicks’ mid-1990s heyday, a tough defensive specialist who sometimes clashed with opponents and, occasionally, with his own coaches.

  • [New York Post] Knicks radio voice: Star prospect Mudiay impressive, but flawed (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:43:25 -0500)

    When he's not calling the Knicks as the team's radio voice, broadcaster Mike Crispino has gotten a chance to do what most NBA fans haven't done — watch top-5 draft…

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.05)

  • [New York Times] Batum Rallies Trail Blazers Past Clippers 98-93 in OT (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:04:12 GMT)

    Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer that forced overtime, then set up three alley-oop baskets and added a clinching 3 in the final minute to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry Shoots Warriors to 102-93 Victory Over Bucks (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:07:02 GMT)

    Stephen Curry shook off a rough shooting night to make three straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Wednesday night in their return from a season-high, six-game road trip.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Has Career-High 49, Lifts Thunder Past 76ers in OT (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:46:08 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero.

  • [New York Times] Davis Has Huge Game in Return, Pelicans Beat Pistons 88-85 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:37:10 GMT)

    Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it.

  • [New York Times] Home Cooking: Spurs Return to Their Court, Beat Kings 112-85 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:34:18 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 29, Cavaliers Beat Raptors 120-112 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:43:07 GMT)

    LeBron James retaliated on the scoreboard after Jonas Valanciunas tackled him on a drive late in the third quarter.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pacers Continue Surge With Rout of the Knicks (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:28:13 GMT)

    The Pacers won their third straight game on Wednesday by beating the Knicks, who have lost 10 of their last 12.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Rout Nets 115-91 in Key Game in East Race (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:16:10 GMT)

    The Charlotte Hornets didn’t try to hide it: This was an important game.

  • [New York Times] Wade, Whiteside Lead Way Late, Heat Beat Lakers 100-94 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:46:23 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade scored 25 points and added six assists, Hassan Whiteside grabbed 25 rebounds and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-94 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Win 2nd Straight Under Interim Coach Melvin Hunt (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:37:15 GMT)

    Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian Shaw, 100-85 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets 115, Nets 91: Nets Say Every Game Counts, and Then They Lose (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:34:43 GMT)

    After edging the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors in their previous game, the Nets were little competition for the Charlotte Hornets, with whom they had been tied for the final playoff spot in the East.

  • [New York Times] Gasol’s Last-Second Shot Lifts Memphis Over Rockets 102-100 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:30:59 GMT)

    Marc Gasol made a jumper with 0.1 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 102-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Zeller’s Shot at Buzzer Lifts Celtics Past Jazz (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:19:11 GMT)

    Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns Have Big 3rd-Quarter Rally, Beat Magic 105-100 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:04:48 GMT)

    Brandon Knight had 28 points and seven assists in his best game for Phoenix, and the Suns overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 105-100 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Take Easy Rout in Getting Past Knicks 105-82 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:40:34 GMT)

    George Hill scored a season-high 21 points, and Rodney Stuckey added 17 to help Indiana rout the struggling Knicks 105-82 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Post] Donnie Walsh’s advice to Phil Jackson, Knicks on latest rebuild (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:46:58 -0500)

    INDIANAPOLIS — Former Knicks president Donnie Walsh has a word of advice for the current president regarding the club's cap space this summer and next: It's not always about signing…

  • [New York Post] Ewing fondly remembers Mason’s take-no-prisoners style (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:53:36 -0500)

    They took no prisoners. Even among themselves. Pat Riley's Knicks were known for their toughness and Patrick Ewing, the center on those terrific, though title-less teams, recalled the physicality of…

  • [New York Daily News] Donnie Walsh has faith in Phil Jackson and Knicks (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:07:40 GMT)

    A few years before Phil Jackson arrived, Donnie Walsh was entrusted with breaking down the Knicks’ roster to free up salary-cap space.

  • [New York Daily News] Patrick Ewing remembers late Knicks teammate Anthony Mason (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:22:00 GMT)

    Patrick Ewing sat courtside at Barclays Center before Wednesday’s game between the Nets and Hornets, remembering his late teammate.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.04)

  • [New York Post] Fired Shaw, a triangle guru, could land job on Knicks coaching staff (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:49:59 -0500)

    There's a new free-agent on the market — one Phil Jackson adores. Brian Shaw, who considers Jackson his mentor, was fired as Nuggets head coach on Tuesday, not even getting…

  • [New York Post] NBA slaps Knicks’ Jackson with fine for comment on Ohio St. star (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:53:30 -0500)

    You can't take Phil Jackson anywhere. On Jackson's first college-recruiting trip Thursday at Ohio State, the Knicks president got his club fined for remarks he made about OSU guard D'Angelo…

  • [New York Times] Gallinari Helps Nuggets Beat Bucks Hours After Shaw’s Firing (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:46:00 GMT)

    A change on the bench gave the Denver Nuggets a boost and ended six weeks of frustration for the struggling franchise.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Ugly Gets Uglier as Kings Hand Knicks Their Worst Setback of the Season (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:57:33 GMT)

    The Knicks, whose previous worst loss was by 28, fell by 38 at home against Sacramento, which got 25 points from Rudy Gay and never trailed.

  • [New York Times] For Knicks, There Is One Plus: Game’s Over (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:35:14 GMT)

    The plus-minus statistic measures how a team performs when a particular player is on the court. On Tuesday against the Kings, Langston Galloway was minus-40 in only 23 minutes of play.

  • [New York Times] Teague, Horford Help Hawks Rally From 18 Down, Beat Houston (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:07:04 GMT)

    Al Horford knew the Atlanta Hawks would eventually respond to Houston’s big lead.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 27 on Milestone Night, Cavs Cruise Past Celtics (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:01:36 GMT)

    LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] No Rose, No Butler, Short-Handed Bulls Beat Wizards 97-92 (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:01:32 GMT)

    Nikola Mirotic scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Chicago Bulls to a 97-92 win Tuesday over the Washington Wizards.

  • [New York Times] Hayward, Favors Lead Jazz Past Grizzlies, 93-82 (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 03:58:46 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors scored 21 points each, Rudy Gobert added 15 points and a career-best 24 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 93-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Rudy Gay, Kings Hand Knicks Worst Loss of Season, 124-86 (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 03:10:01 GMT)

    Rudy Gay scored 25 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 22 and Ben McLemore finished with 20 and the Sacramento Kings handed the New York Knicks their worst loss of the season Tuesday, 124-86.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson, Williams Lead Hornets Past Lakers 104-103 (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:55:00 GMT)

    Al Jefferson had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Mo Williams added 20 points and 13 assists and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-103 on Tuesday night for their third win in four games.

  • [New York Times] Denver Nuggets Fire Coach Brian Shaw With Team in Slide (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:28:08 GMT)

    Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke their huddle with a chant of “1-2-3 … Six weeks,” interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Moves Up to 21st Place on Scoring List (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:46:20 GMT)

    LeBron James has moved into 21st place on the career scoring list with 24,506 points.

  • [New York Times] Cavs’ Irving Set to Return vs. Celtics (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:08:17 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving admitted missing two games with a strained left shoulder wasn’t easy.

  • [New York Daily News] Garden fans chant for Tom Hanks as Knicks blown out by Kings (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:46:17 GMT)

    Knicks fans were so disinterested late in the fourth they started a loud “Tom Hanks” chant for the actor who was in attendance.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Jackson fined for discussing Ohio St. guard Russell (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:10:41 GMT)

    The NBA has fined the Knicks an undisclosed amount over president Phi Jackson’s public remarks on Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.03)

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason’s family considering public memorial (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:47:40 GMT)

    Anthony Mason Jr. is considering holding a candlelight memorial for his father, so Knicks fans whom he adored can pay their respects.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: LeBron James drama returns with mirror selfie (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:40:59 GMT)

    The LeBron James we all know, love and occasionally mock is finally back.

  • [New York Times] Dragic Scores 21, Heat Beat Suns 115-98 as Tensions Run High (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:59 GMT)

    Making no effort to downplay how much this win meant to him, Goran Dragic thanked the Miami Heat for his birthday present.

  • [New York Times] Jack’s Jumper Gives Nets 110-108 Win Over Curry, Warriors (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:31:21 GMT)

    There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Keys 3rd-Quarter Spurt, Mavs Beat Pelicans 102-93 (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:25:08 GMT)

    Richard Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter, and the Mavericks raced past the New Orleans Pelicans 102-93 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Harden to Miss One Game for Kicking Cavs’ James on Court (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:18:36 GMT)

    The Rockets’ James Harden became tangled with LeBron James during Houston’s victory on Sunday, and as James fell back to the court, he kicked James.

  • [New York Times] Bruised Hip of Nets’ Teletovic Leads to Blood Clot Awareness (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:14:31 GMT)

    Mirza Teletovic’s season ended in January when he was found to have clots in his lungs, and questions about clots have reverberated around the N.B.A.

  • [New York Times] Paul Has 26 and 14 as Clippers Outlast Timberwolves 110-105 (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:52:13 GMT)

    Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers allowed only one field goal in the fourth quarter to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 110-105 victory Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Top 76ers 114-103, Snap 5-Game Losing Streak (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:43:09 GMT)

    Toronto needed a boost from any player to halt a miserable losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Harden Suspended 1 Game for Kicking James in the Groin (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:01:33 GMT)

    The NBA has suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.02)

  • [New York Times] Former European Champion Welp Dead at 51 (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:10:12 GMT)

    German center Christian Welp, who won the European championship with Germany and also played in the NBA, has died of heart failure aged 51, the University of Washington said on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Saunders Ponders Whether NBA’s All-Star Break Is Too Long (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:16:17 GMT)

    In a season full of injuries, many hoped that the new, longer All-Star break would help NBA players catch their breath and recover after a grueling first 3 1/2 months.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Rockets at Hawks (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:27:57 GMT)

    Atlanta, still the class of the Eastern Conference, faces a Houston team that has weathered the loss of its star center, Dwight Howard.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Hold Off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th Straight Win (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:46:20 GMT)

    Heal fast, Anthony Davis. In the meantime, know this: Your teammates are holding things down just fine until you’re completely mended.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: LeBron James’s Struggles at the Line Cost Cleveland (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:20:39 GMT)

    James Harden scored 33 points for Houston, and James missed two free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime as the Rockets held on for a victory over the Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] With No Durant or Westbrook, OKC Still Tops Lakers 108-101 (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:07:20 GMT)

    D.J. Augustin was still in Detroit when the Oklahoma City Thunder played 14 games without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook earlier this season.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Anthony Mason Fulfilled a Dream That All Too Many Have (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:43:55 GMT)

    Mason, who died Saturday at 48, had the tenacity and talent that made him one of the select few to achieve the dream of becoming a professional athlete.

  • [New York Times] Curry Scores 37, Leads Warriors From 26 Down to Beat Celtics (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:34:24 GMT)

    When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game.

  • [New York Times] Roy Hibbert Leads Surging Pacers to 94-74 Win Over 76ers (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:34:14 GMT)

    Roy Hibbert had 14 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-74 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Williams Helps Charlotte Hold Off Orlando 98-83 (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:55:13 GMT)

    Mo Williams had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Orlando Magic 98-83 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Lillard, Aldridge Leads Blazers Past Kings for 3rd in a Row (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:52:28 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 110-99 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s 33 Points Leads Rockets Over Cavs 105-103 in OT (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:25:15 GMT)

    James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season for the Houston Rockets.

  • [New York Daily News] EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Mason’s four kids at his side until end (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:37:34 GMT)

    As he took his final breath in a New York City hospital, Knicks star Anthony Mason was surrounded his biggest fans — his three sons.

  • [New York Daily News] With dreadful Knicks, Derek Fisher remains positive (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:15:59 GMT)

    A straight-faced Derek Fisher addressed a room full of reporters in the Knicks’ interview room at the Garden.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.03.01)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks pay tribute to Anthony Mason, defeat Raptors, 103-98 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:13:28 GMT)

    The death of Anthony Mason on Saturday coincided with a Knicks game against the Toronto Raptors.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason was favorite of Beastie Boys (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:22:53 GMT)

    In 1994, the Knicks and the Beastie Boys were two of the biggest things going in New York.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. calls Anthony Mason ‘great guy’ (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:15:02 GMT)

    Tim Hardaway Jr.’s dad was a teammate of Anthony Mason’s on the 2000-01 Miami Heat, the one season Mason made an All-Star team.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Anthony Mason always made impact felt with Knicks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:06:27 GMT)

    The Knicks could use Anthony Mason right about now.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason’s Queens barber devastated by news of death (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:54:29 GMT)

    Word spread quickly along Parson’s Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens when Anthony Mason entered Cutty’s Hair Studio.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason, bruising ex-Knicks forward, dead at 48 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:27:19 GMT)

    Anthony Mason, a bruising power forward who personified the gritty Knicks of the mid-’90s, died early Saturday morning.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Anthony Mason, who gave heart to Knicks, dead at 48 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:21:36 GMT)

    In those days, what now seem as much like glory days for the New York Knicks as the ones with Clyde and Willis Reed.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Assessing Phil Jackson’s first year with Knicks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:03:44 GMT)

    In two weeks we celebrate the anniversary of Phil Jackson getting paid an awful lot of money by James Dolan to come out of retirement.

  • [New York Post] Derek Fisher: Knicks can learn from Mason’s on-court toughness (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:58:08 -0500)

    Anthony Mason died Saturday morning, almost two decades after he last played for the Knicks. But as the organization mourns the late Mason's life, they also can learn from him….

  • [New York Post] Anthony Mason remembered for his buzz-worthy hair trends (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:26:45 -0500)

    He carved out a legacy. For decades, Queens barber Freddy Avila, 53, crafted ex-Knick Anthony Mason's signature buzz cuts — popularizing a New York City trend and helping define the…

  • [New York Post] Anthony Mason was the heart of New York basketball (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:17:16 -0500)

    He had shoulders that seemed to stretch from the corner of 33rd and Seventh Avenue to the West Side Highway. Anthony Mason stood defiantly in the lane alongside Patrick Ewing…

  • [New York Times] Burke Scores 23, Jazz Hold On for 82-75 Win Over Bucks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:19:21 GMT)

    Trey Burke had 23 points and six assists to help the Utah Jazz hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 82-75 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Move Into Eighth in the East With a Win Over the Mavericks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:13:58 GMT)

    Deron Williams scored 25 points, and Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 8 rebounds off the bench as the Nets defeated Dallas.

  • [New York Times] Leonard, Spurs End Long Trip With 101-74 Rout of Suns (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:49:12 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated from the opening tip in a 101-74 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Williams’ 25 Points Lead Nets to 104-94 Win Over Mavericks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:28:12 GMT)

    Deron Williams scored 25 points, Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol, Grizzlies Withstand Scare From Wolves in 101-97 Win (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:01:20 GMT)

    Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Win 2nd Straight, Hand Raptors 5th Consecutive Loss (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:31:46 GMT)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Langston Galloway made a clinching 3-pointer and the New York Knicks ended a sad Saturday for the franchise with a 103-98 victory over Toronto, the Raptors’ season-high fifth straight loss.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Give 4 Players Rest, Still Top Heat 93-91 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:25:16 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Atlanta Hawks still had enough to beat the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards End Losing Streak With 99-95 Win Over Pistons (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:01:21 GMT)

    John Wall scored 22 points, Nene added 21 and the Washington Wizards ended their six-game losing streak with a 99-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] In Tributes, Knicks Remember Anthony Mason (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:32:37 GMT)

    Before their game against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks saluted Mason, a former player who died early Saturday morning after experiencing congestive heart failure a few weeks ago.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers’ Irving to Miss Second Game With Shoulder Injury (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:19:14 GMT)

    The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Injury Blow for Oklahoma City (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:46:08 GMT)

    Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair a right cheek fracture and will miss the Thunder’s nextgame, the team announced on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Heat Say Bosh Has Been Released From Hospital (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:25:14 GMT)

    All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat has been released from a South Florida hospital following a weeklong stay for treatment after blood clots were found on one of his lungs.

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  • [New York Daily News] Knicks down Pistons in double OT to snap 8-game skid (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:33:33 GMT)

    The undermanned Knicks pulled off a feat Friday night many doubted they’d accomplish again with Carmelo Anthony done for the season.

  • [New York Post] Execs: Knicks have legit shot to snag Greg Monroe next season (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:45:23 -0500)

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Pistons general manager and coach Stan Van Gundy had a chance to lock up burly power forward Greg Monroe last summer with a long-term deal when…

  • [New York Times] Blazers Come From Behind for 115-112 Win Over Thunder (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:49:30 GMT)

    After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook’s third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season.

  • [New York Times] Ellington’s Big 4th Quarter Helps Lakers Beat Bucks 101-93 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:16:14 GMT)

    No matter that Wayne Ellington missed his first six shots through three quarters.

  • [New York Times] Surging Pacers Beat Cavaliers 93-86 With James, Irving Out (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:04:20 GMT)

    George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Snap 4-Game Skid, Beat Short-Handed Kings 107-96 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:40:25 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 121, Pistons 115, Double Overtime: Knicks Outlast Pistons to Halt a Skid (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:11:56 GMT)

    The Knicks, who had lost eight straight games, won in double overtime with help from Shane Larkin’s 3-point play in the final minute.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Expect Derrick Rose to Return After Surgery (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:56:54 GMT)

    The team’s general manager, Gar Forman, described the surgery on Rose’s right knee on Friday as minor and said that Rose would be out four to six weeks.

  • [New York Times] Favors Has 21 Points, 10 Rebounds for Jazz (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:34:20 GMT)

    Derrick Favors had 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Trey Burke came off the bench to score 19 points and the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Denver Nuggets 104-82 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Lose to Pacers Without James, Irving (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:34:13 GMT)

    LeBron James couldn’t carry the Cavaliers on his sore back Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Surging Pacers Hold Off Short-Handed Cavaliers 93-86 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:19:20 GMT)

    George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Top Sluggish Pistons 121-115 in Double OT (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:10:20 GMT)

    Shane Larkin’s three-point play in the final minute of the second overtime helped the New York Knicks snap their eight-game losing streak with a 121-115 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jones Has Season-Best 26 Points as Rockets Beat Nets 102-98 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:05:01 GMT)

    Terrence Jones scored a season-high 26 points, James Harden made the tiebreaking free throw with 43 seconds left and followed that with a jumper, and the Houston Rockets beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-98 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Jordan Lead Clippers Past Grizzlies 97-79 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:04:42 GMT)

    Chris Paul had 19 points and 13 assists, and DeAndre Jordan added 15 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers past the Memphis Grizzlies 97-79 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Ajinca Lifts Pelicans Past Heat, 104-102 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:04:34 GMT)

    Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Butler Leads Bulls Past Timberwolves, 96-89 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:43:55 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls got a positive update on Derrick Rose, and then used another big night by Jimmy Butler to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-89 on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Hot Start by Millsap Helps Hawks Beat Magic 95-88 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:19:35 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 14 of his 20 points in the first quarter and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after losing an early 16-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 95-88 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Nerlens Noel Leads 76ers Past Wizards, 89-81 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:55:20 GMT)

    Nerlens Noel had 14 points and 13 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 89-81 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.