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.

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  • [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.

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  • [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.

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  • [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.

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  • [New York Daily News] Shut it down? Knicks’ Calderon says no way, Jose (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:15:37 GMT)

    Beyond sitting out Friday’s game against the Pistons, Jose Calderon is unsure how serious his latest injury is.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Jackson watches OSU star D’Angelo Russell in action (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:13:31 GMT)

    Phil Jackson officially has hit the road in search of the Knicks’ next star.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Gets Triple-Double but Suns Beat Thunder 117-113 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:22:18 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 on Thursday night to snap the Thunder’s seven-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Earl Lloyd, First Black Player in NBA, Dies at 86 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:16:22 GMT)

    Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Scores 42, Cavs Beat Warriors for 18th Win in Last 20 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:43:28 GMT)

    LeBron James says he isn’t about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Earl Lloyd, First African-American in NBA, Dead at 86 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:22:13 GMT)

    Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: LeBron James’s 42 Points Lift Cavaliers Past Warriors (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:01:58 GMT)

    LeBron James scored a season-high in points as Cleveland earned its 18th victory in 20 games and its 11th straight home win.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Say Derrick Rose Will Have Surgery on Friday (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:06:33 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won’t sideline him the rest of the way.

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  • [New York Post] What Derek Fisher is looking for from Carmelo when he returns (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:26:51 -0500)

    BOSTON — Derek Fisher is hoping Carmelo Anthony rejoins the club soon to serve as an off-the-court leader. Anthony has stayed away from the Knicks since his knee surgery Thursday….

  • [New York Times] Kevin Garnett a Winner in Emotional Return to Wolves (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:31:52 GMT)

    All the years he’d been gone and all the thunderous standing ovations he received when he returned to Target Center with the Celtics and Nets, and Kevin Garnett still never fully realized just how much the Minnesota fans loved the franchise’s biggest star.

  • [New York Times] Derrick Rose’s Injury the Latest Blow to Class of 2008 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:25:31 GMT)

    The collective reaction from the NBA to Derrick Rose’s latest injury news was simple: “Not again.”

  • [New York Times] Matthews Scores 31, Blazers Beat Slumping Spurs 111-95 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:34:35 GMT)

    Wesley Matthews and the Portland Trail Blazers hope they put their recent fourth-quarter woes behind them Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns End 5-Game Skid With 110-96 Win Over Nuggets (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:58:32 GMT)

    Brandon Knight is showing off his shooting touch to his new teammates. His playmaking at crunch time, too.

  • [New York Times] Kings Grind Out 102-90 Win Over Grizzlies in Sacramento (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:52:34 GMT)

    Rudy Gay scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings grinded out a 102-90 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns End 5-Game Skid With 110-96 Win Over Nuggets (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:43:42 GMT)

    Brandon Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with a 110-96 victory over the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Mavericks Suspend Rajon Rondo (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:29:01 GMT)

    The Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for one game for conduct detrimental to the team a day after he had a heated exchange on the court with Coach Rick Carlisle.

  • [New York Times] Once Again, the Bulls Adjust to Life Without Their Playmaker (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:14:16 GMT)

    One day after learning that Derrick Rose would be out indefinitely with a knee injury, the Bulls went about the now-familiar process of regrouping.

  • [New York Times] Clarkson Leads Lakers Rally for 100-97 Win Over Jazz (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:07:56 GMT)

    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a double-digit deficit for a 100-97 comeback win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kevin Garnett a Winner in Emotional Return to Wolves (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:52:50 GMT)

    His first game in a Timberwolves uniform in nearly eight years was 30 minutes away, and Kevin Garnett was bouncing off the walls in the locker room he called home for 12 years.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Rout Knicks 115-94 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:52:44 GMT)

    The recently reshuffled Boston Celtics hadn’t practiced lately and it showed early in Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pelicans Win 3rd Straight, Beating Nets (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:39:08 GMT)

    Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points, and the host New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, beating the Nets, 102-96.

  • [New York Times] Brewer’s Big 4th Quarter Helps Rockets Beat Clippers 110-105 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:05:22 GMT)

    James Harden had 21 points, Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets snapped a six-game skid to the Los Angeles Clippers with a 110-105 win on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 115, Knicks 94: After Twitter Outburst, More Frowns for Knicks (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:59:43 GMT)

    The Celtics sent the Knicks to their eighth straight loss and in the process dropped them to 10-46, the worst record in the N.B.A.

  • [New York Times] Pondexter Leads Pelicans Past Nets, 102-96 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:55:24 GMT)

    Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Carter-Williams Impresses in Debut, Bucks Rout 76ers 104-88 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:55:18 GMT)

    John Henson scored 21 points, Michael Carter-Williams had seven points and eight assists in his Milwaukee debut, and the Bucks built a big early lead against the point guard’s former team in a 104-88 win Wednesday night over the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • [New York Times] Heat Take Advantage of Magic Miscues in 93-90 Overtime Win (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:40:33 GMT)

    Luol Deng had 21 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Miami Heat rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 93-90 in overtime Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Beat Bulls 98-86 With Rose Out for Chicago (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:37:26 GMT)

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Mo Williams scored 17 and the Charlotte Hornets beat Chicago 98-86 Wednesday night after the Bulls learned Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery.

  • [New York Times] Leak in Roof Delays Mavericks-Hawks Game (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:31:12 GMT)

    A leaking roof at Philips Arena has caused a short delay in the first quarter of the game between the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Suspend Rondo for Game After Exchange With Carlisle (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:21 GMT)

    The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game Wednesday night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Tanking Knicks exploiting a broken system (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:27:57 GMT)

    There was a high school girls’ basketball game in Tennessee last Saturday in which both coaches ordered their kids to lose.

  • [New York Daily News] Rebuilding Celtics trounce rebuilding Knicks (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:14:55 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony opined during All-Star weekend that the NBA needs the large-market Knicks, Celtics and Lakers “to be those powerhouses.”

  • 2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

    The last time that the Knicks and the Celtics faced each other, I was very afraid of the Celtic’ chances as a dark horse candidate for the tanking crown. As it turns out, I was waaaaaaaaay off base, as the Celtics have played downright decent while the Knicks have lost every game since that matchup (including that matchup).

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2015.02.25)

  • [New York Daily News] Without Melo, Knicks hope Bargnani can become go-to scorer (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:02:18 GMT)

    Phil Jackson’s Knicks have another opportunity to please the basketball Gods Wednesday night in Boston.

  • [New York Times] Chicago’s Rose Out Again With Knee Injury, Needs Surgery (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:28:25 GMT)

    Derrick Rose’s knee has failed him again.

  • [New York Times] Ellis, Nowitzki Pace Mavericks to 99-92 Victory Over Raptors (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:46:31 GMT)

    Discord in Dallas, even in victory.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Pacers, 105-92 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:05:16 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook shrugged off his triple-double.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Curry Lifts Warriors Over Wizards in His Return (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:05:07 GMT)

    Stephen Curry returned from a one-game absence to lead all scorers with 32 points, playing nearly 34 minutes and hitting 11 of 18 field-goal attempts.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Rose to Undergo Knee Surgery (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:55:17 GMT)

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus is his right knee, the National Basketball Association team said on Tuesday.

  • [New York Times] Curry Leads the Way With 32, Warriors Down Wizards, 114-107 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:37:38 GMT)

    Considering the workout he gave it Tuesday night, Stephen Curry’s right foot appears to be just fine.

  • [New York Times] Love Hits 8 3-Pointers, Cavaliers Beat Pistons 102-93 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:31:33 GMT)

    LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Passes Pippen for Most Assists by Forward (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:34:52 GMT)

    Showing off his all-around game, LeBron James broke Scottie Pippen’s NBA record for career assists by a forward when he found Kevin Love for an open 3-pointer against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] KG Returns to Minnesota as Player, Wants to Stay as Owner (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:40:52 GMT)

    Kevin Garnett never wanted to leave Minnesota when the Timberwolves traded him to Boston nearly eight years ago, never wanted to jump from a sinking Celtics ship before Paul Pierce convinced him to follow him to Brooklyn two years ago.

  • [New York Post] One man the Knicks are hoping will replace some of Melo’s points (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:14:53 -0500)

    Certainly, it is not going to turn around the team's fortunes but the Knicks would like to replace part, if not all, of the 24.2 points Carmelo Anthony produced before…