New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors 12/21/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Looking to push their winning streak to six games, the Toronto Raptors took on the New York Knicks on Sunday.

The Knicks were hoping to snap a four-game losing streak and get the momentum in the right direction after losing nine of their last 10 contests.

Watch the video for full highlights.

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

View full post on Bleacher Report – NBA

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The Toronto Raptors will host Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks during a Sunday afternoon matchup at the Air Canada Centre.

Kyle Lowry spearheads the 21-6 Raptors, who are riding a five-game winning streak and looking to enter a sizable road trip on a victorious note. Toronto boasts the league’s No. 3 scoring attack, racking up 107.4 points per outing.

Anthony is averaging 23.5 points and 6.8 rebounds for the hapless Knicks, a team fighting through a 5-24 opening to the current campaign. New York has managed just 93.6 points in Derek Fisher’s triangle offense scheme.

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan will be sidelined for the 12th consecutive outing. ESPN’s Ian Begley notes Amar’e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are out for New York.

Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast regionally on MSG and RSN. Bleacher Report will provide scoring updates and analysis. Please add your thoughts in the comments section.

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

View full post on Bleacher Report – NBA

Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks 12/20/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Phoenix Suns looked to build a bit of momentum on Saturday, when they took on the New York Knicks. The Suns snapped a six-game skid their last time out, and they faced a Knicks squad that had dropped three straight.

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

View full post on Bleacher Report – NBA

Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The New York Knicks (5-23) will look to avoid a fourth straight loss when they host the Phoenix Suns (13-14) in a Saturday matinee at Madison Square Garden. 

However, the Knicks will likely be without the services of J.R. Smith (partially torn left plantar fascia) and could miss Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Amar’e Stoudemire (rest), according to Knicks PR on Twitter

As for the Suns, they’ll be looking to hand New York its 12th home loss of the season en route to snagging a second straight win. 

Following a 111-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, the Suns will attempt to get back to .500 as they scrap with the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder for the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot. 

You can catch all the action at 1 p.m. ET on MSG (New York), Fox Sports Arizona (Phoenix) or NBA League Pass. 

Keep it locked here on Bleacher Report throughout the day for real-time updates, highlights and analysis of all things Suns vs. Knicks.

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

View full post on Bleacher Report – NBA

Ranking New York Knicks’ Trade Bait

With the NBA‘s trade restrictions being lifted, we can expect the New York Knicks to start exploring their options in an attempt to get a head start on the work they’ll need to do in the summer.

The Knicks aren’t exactly stacked with talent, but there are a handful of players who they could look to trade in return for picks, cap space or even as part of a blockbuster trade (as unlikely as that may be at this point).

After their terrible start to the season, the Knicks should also be in full tanking mode, which may mean giving away any decent player that doesn’t have a long-term role to play for the franchise.

Phil Jackson certainly has his work cut out here, as there’s no guarantee New York will be able to do anything of much use before the deadline, but it’s still worth taking a detailed look at the best trade bait he has at his disposal.

Begin Slideshow

View full post on Bleacher Report – NBA

New York Knicks: The Missing Element

Carmelo Anthony
What has happened to the New York Knicks? Starting the season with five wins and twenty-one losses the Knicks have their worst start in franchise history.  This is absolutely shocking, because the L.A. Lakers have more wins! Yes the Lakers have Kobe Bryant but the rest of that roster is abysmal (minus Swaggy P also known as Nick Young). So what is the cause of the Knicks bad start?   The cause of the five and twenty-one start is the Knicks are losing close games.
Lack of Clutch
Losing close games may cause a belief that the Knicks are not clutch. That is absolutely not true, the Knicks have made a vast number of huge shots to give them a lead or tie the game with a few seconds remaining. As seen below

The Knicks have started this season with fourteen losses by ten points or less.  So lets take a look at this hypothetically. If the Knicks won say seven of those fourteen losses then they would be twelve and fourteen.  At twelve and fourteen they would not be in a state to panic.  These

View full post on Yardbarker: NBA

Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks are preparing for a Tuesday night clash at Madison Square Garden.

Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki lead the NBA‘s highest-scoring offense (110.0 points per game) while Chandler Parsons and Tyson Chandler complete the explosive Dallas (17-8) attack.

Carmelo Anthony is attempting to keep lackluster New York (5-21) out of the cellar though the volume shooter continues to battle through a knee injury.

This will be the year’s second meeting between the franchises that completed a six-player trade during the offseason, where Dallas acquired Chandler and Raymond Felton in exchange for Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington and Samuel Dalembert.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest and MSG. Bleacher Report will provide scoring updates and analysis. Please add your thoughts in the comments section.

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

View full post on Bleacher Report – NBA

New York Knicks: Week in review

The Week That Was:
Well, it was another long, long week as a New York Knicks fan but we finally saw the 10 game losing streak snapped.
The Knicks were on the road for three straight games and the first two did not go well. New Orleans gave the Knicks trouble throughout, as they just could not keep it close enough and they eventually let it slip away in the fourth quarter, dropping this one 104-93.
They then traveled down to San Antonio to face the Spurs, where they lost the game in the third quarter. They were down just four at the half, but were outscored by 17 in the third and could not climb back as they eventually lost 109-95.
They finally broke the streak as they beat the Celtics at TD Garden, but dropped yet another game at home on Sunday to Toronto in overtime. The Knicks have now lost 11 of their last 12 and are just 3-10 at home.
Hardaway Jr. has enjoyed a solid month of December for the Knicks.
Game Balls:
This week saw a little bit of a breakout for Tim Hardaway Jr. Besides the loss to the Pelica

View full post on Yardbarker: NBA

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks 12/14/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks met on Sunday as the two franchises headed in opposite directions.

The Raptors entered at the top of the Eastern Conference, while the Knicks had lost nine of their last 10 games and owned an overall record of 5-20.

Watch the video for full highlights.

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

View full post on Bleacher Report – NBA

New York Knicks Guard Iman Shumpert Out Three Weeks

ESPN reports the New York Knicks will be without starting shooting guard Iman Shumpert for at least three weeks due to his dislocated left shoulder. In Friday night’s Knicks win over the Boston Celtics, Shumpert collided with Jeff Green to suffer the injury.
After an MRI confirmed the dislocated shoulder, the Knicks announced Shumpert would be out for three weeks before being re-evaluated. New York’s backup shooting guard JR Smith is also injured due to a small partial tear of the plantar fascia leaving him day to day.
The 5-20 Knicks face the 17-6 Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.
The post New York Knicks Guard Iman Shumpert Out Three Weeks appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.

View full post on Yardbarker: NBA

Next Page »