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Giannis goes for 29 and 15 as Bucks blow out Knicks, 132-88

Dec. 3, 2019 12:33 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale knew his struggling team faced a huge challenge Monday night against the streaking Milwaukee Bucks. New York stumbled at the start and never had a chance as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks won their 12th straight game in a 132-88 romp. Antetokounmpo needed...

Tatum, Brown lead Celtics’ rally past Knicks

Dec. 1, 2019 7:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics usually beat the Knicks. The Knicks often blow big leads. So there was little reason for Boston to panic when trailing by nine points in the third quarter. Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added 28 and Boston rallied past New York 113-104 on Sunday. Kemba Walker had...

NCAA gives NC State new deadline to respond to allegations

Nov. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has given North Carolina State a new deadline of Dec. 9 to respond to a notice of allegations of violations in its men’s basketball program. School spokesman Fred Demarest said the school received its new deadline Thursday. The original deadline of Oct. 7 was changed...

Knicks spoil Porzingis’ return to New York, win 106-103

Nov. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis couldn’t even hide from the taunts during the national anthem. He’s an enemy now to Knicks fans, and they treated him as rudely as any foe that has played at Madison Square Garden in recent years. “I get it around this league,” Knicks forward...

Porzingis returns as Knicks show signs of chaos he escaped

Nov. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Kristaps Porzingis crashed to the Madison Square Garden floor in pain on Feb. 6, 2018, it was soon clear that would be his final play of the season. Much harder to imagine was that it would be the final play of his Knicks career. Porzingis returns to the arena on Thursday for a...

White shines as Bulls beat Knicks 120-102

Nov. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White waited as Roy Williams walked up the court. Williams playfully bowed in front of his former guard and then gave him a hug before taking off. It was White's night, and a beaming Williams loved every moment. White made a franchise-record seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and...

Sexton scores 31, Cavaliers beat Knicks 108-87

Nov. 11, 2019 12:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers beat New York for their first winning streak of the season. Another loss prompted Knicks' officials to address the team's slow start. Collin Sexton scored 31 points and the Cavaliers beat the Knicks 108-87 on Sunday night. Kevin Love and Jordan Clarkson each added 17...

Knicks beat former cornerstone Porzingis and Mavs, 106-102

Nov. 9, 2019 12:51 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis made his first shot on a 3-pointer and later drove for a tying finger-roll layup that probably reminded the New York Knicks why the 7-foot-3 Latvian with unique offensive skills was once the future of their franchise. The Knicks ended up with the most important thing in...

Snell perfect from field as Pistons rout Knicks 122-102

Nov. 6, 2019 11:22 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tony Snell connected from beyond the arc to open the scoring in the first few seconds of the game. Little did anyone realize he was on his way to a memorable night. Snell scored 24 points on 9-of-9 shooting, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons had little trouble with New York, beating the...

Pistons again without Griffin, Rose and Jackson

Nov. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons were again without Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks. Griffin hasn't played this season because of hamstring and knee issues. Jackson, who has had back problems, has only appeared in two games. Rose got off to a...