Porzingis, Melo miss 3s down stretch as Pacers beat Knicks

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pacers were wearing their maroon Hickory High uniforms but the Knicks were the overmatched underdogs Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The visitors also couldn’t pull off the upset because of a long miss from Kristaps Porzingis and an overall dud from Carmelo Anthony. Porzingis’ potential game-winner clanged off the rim with about eight seconds remaining, a 3-pointer from well beyond the line that transitioned to Indiana’s 108-105…

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Isola: Rambis Twitter incident is embarrass-Zen for Knicks

Bill Kostroun/AP Kurt Rambis’ Twitter account ‘liking’ a pornographic tweet isn’t a capital crime, but it is another embarrassing moment from a coach Phil Jackson hires. James Dolan probably misses the days when it was the won-loss record of a Knicks head coach that made him blush, not their Twitter accounts. As the Knicks try to distance themselves from the off-the-court shenanigans of Derek Fisher, here comes an embarrassing story…

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Knicks snap 7-game losing streak with win over Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS — Carmelo Anthony made it clear that it is playoffs or bust, saying on Saturday that “it would be hard to accept” the Knicks missing the postseason for a third straight season. “I don’t want to try to think about it at this point,” Anthony said after the Knicks ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Timberwolves, 103-95. “If that happens it would be hard to accept that.”…

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Without reinforcements, Melo and Knicks fall to Nets 109-98

On second thought, the Knicks may want to cut out all that playoff talk. At this rate they’ll be squeezing out their remaining relevance in early March. Carmelo Anthony’s day started with a call for a playoff push even after Phil Jackson sat on his hands at the trade deadline. It ended with a 109-98 loss to the lowly Nets, a deflating game that included bundles of turnovers and lost…

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Jimmer Fredette to sign 10-day contract with Knicks

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Jimmer Fredette has finally fought his way back into the NBA and will sign with Knicks. It’s finally Jimmer Time. Former NCAA Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette will sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Saturday, sources confirmed from an ESPN report, representing the 26-year-old’s first call-up to the big club after he spent most of the season in the Westchester D-League affiliate. The…

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Knicks fail to upgrade at point guard at NBA trade deadline

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Carmelo Anthony doesn’t get any help for the Knicks’ playoff push at NBA trade deadline. Phil Jackson’s one change during trade season was canning Derek Fisher. The Knicks president then stood pat with a roster that needs a small miracle to get back in the playoff hunt. Point guard Jeff Teague represented a top target for New York, but he remained in Atlanta during a trade…

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Melo could miss All-Star Game as Knicks fall to Grizz 91-85

Allen Einstein/NBAE/Getty Images Carmelo Anthony, who was out against the Grizzlies, seen struggling against the Pistons while dealing with knee pain. There’s suddenly a strong resemblance to last season for the Knicks — the losing has snowballed and Carmelo Anthony is on the sideline with a knee problem. On the same Friday night New York continued its worst stretch of the season in a 91-85 a loss to the Grizzlies,…

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Barkley says Knicks a playoff 'lock' if they get Jeff Teague

Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague would be a great fit with Carmelo Anthony, Arron Afflalo and Kristaps Porzingis in New York, at least that’s Charles Barkley’s opinion. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Charles Barkley had what was, for him, a “when pigs fly” moment in October when he predicted – in fact, “guaranteed” – the Knicks would be a playoff team this year. More than three months later,…

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Knicks’ comeback falls short in 111-105 loss to Pistons

Carlos Osorio/AP Derek Fisher’s squad finds a way to climb back from a 27-point deficit only to lose grasp of it in the final minutes. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Losing because of one of their ugliest starts of the season probably would have been easier to take than going down like this for the Knicks. Derek Fisher’s team overcame a complete no-show at both ends in the first half to…

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Knicks drop to five games under .500 with loss to Celtics

The Knicks were beaten down and exhausted, dragged into a sloppy game that they couldn’t sustain. The Celtics had a plan to play physical, to “make them feel us,” as one of their players described. And it worked. By the end of a 97-89 defeat Tuesday, the Knicks had committed 17 turnovers, missed 62 percent of their shots and prompted a disappointed look on the face of James Dolan as…

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Isola: What's the point? Knicks need backcourt help

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Langston Galloway scores just one point over 34 minutes in the Knicks’ latest loss on Tuesday. If the starting point guard who produced one lousy point over 34 minutes on Tuesday went by the name Jose Calderon, the fans would be demanding a public stoning in Times Square at high noon on Wednesday. But because Langston Galloway isn’t held to the same standard, the second-year player…

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Curry off but Warriors dismantle Knicks behind Green, Klay

Kathy Willens/AP Stephen Curry has an off shooting night but his Warriors still dismantle Carmelo Anthony (r.) and the Knicks. With their star gashed and struggling, the Warriors showed how deep they really are, treating the Garden like another day at the office. The Knicks offered little resistance. Despite the poor night from Stephen Curry, the Warriors blasted New York on Sunday evening, 116-95, behind a second-half surge, a triple-double…

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