New York takes on Detroit in conference battle
Detroit Pistons (40-41, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (17-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago hosts New York, aims to stop home skid
New York Knicks (16-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (22-58, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe this won't be the worst New York Knicks team ever.
The Knicks gave themselves a chance to avoid that dubious distinction by rallying from 10 points down after three...
Beal, Wizards set for matchup against the Knicks
Washington Wizards (32-48, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (15-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston hosts New York trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak.
The Rockets have gone 29-10 in home games. Houston is 27-12 in...
NEW YORK (AP) — In a matchup between two of the NBA's worst teams, the New York Knicks were a little better.
Luke Kornet scored a career-high 24 points and the Knicks ended a six-game losing...
Kyrie Irving scores 23, leads Celtics past Knicks 113-99
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists before a Madison Square Garden crowd eager to start the free agent wooing five months early, and the Boston Celtics beat New York 113-99 on Friday night in the Knicks' first game since trading Kristaps Porzingis.
76ers escape with 108-105 win over Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons backed up his tough talk with a big day.
Simmons had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 108-105 on Sunday.
Joel Embiid scored 26 points for the Sixers, who were coming off a 123-121 home loss against Atlanta on Friday night. JJ Redick added 22 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 16.
In rookie Kevin Knox, Knicks see their Christmas future
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Knox knew this might be a tough Christmas.
The NBA is hard on teenagers, no matter how easy he made it look in the summer. There's always a veteran looking to feast on young players — and on Tuesday it's Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, who might just be the MVP favorite as the league arrives at the biggest day on its calendar.
Balanced Hawks rally for 114-107 victory over Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Bazemore and the Atlanta Hawks erased a tough start with a big finish.
Bazemore scored 22 points, John Collins had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and the Hawks rallied to beat the New York Knicks 114-107 on Friday night.
Atlanta trailed 39-28 after one quarter, but held New York to 38 points in the second half of its second straight win.
"For our guys to make a stand defensively was great to see," Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said.
Walker, Lamb lead Hornets to 119-107 win over Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets got off to a strong start and cruised to an easy win.
Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as Charlotte beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night in a game it never trailed.
Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and Cody Zeller finished with 12 as the Hornets led by as many as 28 points.
Mudiay scores 28, Knicks top Bucks 136-134 in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — In one locker room, the New York Knicks spoke about the fight they displayed over 53 minutes against the NBA's highest scoring team.
Down the hallway, the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo was fighting mad.
"One thing about our team is that we're always going to fight," Emmanuel Mudiay said after he scored 28 points to lead the Knicks to a 136-134 overtime win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
"We don't play the scoreboard. That's the one thing coach (David Fizdale) always preaches."
Embiid’s double-double powers 76ers past Knicks 117-91
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid once had to spike his dad's wish for him to become a volleyball player. With his father making a rare trip to Philly, Embiid showed once again he was wise to ditch digs for dunks.
Embiid put on a show with his father in the stands for the first time this season, collecting 26 points and 14 rebounds while leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-91 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
Kentucky Preview Capsule
Last season: 26-11, won the SEC Tournament title and reached NCAA Sweet 16.
Coach: John Calipari.
Who's gone: Forward Kevin Knox and guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander became NBA lottery selections. Guard Hamidou Diallo and forward Jarred Vanderbilt were also drafted.
Tatum helps Celtics hold off Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics withstood his careless foul with 1.9 seconds left to beat the New York Knicks 103-101 on Saturday night.
Knicks rookie Knox leaves game with sprained left ankle
NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks rookie Kevin Knox left New York's game against Boston on Saturday night after spraining his left ankle in the first quarter.
Knox was driving for a layup on a fast break when his ankle appeared to roll badly as he was fouled by Terry Rozier III. Knox stayed on the court briefly, appearing in pain, then was carried off by a pair of teammates.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some New York Knicks fans already are reconsidering their feelings about first-round pick Kevin Knox.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Knox took a call from someone who knew exactly what he experienced on draft night.
New Yorkers didn't welcome Kristaps Porzingis with open arms, either.
"He asked me how the fans reacted and I told him I got the same amount of boos as he got," Knox said Friday. "He just laughed and he said it's all motivation and fuel to the fire, and he said just work and he said sooner or later they'll be cheering for you."
Knicks select Kentucky’s Kevin Knox with No. 9 pick
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — When New York Knicks president Steve Mills and the basketball operations department studied their roster and the players available to them in the NBA draft, they came to the same conclusions.
The Knicks lacked talent, and needed a player with the flexibility to play in multiple spots.
Kevin Knox checked off those boxes. And so the decision-makers were comfortable using the ninth pick Thursday night on the 18-year-old forward.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent.
Gilgeous-Alexander's decision on Monday follows announcements last week by Wildcats underclassmen Kevin Knox and PJ Washington to enter the June 21 draft. Knox plans to hire an agent and will not return while Washington has said he wanted to test the waters.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox says he will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent.
Knox's departure was somewhat expected after the 6-foot-9 Tampa, Florida , native averaged a team-high 15.6 points while leading the Wildcats to a fourth consecutive Southeastern Conference Tournament championship and the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Duke, Kentucky again rely on freshmen in NCAA Tournament
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters.
Both programs have a chance to do it again.
After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the Blue Devils and Wildcats are the teams still playing that have rosters stacked with high-profile freshmen.
No. 23 Kentucky pulls away from Mississippi 96-78
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has followed a four-game slide with four consecutive wins featuring some of its best play this season along with the poise that was missing during the slump.
The No. 23 Wildcats had all of those aspects come together late to beat Mississippi for a victory coach John Calipari suggested his young team had to win.
Kentucky uses balanced scoring to blow out Missouri 87-66
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Outside shooting helped get Kentucky going against Missouri before the Wildcats started hitting from inside the arc. On both fronts, baskets came consistently with many contributions.
Kevin Knox had 21 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14 and Kentucky made 10 3-pointers and shot 55 percent to blow out the Tigers 87-66 on Saturday night.
Kentucky finds no eligibility issues or rules violations
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says it has found no eligibility issues or rules violations with current players and staff after a report listed Wildcats freshman Kevin Knox among several players having had a meal or contact with a former agent.
Knox and former Wildcats Bam Adebayo and Nerlens Noel were mentioned in Friday's Yahoo! Sports report. The school said in a statement Saturday it reviewed the matter and determined there were no issues or violations "based on the available information."
Knox leads Kentucky’s second-half surge in win at Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — It's hard to believe these days, but it was just last week when Kentucky lost its fourth game in a row.
Just don't ask Kevin Knox to reflect on that losing streak, at least not after the Wildcats put together one of their most dominating halves of the season in an 87-72 win at Arkansas on Tuesday night.
Kentucky beats Alabama 81-71 behind Washington’s 16 points
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Four straight losses were enough for Kentucky.
PJ Washington scored 16 points, Kevin Knox added 13, and Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 on Saturday to end a four-game slide.
"They played desperately," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "We gave away some games this year and we have to start taking games away from people, which means desperation."
No. 21 Kentucky beats Vanderbilt 83-81 in overtime
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — After No. 21 Kentucky rallied to force overtime against Vanderbilt, guard Quade Green wasn't surprised he was able to split through two defenders to make the winning basket.
"I just saw an open layup," said Green, whose layup with five seconds left in overtime gave the Wildcats an 83-81 win over the Commodores on Tuesday night.
"I saw the big man was at the top of the key, so he wasn't guarding the row."
Knox scores season-high 34, Kentucky beats No. 7 WVU 83-76
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox enjoys quieting a hostile crowd on the road.
Knox scored a season-high 34 points and the Wildcats overcame a 17-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 7 West Virginia 83-76 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night.
Kentucky beats Mississippi State 78-65 to end 2-game slide
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky didn't need to be pretty or dominating, just effective enough at the right times to break out of its recent slump.
Kevin Knox got things started with his jumper, PJ Washington created opportunities at the foul line and other Wildcats chipped in as needed to get it done.
Washington had a career-high 22 points, Knox scored 19 with four 3-pointers and Kentucky pulled away late for a 78-65 victory over Mississippi State Tuesday night to end a two-game losing streak.
Florida rallies to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Florida worked through ugly play for much of the night against No. 18 Kentucky, and the persistent Gators eventually made the necessary shots to go ahead before holding on with several big defensive plays.
On both ends of the floor, Jalen Hudson came up big.
Hudson came off the bench to score 17 points, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayes contributed clutch baskets down the stretch as Florida rallied to upset the Wildcats 66-64 on Saturday night.
Silva leads Gamecocks to 76-68 win over No. 18 Wildcats
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari thought his freshmen looked like freshmen for the first time all season. South Carolina's Chris Silva continued to look like a major force in the Southeastern Conference who led the Gamecocks' dramatic second-half comeback against the Wildcats.
Silva tied his career high he set earlier this month with 27 points as South Carolina (12-6, 3-3 SEC) rallied from 14 points down in the second half to top No. 18 Kentucky 76-68 on Tuesday night.
No. 21 Kentucky Wildcats win 2nd straight, beats Vandy 74-67
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari decided the time had to come to make his point to freshman Kevin Knox on attacking the basket — even at the risk of a loss.
The freshman showed Saturday he's listening.
Knox scored five straight points to put No. 21 Kentucky ahead to stay in a 74-67 victory over Vanderbilt.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - P.J. Washington made a steal that led to Kevin Knox's go-ahead layup with 2:28 left, then added four points down the stretch to help No. 21 Kentucky rally past Texas A&M 74-73 on Tuesday night.
Trailing 59-53 with 8:43 remaining, the Wildcats clawed back to tie the game three times before Washington stole a high pass and fed Knox for a 69-67 lead. Washington added a layup between two free throws for a 73-69 edge.
No. 21 Kentucky rallies late, holds off Texas A&M 74-73
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Challenged by coach John Calipari to show toughness and urgency, No. 21 Kentucky displayed both against a Texas A&M squad determined to win its first Southeastern Conference game.
The short-handed, young Wildcats earned a hard-fought victory with some timely plays on both ends.
PJ Washington made a steal that led to Kevin Knox's go-ahead layup with 2:28 left, then added four points down the stretch to help Kentucky rally past Texas A&M 74-73 on Tuesday night.
Washington lifts No. 17 Kentucky past LSU, 74-71
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari was grateful for P.J. Washington's forceful presence in the locker room and under the basket in the second half.
Washington scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 17 Kentucky held off feisty LSU 74-71 on Wednesday night.
No. 16 Kentucky rallies past Georgia 66-61 in SEC opener
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A night in which No. 16 Kentucky seemingly couldn't make any shots didn't stop the Wildcats from trying, especially with the lead within reach against Georgia.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander changed everything with one timely 3-pointer that freed things up for everything to fall when they needed them.
Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Needing every point possible to compete with high-scoring Virginia Tech, No. 8 Kentucky got offense from all over the court off numerous opportunities created by a disruptive defense.
Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and the Wildcats outlasted Virginia Tech 93-86 on Saturday for their most significant victory this season.
No. 7 Kentucky leads big before holding off Harvard 79-70
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Just as No. 7 Kentucky seemed headed toward blowing out another opponent, the Wildcats suddenly lost the focus and accuracy that had Harvard on the brink.
The pesky Crimson took advantage down the stretch to get within single digits, only lacking enough time to make things even tenser against a team still learning that a 20-point lead should be a starting point toward finishing off games.