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NYC Daily Roundup 03/17: Knicks blowout Trail Blazers at MSG, Mayor Adams addresses locals filming the NYPD & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy St. Patrick's Day, fellow New Yorkers! Today is Thursday, March 17, and this is the New York City Daily Roundup — an all-in-one article with the latest news from across the five boroughs.

For those of you commuting today, be sure to bring your umbrellas! New York City will see temperatures peak at 55°F Thursday, with rain predicted for the morning and afternoon. Sunset is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., with some evening rain expected through 9 p.m. as well.

As for the news, here are the top local stories this Thursday:

1.) Knicks soar over Trail Blazers at MSG

The New York Knicks defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of 128-98 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Knicks guard RJ Barrett led all scorers with 31 points — his ninth 30-point game of the season.

The Knicks shot 50% from the field to the delight of head coach Tom Thibodeau.

"I liked our offense in the first half, and then we got our defense going in the second half," Thibodeau said. "But the offense was really good. The bench was really good. Starters played well. It was a good, balanced attack."

"It did feel good to be at home, also to get a win. It doesn't really matter who they have out there on the court," Barrett said. "Anybody that is playing in an NBA game is good and deserves respect. Last time we were up big and they came back and beat us. This was also a little more personal, this game."

The Knicks will take the court again on Friday when they host the Washington Wizards.

2.) Mayor Eric Adams speaks on locals recording police officers

New York City Mayor Eric Adams spoke at the New York City Police Academy on Wednesday, where he made comments on how locals should approach recording police officers on the streets.

"If your iPhone can't capture that picture with you being at a safe distance, then you need to upgrade your iPhone. Stop being on top of our police officers as they're trying to do their jobs," he said.

"There have been officers on the ground and had people standing over them with a camera while they're wrestling someone. If an officer is trying to prevent a dispute from taking place, they shouldn't have someone standing over the shoulder with a camera in their face, yelling and screaming at them without even realizing what the encounter is all about," he followed.

3.) Things to do this weekend: Find one of Big Gay Ice Cream's pop-up shops

The Tell Me Without Telling Me game company, Spin Master Games, is teaming up with Big Gay Ice Cream for the next three days. The event will feature giveaways and the opportunity to play the game with a focus on ice cream toppings.

Spin Master Games and Big Gay Ice Cream will launch their pop-ups on Friday, March 18 at 5th Ave, Manhattan (between 25th and 26th Streets), Saturday, March 19 at Bedford Ave, Williamsburg (between N 6th and N 7th Streets) and Sunday, March 20 at Union Square Plaza (between E 17th and E 18th Streets). 

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