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[New York Daily News] Ankle injury may keep Amar’e out vs. Kings (Sat, 31 Dec 2011 08:02:38 GMT) Amar’e Stoudemire may miss Saturday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with a sprained left ankle. Stoudemire suffered injury in final minutes of loss to Lakers Thursday night. [New York Daily News] D’Antoni, Knicks missing the points down stretch (Sat, 31 Dec 2011 03:11:05 GMT) Maybe the Knicks, starting with Mike D’Antoni’s immediate superiors, placed such a strong emphasis on defense that they inadvertently undermined the head coach’s greatest strength: coaching offense. [New York Times] Off to 1-2 Start, Knicks Preach ‘No Panic’ …continue reading
[New York Times] Lakers 99, Knicks 82: Bryant Masterfully Guides Lakers Past Knicks (Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:30:30 GMT) Kobe Bryant had 28 points and 6 assists and made three passes that broke open the game in the fourth quarter against the Knicks, who have lost eight in a row to the Lakers. [New York Times] For Lakers’ Metta World Peace, a New Name and Outlook (Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:56:11 GMT) Metta World Peace, the Lakers forward formerly known as Ron Artest, has generally steered clear of fights, flagrant fouls, technical fouls and controversy over the last several years. …continue reading
The New York Knicks lost their second game in as many nights on the West Coast. After dropping yesterday’s game against the Warriors, New York couldn’t find a way to defeat the Lakers. Link to BoxScore: http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=311229013 There was plenty of blame to go around. Amar’e Stoudemire shot 4 of 17 (15 points) and had 4 turnovers. At one point the announcers questioned Carmelo Anthony’s defensive consistency, and he had 5 turnovers. Renaldo Balkman fouled Kobe Bryant on a made 3 pointer with the shot clock expiring. Toney Douglas breathed air. Mike Bibby was unable to fix the Knick point …continue reading
New York (1-1) visits Los Angeles (1-2) in the second game of New York’s lone trip to California this season. Hopefully the Knicks left the bricks (eFG% 42.9, 4-21 on 3pfg) back in Oakland and can put together a solid showing on offense. In three games so far Los Angeles is 13th in offensive efficiency (104.6), and an impressive 7th in defensive efficiency (98.8). New York will have their work cut out for them if they can’t find a way to score efficiently. Shoot 4-21 from deep will not get it done. New York needs better rebounding and much better …continue reading
[New York Newsday] Lethargic Knicks beaten by Warriors (Thu, 29 Dec 2011 01:12:00 EST) Before the game, Warriors coach Mark Jackson displayed his New York resolve by saying, "We are a no excuse basketball team." He was referring to the fact that his star guard Stephen Curry was out with an ankle injury. By the end of the night, though, the shoe was on the other foot. There was no excuse for the way the Knicks played. [New York Daily News] Jax 1-ups Knicks (Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:25:42 GMT) As much as Mark Jackson tried to downplay his first …continue reading
The New York Knicks (1-0) kick off the first road trip of the season against the Golden State Warriors (1-1). We are early into the season, so there really isn’t a large enough sample size to warrant an in depth statistical analysis. However, even the small sample size of one game for New York and two games for Golden State yields a few interesting items. In New York’s only game, the team proved to be very efficient on offense. According to Basketballreference.com, New York’s 113.1 offensive efficiency rating is good for 5th in the NBA. New York’s eFG%–in one game–stands …continue reading