Usually the coaches of the teams with the best overall record in each conference get the distinction of coaching the All-Star teams every season, but that won’t be the case this year. Since the best records in each conference belong to the Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau (Eastern Conference) and the Thunder’s Scott Brooks (Western Conference), and because they also coached the teams last year, new coaches must be selected. Woodson is one of many coaches who have the opportunity up in the air when the decision is made Monday morning. “It’s dangling out there,” Woodson told the New York Daily News. …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Chandler shows offensive versatility (Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:17:47 EDT) In most games, you’re going to see Tyson Chandler stick to his offensive bread and butter: rolling to the basket off pick-and-rolls for lob passes, crashing the boards for putbacks or tapbacks, and setting strong and timely screens for his teammates — arguably the most underrated aspect of his repertoire. What you will rarely see is Chandler hitting short jumpshots, scoring on the block and making heads-up passes. But that’s exactly what he did in the Knicks’ 113-97 victory over the Magic on Wednesday night, …continue reading
Orlando Magic 97 Final Recap | Box Score 113 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 39 MIN | 8-17 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +20 Early-season Melo – the guy that willfully passed to open teammates out of even the most advantageous single-teams – helped keep the first quarter offense on pace with the Magic’s cartoonish clip (the deep three to end the first didn’t hurt, either). Moe “How Can You Be So Harkless?” tried his best to frustrate Anthony with incessant …continue reading
The Knicks try and make it two in a row against Orlando, who hopefully partied late into the night last night.
[New York Post] Knicks’ Smith, Shumpert looking to â??pick’ it up and get on a â??roll’ (Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:23:40 -0500) The Knicks’ offense has stagnated the last eight games, bogged down by too much isolation and too many jumpers. In order to alleviate that problem, coach Mike Woodson put J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert through a pick-and-roll crash course Tuesday in practice. “Our offense has struggled somewhat in terms… [New York Post] Woodson wants Knicks to shore up their defense (Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:25:15 -0500) The Knicks’ once-airtight defense has been leaking like a sieve lately, and …continue reading
[New York Times] Iguodala’s Last-Second FT Lifts Nuggets (Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:16:13 GMT) Andre Iguodala’s defensive stop in the final moments helped the Nuggets survive a nerve-racking finish against the Pacers. [New York Times] Nets Dispel Magic to Get Back to Winning Ways (Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:58:05 GMT) The Brooklyn Nets used a dominant fourth-quarter display to power away from the struggling Orlando Magic for a 97-77 victory on Monday. [New York Times] Rockets Hand Jazz Worst Home Loss (Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:46:17 GMT) James Harden had 25 points, and the Houston Rockets rolled by the Jazz, …continue reading
Sure looks like it! My take over at Off the Dribble: In the game last Thursday against the Celtics, with time winding down and his team’s 10-point lead nearly erased, Amar’e Stoudemire leapt up from the paint and over Kevin Garnett. With a touch both delicate and confident, Stoudemire tipped in a J.R. Smith miss to give the Knicks an 86-82 lead with just more than three minutes remaining. The Knicks went on to beat their Atlantic Division rival, 89-86, their first win in Boston since 2006. Stoudemire’s put-back was not the most important play of the game, but it …continue reading