Knicks Morning News (2013.12.21)

  • [ – New York Knicks] W2W4: Knicks vs. Grizzlies (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:00:24 EDT)

    Here are a few things to keep an eye on during this afternoon’s Knicks-Grizzlies game: Going big? Now that Tyson Chandler is healthy, the Knicks will go with a big front line of Chandler, Andrea Bargnani and Carmelo Anthony. This is the lineup the Knicks played earlier in the year before Chandler fractured his fibula. And it hadn’t fared well in limited minutes. In the 54 minutes that Chandler, Bargnani and Anthony shared the floor, the Knicks averaged 98.

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson sets curfew for Knicks ahead of Grizzlies game (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:12:18 GMT)

    Taking no chances after the last two noon games the Knicks played at home resulted in their two most lopsided losses of the season turned, endangered coach Mike Woodson planned to have the entire team holed up together at an area hotel Friday night before Saturday’s 12 p.m. against Memphis at the Garden.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e says count me in for Memphis (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:10:35 GMT)

    After clearing the air with Mike Woodson over his availability, Amar’e Stoudemire declared that he’s “without a doubt” playing Saturday against Memphis at the Garden. “I’m ready to go. I have a few days of rest and I feel great,” Stoudemire said after practice Friday in Greenburgh.    

  • [New York Times] Lakers Outlast Timberwolves 104-91 (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 07:29:54 GMT)

    The injury-ridden Los Angeles Lakers already have spent so much time playing without Kobe Bryant, losing him again for an extended period won’t take them in uncharted territory.    

  • [New York Times] Highlights of Friday’s NBA Games (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:59:38 GMT)

    Highlights of Friday’s National Basketball Association games.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers Snap 2-Game Skid by Routing Houston 114-81 (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:17:44 GMT)

    The Pacers responded to Friday night’s challenge like a champion.    

  • [New York Times] 76ers 121, Nets 120 (OT): More Stones Crop Up on Nets’ Rocky Road (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:02:51 GMT)

    Evan Turner sank a driving layup at the buzzer in overtime to give the 76ers the win on a night when the Nets seemed halfhearted and hurt themselves.    

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Battling Illness and Bucks, Irving Scores 39 as the Cavaliers Win (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:01:34 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving, who had been ill for two days, played 43 minutes as Cleveland beat Milwaukee in overtime.    

  • [New York Times] Suns Rally for 103-99 Win Over Nuggets (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:56:43 GMT)

    Markieff Morris scored 25 points and Gerald Green added 19, helping the Phoenix Suns rally for a 103-99 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan, Raptors Get OT Win Over Mavs, Calderon (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:50:44 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket on a wild shot while getting fouled in overtime Friday night, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-108.    

  • [New York Times] Heat Stay Hot, Roll Past Kings 122-103 (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:20:50 GMT)

    Even when the Sacramento Kings did things right, they stood little chance against the Miami Heat.    

  • [New York Times] Irving Scores 39, Cavs Beat Bucks 114-111 in OT (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 03:53:48 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the final 21.5 seconds of overtime and finished with 39 points while battling a flu bug, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-111 win over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Highlights of Friday’s Early NBA Games (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 03:26:37 GMT)

    Highlights of Friday’s early National Basketball Association games.    

  • [New York Times] Turner Hits OT Winner, 76ers Tops Nets 121-120 (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 03:17:44 GMT)

    Evan Turner hit the winning basket at the buzzer and scored 29 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 121-120, overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Bobcats Storm Past Pistons in 4th, Win 116-106 (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 03:11:50 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 34 points and Al Jefferson led a fourth-quarter rally by the Charlotte Bobcats, who overtook the Detroit Pistons 116-106 on Friday night after trailing by as many as 20.    

  • [New York Times] High-Scoring Hawks Roll Past Jazz, 118-85 (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:56:49 GMT)

    Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] It’s Early to Bed as Knicks Battle a Matinee Curse (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:51:52 GMT)

    Coach Mike Woodson was planning to have the team spend Friday night in a hotel in an effort to avoid another weekend afternoon massacre like those in the last two such games.    

  • [New York Times] One-Handed Basketball Player Gets Shot With Florida (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:35:54 GMT)

    Despite being born without a left hand and forearm, Zach Hodskins has a guaranteed roster spot with Florida next season, an affirmation of his basketball skill from a college powerhouse.    

  • [New York Times] Nets Look to Get Both Feet in Brooklyn (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 01:43:35 GMT)

    The Nets plan to move their basketball operations to Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a final step in their move out of New Jersey.    

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2013.12.21)”

    1. Wow. Brook Lopez done for the season. As much as I dislike the Nets and as much as I am happy that their season has stunk so far, Lopez seems like a good guy. If these reports are true, I really feel bad for the guy, especially since it’s the same foot that he’s had problems with before. Seven foot guys and foot troubles don’t usually go together well.

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