Knicks Morning News (2014.02.25)

  • [New York Daily News] Raymond Felton, Knick’s point guard, charged with weapons possession (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:07:44 GMT)

    Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested early Tuesday on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.    

  • [New York Daily News] Dirk’s buzzer-beater sinks Knicks despite 44 from Melo (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:12:59 GMT)

    The Knicks are down to 25 games remaining now, and no one needs to be reminded anymore that qualifying for the playoffs becomes a longer shot by the day with each excruciating defeat.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Carmelo’s 44 points all for naught (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:41:17 GMT)

    There are nights when Carmelo Anthony doesn’t make the big shot or the Knicks aren’t close enough for him to try to close out the game.    

  • [New York Daily News] In Metta’s World, Dolan would be the Knicks coach (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:37:48 GMT)

    In an ideal Knicks world, according to Metta World Peace, Carmelo Anthony would be a more demanding superstar, Mike Woodson would stand up for himself more and James Dolan, yes that James Dolan, would one day move his baseline seat to the Knicks bench.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: J.R. cries foul on final shot (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:23:14 GMT)

    J.R. Smith only had a few seconds to heave the ball at the basket, after Carmelo Anthony had passed it to him on what turned out to be a key 24-second violation in the final minute of the Knicks’ last-second loss to Dallas.    

  • [New York Daily News] SEE IT: Knicks’ Smith pulls down Carter’s headband (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:17:26 GMT)

    Opposing players need to watch they’re wearing from head-to-toe against Knicks guard J.R. Smith. Smith already was reprimanded by the NBA for attempting to untie the shoelaces of multiple opponents earlier this season, and now he seems to be switching from toe to head.    

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Should J.R. be fined? (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:00:23 EDT)

    J.R. Smith was at it again on Monday night, tugging at Vince Carter’s headband in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ loss to the Mavericks. Carter seemed to smile after the incident, which appeared to be good-natured. But the NBA may not have the same reaction. Smith, you may remember, was fined $50,000 by the league in early January for attempting to untie two of his opponents’ shoelaces. He was later benched for one game by Knicks coach Mike Woodson for his shoelace antics.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Metta: I don't think I was given a fair chance (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:04:07 EDT)

    Metta World Peace isn’t bitter about how things ended with the New York Knicks. But the veteran forward does wish he’d gotten a chance to showcase his skills. “I don’t think I was given a fair chance,” World Peace said Monday night in a phone interview with “People automatically assume that I’m getting old, I think.”World Peace said he never demanded playing time or attempted to distract the team. But he’s looking forward to finding a more palatable situation with another team.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Woody: Knicks' position 'a damn shame' (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:31:24 EDT)

    NEW YORK — Mike Woodson captured the New York Knicks’ mess of a season with four simple words late Monday night. “It’s a damn shame,” the Knicks coach said. Truer words haven’t been spoken by a member of the Knicks organization this season. New York has lost nine of 11, the latest defeat coming Monday on a Dirk Nowitzki buzzer-beater. Once again, the Knicks wasted an incredible night from Carmelo Anthony. Anthony had 44 points, nine rebounds and four assists against Dallas.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Clamp Down on Pistons in 104-96 Win (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:13:05 GMT)

    Stephen Curry didn’t shoot all that well — and Golden State won anyway.    

  • [New York Times] Mavericks 110, Knicks 108: With Bounce at Buzzer, Nowitzki Deflates Knicks (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:07:59 GMT)

    With the score tied, Dirk Nowitzki launched a fadeaway shot that caromed straight up and fell through the basket, sinking the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony, who had 44 points.    

  • [New York Times] Warriors Clamp Down on Pistons in 104-96 Win (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:06:57 GMT)

    Stephen Curry didn’t shoot all that well — and Golden State won anyway.    

  • [New York Times] Burks, Favors Lead Jazz to 110-98 Win Over Celtics (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:57:53 GMT)

    Alec Burks scored 21 points, Derrick Favors had 20 in his return from a hip injury and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 110-98 on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Clippers Defeat Pelicans (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:49:54 GMT)

    Jamal Crawford hit seven 3-point shots on his way to 24 points, and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-110.    

  • [New York Times] Crawford Leads Clippers Past Pelicans (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:30:56 GMT)

    Jamal Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Wizards Forward Sidelined (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:03:07 GMT)

    Washington Wizards forward Nene will be sidelined for six weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.    

  • [New York Times] A Sudden Demand for No. 98 Jerseys (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:59:56 GMT)

    On Monday, inquiries by those eager to buy a Nets jersey with Jason Collins’s name started to multiply. On Tuesday, Collins jerseys will go on sale at the N.B.A.’s retail shop in Manhattan and online.    

  • [New York Times] Mavs Beat Knicks on Nowitzki’s Lucky-Bounce Jumper (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:24:52 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki’s 19-foot jumper bounced up and then fell in as time expired, giving the Dallas Mavericks a 110-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Mayo, Bucks Send Sixers to 11th Straight Loss (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:10:00 GMT)

    O.J. Mayo made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20, and the Milwaukee Bucks placed seven players in double figures in a 130-110 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost their 11th straight game on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Floundering Knicks Waive Veterans World Peace, Udrih (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:12:51 GMT)

    The struggling New York Knicks have waived a pair of veterans in forward Metta World Peace and guard Beno Udrih, the National Basketball Association team said on Monday.    

  • [New York Post] Woodson’s crew gets what it deserves (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:28:36 -0500)

    Carmelo Anthony was bent over with his hands pulling on his shorts. The look of exhaustion and disbelief was evident on his face. Raymond Felton stood under the basket in…

  • [New York Post] Knicks waive Metta, Beno — and could replace both today (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:20:50 -0500)

    As expected, the Knicks' two-pronged divorce from Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih became official Monday before their devastating 110-108 loss to the Mavericks at the Garden. And so now…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Raymond Felton charged with weapon possession (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:04:20 -0500)

    New York Knicks star Raymond Felton was questioned by police Tuesday morning after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman, sources said. The starting point guard, whose wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton,…

  • [New York Post] J.R. messes with Carter’s band, later mad at no-call (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:18:16 -0500)

    Yes, the Knicks lost Monday on Dirk Nowitzki's buzzer-beating heave, but they'll feel they were robbed seconds earlier when J.R. Smith insists he got fouled by Monta Ellis, pleading for…

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony's 44 points not enough as Knicks drop third straight (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:24:53 EST)

    In Carmelo Anthony's considered opinion, there is a way to describe his recent stretch: 44 points in Orlando, 44 points Monday night, a 41-point average in the past three games.

  • [New York Newsday] Raymond Felton of Knicks arrested on gun charges (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:45:00 EST)

    New York police say Knicks player Raymond Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

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