Knicks Morning News (Friday, Dec 30 2011)
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.
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.
Dwight Howard, who has said the Nets are one of three teams he wants to be traded to, had 16 points, 24 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in Orlando’s victory.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Thunder to a 104-102 victory against the Mavericks in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.
The Laker star Kobe Bryant gave his endorsement of a cutting-edge medical treatment to the Yankees’ star.
How to end the corrupt, contrived sentimentality of big-time college sports.
Kobe Bryant’s injured wrist did not prevent the All Star guard from lifting the LA Lakers to a 99-82 win over the visiting New York Knicks on Thursday.
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points in yet another dynamic performance against the Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter for their ninth straight victory over New York, 99-82 Thursday night.
Wesley Matthews had 25 points, including five 3-pointers in the second half, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-102 on Thursday night to stay undefeated after three games this season.
Derrick Rose had 19 points and eight assists and the Chicago Bulls earned a 108-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.
Kevin Durant thought he might have just given away a victory and let the Dallas Mavericks steal another one in heartbreaking fashion.
Kobe Bryant confirms he recently directed Alex Rodriguez to the German doctor who performed the treatment the Yankees’ slugger had on his right knee.
Kevin Martin scored 25 points, Luis Scola added 18 and Kyle Lowry had 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 105-85 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
Ryan Anderson scored 22 points, Dwight Howard had 16 points and 24 rebounds and the Orlando Magic cruised to a 94-78 win over the New Jersey Nets on Thursday night.
Michael Redd has come to the Phoenix Suns in a bid to revive a career derailed by injury, something he knows Grant Hill accomplished before him.
LOS ANGELES â?? Kobe Bryant scored 28 points in yet another dynamic performance against the Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter for their ninth straight victory over New York, 99-82 Thursday night.
Pau Gasol had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Lakers…
LOS ANGELES â?” The new Knicks are looking like the old Knicks after three games.
Their California Dreamin’ trip is turning into a California nightmare. The Knicks weren’t competitive last night in falling to Kobe Bryant’s Lakers, 99-82, at Staples Center, and now Amar’e Stoudemire is hurt with…
LOS ANGELES â?? Of course there was grumbling, and hand-wringing, and much public debate about what happened to the Knicks in Oakland on Wednesday night. All the ingredients were there:
1. The opportunity for their first 2-0 start in over a decade.
2. Lots of eyeballs, up late on a weeknight…
LOS ANGELES â?? Lakers coach Mike Brown, who sought Baron Davis earlier this month, said he believes the Knicks will reap dividends when he gets healthy.The way the Knicks looked in their ugly 99-82 loss to the Lakers last night at Staples Center and their 92-78 defeat to the Warriors…
Praise the Lord and pass Mark Jackson more ammunition.
As usual, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni offered a textbook excuse. Moments after Wednesday night’s game in Oakland, D’Antoni said he still hadn’t gotten a chance to see the X-ray of the 92-78 loss to the Stephen Curry-less…
There really is a constant in this rushed, haphazard start to the NBA season. Kobe Bryant still can take control of the game better than anyone, at least when it is a game against the Knicks.
The season is only three games old, but between Toney Douglas and Mike Bibby, the Knicks don’t have a reliable, front-line guard who can make smart decisions with the ball and figure out whether it needs to go to Carmelo Anthony or Amar’e Stoudemire.
Kobe Bryant’s body, much like his supporting cast, may be showing signs of decline, but Bryant’s will and competitive fire are as strong as ever. Just ask the Knicks. Bryant scored 28 points as the Lakers, playing without Andrew Bynum, defeated the Knicks, 99-82, Thursday night.
As much as Mark Jackson tried to downplay his first game against the Knicks as an NBA head coach, he didn’t sound very convincing when he said he was treating it as just another game.
Kobe Bryant talked the talk, and then he walked the walk.
Behind Bryant’s game-high 28 points, the Lakers cruised to a 99-82 victory over the Knicks on Thursday night, pushing their winning streak to nine straight over the Bockers.
Bryant entered the game averaging a whopping 34.1 points per game in his last eight appearances against the Knicks — his highest against any opponent. Although Bryant acknowledged the Knicks’ improved defense with Tyson Chandler before the game, he made it very clear why he has the success he does against the Knicks.
What It Means: This loss is obviously a little more understandable than the loss to Golden State, but the fact remains that the Knicks never really tested the Lakers in what could have been a huge statement game. The Knicks folded down the stretch, but more importantly they proved they have no answer when one of their stars has a bad offensive outing, losing 99-82 in L.A.
Problems Defensively: The weakside defense for the Knicks tonight was, well, weak.