Knicks Morning News (Friday, Feb 15 2013)
February 15th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Stalling at break, Knicks now go into overdrive (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:11:06 -0500)
3 Things that need to happen for knicks to make the Finals:
[New York Post] Source: Melo expecting to play in All-Star Game (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:06:43 -0500)
1. Raymond Felton to start defending like he means it and shut down quick point guards without worrying about his pinkie.
2. Carmelo Anthony has to take fewer shots, trust his teammates and focus more on defense.
Carmelo Anthony arrived in Houston yesterday, and a league source said the NBA has been told the Knicks’ injured superstar is expecting to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game.
[New York Times] LeBron’s Top-Flight Play Continues as Streak Ends (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:21:54 GMT)
Anthony injured his right biceps during Wednesday’s 92-88 loss to Toronto during which he shot just 5-of-24. Anthony said he…
With a single meaningless miss, LeBron James’ unprecedented run of high-scoring efficiency officially came to an end.
[New York Times] Clippers Rout Lakers 125-101, Clinch Season Series (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:33:52 GMT)
The Los Angeles Clippers have no banners on the walls or in the rafters at Staples Center. They would need decades to measure up to the Lakers’ history.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Heat’s LeBron James Has 39 in Victory, but Shooting Streak Ends (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:50:18 GMT)
LeBron James led the Heat to a 110-100 win at the Thunder, but a late miss dropped his field-goal percentage below 60 for the first time in seven games.
[New York Times] Keeping Score: Keeping Score – Best Dunk and 3-Point Specialists? No Contest (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:42:37 GMT)
The N.B.A. will have its 3-point and dunk contests on Saturday in Houston, and Ray Allen and Dwight Howard have dominated those categories in the last decade in regular-season play.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: N.B.A. Flopping Rule Seems to Be Effective (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:39:31 GMT)
The N.B.A.’s new antiflopping policy against defenders overacting physical contact appears to have cut down on the rampant acts.
[New York Times] James’ Record Streak Ends as Heat Overcome Thunder (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:36:39 GMT)
LeBron James continued his sizzling form with 39 points in the Miami Heat’s 110-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday but missed a late three-pointer to bring his record scoring streak to an end.
[New York Times] LeBron’s Streak Ends, Heat Pound Thunder 110-100 (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:33:53 GMT)
With LeBron James playing at his best level yet, the Miami Heat powered into the All-Star break with a reminder to the Oklahoma City Thunder that the NBA championship still resides on South Beach.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks’ Anthony Shows No Pain at All-Star Gathering (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:15:07 GMT)
Despite a biceps injury, Carmelo Anthony kept shooting at a fan event Thursday, just as he did the night before in the Knicks’ loss to the Raptors.
[New York Times] Report: Jerry Buss Hospitalized With Cancer (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:45:59 GMT)
Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized with cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
[New York Times] N.B.A.’s Site to Feature Updated Stat Database (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:35:11 GMT)
The N.B.A. is unveiling a redesigned, fully sortable engine â?? free to the public â?? that contains every box score, allows fans to analyze lineups and includes advanced metrics.
[New York Times] Law Firm Withholding Information on N.B.A. Union’s Contract (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:21:03 GMT)
Because of an investigation by prosecutors, the firm charged with auditing the N.B.A. players union is withholding further information about a contract between the union and a financial services company.
[New York Times] Like Mike? Peers See LeBron for Own Greatness (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:31:09 GMT)
LeBron James changed his jersey number, won an NBA championship and still gets inevitably compared to Michael Jordan at nearly every opportunity.
[New York Times] Yao Talks Animal Rights at Zoo Visit (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:28:37 GMT)
Yao Ming fed a giraffe, petted a rhino and watched an elephant do a headstand during a visit to the Houston Zoo on Thursday.
[New York Daily News] Even with bruised arm, Melo sees Stars (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:49:58 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony is expected to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game despite suffering a bruised right arm in Wednesday’s loss to Toronto that had him hinting that the injury could keep him out of the NBA’s winter classic.
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