Knicks Morning News (Friday, Mar 02 2012)
Overshadowed by Jeremy Lin’s breakout season, the Knicks’ Steve Novak is making a name for himself as one of the N.B.A.’s most accurate shooters from behind the 3-point line.
When Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the Knicks on March 2, 1962, he did so in front of no televisions cameras, few reporters and only 4,124 spectators.
Because he is recovering from a herniated disk in his back, Baron Davis is limited to 15 minutes a game, but he aims to make that limited court time worthwhile.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points, and Russell Westbrook added 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 14-point deficit and held on to beat the host Orlando Magic, 105-102.
LeBron James had 38 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat resumed their season with a 107-93 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to nine games.
Chris Paul had 22 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin added 14 points and nine rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised past the Sacramento Kings 108-100 on Thursday night.
Kevin Durant led the league-leading Thunder to a seventh consecutive victory as Oklahoma City used an explosive fourth-quarter charge to rally for a 105-102 road victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday.
Grant Hill scored 15 of his season-high 20 points in the second half and the Phoenix Suns pulled away to beat the weary Minnesota Timberwolves 104-95 on Thursday night.
Charles Barkley believes the main problem with Michael Jordan’s management of the Charlotte Bobcats is that he does not have anyone on staff who disagrees with him.
The Heat have managed to put the disappointment of last June behind them and have emerged as the clear favorite heading into the second half of the abbreviated 2011-12 season.
Kobe Bryant lost more by playing after a concussion than by beating the Timberwolves, and college basketball legacies were all the news at U.C.L.A. and Northwestern.
The pain in Baron Davis’ back was not going away, and there came a point in January when the veteran guard started believing that his condition was deteriorating and that suddenly his season was in jeopardy.
Knicks sharpshooter Steve Novak stepped off the practice floor Thursday and immediately stopped any suggestion that he should shift from his reserve role to a starting position in light of the five 3-pointers he knocked down in Wednesday’s victory over the Cavaliers.
Never mind that Jeremy Lin saved the Knicks’ season. His greatest feat, so far, may be that he has been keeping James Dolan, the great meddler, from picking up a phone to talk trade with another owner.