Knicks Morning News (Friday, Mar 15 2013)
PORTLAND, Ore. â?? Carmelo Anthony had fluid in his right knee drained Wednesday in New York and will rejoin the Knicks today in Los Angeles.
While the Knicks listed him as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Clippers, coach Mike Woodson sounded as if it was unlikely Anthony would be…
PORTLAND â?? He can’t win.
That’s the best defense I’m going to muster for Carmelo Anthony, and even by saying that I understand what it implies out of context: that he can’t win. That he can’t get his teams out of the first round of the…
Carmelo Anthony will rejoin the Knicks in Los Angeles on Friday after having fluid drained from his aching right knee Wednesday in New York.
The answer, of course, is no, nothing else can go wrong with the Knicks. It’s just not possible.
With Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Amar’e Stoudemire all sidelined with knee injuries, the Knicks were defeated, 105-90, by the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night as their losing streak reached three games. Dynamic rookie Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 and Nicolas Batum added 18 as Portland’s starters outscored the Knicks’ starting five 90-44.
Winners of 20 games in a row, the Miami Heat could be headed toward history.
Without the injured Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, the Knicks were blown out again on their Western road trip.
Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists to lead the Trail Blazers to a 105-90 victory over the Knicks on Thursday night, outplaying New York guard Raymond Felton in his return to Portland.
Sweeping the Dallas Mavericks in the regular season for the first time in 15 years could have been a cause for celebration. Instead, it just raised more concerns for the San Antonio Spurs.
Spurs 92, Mavericks 91
A couple of Crimson Tide fans from Mississippi were most impressed with the dining options at Barclays Center.
The Denver Nuggets are really fast. How far will that take them?
As the Knicks prepared to face the Trail Blazers in Portland, Carmelo Anthony was back in New York on Thursday, having fluid drained from his back of his right knee.
Tim Duncan’s statistics per 36 minutes underscore his remarkable consistency, and win shares highlight Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili’s value to the Spurs.
The Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant was injured by the Hawks’ Dahntay Jones on Wednesday and he spent Thursday getting treatment on what he called the worst sprained ankle of his career.
Mr. Curran coached generations of baseball and basketball players for 55 years at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, N.Y., winning more than 2,600 games.
WHAT IT MEANS: The Knicks’ nightmare road trip just keeps getting worse.
New York lost its third straight game on Thursday night, 105-90 to Portland.
The Knicks have lost their first three games on a season-long five-game road trip.
They lost the first two by 29 and 23, respectively.
Playing without Carmelo Anthony (right knee) and Tyson Chandler (left knee) on Thursday, the Knicks went up 13 in the first half but couldn’t maintain the lead.
Oh, the irony.
With their top two players out with injury, the Knicks have hung tough against the Blazers through two quarters.
Here are a couple observations from the first half:
RENEWED ENERGY: The Knicks look nothing like the team that lost its last two games by a combined 52 points, thanks to improved ball movement and shot selection (and Portland’s poor defense).
With Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler out with knee injuries, the Knicks relied on a balanced attack to keep pace with Portland in the first half.
On Mike Woodson's one-year anniversary as Knicks coach, he was forced to use lineups and rotations he probably never envisioned playing. The result was what most envisioned, though.
Carmelo Anthony had the fluid drained from the back of his right knee today in New York. He will rejoin the Knicks in Los Angeles and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers.