Knicks Morning News (Monday, Dec 17 2012)
December 17th, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Ex-Knick returns to where rise to stardom began (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 04:00:56 -0500)
There will be no Garden video tribute for Linsanity tonight. But it’s OK for the fans to give the struggling Jeremy Lin his own tribute â?? a nice ovation in his Garden return as a Houston Rocket.
[New York Post] Jeremy knocks â??terrible’ output in Houston (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 03:53:05 -0500)
Raymond Felton, Lin’s replacement, and Steve Novak, one of Lin’s best…
On the eve of his return to Madison Square Garden, Jeremy Lin didn’t mince words. The ex-Knick point guard said he has been “terrible” this season, not living up to his potential and can’t wait to get the Garden game over with.
[New York Post] Nothing Linsane about choice to let phenom go (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 03:36:04 -0500)
Lin’s rip job on himself…
Linsanity was never one of my favorite terms. Too silly, too commercial, too individual for such a team game as basketball.
[New York Post] Melo expects to play (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 03:26:00 -0500)
Yes, it is a good thing the Knicks have exchanged Linsanity for Winsanity, good for Jeremy Lin and good for the Knicks.
Lin will return to the Garden tonight…
Carmelo Anthony is expected to play tonight against Jeremy Lin and the Rockets despite his sprained left ankle, but the Knicks did not upgrade his status from questionable, saying they had no updates.
[New York Daily News] Lawrence: East leading Knicks hardly miss-Lin Jeremy (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 03:37:54 GMT)
The Knicks did not hold a formal practice yesterday and were not made available to the media…
Whatever happens at the Garden on Monday night, when Jeremy Lin returns as a member of the Houston Rockets, it can’t come close to matching Linsanity. Then again, nothing could.
[New York Daily News] Homecom-Lin: Jeremy to hit Garden with Rockets (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 02:27:45 GMT)
Madison Square Garden didn’t make Jeremy Lin a star but the famous building did serve as the stage where the undrafted Ivy League point guard experienced a breakout season and become the feel-good story of the NBA. “When I think about last year,â? Lin says, “the first thing I think about is playing in the Garden.â?
[New York Times] Raymond Felton, a Knick Who Didn’t Want to Go, Is Glad to Be Back (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:00:20 GMT)
Raymond Felton, who returned this season to replace the popular point guard Jeremy Lin, has had a positive influence on the Knicks’ offense.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Lin Is Stymied by Calderon and Raptors (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 06:39:04 GMT)
Jose Calderon had 18 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds Sunday to lead the host Toronto Raptors to a 103-96 victory over Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets.
[New York Times] Lillard’s Last-Second 3 Lifts Blazers Over Hornets (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:01:02 GMT)
Rookie Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers handed New Orleans its sixth straight loss with a 95-94 victory over the Hornets on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Speak on Lin’s Return (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 04:26:27 GMT)
Four Knicks players offer their thoughts on the Houston Rockets’ most famous former Knick.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: In Houston, Two Talented Guards, Only One Ball (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 02:00:49 GMT)
The Rockets have gone through such an unusual series of events since the end of last season that Jeremy Lin’s return to New York on Monday is just one of many subplots.
[New York Times] McGee Scores 19, Nuggets Beat Kings 122-97 (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 01:57:11 GMT)
Reserve JaVale McGee scored 19 points, Danilo Gallinari had 18 and the Denver Nuggets built a big lead in the first half and cruised past the Sacramento Kings 122-97 Sunday.
[New York Times] Bryant Helps Lakers Top 76ers 111-98 (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 01:53:55 GMT)
Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive games for the first time in nearly a month with a 111-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: 30 Seconds With Patrick Ewing (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 01:08:13 GMT)
Last month, former Knicks center Patrick Ewing received the inaugural Johnny Bach Award from Fordham University.
Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of KnickerBlogger.net. His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).