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Knicks Morning News (Monday, Dec 24 2012)

  • [New York Daily News] On Fourth: Melo takes over, leads Knicks past Wolves (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:44:29 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony is a lot better at taking over the fourth quarter as opposed to just watching it. One game after being ejected in the final period, Anthony scored 19 of his game-high 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Knicks rallied to defeat Minnesota Timberwolves 94-91 in their final home game of 2012.

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: For Amar’e, it’s don’t open until 2013 (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:38:50 GMT)
    The Knicks boarded their cross-country flight on Sunday night after winning a nail-biter over Minnesota, knowing that they’ll close out 2012 without Amar’e Stoudemire.

  • [New York Post] Melo rallies Knicks with 19 in final frame (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:56:22 -0500)
    Carmelo Anthony couldn’t explain yesterday’s malaise through three quarters other than the Christmas music at halftime putting him into a holiday stupor.
    But this time, despite more calls going against him, instead of getting himself ejected, he took off like a reindeer with a 19-point fourth quarter to…

  • [New York Post] Anthony tops MVP ballot, but he needs help (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:32:12 -0500)
    The emerging MVP is ready for the battle of MVPs: Carmelo Anthony vs. Kobe Bryant.
    Without Anthony, the Knicks would be lost as their weaknesses are being exposed just in time for their visit with Mike D’Antoni, the Ghost of Christmas Past, tomorrow in Los Angeles.
    There is no…

  • [New York Post] Camby: Yule see me for Xmas (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:40:15 -0500)
    The Knicks are getting a big man back for Christmas, and it’s not Amar’e Stoudemire. Camby, signed as the Knicks’ backup center, said before yesterday’s win over the Timberwolves he is returning for tomorrow’s game against the Lakers after missing the last 12 games with plantar…

  • [New York Times] Knicks and Nets Offer Chance to Catch Two Games in One City (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 08:09:04 GMT)
    For the third and final time this season, the Knicks and the Nets played home games that overlapped, giving a hustling basketball fan a chance to catch both.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Spurs Cruise By Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 07:20:05 GMT)
    Danny Green scored a career-high 25 points, and the San Antonio Spurs spoiled Dirk Nowitzki’s season debut with a 129-91 rout of the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets 95, 76ers 92: Nets Make Big Early Lead Hold Up Against 76ers (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 07:20:05 GMT)
    Joe Johnson scored 22 points and the Nets, who had lost 8 of 10 coming into the game, repelled a late charge by Philadelphia.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 94, Timberwolves 91: Anthony and Knicks Close Out Timberwolves (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 07:00:19 GMT)
    In a game the Knicks were dangerously close to losing, Carmelo Anthony rescued them, scoring 12 of his 33 points in the final two minutes.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Stoudemire Not Quite Ready to Return (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:37:21 GMT)
    Amar’e Stoudemire, who had surgery on his left knee seven weeks ago, will not play Sunday when the Knicks host the Timberwolves.

  • [New York Times] Thornton Helps Kings Snap Blazers’ Win Streak at 5 (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:31:43 GMT)
    Marcus Thornton scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to help the slumping Sacramento Kings snap Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 108-96 victory over the Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Suns to Run Win Streak to 13 Games (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:43:32 GMT)
    Blake Griffin scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers extended a franchise record with their 13th consecutive victory, 103-77 over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Leads Knicks Over Timberwolves (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:43:27 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony took over in the last two minutes to carry the New York Knicks to a 94-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Rout Mavs in Nowitzki’s Return From Surgery (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 02:40:58 GMT)
    Danny Green scored a career-high 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs spoiled former league MVP Dirk Nowitzki’s season debut with a 129-91 rout of the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Survive Late Rally to Beat Magic 97-93 (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 01:52:36 GMT)
    Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Gordon Hayward added 17 and the Utah Jazz survived a fourth-quarter rally to slip past the Orlando Magic 97-93 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Anthony’s Big Finish Rallies Knicks Past Wolves (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:49:33 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, rallying the New York Knicks to a 94-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

  • 11 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Monday, Dec 24 2012)

    1. danvt

      Seems like there’s a game plan to beat the Knicks now. Double team Melo, be physical, get them pissed, draw technicals, make Felton beat you. Woodson has to make some adjustments. I think Amar’e might be key to those adjustments. Hopefully, he can get a carom or two as well because we’re getting pounded on the boards. Melo goes back to the three and they can’t double both of them. Just move it and which ever one gets single coverage just go ahead and eviscerate it.

      Chandler seemed really frustrated with Novak’s inability to box out. Brewer hasn’t given us much. Some vintage moments from Camby would be terrific but I’m not sanguine on the prospect. I like Felton’s ability to break down the defense but he needs to shoot less, obviously.

      Woodson’s ability as a coach will be very much tested now. There’s a book on the Knicks and he has to find a new gear. What he’s been doing has been working but less and less well.

      Good to get coach D’An next. If there’s a scouting report, he’s the one guy who’ll be sure to miss it.

    2. Mr.RIGHT

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year …All I’m hoping for is a New PG Who can go to the Hole & hit a layup at least? …Trade Ray for Hinrich

      …I mean I rather have even Mr.BigShot “Billups” back too both of them Bibby or Billups or Hinrich, Ellis, Curry, Austin Rivers or Redick over Ray Felton ANYDAY! ..Ray has to go! I rather have Bibby back!”””

      Merry Christmas Mr.

    3. llcoolbp

      Mr.RIGHT:
      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year …All I’m hoping for is a New PG Who can go to the Hole & hit a layup at least?…Trade Ray for Hinrich

      …I mean I rather haveeven Mr.BigShot “Billups” back too both of them Bibby or Billups orHinrich, Ellis, Curry, Austin Rivers or Redick over Ray Felton ANYDAY! ..Ray has to go! I rather have Bibby back!”””

      Merry Christmas Mr.

      Jeez you are annoying! Just leave. Anytime you post I feel the collective IQ of this site drop. I think you are actually driving posters away. Why would anyone as dumb as you post on a thoughtful forum like this? Go back to posting on yahoo with the rest of the sheeple. Sorry to be an asshole, but somebody needed to say it. Merry Christmas!

    4. SeeWhyDee77

      Mr.RIGHT:
      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year …All I’m hoping for is a New PG Who can go to the Hole & hit a layup at least?…Trade Ray for Hinrich

      …I mean I rather haveeven Mr.BigShot “Billups” back too both of them Bibby or Billups orHinrich, Ellis, Curry, Austin Rivers or Redick over Ray Felton ANYDAY! ..Ray has to go! I rather have Bibby back!”””

      Merry Christmas Mr.

      lol..Ray’s fine. I am glad he’s back. He’s playig with a bone bruise on BOTH HANDS!! Don’t be ridiculous. Billups, Hinrich, Bibby Rivers, Redick?? Curry no one can argue with…but the rest? Please tell me you’re joking and trying to bring some holiday cheer lol. In all seriousness..I am frustrated with Ray and trying to be patient while waiting for his hands and shot to heal. He is shooting absolutely horrible as of late. Funny thing is..this season there’s not alot of competition at the 1 for a spot in the ASG for Ray. Outside of Rondo and Williams..who else is there? And quite frankly, I think Felton is playing just as well as D Will so far. I think we should have 2 All Star starters because Chandler starts over Noah easy with his torrid “shooting”. What we are seeing from the team is probably the norm..Woody has to make some slight adjustments to mask those deficiencies better. Of course Stat’s return could make the offense alot more dangerous. One can only wish for Stat’s seamless integration for Christmas :)

    5. jon abbey

      interesting to note that Denver has inched ahead of us in the Hollinger ratings, up to 5th in the league now. they have 15 of 18 at home starting soon, will be interesting to see how they stand after that.

    6. jon abbey

      also pretty interesting to note that Kris Humphries and Reggie Evans got a combined 11 minutes yesterday in Brooklyn’s win over Philly, Humphries with the healthy DNP-CD. Berri and his followers would have those two playing 80 minutes combined if possible. :)

    7. Juany8

      Only problem is that Denver is always rated better by things like point differential than they actually are. The last 2 years they’ve lost to teams that were worse by Hollinger’s ratings, and neither of those teams was a major contender. They have a built in home court advantage that for some reason nobody ever tries to adjust for. It shouldn’t be hard to simply compare their road record to the other team’s road record.

      I actually looked into this a bit, I ignored last year because the lockout was so odd with back to back to backs and all kinds of schedule nonsense. In 2011, Dallas and Miami were second and third in the conference, respectively, but they had the best road record in the league. San Antonio had 61 wins but was tied for the third best road record in the West, and they lost in the first round.

      2010 was very nearly a banner year for this type of evaluation. The Cavaliers won 61 games that year and Orlando 59, while the Celtics only won 50 total. However, they tied for the best road record in the league, and got past both Cleveland and Orlando en route to the finals. The west was fucked up though, Dallas got the second seed and the most road wins but lost in the first round to a San Antonio team that got swept in the second. Lakers didn’t have as many road wins, but they did have more road wins than the 3 opponents they faced in the west, so that’s something.

      2009 was similar, Orlando was the third seed in the east with 59, but were tied in road wins with Cleveland and Boston (who lost KG that year). Lakers dominated the west in every possible way. 2008, Celtics and Lakers had the best road records.

      Obviously this is a pretty small sample, but in the past 4 non lockout years, there was only 1 Finals team that didn’t at least tie for most road wins in the conference, and they were the defending Champs. That seems a little cherry picked, but it does make me very curious about a potential playoff model based on the idea

    8. Douglas

      jon abbey:
      also pretty interesting to note that Kris Humphries and Reggie Evans got a combined 11 minutes yesterday in Brooklyn’s win over Philly, Humphries with the healthy DNP-CD. Berri and his followers would have those two playing 80 minutes combined if possible. :)

      SMALL SAMPLE SIZE! You’re pathetic, Jon Abbey! How I hate you!

    9. knicknyk

      SeeWhyDee77: lol..Ray’s fine. I am glad he’s back. He’s playig with a bone bruise on BOTH HANDS!! Don’t be ridiculous. Billups, Hinrich, Bibby Rivers, Redick?? Curry no one can argue with…but the rest? Please tell me you’re joking and trying to bring some holiday cheer lol. In all seriousness..I am frustrated with Ray and trying to be patient while waiting for his hands and shot to heal. He is shooting absolutely horrible as of late. Funny thing is..this season there’s not alot of competition at the 1 for a spot in the ASG for Ray. Outside of Rondo and Williams..who else is there? And quite frankly, I think Felton is playing just as well as D Will so far. I think we should have 2 All Star starters because Chandler starts over Noah easy with his torrid “shooting”. What we are seeing from the team is probably the norm..Woody has to make some slight adjustments to mask those deficiencies better. Of course Stat’s return could make the offense alot more dangerous. One can only wish for Stat’s seamless integration for Christmas :)

      Jrue Holiday to be frank. He is playing at a really high level right now. If Kyle Lowry ever gets healthy he also deserves a shot. Jose Calderon has been playing well of late. Brandon Jennings as well but he is a chucker. But really I think in the East aside from Rondo & Deron, Jrue & Lowry.

    10. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Douglas: SMALL SAMPLE SIZE! You’re pathetic, Jon Abbey! How I hate you!

      Do you ever make posts that aren’t completely drenched in irony? Ever?

    11. Douglas

      The Honorable Cock Jowles: Do you ever make posts that aren’t completely drenched in irony? Ever?

      Do you ever make posts that aren’t frothing at the mouth with bizarre hostility for those who have the temerity to disagree with you and/or offend your fragile sensibilities?

      Here’s a tip, Cock Jowles: I don’t fucking care if you don’t like it or not. I’m enjoying basketball by commenting on this site and trying to be funny. If you have a problem with that, go kick rocks.

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