Knicks Morning News (Monday, Feb 11 2013)
February 11th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Knicks no match for Clippers despite Anthony’s 42 points (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:56:35 -0500)
[New York Post] Flaws exposed, time to cover up (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:36:48 -0500)
For the first time all season, the Knicks looked outclassed and outmanned.
Carmelo Anthony finished with 42 points, but the super-deep Clippers led by point guard Chris Paul repelled the Knicks’ second-half comeback. The Clippers posted an emphatic 102-88 Garden-matinee thumping in their season’s first meeting with the…
At last, the joint was hopping. At last, the Knicks looked ready to make a decisive run, to kick the Clippers in the kneecaps, to cash in a satisfying victory. Raymond Felton dished the ball to Amar’e Stoudemire, and Stoudemire flushed it as he was being fouled by Ryan…
[New York Post] Hill’s late D on Anthony turns tide (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:47:38 -0500)
Carmelo Anthony was having one of those days for the Knicks: 20 points in the first half, 18 in the third quarter. Caron Butler, the Clippers small forward who had much of the early defensive responsibility against Anthony, was scratched at halftime with a back issue. Matt Barnes got roasted…
[New York Post] Melo: Don’t put Iman on block (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:31:44 -0500)
A disturbed Carmelo Anthony weighed in emphatically on rumors the Knicks were listening to offers for slumping swingman Iman Shumpert, who has struggled in his return from ACL surgery.
[New York Post] CP3 scores & dishes at healthy Clip (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:07:40 -0500)
“He shouldn’t be worrying about that,” Anthony said. “The Knicks shouldn’t even be in trade talks right now.”
This gets categorized along with water is wet, pain hurts, stealing is not nice: The Clippers are a better team with Chris Paul.
[New York Times] Celtics on 7-Game Roll _ Even Without Rondo (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:18:34 GMT)
Paul returned Friday from a nine-game absence due to a knee injury during which the Clips went 3-6. If ever there were an argument for Paul’s…
Things appeared pretty grim for the Boston Celtics just a few weeks ago.
[New York Times] Spurs 111, Nets 86: Nets Fade in Second Half and Fall to Spurs by 25 (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:33:27 GMT)
The Nets have had an extended honeymoon in this maiden season in Brooklyn, but they were booed Sunday night as the Spurs pulled away for a 25-point victory.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Magic Snap Skid at 12 With Win Over Blazers (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:21:11 GMT)
The Magic, behind J.J. Redick, shot 50 percent from the field in earning their first win since Jan. 16.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Shumpert, Hearing Trade Rumors, Tries to Shrug Them Off (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:09:56 GMT)
Iman Shumpert, who has played 12 games after recovering from knee surgery, has been struggling to find his rhythm on the court and his place with the Knicks.
[New York Times] Kings Topple Rockets 117-111 (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:04:41 GMT)
Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and John Salmons also had 23 points to help rally the Sacramento Kings to a 117-111 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
[New York Times] Sefolosha Helps Thunder Rout Phoenix Again 97-69 (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:54:49 GMT)
Thabo Sefolosha made a career-high 5 of 7 3-pointers and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Phoenix Suns for the second game in a row 97-69 on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Celtics Outlast Nuggets in 3 OTs With 118-114 Win (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:48:43 GMT)
The Boston Celtics relied on their veterans to help them win the matchup of the NBA’s two hottest teams.
[New York Times] Parker, Spurs Dominate 2nd Half in Rout of Nets (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:37:14 GMT)
Tony Parker had 29 points and 11 assists in another brilliant performance without his two sidekicks, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the second half to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-86 on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Prince Scores 18 as Grizzlies Beat Wolves 105-88 (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:55:05 GMT)
Tayshaun Prince scored 18 points, hitting all eight of his shots from the field, and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the second quarter before coasting to a 105-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
[New York Times] Heat 107, Lakers 97: Heat’s James and Wade Too Much for Lakers (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:51:02 GMT)
The Heat’s LeBron James scored 32 points and Dwyane Wade had 30 to silence the Lakers, who had eight turnovers in the fourth quarter.
[New York Times] Magic Beat Blazers 110-104 to End 12-Game Skid (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:48:45 GMT)
J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 19 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 110-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Raptors Upend Hornets 102-89 (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:45:35 GMT)
John Lucas scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to match his season high, Rudy Gay had 20 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Hornets 102-89 on Sunday.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing: Fan Violence at Greek Cup Basketball Final (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:36:29 GMT)
Fans stormed the court and tore seats apart at the Greek Cup basketball final. Police used stun grenades. The game was suspended for an hour before Panathinaikos beat Olympiakos.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: When Carmelo Anthony’s Output Shrinks, So Does Knicks’ Margin for Error (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:11:23 GMT)
When the Clippers started sending multiple defenders on Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks did not have a counter. Anthony attempted only two shots in the fourth quarter Sunday. The identity of Anthony’s backup remains an open question.
[New York Times] James Scores 32 More, Heat Top Lakers 107-97 (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:00:52 GMT)
LeBron James ran a few steps behind the play, knowing exactly what was coming. The lob from Norris Cole arrived, and the NBA’s reigning MVP rose for a catch and dunk.
[New York Times] Clippers 102, Knicks 88: Paul Scores 25 and Leads Clippers Past Knicks (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:15:48 GMT)
Chris Paul scored 25 points in his second game back from injury, reserve Jamal Crawford had 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Knicks on Sunday.
[New York Daily News] Melo scores 42 but Knicks get Clipped by Paul & Co. (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:25:47 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 42 points Sunday, but the Knicks were outclassed by Chris Paul and the Clippers, losing 102-88. Anthony didn’t score in the fourth until there was less than five minutes to play. Raymond Felton added 20 and was the only other Knick in double figures.
[New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Quiet Rex shows up at Garden (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 06:48:55 GMT)
Rex Ryan, the embattled Jets coach who is coming off his first losing season and endured an overhaul of his coaching staff, was among the celebrities at the Garden for the Knicks’ 102-88 loss to the Clippers Sunday.
[New York Daily News] Smith: Knicks need help for Melo, improvements on D (Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:01:20 GMT)
The Knicks have laid waste to the middling teams on their schedule, but they have struggled against the better ones. It is a troubling trend that will plague them down the line.
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