Knicks Morning News (Monday, Feb 20 2012)
Jeremy Lin had 28 points and a career-high 14 assists as the Knicks registered their most significant win of the season, against the defending N.B.A. champions.
Without the benefit of a single practice to learn the plays, J. R. Smith took 16 shots and scored 15 points in his Knicks debut.
ESPN said it had suspended one person and fired another for using an ethnic slur last week in reference to the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin.
After Jeremy Lin helped end the Mavericks’ six-game winning streak, Shawn Marion praised Lin’s patience and ability to reset on offense.
Among the Madison Square Garden crowd watching Jeremy Lin on Sunday were his Palo Alto High School coach and several of Lin’s ex-teammates.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder combined for 91 points in a 124-118 win over the Denver Nuggets.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ worst performance of the season set the stage for Kobe Bryant to take aim at his team’s management, a clear signal that all is not well for the perennial power out West.
With two NBA scoring titles to his credit, it seemed inevitable that Kevin Durant would eventually hit the 50-point plateau.
Kobe Bryant lashed out at Los Angeles Lakers management Sunday night for leaving teammate Pau Gasol wondering whether he’s about to be traded.
Kevin Durant scored a career-best 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40 and Serge Ibaka had his first career triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 124-118 in overtime Sunday night.
Jared Dudley scored a season-high 25 points, Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-90 Sunday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
Ersan Ilyasova had career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 92-85 victory over New Jersey on Sunday night, spoiling the season debut of Nets center Brook Lopez.
Kevin Love scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 0.1 seconds, to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
Kyle Lowry scored 32 points and Luis Scola had 26 and the Houston Rockets fought off a late run from the Utah Jazz and went on to a 101-85 win on Sunday night.
Kyrie Irving’s two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a 93-92 win over Sacramento on Sunday night, extending the Kings’ losing streak to five games.
First-time All-Star Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-73 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
Greg Monroe had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Rodney Stuckey added 16 points to lead the surging Detroit Pistons over the Boston Celtics 96-81 on Sunday night.
The Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin phenomenons have prompted this question: When was the last time a young, untested professional African-American athlete had been on the receiving end of this type of adulation?
Jeremy Lin’s hot streak for the Knicks over the past week has threatened the tabloid supply of puns and superlatives, where “Lincredible” was just the beginning.
After Jeremy Lin’s nationally televised theatrics were over, after the point guard’s international stardom had reached yet another level, after Jason Kidd said Lin indeed looks like Steve Nash in Phoenix, Tyson Chandler soaked it all in and declared what may have become obvious by now:
We can stop dealing in the abstract, cease the comparisons to Joe Hardy and Roy Hobbs and Jimmy Chitwood. This isn’t fantasy. This isn’t a Hollywood script. We can shelve the superlatives and move on to two emerging truths:
Jeremy Lin is real.
And because of that, the…
Carmelo Anthony â?? Pardon the Linterruption â?? finally gets his chance tonight against the Nets to ride this blue-and-orange wave of Linsanity and begin to truly define his New York basketball legacy, his chance to answer a question that has been asked of all the stars who come to New York for…
He came mostly because of Carmelo Anthony, partly because of Mike D’Antoni’s offense and partly to be back in the region where he was raised.
Back from a stint playing in China, J.R. Smith, the former Nuggets shooting guard out of Freehold, N.J., made his Knicks…
Some people still may think Jeremy Lin is a fluke. Just don’t count the Mavericks among them.The NBA’s defending champions treated the Knicks point guard like a force to be reckoned with, putting 6-foot-7 Shawn Marion, one of the league’s elite perimeter defenders, on Lin for…
Tyson Chandler should have been smiling from ear to ear in the locker room yesterday after his Knicks whipped his former team, the Mavericks, justifying his decision to leave Dallas. But he was in too much pain.
Chandler took two tumbles in the 104-97 Garden matinee win, and was in…
Steve Novak made little impact in the first three quarters of yesterday’s slugfest between the Knicks and the Mavericks at the Garden, missing one 3-pointer and grabbing one rebound in 11:27 of playing time.
But by the time the game ended, Novak had hit four 3-pointers, scored 14…
The ESPN editor fired Sunday for using “chink in the armor” in a headline about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin said the racial slur never crossed his mind – and he was devastated when he realized his mistake.
Two weeks of Lin-sanity and everything that entails finally got the best of Jeremy Lin. He’s no longer undefeated, no longer invincible and the Knicks winning streak is over.
Fresh off a new hardwood triumph, Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin brushed off ESPN’s tasteless “chink in the armorâ? headline Sunday, saying he didn’t think anyone meant to be racist.
J.R. Smith grew up in New Jersey. He knows what it means to make a good first impression at Madison Square Garden. He definitely understood the importance of making an immediate impact.
Jeremy Lin already has admitted being a media phenomenon these past few weeks has been physically and emotionally taxing. But he doesn’t want his family back in Taiwan to undergo the same experience.
Former University of Kentucky star Rex Chapman made a racially charged joke via Twitter after the Knicks 104-97 win over the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
Jeremy Lin scored 28 points with a career-high 14 assists as the Knicks rallied from a 12-point second half deficit to defeat the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks 104-97 at the Garden.
The Rev. Al Sharpton says Jeremy Lin gives “Americans hope again” in a “Lean Forwardâ? ad for MSNBC. In the 90-second clip, Sharpton refers to Lin’s surprise success, saying, “It’s about looking past the surface, beyond the stereotypes, and giving unlikely people a chance.”
Tyson Chandler rubbed his sore right wrist and grimaced when he talked about landing hard on his tailbone. The Knicks’ starting center took a beating against his former club on Sunday, but not even the pain he was feeling could ruin his mood.
His pun-driven catch phrases â?? Novakaine and Novak Strokeavic, among them â?? really haven’t caught on yet across the Twitterverse. But Steve Novak has experienced a few Linsane moments of his own.
Standing at the old freight elevator at the Garden, Mark Cuban had a chance to complain about the officiating after Jeremy Lin and the Knicks on Sunday afternoon rode emotion, momentum and timely 3-point shooting to another impressive win in the Lin era.