Knicks Morning News (Monday, Feb 25 2013)
February 25th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] For Knicks to have shot, Kidd must find his (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:38:01 GMT)
If Jason Kidd needed yet another reminder about his protracted longevity, the old memory bank was jostled again on Sunday when Kenyon Martin walked into the Knick locker room and donned a uniform in the neighboring cubbyhole.
[New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e OK with bench role (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:37:55 GMT)
Should the Knicks go cold, however, as they did in the four games prior to Sunday’s win, Stoudemire hinted he might not be so thrilled about it.
[New York Daily News] Stat and Melo get Knicks back on track in win over Sixers (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:49:17 GMT)
The Knicks were determined to end their four-game losing streak Sunday night, and if they needed to do a little pushing and shoving to get there, they were prepared to do just that.
[New York Times] Matthews Scores 24 as Blazers Beat Celtics 92-86 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:39:58 GMT)
Wesley Matthews had 24 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with less than a minute to go, and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped their longest losing streak of the season at seven games with a 92-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Thunder’s D Back to Form in 102-72 Rout of Bulls (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:18:53 GMT)
Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka both contributed double-doubles and the Oklahoma City Thunder held Chicago to the worst shooting performance in the NBA this season, beating the Bulls 102-72 on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Knicks’ Stoudemire, Role Limited, Shows All That He Can Do (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:08:36 GMT)
Twenty-three games into his season, Amar’e Stoudemire has had to return to shape and adapt to a new role. Thus far, he has done both.
[New York Times] Grizzlies 76, Nets 72: Nets Point to a Noncall, but Have Themselves to Blame in a Loss (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:52:54 GMT)
The Nets were frustrated by their own ineptitude against the Grizzlies and incensed over the officiating, specifically the lack of a foul call after Deron Williams was hammered with 26 seconds to go and the game tied.
[New York Times] Knicks 99, 76ers 93: Knicks Defeat 76ers to End Four-Game Losing Streak (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:35:11 GMT)
Coach Mike Woodson put Tyson Chandler on the court with his four regular reserves, helping the Knicks earn their first win since the All-Star break.
[New York Times] Randolph, Gasol Lead Grizzlies Over Nets 76-72 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:32:09 GMT)
Zach Randolph had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Marc Gasol scored 14 points and the Memphis Grizzlies won their seventh straight game, 76-72 over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Bryant Outdoes Nowitzki as Lakers Beat Mavericks (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:05:25 GMT)
Dirk Nowitzki had a season-high 30 points, but Kobe Bryant had 38 to lead Los Angeles past Dallas.
[New York Times] Mills, Leonard Lead Balanced Spurs Past Suns 97-87 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 03:51:52 GMT)
Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points apiece to lead six San Antonio players in double figures, and the Spurs ended their nine-game road trip Sunday night with a 97-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
[New York Times] Knicks Beat 76ers 99-93 to End 4-Game Skid (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:59:59 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Amare Stoudemire had a season-high 22, and the New York Knicks snapped their longest losing streak of the season at four games by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 99-93 on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Heat Blow Huge Lead Then Beat Cavs for 11th in Row (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:46:07 GMT)
Dwyane Wade got hot down the stretch, and LeBron James missed a layup in the final minute.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Salley Offers a Healthy Assist (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:23:28 GMT)
John Salley, a 6-foot-11 power forward and center, became a vegetarian in January 1991 after he felt he had to make changes in his lifestyle.
[New York Times] Young, Smith Lead A’s Past Angels 7-5 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:13:29 GMT)
This early in spring training, the Oakland Athletics want to be careful with even the slightest twinge.
[New York Times] Essay: Return of SuperSonics Would Fill Void for Seattle Fans (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:09:53 GMT)
Seattle fans feel hopeful but also wary, and somewhat guilty, with the sale of the Sacramento Kings and the prospect of the SuperSonics’ return.
[New York Times] Davis, Gordon Lead Hornets Past Kings 110-95 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:46:09 GMT)
Anthony Davis had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Eric Gordon added 17 points and eight assists to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 110-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
[New York Times] Greinke Goes 2 Innings, Dodgers Tie White Sox 2-2 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:34:18 GMT)
Zack Greinke felt right at home in his new uniform.
[New York Times] Kazmir Goes 2 Innings, Indians Beat Brewers 7-4 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:09:54 GMT)
Scott Kazmir hopes Sunday was a big step on his road back to the major leagues.
[New York Times] Hinske, Prado Lead Diamondbacks Over Rockies 8-6 (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:58:07 GMT)
Eric Hinske feels right at home in Arizona, and the transition to playing for the Diamondbacks has been pretty comfortable as well.
[New York Times] Bryant Silences Cuban With 38 Points in Lakers’ Win (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:36:40 GMT)
Kobe Bryant fired back at Dallas owner Mark Cuban with 38 points as he lifted the Los Angeles Lakers past the Mavericks 103-99 on Sunday.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Is Amar'e eyeing a role change? (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:11:07 EDT)
Amar’e Stoudemire’s fine with coming off of the bench and sitting down the stretch of games — as long as the Knicks win.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Physical practices fuel Knicks on defense (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:28:33 EDT)
So said Stoudemire after the Knicks’ win over Philly on Sunday.
“(If) we keep winning then we’re good. When we start losing a little bit then you start thinking about it,” Stoudemire said after scoring 22 points in 22 minutes against the Sixers. “But we won the game and we played well down the stretch.”
Since returning from injury on Jan.
Two days before they faced the Celtics on Jan. 24, the Knicks said they had one of their best practices of the season, where, as Carmelo Anthony described it, they “really competed and got after each other, fouled a little bit, got physical out there.”
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Woody: Melo has to control his emotions (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:07:50 EDT)
The Knicks went on to win 89-86, avenging their Jan. 7 loss to Boston at the Garden.
A similar storyline unfolded on Sunday night in the Knicks’ 99-93 win over the 76ers. Not only did the Knicks lose to the Sixers previously on Jan.
Mike Woodson winced a little bit when he saw Carmelo Anthony — his best and most important player — square off with Philadelphia center Spencer Hawes on Sunday.
[New York Newsday] Amar'e Stoudemire sparks victory in highly efficient effort (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:10:00 EST)
Nothing came of the skirmish.
Anthony was whistled for a flagrant and Hawes and Tyson Chandler — who came to Anthony’s defense and shoved Hawes out of the way — received technical fouls.
But it was the latest example this season of Anthony letting things get under his skin.
“He’s just got to control his emotions,” Woodson said.
Injury-prone, overpaid and unmovable.
[New York Post] Anthony, Amar’e spark needed win over 76ers (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:02:42 -0500)
And you were worried about the Knicks.
[New York Post] Chandler rides to Melo’s defense (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:25:28 -0500)
There was nothing wrong with them that being at home against a team that entered with its own four-game losing streak, a record of nine games under .500 and a schedule that had them playing the tail end of a back-to-back wouldn’t…
So maybe it was a bit of a cheap shot by Carmelo Anthony when he smacked Sixers center Spencer Hawes in the back of the head after the two tussled for position on a missed shot by Nick Young.
[New York Post] Amar’e comes up big (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:52:52 -0500)
Anthony was eventually issued a flagrant foul for his retaliation for…
In only 22 minutes last night, Amar’e Stoudemire poured in 22 points.
[New York Post] Martin enjoys new Garden spot (Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:57:52 -0500)
That has a pretty good ring to it.
Stoudemire was superb in the Knicks’ skid-stopping 99-93 win over the 76ers at the Garden, delivering a season-best 22 points. He did it by shooting 9-of-10 from the field…
The chants started late â?? “Ken-yon Mar-tin, Ken-yon Mar-tin.â? But the newest Knick, while moved, knew he wasn’t getting in the game.
“That’s a great feeling,â? Martin said after he sat through last night’s 99-93 victory over the 76ers, his first official game as a Knick. “I think…
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