Knicks Morning News (Monday, Mar 04 2013)
March 4th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Kobe, Lakers Hold Off Hawks to Get Back to .500 (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 08:25:56 GMT)
Although Kobe Bryant has coined his own nicknames before, his latest self-created moniker seemed particularly appropriate after an intoxicating performance against Atlanta.
[New York Times] Kobe, Lakers Hold Off Hawks to Get Back to .500 (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:28:41 GMT)
Kobe Bryant drove past Josh Smith and rose up with the athleticism of a player half his age, throwing down an arena-rocking, one-handed dunk. A few possessions later, Bryant drove right at Smith and willed a layup over the taller defender for the Los Angeles Lakers’ winning points.
[New York Times] Pacers Hold Off Late Bulls Rally for 97-92 Win (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:16:44 GMT)
David West and George Hill came to Indiana to make the Pacers title contenders.
[New York Times] Carlesimo Seeking Answers to Nets’ Scoring Slump (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 04:35:12 GMT)
After losing four of five games, Coach P. J. Carlesimo is struggling to come up with productive rotations as the season winds down.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Late Rally Falls Short as Clippers Lose to Thunder (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 04:02:52 GMT)
The Thunder beat the Clippers in a showdown of two of the best teams in the Western Conference, and the Spurs, without Tony Parker, routed the Pistons.
[New York Times] Wall Rallies Wizards Past 76ers After Beal Injury (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:50:04 GMT)
John Wall has longed for the opportunity he received Sunday night, though likely not in the way he got it.
[New York Times] Spurs Rout Pistons 114-75 Without Injured Parker (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:59:04 GMT)
Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Detroit Pistons 114-75 on Sunday night despite playing without All-Star point guard Tony Parker.
[New York Times] After 10 Uneventful Days, Martin Hopes to Stay a Few More (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:52:23 GMT)
Kenyon Martin has said and done the right things since joining the Knicks on a 10-day contract. The Knicks must decide Monday whether to keep him around for a bit longer.
[New York Times] Parsons Scores 32 as Rockets Beat Mavericks (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:50:11 GMT)
Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-13 shooting and the Houston Rockets snapped a nine-game losing streak to Dallas with an easy 136-103 win over the Mavericks on Sunday night.
[New York Times] J. R. Smith’s Miscues Help Bring Down Knicks (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:39:32 GMT)
Guard J. R. Smith continued his poor shooting against the Heat, hitting only three of a game-high 14 3-point attempts, and made critical turnovers in the loss.
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James and the Heat Are Always in the Knicks’ Way (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:17:33 GMT)
As long as LeBron James plays for the Miami Heat, the Knicks and their fans face an ultimately grim future.
[New York Times] Salmons, Thompson Lead Kings Past Bobcats, 119-83 (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:08:23 GMT)
John Salmons scored 22 points and Jason Thompson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings in a 119-83 victory over the slumping Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Searching for a New Way to Measure Defensive Production (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:54:00 GMT)
A research paper presented at the M.I.T. Sloan and Sports Analytics Conference showcases a method for assessing basket protection.
[New York Times] Big 1st Half Helps Memphis Coast Past Magic 108-82 (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:52:47 GMT)
Tayshaun Prince had 14 points and Marc Gasol added 12 points and 11 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies cruised to a 108-82 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Section 15: The German (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:48:38 GMT)
Toby Rolfes, a lawyer from Cologne, Germany, visited Barclays Center to cheer for his countryman Dirk Nowitzki when the Mavericks played the Nets.
[New York Times] Heat 99, Knicks 93: LeBron James and Heat Rally Past Knicks for 14th Straight Win (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:25:51 GMT)
Led by LeBron James, who brushed off a knee injury and scored 29 points, Miami overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Knicks for the first time this season.
[New York Times] Thunder Holds Off Clippers to Win 108-104 (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:53:07 GMT)
With Oklahoma City trying to hold off another marquee team, Russell Westbrook took charge â?? in the huddle. He urged his Thunder teammates to keep their composure, set screens and play defense.
[New York Daily News] Knicks blow big lead, bow down to King James’ Heat (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:00:51 GMT)
There were two convincing statements made on Sunday at Madison Square Garden; the Miami Heat is the NBA’s best team and LeBron James is still the best player on the planet. The latter has plenty to do with the former as LeBron scored 12 fourth quarter points.
[New York Daily News] Lawrence: Role for Amar’e doesn’t sit well (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 04:40:31 GMT)
LeBron Jame marched like a soldier on parade on Sunday afternoon after bombing in a 3-pointer, and a little while later he was stealing a mindless J.R. Smith pass and sealing the Knicks’ fate with a monster breakaway dunk that they must have loved back in South Beach.
[New York Daily News] Melo loses star war with King James (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 04:30:28 GMT)
More than an hour after the Knicks had been humbled by the Miami Heat on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony ambled over to his locker with an amused look.
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