Knicks Morning News (Monday, Mar 12 2012)
Carmelo Anthony heard noticeable boos during pre-game introductions, but the rest of Knicks and coach Mike D’Antoni deservedly felt the crowd’s wrath, too, for what transpired thereafter Sunday at the Garden.
It doesn’t take a Harvard grad to realize his game no longer is a surprise to opposing teams that have scouted his strengths and flaws for more than a month.
The chants to fire Mike D’Antoni, the ones you’ll be hearing a lot more at the Garden, began in the fourth quarter. They were a bit muddled, dampened by the false hope of another aborted comeback.
Call him “Tef-Lin”
Mike D’Antoni heard his first “Fire D’Antoni” chants since late January. Carmelo Anthony got booed during intros and after missing a contested 3-pointer with Landry Fields wide open underneath.
J.R. Smith got booed for being J.R. Smith.
The Garden was hostile yesterday, but…
Heading into the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game at the Garden, the Jumbotron that hangs over the court flashed images of various Knicks and celebrities pleading with the crowd “to make some noise.â? By the end of the game the noise heard was an assortment of boos and, coming…
One thing you can’t blame Carmelo Anthony for is the J.R. Smith signing, The Post has learned.
Contrary to popular belief, Anthony was leery of the Knicks bringing in his former Denver teammate three weeks ago and gave a thumbs down to upper management, according to a person…
Carmelo Anthony is fizzling fast.
Anthony jumped out to a 5-for-7 shooting start in the first quarter yesterday at the Garden against the 76ers.
He then went 0-for-6 the rest of the way.
And he was benched for the entire fourth quarter, along with fellow star Amar’e Stoudemire.
Tyson Chandler was back in the lineup Sunday at Madison Square Garden, where the crowd went from sleepy to cranky as the afternoon wore on and a losing streak grew to five with a loss to the 76ers.
The Penguins have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference despite playing most of the season without their best player, Sidney Crosby.
Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and made a go-ahead jumper with 41.7 seconds left, and Bynum’s hook shot over Kevin Garnett capped the Lakers’ victory Sunday.
As the Knicks stick superstars, new signings and a recent phenomenon into a basketball blender and hope for the best, the 76ers continue to build on chemistry that has been developing for years.
Timeless Torches, a dancing troupe with an average age of 60, held auditions on Saturday for a chance to perform during New York Liberty games and other sports events.
Dorell Wright scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half, Monta Ellis added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors knocked the Los Angeles Clippers out of first place in the Pacific Division with a 97-93 victory Sunday night.
Josh Smith scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half for the Atlanta Hawks, who defeated the Sacramento Kings for the eighth straight time with a 106-99 victory Sunday night.
O.J. Mayo scored 22 points, including a critical 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the Memphis Grizzlies hung on to beat the Denver Nuggets 94-91 Sunday night to sweep the three-game regular season series for the first time in their history.
Antawn Jamison scored 28 points and rookie Kyrie Irving came through again in the fourth quarter, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
Dwight Howard had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and J.J. Redick added 18 points and a career-high nine assists as the Orlando Magic ran past the Indiana Pacers 107-94 on Sunday night.
Ersan Ilyasova had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Drew Gooden added 21 points and the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks beat Toronto 105-99 on Sunday night, their sixth straight victory over the Raptors.
Kobe Bryant displayed his customary late-game heroics and newfound trust in his team mates to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the visiting Boston Celtics 97-94 on Sunday.