Knicks Morning News (Monday, Mar 26 2012)
Bad backs and big men are always extremely dicey and that precarious position is exactly where the Knicks find themselves on Monday night â?? with their star big man suffering from a bad back and a huge game against Milwaukee at the Garden.
The trained and clichÃ©d response is to say that every game is equally important. So it was interesting that one Knick after another refused to dismiss questions about Monday’s game against Milwaukee at the Garden.
Both Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin said they plan to play tonight when the Knicks host the Bucks at the Garden. But what the Knicks will get from the two stars is a much bigger issue â?? and a far bigger worry.
Stoudemire and Lin were both hurting after Saturday…
Kevin Durant had 28 points and 9 rebounds and tied his season high with eight assists as Oklahoma City beat the visiting Heat on Sunday night.
Rudy Gay scored 18 points and O.J. Mayo had 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, helping the Memphis Grizzlies avoid a winless road trip by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 102-96 on Sunday night.
Raymond Felton scored 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 18, including a fadeaway jumper and two free throws that proved the difference in the final minute, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 90-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.
Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his season-high with eight assists, Kendrick Perkins added a season-best 16 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a difficult stretch in their schedule by beating the Miami Heat 103-87 on Sunday night.
Joe Johnson was exhausted by the time the Hawks and Utah Jazz had dragged each other into a fourth overtime — in Atlanta’s third game in three nights, no less.
Tony Parker scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-76 on Sunday night in a matchup of short-handed teams.
Avery Bradley scored a career-high 23 points, and Paul Pierce added 21 points and eight rebounds for the short-handed Boston Celtics in an 88-76 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.
A conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has produced a documentary and written a children’s book.
As a college assistant, Dwane Casey was punished more severely than the head coach for infractions, but he has forged a career in the N.B.A.