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Knicks Morning News (Monday, Nov 05 2012)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo leads Knicks past Sixers (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:40:14 GMT)
    The Knicks aren’t going to go 82-0 but they are off to a solid start nonetheless, winning their second home game in three days without really being challenged in a 100-84 win over the 76ers.

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Kidd still has gas in tank (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 01:16:47 GMT)
    Jason Kidd gave some of the credit for the Knicks’ win over the Sixers to Raymond Felton, but Kidd was the engine on Sunday, the tempo-setter and simply the best playmaker on the floor, for either team.

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson gives J.R. the green light (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 00:54:10 GMT)
    J.R. Smith rarely has been accused of being gun-shy on a basketball court. In fact, the New Jersey native doesn’t ever recall hearing a coach yell at him to shoot the ball more often, as Mike Woodson did in the first quarter Sunday against the Sixers.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Again Combine Passing With Firepower (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:20:05 GMT)
    Savvy play by the veteran guards Jason Kidd, Pablo Prigioni and Raymond Felton has steered the Knicks in the right direction through two games.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Finally Show All Star Class in Detroit Win (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:56:21 GMT)
    The Los Angeles Lakers finally resembled the team many expected they would be as they blasted the Detroit Pistons 108-79 on Sunday to end their early-season slide.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: In Packed Opener at Barclays Center, Controversy Is Absent (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:39:05 GMT)
    After a struggle to bring pro basketball to Brooklyn as part of a project that remains unfinished, the atmosphere at Barclays Center for the Nets’ opener was electric.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 100, 76ers 84: Knicks, With Lively Ball Movement and Defense, Win Again (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:39:05 GMT)
    Although the energy level at Madison Square Garden was in contrast to the season opener, the result was another victory, as the Knicks start a season 2-0 for the first time in 13 years.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Top Pistons 108-79, Finally Get 1st Win (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:32:40 GMT)
    Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have raised enough championship trophies to realize they really shouldn’t be getting excited about any win in the first week of November.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Scores 22, Raptors Beat Timberwolves 105-86 (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 02:57:45 GMT)
    Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 22 points, Alan Anderson had 18 and the Toronto Raptors earned their first victory of the season Sunday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-86.

  • [New York Times] Magic Use Huge 2nd Half Run, Upend Suns 115-94 (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 02:01:25 GMT)
    J.J. Redick scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis each had 22 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 115-94 Sunday night.

  • 7 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Monday, Nov 05 2012)

    1. KnickfaninNJ

      Has anyone else noticed that Nate Robinson seems to have become a better basketball player in the last two years, at least according to his statistics? I haven’t seen him play in a long time, but his assist per game have doubled to 5 per game and his assists per 36 minutes have gone up almost as much. Nothing else, scoring, rebounding, steals whatever has gotten worse. Per basketball reference, this seems to have started in OKC, but really shown up in Golden State. And limited data suggests this is continuing in Chicago. Does anyone have any comments on this? Has anyone seen him play lately? Is he any different?

      Per some stats guys, big changes like this are not supposed to happen, so I am curious what’s going on.

    2. Frank

      the great thing about this start is that we’ve seen Carmelo play like a true superstar (2nd quarter of game #1 notwithstanding).

      the bad thing about this start is that we’ve seen that all those things people wrote/said about Melo last year (mostly effort stuff, but also about being in shape) was all true.

      I’m a look forward kind of guy, not a relive the past sort of guy, so I’m really happy the new Melo is here. I’ll choose to believe that he’s here to stay and that he’ll give this kind of effort for at least 70+ games this year. But wow is there a huge difference when he is 100% engaged and with the program.

    3. Caleb

      KnickfaninNJ:
      Has anyone else noticed that Nate Robinson seems to have become a better basketball player in the last two years, at least according to his statistics? I haven’t seen him play in a long time, but his assist per game have doubled to 5 per game and his assists per 36 minutes have gone up almost as much.Nothing else, scoring, rebounding, steals whatever has gotten worse.Per basketball reference, this seems to have started in OKC,but really shown up in Golden State.And limited data suggests this is continuing in Chicago.Does anyone have any comments on this?Has anyone seen him play lately? Is he any different?

      Per some stats guys, big changes like this are not supposed to happen, so I am curious what’s going on.

      I dunno, depends what you mean by big changes.. Nate has always been a reasonably effecient scorer, even taking a fair amount of shots, and was always a fairly low-turnover guy (contra his reputation as a wildman). The scoring & shooting haven’t changed. But for whatever reason, at age 27 he really took off as a playmaker in Golden State. Do we dare give Mark Jackson some credit? It will be interesting to see if it’s a fluke or if Nate can keep it up.

      interesting, even at 5’7 he was an above-average rebounder in NY, but that part of his game has really fallen off. Maybe he’s been coached hard to get back on D instead of hitting the boards.

    4. DS

      KnickfaninNJ: Has anyone else noticed that Nate Robinson seems to have become a better basketball player in the last two years, at least according to his statistics?

      His passing seems to be way better… Crawford and Z-Bo also had good weeks. Better than all those scrubs we unloaded on Denver. :)

    5. KnickfaninNJ

      Thanks for the inputs. It makes me want to see him play. Caleb, I know just what you mean about Mark Jackson. But it could also be he learned something sitting on the bench in OKC. It’s impossible to tell.

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