Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Dec 01 2012)
December 1st, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Melo, Knicks make quick work of Wizards (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:46:09 GMT)
The Knicks may finally be marching toward 50 wins and beyond this year and it starts with beating hapless clubs like the Washington Wizards. The Knicks 108-87 victory improved their record to 11-4 and 6-0 at Madison Square Garden.
[New York Times] Knicks Expect Jason Kidd to Return Next Week (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 08:09:11 GMT)
Point guard Jason Kidd has been out with back spasms but may play Wednesday night at Charlotte, or shortly thereafter.
[New York Times] David Stern Fines Spurs for Day Off, Raising Question for All Bosses (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 08:09:05 GMT)
Commissioner David Stern fined the Spurs $250,000 for sending home four of their starters before a game in Miami, raising a significant question for bosses everywhere: when is it unreasonable to give someone the day off?
[New York Times] Wizards Try to Put Worst Start, and Jokes, Behind Them (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 08:09:05 GMT)
As the Knicks worked to extend their unbeaten streak Friday, the Wizards tried to improve their 1-12 record heading into the game.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Fines Spurs $250,000 for Sending Home Four Regulars Ahead of Game in Miami (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:47:41 GMT)
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green did not go with the Spurs to Miami for a nationally televised game Thursday. On Friday, Commissioner David Stern showed his displeasure with the move.
[New York Times] Knicks 108, Wizards 87: Knicks Beat Wizards as Anthony and Smith Each Score 20 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:47:20 GMT)
The Knicks were led by Carmelo Anthony and J. R. Smith, with 20 points each, but had three other players score in double figures as they beat the 1-13 Wizards.
[New York Times] Nets 98, Magic 86: Gerald Wallace and Joe Johnson Lead Nets to Win Over Magic (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:47:20 GMT)
While Brook Lopez nursed an ankle injury and Deron Williams had a subpar game, another Nets pair led them to victory over the Magic on Friday night.
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Gregg Popovich Puts Spurs First, to Commissioner’s Chagrin (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:40:06 GMT)
Though Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich has rested his big three before, he is too smart not to have anticipated the league commissioner David Stern’s reaction this time.
[New York Times] Lakers Find Offensive Range in Rout of Nuggets (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:26:26 GMT)
The Los Angeles Lakers rebounded from their worst offensive performance of the season with an all out blitz against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, prevailing 122-103 at the Staples Center.
[New York Times] Lakers Hit 17 3-Pointers, Win 122-103 Over Denver (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:23:34 GMT)
Antawn Jamison scored 33 points while leading an outstanding game by the Lakers’ reserves, and Dwight Howard had 28 points and 20 rebounds before hitting Los Angeles’ 17th 3-pointer in the final seconds of a 122-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
[New York Times] West Leads Pacers Past Kings 97-92 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 05:53:37 GMT)
David West had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers edge the Sacramento Kings 97-92 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Thunder Hold Off Jazz to Sweep Homestand (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 04:46:38 GMT)
Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook made a two-pronged bid for his sixth career triple-double and the Thunder finished off an impressive homestand by beating the Jazz 106-94 on Friday.
[New York Times] Celts Cruise Without Rondo, Top Blazers 96-78 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 04:35:44 GMT)
Jeff Green scored 19 points, Jason Terry added 17 and the Boston Celtics cruised to a comfortable win without Rajon Rondo, topping the Portland Trail Blazers 96-78 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Gay Scores 18 to Lead Grizzlies Past Pistons 90-78 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:53:53 GMT)
Rudy Gay had 18 points, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley added 17 each, and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight with a 90-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
[New York Times] Shved, Love Lead Wolves Over Bucks 95-85 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:35:42 GMT)
Alexey Shved scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Kevin Love overcame a nasty stomach bug to collect 15 points and 14 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 95-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
[New York Times] Gee Lifts Cavaliers Past Hawks, 113-111 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:26:35 GMT)
Alonzo Gee scored on a putback with less than 1 second remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night that snapped a four-game losing streak.
[New York Times] Nets Topple Magic 98-86 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:14:33 GMT)
Joe Johnson had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets earned their fifth straight victory, holding off the Orlando Magic 98-86 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Are the Celtics Losing Their Defensive Identity? (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:10:46 GMT)
Boston’s defense has shown some cracks this season, and the team is suddenly relying on offense to win games.
[New York Times] Knicks Beat Wizards for 10th Straight Time (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:02:37 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards for the 10th straight time, 108-87 on Friday night.
[New York Times] DeRozan Scores 23 as Raptors Top Suns to Snap Skid (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:53:34 GMT)
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 101-97 to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday night.
[New York Times] Turner Scores 25 as 76ers Over Bobcats 104-98 (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:41:50 GMT)
Evan Turner scored 25 points, Jason Richardson hit four 3-pointers down the stretch and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 104-98 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Fines Spurs $250,000 for Sending Starters Home (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 01:38:47 GMT)
Commissioner David Stern says in a statement Friday that the Spurs “did a disservice to the league and our fansâ? when they didn’t bring Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili or Danny Green to Miami on Thursday.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Brook Lopez’s Right Foot Is Not Hurt Badly. Really. (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:54:09 GMT)
The Nets insist that, this time, the injury to Brook Lopez’s right foot truly is minor.
Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of KnickerBlogger.net. His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).