Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Dec 22 2012)
December 22nd, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Knicks melt down as Anthony, Woodson, Chandler get tossed (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 04:11:40 -0500)
The Knicks shot ugly, fought ugly and ultimately lost ugly.
[New York Post] Still rehabbing, Stoudemire subject of summer trade talk (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 04:05:00 -0500)
In the worst Garden night of the season during which they fell behind by 25 points late in the third quarter, the Knicks fought the referees, fought the Bulls players, but didn’t fight hard enough to win. As the…
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he will meet with Amar’e Stoudemire this morning and attempt to map out a game plan for his return.
[New York Post] A wild night as refs say Melo out (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 04:05:00 -0500)
Stoudemire had all but ruled himself out of tomorrow’s homestand finale against Minnesota, though Woodson won’t completely dismiss it until he speaks to…
Carmelo Anthony already was back in the Knicks locker room, having picked up two technical fouls. He heard the Garden crowd roar.
[New York Post] Felton again a Bull blighter (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 04:04:59 -0500)
“I walked to the hallway and Woody was walking back. Then I was in the shower and Tyson was in here,â? said Anthony who quickly was joined by…
After a lousy night in Chicago two weeks ago, when he took an unheard-of 30 shots, Raymond Felton again was flummoxed by Tom Thibodeau’s pick-and-roll defense in the Knicks’ 110-106 loss to the Bulls last night.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Notebook: Felton still can't find the bucket (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 01:28:51 EDT)
Felton had no assists by halftime and was 3-of-12 from the field after…
Raymond Felton’s final line on Friday night may look deceiving. He finished with 21 points on 9-for-21 shooting in the Knicks’ four-point loss.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Bulls stymie Knicks' pick-and-roll game (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 01:22:27 EDT)
But Felton started the game 3-for-12 and is mired in a shooting slump.
“I couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean tonight,” Felton said.
The point guard is playing with bone bruises in his left and right hand but hasn’t used those injuries as an excuse.
Felton was 11-for-33 in the Knicks’ previous two games, and is shooting 38 percent from the floor in his last five games.
For most of the postgame period, the Knicks repeated themselves, attempting to avoid giving the Bulls credit for their 110-106 win — the second one in their regular-season series.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Knicks show wrong kind of fight at MSG (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:57:41 EDT)
“We missed some shots,” the players echoed. “We missed some shots.”
It wasn’t until the very final seconds of media availability when Carmelo Anthony finally gave the quote that explained how Joakim Noah changed the Knicks’ game on offense.
“[Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau] let him be very aggressive tonight from the jump,” Anthony said, “and when he’s very aggressive like that and they allow that to happen, then he’s the anchor of that team, he’s the motor of that team.
Down 16 with 4:45 to play, the Knicks finally showed some fight Friday night against the Chicago Bulls.
[New York Daily News] Lawrence: To be technical, Melo and Mike drop ball (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:54:35 GMT)
But it wasn’t the kind of fight that wins you games. It was the kind that often leads to suspensions.
Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah were ejected for fighting in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s win over New York. The two centers were tangled up near the rim when Chandler appeared to swing his elbow at Noah twice before turning around. Chandler and Noah then exchanged words and Noah appeared to head butt Chandler.
What do the Knicks do when the calls aren’t going their way? The team’s best player and the team’s coach decided it would be better to get ejected and go back to the locker room, rather than stick around and try to fight.
[New York Daily News] Stress fracture derails Knicks’ Wallace (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 05:16:28 GMT)
Rasheed Wallace’s mysterious “sore footâ? injury is really a stress fracture, according to a Knicks source. Officially, the team is listing Wallace’s status as day-to-day, but privately it is optimistic that the injury won’t sideline the veteran forward for an extended period of time.
[New York Daily News] Woodson, Melo, Chandler tossed as Knicks fall to Bulls (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:33:57 GMT)
The core of the Knicks this season â?? Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and head coach Mike Woodson â?? all watched the final minutes of a 110-106 loss to the Bulls at the Garden together after the three were ejected within a span of two minutes and six seconds in a game the Knicks were really never in.
[New York Times] Bulls 110, Knicks 106: Anthony and 3 Others Are Ejected as Bulls Beat Knicks (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:49:36 GMT)
New York’s Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game as the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks on Friday night for the second time this season.
[New York Times] Clippers Win 12th Straight to Set Franchise Record (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:34:45 GMT)
The Los Angeles Clippers weren’t ready to celebrate after they set a record for the longest winning streak in the annals of a franchise that has a long and agonizing history of futility.
[New York Times] Clippers Win 12th Straight to Set Franchise Record (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:37:48 GMT)
After the Los Angeles Clippers set a record for the longest winning streak in franchise history, Chris Paul was thinking about Ron Harper, Corey Maggette and other former players who endured all that losing.
[New York Times] Bulls 110, Knicks 106: Ugly Game at Garden Looks Beautiful to Bulls (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:28:12 GMT)
The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game as the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks on Friday night for the second time this season.
[New York Times] Joe Johnson Says Nets Not Following Plays; Coach Cites Trust (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:20:24 GMT)
In explaining the Nets’ 13-12 slump, Joe Johnson said a lack of sticking to defensive plays has hurt them. Coach Avery Johnson pointed to a need for more trust among his players.
[New York Times] Roundup: Ellis Leads Milwaukee Over Boston in Overtime (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:20:05 GMT)
Monta Ellis scored 5 of his 27 points in overtime, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics in Boston, 99-94, in the teams’ last scheduled meeting of the season.
[New York Times] Lee’s Triple-Double Paces Warriors Past Bobcats (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:19:55 GMT)
David Lee had 23 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists, Stephen Curry set a career high with eight 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors extended the Charlotte Bobcats’ losing streak to 14 games with a 115-100 victory on Friday night.
[New York Times] Parker Scores 25, Spurs Beat Hornets 99-94 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 04:19:37 GMT)
Tony Parker had 25 points and Tim Duncan had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Hornets 99-94 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Gay, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past Mavs, 92-82 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:58:34 GMT)
Rudy Gay scored 26 points, and Zach Randolph had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies win their fourth straight game, 92-82 over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
[New York Times] Bucks Slip Past Celtics in OT 99-94 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:40:42 GMT)
Monta Ellis scored five of his 27 points in overtime and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics in the teams’ final meeting this season 99-94 on Friday night despite blowing a seven-point lead late in regulation.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Lose Their Taste for Turnovers (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:29:39 GMT)
Through 25 games, the Knicks have maintained the league’s best turnover ratio, a remarkable factor in the team’s turnaround season so far.
[New York Times] Hibbert Scores 18, Pacers Paste Cavaliers 99-89 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:25:37 GMT)
Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 16 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 99-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost their sixth straight game Friday night.
[New York Times] Pistons Pound Wizards 100-68 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:13:36 GMT)
Greg Monroe had 15 points and nine rebounds and rookie Andre Drummond added a double-double and the Detroit Pistons ended a six-game losing streak with a 100-68 rout Friday night.
[New York Times] DeRozan Scores 17 and Raptors Beat Magic 93-90 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:43:45 GMT)
DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points, Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game Friday night, beating the Orlando Magic 93-90.
[New York Times] Young’s Double-Double Leads 76ers Past Hawks 99-80 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:37:47 GMT)
Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 21 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Atlanta Hawks 99-80 on Friday night.
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).