Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Feb 02 2013)
February 2nd, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Gasol’s Start Sparks Lakers to Victory Over Wolves (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:27:30 GMT)
Pau Gasol knew he could play like this. Kobe Bryant and Ricky Rubio did, too. The only person in Laker land who seemed to doubt what the gifted post player could do was the man in charge.
[New York Times] Nets 93, Bulls 89: Nets Beat Short-Handed Bulls (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:29:06 GMT)
A win over Chicago was devoid of the fluidity and ease that was a staple of the Nets’ winning ways early last month.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Pacers Beat Heat Again (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:17:48 GMT)
David West scored 30 points and lifted the Pacers over the Heat, 102-89. In other action, the Celtics defeated the Magic.
[New York Times] Brooklyn Nets Overcome Road Warrior Bulls (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:12:22 GMT)
Brook Lopez led the way with 20 points in three quarters as the Brooklyn Nets outlasted an under-strength Chicago Bulls 93-89 at home on Friday.
[New York Times] Without Nowitzki, Mavericks Beat Suns 109-99 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:51:32 GMT)
O.J. Mayo scored 20 points to lead six Dallas players in double figures and the Mavericks, despite the absence of Dirk Nowitzki, added to their mastery of Phoenix with a 109-99 victory over the Suns on Friday night.
[New York Times] Lawson Leads Surging Nuggets Past Hornets 113-98 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:36:29 GMT)
Ty Lawson had 21 points and 13 assists, Andre Iguodala scored 24 and the Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hornets 113-98 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
[New York Times] West’s Big Night Leads Pacers Past Heat 102-89 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:09:32 GMT)
The Indiana Pacers proved one thing Friday night: Beating Miami last month was no fluke.
[New York Times] Prince Scores 14 in Winning Debut for Grizzlies (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:48:47 GMT)
Mike Conley scored 18 points and Tayshaun Prince added 14 in his Memphis debut, including a pair of key fourth-quarter jumpers, as the Grizzlies defeated the Washington Wizards 85-76 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Knicks 96, Bucks 86: Raymond Felton Aggravates Pinkie Injury, but Helps Knicks Top Bucks (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:47:46 GMT)
Raymond Felton aggravated his right pinkie and left the game late in the third quarter. But he returned in the fourth to score 5 of his 14 points in a victory at Madison Square Garden.
[New York Times] Brooklyn Nets Overcome Road Warrior Bulls (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:36:21 GMT)
Brook Lopez led the way with 20 points in three quarters as the Brooklyn Nets outlasted an under-strengthen Chicago Bulls 93-89 at home on Friday.
[New York Times] Carmelo Scores 25 as Knicks Beat Bucks 96-86 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:33:34 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, Amare Stoudemire had 17 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to three games with a 96-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
[New York Times] Pistons Rout Cavaliers 117-99 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:27:36 GMT)
Brandon Knight had 20 points and 10 assists, and the Detroit Pistons never trailed Friday night in a 117-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
[New York Times] Bench Carries Nets Past Bulls, 93-89 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:15:36 GMT)
Brook Lopez scored 20 points through three quarters, then the Brooklyn Nets turned to their bench to beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 93-89 on Friday night.
[New York Times] 76ers Pull Away Late to Beat Kings 89-80 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:13:10 GMT)
Thaddeus Young had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 21 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
[New York Times] Pierce, Garnett Lead Celtics Over Magic 97-84 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:13:03 GMT)
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each had a double-double, and the Boston Celtics responded to yet another blow to their lineup with a 97-84 win Friday night over the Orlando Magic, who lost their eighth straight game.
[New York Times] Gay Has 20 in Debut, Raptors Rout Clippers 98-73 (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:57:36 GMT)
Rudy Gay wowed a sellout crowd by scoring 20 points in his Toronto debut, leading the Raptors to a 98-73 rout of the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
[New York Times] Billy Hunter, Leader of N.B.A. Union, Is Put on Leave (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:51:20 GMT)
The move is a likely precursor to the outright dismissal of Billy Hunter, who is under fire for questionable business practices and nepotism.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Prince, Last Jettisoned Piece of Pistons’ Glory Days, Could Lift Grizzlies (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:32:20 GMT)
Much was said about Memphis trading away its talented star Rudy Gay, but getting Tayshaun Prince from Detroit may pay more dividends than people expect.
[New York Times] James Not Worried About Being Top-Paid Player (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:33:45 GMT)
LeBron James wants to win as many championships as he can. When it comes to the titles dictated by money, he’s not that interested.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Hunter’s Lawyer Responds to Union’s Move (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:04:48 GMT)
Thomas R. Ashley, Billy Hunter’s lawyer, issued a statement after Hunter was placed on indefinite leave as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.
[New York Daily News] Knicks, Nets pay tribute to late NYC Mayor Koch (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:14:42 GMT)
The Knicks and Nets paid tribute to the late Ed Koch during their games on Friday night.
[New York Daily News] The Bucks stop here: Knicks finally improve ‘D’, top Milwaukee (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:45:36 GMT)
Friday night, against a Milwaukee Bucks team featuring two dynamic guards, the Knicks defended as they did in November and rendered Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings ineffective while cruising to a 95-81 victory.
[New York Daily News] Knicks to host Sandy Hook Elementary kids, families for Kings game (Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:37:08 GMT)
The New York Knicks will host 150 children, their families and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Saturday when they play the Sacramento Kings.
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