Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Feb 09 2013)
February 9th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Thanks to storm, Mike’s club stays in Minnesota (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:09:25 GMT)
The blizzard that crippled air traffic in the Northeast on Friday forced the Knicks to spend another night in Minnesota.
[New York Daily News] Knicks storm back in fourth, Melo scores 36 in win over ‘Wolves (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:52:32 GMT)
The difference in Friday night’s 100-94 Knicks victory in Minneapolis is that one team has a superstar and the other doesn’t. Carmelo Anthony scored 12 of his 36 points in the final nine minutes as the Knicks overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit.
[New York Times] Boozer’s Big Fourth Lifts Bulls Over Jazz (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:33:29 GMT)
After dealing with foul trouble most of the night, Carlos Boozer got mad.
[New York Times] Bryant Leads Lakers Over Bobcats 100-93 (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:30:41 GMT)
Kobe Bryant barely shot the ball in the first half Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.
[New York Times] Knicks 100, Timberwolves 94: After Sluggish Defense, Anthony and Knicks Deliver Rousing Comeback (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:15:31 GMT)
The Knicks were slow in defending pick-and-rolls and trailed Minnesota by 11 in the fourth quarter, but Carmelo Anthony led a 24-7 closing run.
[New York Times] James Scores 30 Again, Heat Top Clippers 111-89 (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:57:35 GMT)
A few moments after getting hit in the face, LeBron James was shaken up to the point where he didn’t even bother contesting a jump ball.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Pistons’ Andre Drummond Out Four to Six Weeks (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:36:09 GMT)
The Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back.
[New York Times] LeBron Continues Hot Streak as Heat Burn Clippers (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:32:47 GMT)
LeBron James equalled a franchise record with his fourth straight 30-point game as the Miami Heat routed the Los Angeles Clippers 111-89 on Friday.
[New York Times] Wizards 89, Nets 74: With Wall Back, Wizards Handle Nets (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:18:31 GMT)
The turbocharged John Wall led the suddenly surging Wizards to their third straight win. They outscored the Nets, 30-11, in the second quarter.
[New York Times] Spurs’ Streak Ends in 119-109 Loss to Pistons (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:15:35 GMT)
Gregg Popovich was explaining before the game how his San Antonio Spurs had managed to win 11 in a row despite injuries to Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.
[New York Times] Bryant Leads Lakers Over Bobcats 100-93 (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:15:29 GMT)
Even though Kobe Bryant and the Lakers were able to escape with a 100-93 win Friday night over the Charlotte Bobcats, the Los Angeles star was left feeling “irritated” after the game.
[New York Times] Grizzlies Upend Warriors 99-93 (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:54:55 GMT)
Marc Gasol scored six of his 20 points down the stretch to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Golden State Warriors 99-93 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Harden Scores 35, Rockets Beat Blazers 118-103 (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:48:51 GMT)
James Harden had 35 points and 11 assists, Chandler Parsons scored 20 and the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-103 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Melo’s 36 Lift Knicks Over Wolves, 100-94 (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:45:55 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and nine rebounds, scoring 12 points down the stretch to rally the New York Knicks to a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
[New York Times] Thunder Romp to 3rd Straight Blowout, 127-96 (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:31:11 GMT)
Kevin Durant scored 21 points, Thabo Sefolosha had a season-high 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder rode a gigantic third-quarter run to a 127-96 victory Friday night over the Phoenix Suns.
[New York Times] Raptors Rally Late, Surprise Pacers 100-98 in OT (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:27:46 GMT)
Rudy Gay scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday night, rallying the Toronto Raptors to a 100-98 victory over the weary Indiana Pacers.
[New York Times] Cavs Send Magic to 12th Straight Loss (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:27:39 GMT)
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Orlando 119-108 on Friday night, sending the Magic to their 12th straight loss.
[New York Times] Vasquez’s Triple-Double Leads Hornets Past Hawks (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:15:41 GMT)
Greivis Vasquez had his first career triple-double and Eric Gordon scored 27 points, leading New Orleans to a 111-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and a rare winning streak for the last-place Hornets.
[New York Times] Wizards 89, Nets 74: Nene Helps Wizards Pull Away for Win Over Nets (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:33:31 GMT)
The Washington Wizards held the Nets without a field goal for nearly nine minutes in the first half, survived a second-half slump and held on for the win.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Nets Said to Be Considering Deal to Send Humphries to Bobcats (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:31:26 GMT)
A proposed trade with Charlotte could bring Ben Gordon to Brooklyn, easing the Nets’ frontcourt logjam.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Section 15: Love for the Lakers (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:28:19 GMT)
The Lakers’ visit to Barclays Center gave young Eric Sawnders-McGuire a chance to see his favorite player, Kobe Bryant.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Hope to Get Back for Game at Garden (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:19:32 GMT)
After visiting the Timberwolves on Friday, the Knicks are scheduled to play the Clippers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. But weather and travel problems could intervene.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: The Rockets Catch Fire (Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:12:40 GMT)
Led by James Harden and Jeremy Lin, the Houston Rockets have become one of the N.B.A.’s most exciting teams, scoring more than 100 points in seven consecutive games.
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