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Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jan 05 2013)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Lakers 107-102 to Stop 2-Game Skid (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 08:07:39 GMT)
    Los Angeles belongs to the Clippers right now, and they’re looking for much more than city dominance at this point.

  • [New York Times] Paul Keeps Clippers on Top in Los Angeles Battle (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 08:04:27 GMT)
    Chris Paul and the Clippers maintained a grip on top billing in Los Angeles with a tense 107-102 victory over the Lakers on Friday to cement their status as the city’s best team.

  • [New York Times] Nets 115, Wizards 113: Nets Need Double Overtime to Beat Wizards (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:00:05 GMT)
    Two days after defeating one of the N.B.A.’s best teams, the Nets needed a game-winning shot from Joe Johnson in double overtime to beat the Wizards, who are the league’s worst team.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Bulls Dominate Boards to Send Heat to Only Third Loss at Home (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:00:05 GMT)
    Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and Chicago outrebounded Miami, 48-28, to drop the Heat to 15-3 at home this season.

  • [New York Times] Boozer Leaves Heat Reeling as Bulls Dominate (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:43:28 GMT)
    The Miami Heat’s rebounding troubles cost them dearly as Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and pulled down 12 boards to spark the Chicago Bulls to a 96-89 win over the NBA champions in South Florida on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Boozer Leads Bulls Past Heat 96-89 (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:04:37 GMT)
    Even when seated, the Chicago Bulls outrebounded the Miami Heat.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Beat Suns for Second Straight Victory (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:40:46 GMT)
    Al Jefferson scored 21 points and Paul Millsap added 19 to lead the Utah Jazz past the slumping Phoenix Suns, 87-80 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks and Nets Rediscover What Works (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:40:35 GMT)
    The Knicks got back to executing their defense and the Nets got another good game from center Brook Lopez this week in big wins over two of the best teams in the West.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s 29 Lead Rockets Over Bucks, 115-101 (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:22:48 GMT)
    James Harden scored 29 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 115-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Boozer Leads Bulls to Win at Miami (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:10:28 GMT)
    Carlos Boozer scored 27 points as the Chicago Bulls pulled off a 96-89 win over the NBA champion Miami Heat in South Florida on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Matthews Scores 21 to Lead Blazers Past Grizzlies (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:01:50 GMT)
    Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, J.J. Hickson added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-84 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets Beat Wizards 115-113 in Double Overtime (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 03:43:37 GMT)
    Joe Johnson’s jumper with 0.7 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-113 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Rondo Leads Celtics to Chippy 94-75 Win vs Pacers (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 03:41:01 GMT)
    Kevin Garnett scored 18 points before he was ejected for a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers 94-75 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Big Second Half Helps Thunder Rout Sixers 109-85 (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 03:40:56 GMT)
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back from a rare home loss to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-85 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Hold On for 85-84 Win Over Hawks (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 03:13:51 GMT)
    Austin Daye had a season-best 20 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 85-84 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

  • [New York Times] Irving Scores 33, Lifts Cavs Over Bobcats 106-104 (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 03:07:42 GMT)
    Kyrie Irving scored 33 points, including a pull-up jumper from the foul line with one second left, to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-104 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Cousins Scores 31, Kings Beat Raptors 105-96 (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 02:52:37 GMT)
    DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 31 points and matched his career high with 20 rebounds, John Salmons scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 105-96 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant: I’m on Twitter Now (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 01:40:43 GMT)
    Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He’s on Twitter.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks fans’ ovations bring cheer to Amar’e (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:29:43 GMT)
    His timing and fitness will improve, but Amar’e Stoudemire is clearly encouraged by one aspect of his comeback: Knicks fans not only have forgiven him, they’ve embraced him.

  • [New York Daily News] Stoudemire to honor late brother Hazell when Knicks face Magic (Sat, 05 Jan 2013 01:07:47 GMT)
    Amar’e Stoudemire will honor his late brother, Hazell Stoudemire, by inviting 30 children from their hometown of Lake Wales, Fla., to watch the Knicks play the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

  • 9 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jan 05 2013)

    1. d-mar

      So here we are, Jan. 5th 2013, and the Knicks are 22-10, 2nd in the East a half game behind Miami and 7 games ahead of Boston. And this despite being hit with injuries the entire season and not having our full roster at any time. And now our schedule starts to get easier.

      It’s natural to worry about issues with your team no matter how good their record is, but how many of us would have predicted this record for the Knicks after 32 games? There’s a lot to feel good about with this team – we’ve got depth, a great coach and a star player who has raised his game to an all new level. Oh and one of the best on ball defenders in the league hasn’t played a minute for us yet.

      Happy new year indeed!

    2. Z-man

      Honestly, I’m not surprised by the record, we’re on a pace for 55 wins or so, which seemed like a reasonable expectation. More interesting is how we got to 22-10. 4-0 vs the Heat and Spurs, 0-4 vs. the Rockets and Bulls; Novak and Brewer not contributing much, Camby not contributing at all; Felton shooting terriblyand then getting hurt, Amare just getting back. All in all, I would say thet the most surprising thing this year has been JR Smith’s emergence as a big-time go-to player. He’s been our third best player, and our best player in several games, especially in the games Melo has missed.

    3. Z-man

      I was really puzzled by the discussion re: Amare on the last thread. I wouldn’t even begin to draw any conclusions about him before the all-star break, when Shump and Felton (ans Sheed?) are back. The key, again, is Woodson holding him accountable. If his knee holds up, he should be much the same as he was at the end of last year, which was pretty damned good. I do think that he has to establish the 15-18 footer because he can’t blow by anyone that lays a step off of him anymore. On defense, it should be very simple…either he steps up or sits at the end of games.

    4. d-mar

      Z-man:
      Honestly, I’m not surprised by the record, we’re on a pace for 55 wins or so, which seemed like a reasonable expectation. More interesting is how we got to 22-10. 4-0 vs the Heat and Spurs, 0-4 vs. the Rockets and Bulls; Novak and Brewer not contributing much, Camby not contributing at all; Felton shooting terriblyand then getting hurt, Amare just getting back. All in all, I would say thet the most surprising thing this year has been JR Smith’s emergence as a big-time go-to player. He’s been our third best player, and our best player in several games, especially in the games Melo has missed.

      I’m surprised you’re not surprised. Melo has missed 6 games, including 2 of the losses to Houston and Chicago you mentioned. Kidd has missed 4 games. Camby until recently was a complete non-factor, and Sheed has been a completely unexpected contributor. Novak has been spotty at best.

      Whether you predicted 50,55 or 60 wins for this team, I think you should be thrilled with 22-10 at this point.

    5. Z-man

      d-mar: I’m surprised you’re not surprised. Melo has missed 6 games, including 2 of the losses to Houston and Chicago you mentioned. Kidd has missed 4 games.Camby until recently was a complete non-factor, and Sheed has been a completely unexpected contributor. Novak has been spotty at best.

      Whether you predicted 50,55 or 60 wins for this team, I think you should be thrilled with 22-10 at this point.

      I am thrilled that we are doing what we should be doing, which is winning a lot of games. Injuries, especially the injury to Felton has taken a toll–we are 3-4 in our last 7 games and 5-5 in our last 10. If I said that I was surprised by 22-10, what should my expectations have been, 18-14? Indiana is 19-14 w/o Granger, Houston is 19-14. Golden State is 22-10. Brooklyn is 18-15 despite a horrendous December. Also, a few of our wins came against teams missing one or more of their best players (Lakers, Dallas, Nets) so the injury thing cuts both ways.

      We are a very, very deep team with veterans 3-deep at every position. Even our rookies are veterans. It’s nice that when a guy goes down, another veteran fills in instead of some second-round pick. So I would be disappointed if we were anything less than 20-12. And at full strength, I believe we are a 60-win team, but with our roster, injuries are assumed.

      But yeah, I’m very content as a Knicks fan right now. Better win tonight, though!

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