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Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jan 12 2013)

  • [New York Times] Hill Injury Adds to Mounting Lakers Woes (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:58:23 GMT)
    As if a sixth defeat on the bounce was not bad enough, the injury-hit Los Angeles Lakers faced further gloom on Friday with the news that back-up forward Jordan Hill will likely miss the rest of the season.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Strike Down ‘Crumbling’ Lakers (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:43:24 GMT)
    With Kevin Durant in cruise control, the Oklahoma City Thunder overpowered the injury-hit Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-101 win on Friday, inflicting a rare sixth straight defeat on the home team.

  • [New York Times] Durant’s 42 Helps Send Lakers to 6th Straight Loss (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:28:41 GMT)
    Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer in the final second of the first half and did a full reverse somersault to celebrate a 16-point lead. The Thunder were running the Lakers out of their own building, and not even Kobe Bryant could stop them.

  • [New York Times] Curry Helps Warriors Hold Off Blazers (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:22:36 GMT)
    Stephen Curry scored 22 points, including two free throws with 16.4 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors held off a late Portland charge to beat the Trail Blazers 103-97 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Deng Scores 33; Bulls Go to 3-0 Against Knicks (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:28:50 GMT)
    Joakim Noah loved shutting up the chatter almost as much as shutting down the Knicks.

  • [New York Times] Bulls 108, Knicks 101: Knicks Fall to the Bulls (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:52:07 GMT)
    The Bulls ran pick-and-roll plays to perfection, displayed terrific ball movement and harassed Carmelo Anthony to hand the Knicks their third straight loss.

  • [New York Times] Gallinari Scores 23, Leads Nuggets Past Cavs 98-91 (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:47:01 GMT)
    Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points, hitting a crucial 3-pointer in the waning seconds, and the Denver Nuggets came back to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91 Friday night after trailing for the most of the game.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant, Wife Vanessa Call Off Their Divorce (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:43:49 GMT)
    Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are staying together.

  • [New York Times] Nets 99, Suns 79: Nets Rout Suns With Third Quarter Blitz (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:34:54 GMT)
    The Nets erased a lackluster first half with a strong third quarter that propelled them into the fourth quarter, at one point leaving the Suns scoreless for nearly five minutes.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks Rally From 15-Point Second-Half Deficit to Top Visiting Jazz (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:33:30 GMT)
    Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Atlanta rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat visiting Utah.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Win 4th Straight, in OT Over Spurs (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:22:41 GMT)
    Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 in overtime Friday night for their fourth straight victory overall and their first over their Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Monroe, Knight Lead the Pistons Past Bucks, 103-87 (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:13:32 GMT)
    Greg Monroe had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Knight added 20 points and the Detroit Pistons beat Milwaukee 103-87 on Friday night to hand interim coach Jim Boylan his first loss with the Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Vasquez’s Double-Double Leads Hornets Past Wolves (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:07:37 GMT)
    Greivis Vasquez had 18 points and 13 assists to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 104-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

  • [New York Times] Joe Johnson Leads Nets Over Suns, 99-79 (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:58:40 GMT)
    Joe Johnson scored 19 points and MarShon Brooks added 17 points off the bench Friday night, leading the Brooklyn Nets to its fifth straight victory, 99-79 over the struggling Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Pierce Scores 23 as Celtics Beat Rockets 103-91 (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:31:42 GMT)
    Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as the Boston Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Camby Adds Foot Injury To Knicks’ List of Woes (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:15:05 GMT)
    The Knicks found themselves short-handed again Friday night with Marcus Camby out two to four weeks with a foot injury.

  • [New York Times] Harris Has 24 as Hawks Rally Past Jazz, 103-95 (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:04:32 GMT)
    Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a second-half deficit of 15 points to beat the Utah Jazz 103-95 on Friday night and snap a four-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Anderson Leads Raptors to Victory Over Bobcats (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:34:57 GMT)
    Alan Anderson scored 16 points against his former team, Jose Calderon had 15 and the Toronto Raptors won for the 10th time in 13 games Friday night, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 99-78.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks sorely missing Felton (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:40:15 EDT)
    One thing’s become crystal clear during the Knicks’ current three-game skid: This team misses Raymond Felton. Badly.
    New York’s ball movement was non-existent at times in Friday night’s 108-101 loss to the Bulls, just as it was in losses to Indiana and Boston.
    Felton would have made a difference. Just ask Carmelo Anthony.
    “We miss Raymond,” Anthony said after scoring too many of his game-high 39 points in isolation Friday. “We miss him pushing the tempo of the game.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Novak checks 'Little Nathan' for celebration (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:45:41 EDT)
    Steve Novak didn’t appreciate former Knick Nate Robinson doing his “discount double-check” celebration on Friday night.
    Novak took a shot at Robinson after the Knicks’ loss to the Bulls, referring to the 5-9 Bulls guard as “Little Nathan.”
    When asked about Robinson doing his celebration on the Garden floor, Novak said, “It warms my heart, it really does. The best part about doing the belt is hearing the stories of all the little kids around the world that hit a 3-pointer and do the belt.

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Anthony needs to cut out the Bull (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:34:42 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony kept his emotions in check on Friday night, but that was about all he did on the positive side in his return to the Knicks after his one-game suspension.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Camby setback could trigger call for Kenyon (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:36:28 GMT)
    Marcus Camby’s latest setback could force the Knicks to make a move to acquire free agent forward Kenyon Martin.

  • [New York Daily News] Melo returns vs. Bulls in Knicks’ season-high third straight loss (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:06:02 GMT)
    Maybe Carmelo Anthony would have been better off being suspended two games. Despite a token run in the final three minutes, the Knicks never really challenged the Chicago Bulls on Friday, falling, 108-101, to extend their losing streak a season-high third straight game.

  • [New York Post] Carmelo Anthony needs to stop talking trash – and lead the Knicks (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:22:26 -0500)
    Forget Honey Nut Cheerios, the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony need to start eating their Wheaties.
    This trashy trash talk is about a lot more than cereal, and Anthony and the Knicks must dedicate themselves again to the main course. They need to regain their sizzle â?? and it starts with Anthony…

  • [New York Post] Anthony returns, Knicks drop 3rd straight (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:15:01 -0500)
    There is nothing sweet or tasty about Carmelo Anthony and these Knicks now. The once vaunted, championship-contending Knicks are a depleted squad in full-blown crisis and their MVP candidate must lead them out of the morass.
    Scattered boos resonated the Garden last night as Anthony’s return from a one-game…

  • [New York Post] Bulls are patient with Rose’s rehab (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:13:07 -0500)
    Derrick Rose, the injured Bulls superstar point guard, had just finished his pregame shooting at the Garden Friday night when he headed back to the locker room. A fan reached over a railing, extended a friendly handshake and told Rose to heal quickly.
    “I’m trying, man,â? Rose said before…

  • [New York Post] Knicks too slow from gate (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:13:07 -0500)
    Familiarity breeds contempt.
    And it breeds downright frustration when the same darn thing keeps occurring over and over. Look at the Knicks at the start of games.
    It has been a recurring problem. The ball goes up, the Knicks decide it’s nap time. They have come back a lot…

  • [New York Post] Camby out 2-4 weeks (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:13:07 -0500)
    Just as he was coming around, Marcus Camby is back on the shelf. Before Friday night’s 108-101 loss to the Bulls, the Knicks announced an MRI confirmed Camby has strained the plantar fascia in his left foot and will miss two to four weeks, and could be sidelined until…

  • [New York Post] Amar’e looks like â??old’ self (Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:53:51 -0500)
    Knicks coach Mike Woodson has said repeatedly we soon will see the old Amar’e Stoudemire. Through his first six games since returning from left knee surgery, we only have seen an old Stoudemire.Last night, in the Knicks’ 108-101 loss to the Bulls at the Garden â?? their eighth defeat…

  • 4 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jan 12 2013)

    1. hoolahoop

      This team needs to define themselves with lock-down defense and a smart offense characterized by great ball movement, anchored by the best go to guy in the league.

      What I see is No ball movement. Too much iso, hero-ball, starting with the guy that was having an MVP season. Defensive sluggishness and lapses.

      The knicks are reverting back to the way they played last season.
      It seems like Woodson is losing the team. To say everything will be fine once Felton gets back is ridiculous.

    2. d-mar

      Perfect storm of Knicks reeling while the Celtics and the Nets are red hot. Just have to get through this, the very light schedule for the next week helps a whole lot. Felton even talking about coming back for the Nets game on 1/21.

    3. Douglas

      hoolahoop:
      This team needs to define themselves with lock-down defense and a smart offense characterized by great ball movement, anchored by the best go to guy in the league.

      What I see is No ball movement. Too much iso, hero-ball, starting with the guy that was having an MVP season. Defensive sluggishness and lapses.

      The knicks are reverting back to the way they played last season.
      It seems like Woodson is losing the team. To say everything will be fine once Felton gets back is ridiculous.

      And who’s going to break down the defense to initiate said ball movement? Kidd is too slow. Prigs is no threat to score on the drive.

      After this game, lol. I will never say anything bad about Ray-Ray again. I have now realized the centrality of his importance to Woodson’s offense. Suddenly his chucking doesn’t look so bad.

    4. Juany8

      Douglas: And who’s going to break down the defense to initiate said ball movement? Kidd is too slow. Prigs is no threat to score on the drive.

      After this game, lol. I will never say anything bad about Ray-Ray again. I have now realized the centrality of his importance to Woodson’s offense. Suddenly his chucking doesn’t look so bad.

      I mentioned that losing Felton was going to cause Melo’s efficiency to nose dive earlier. Last night, instead of Felton chucking the open mid range looks the defense was giving up on the pick and roll, it was Melo doing so with the same space. Melo was playing point forward like early last year, and although he can do it for stretches it kills his efficiency going full time. Even Baron Davis could do a better job of running Woodson’s pick and roll offense, Kidd is just not a threat to score off the pick and roll at all, and the Knicks are overextending him by asking him to guard point guards on the other end. Prigs is a solid backup and nothing more.

      Felton is the third most important player for this team’s offense after Chandler and Melo, Knicks are still 18-6 when those 3 are playing.

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