Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Mar 02 2013)
March 2nd, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Not Kidd-ing around: Woodson demotes point guard to bench role (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 06:42:11 GMT)
Jason Kidd’s days as a starter may be over. Mike Woodson removed the struggling veteran from the starting lineup prior to last night’s 96-88 victory over the Washington Wizards and made Kidd the back-up point guard, the role Kidd expected to play when he signed a three year contract last July.
[New York Daily News] With LeBron looming, Knicks struggle but still stop Wizards (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 02:53:39 GMT)
On Friday, the opponent was the Washington Wizards, a losing team with a young roster and an erratic point guard and yet the Knicks still struggled to hold them off. With a new starting lineup, the Knicks overcame a four-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Wizards, 96-88.
[New York Times] Lawson’s Jumper Lifts Nuggets Over Thunder 105-103 (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 07:42:12 GMT)
Wilson Chandler tied his career high with 35 points and gladly watched Ty Lawson take the game-winning jumper.
[New York Times] Vasquez Leads Hornets Past Pistons 100-95 (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 05:33:13 GMT)
As Greivis Vasquez dribbled along the perimeter in the final half-minute of a one-point game, he could only hope to overcome the memories of anti-clutch moments that have plagued the young Hornets.
[New York Times] Kanter (23 Points, 22 Rebounds) Leads Jazz in Rout (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 05:18:13 GMT)
Enes Kanter had career highs with 23 points and 22 rebounds in a rare start, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-68 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
[New York Times] Heat Top Grizzlies for 13th Win in a Row (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 05:00:33 GMT)
LeBron James endured his worst shooting night of the season, and still delivered the biggest basket of the game.
[New York Times] Suns Win 3rd Straight, Snap Hawks’ 4-Game Streak (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:54:09 GMT)
Marcus Morris tied his career high with four 3-pointers, in five attempts, and scored 16 points in his fifth game with Phoenix, helping the Suns win their third in a row with a 92-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
[New York Times] Spurs Beat Kings but Lose Parker to Ankle Injury (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:42:35 GMT)
DeJuan Blair scored 16 points off the bench to pace eight players in double figures, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat the Sacramento Kings 130-102 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Joe Johnson Back for Nets (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:38:39 GMT)
Nets guard Joe Johnson returned to the lineup Friday against the Dallas Mavericks after a three-game absence due to a left heel injury.
[New York Times] Knicks 96, Wizards 88: Knicks Defeat Wizards With Help of Carmelo Anthony (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:35:37 GMT)
To outlast the Wizards, the Knicks leaned on Carmelo Anthony for scoring and their defense to contain John Wall.
[New York Times] Magic Johnson Dangles $1 Million Carrot for LeBron Dunks (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:27:02 GMT)
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson will boost prizemoney for the NBA dunk contest from $100,000 to $1 million if LeBron James took part, the five-times NBA champion said on Friday.
[New York Times] Mavericks 98, Nets 90: Nets Fall Short Against the Mavericks (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:56:48 GMT)
Deron Williams tried mightily against the team that courted him in the off-season, but the Nets had dug themselves into too deep a hole.
[New York Times] Pierce Scores 26, Celtics Beat Warriors 94-86 (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:54:23 GMT)
Paul Pierce had 26 points, Jeff Green scored 14 of his 18 in the second half and the Boston Celtics overcame foul trouble and some erratic free throw shooting in a 94-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
[New York Times] Mavericks Hold On to Beat Nets 98-90 (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:51:32 GMT)
Dirk Nowitzki and former Nets guard Vince Carter each scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse by holding off Brooklyn 98-90 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Essay: When College Basketball Fans Storm Court, Ritual Trumps Peril (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:26:44 GMT)
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski was critical of the risk to his team after Virginia fans stormed the court on Thursday, but the phenomenon is on the rise.
[New York Times] Clippers Clobber Cavaliers 105-89 (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:21:17 GMT)
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, making a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Chris Paul had 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers ran away in the final period and beat the Cavaliers 105-89 on Friday night for their first win in Cleveland since 2002.
[New York Times] George Leads Pacers to 93-81 Win Over Raptors (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:00:44 GMT)
Paul George had 22 points and 10 rebounds, David West had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 93-81 on Friday night.
[New York Times] Rockets Rally in 4th to Outlast Magic, 118-110 (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:00:36 GMT)
James Harden scored 24 points, and Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino added 21 apiece as the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth quarter for a 118-110 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
[New York Times] Anthony’s 30 Points Help Knicks Beat 96-88 (Sat, 02 Mar 2013 02:51:50 GMT)
Even if the New York Knicks were looking ahead to their game against the Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony made sure his team still picked up a victory over the Washington Wizards along the way.
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).