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Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Mar 09 2013)

  • [New York Times] Williams Hits 11 3s, Scores 42 as Nets Top Wizards (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 08:33:49 GMT)
    Deron Williams sensed the disappointment from the crowd, strange as it seemed given how well he played.

  • [New York Times] Heat Ride 17-Game Streak Into Matchup With Pacers (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 08:30:47 GMT)
    With yet another win in the books, the Miami Heat turned their attention to the streak.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Beat Raptors 118-116 in OT to Go Over .500 (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 08:06:42 GMT)
    Kobe Bryant’s steely determination never wavers. It’s his 34-year-old body he sometimes wonders about.

  • [New York Times] Rockets Top Warriors 94-88 to Take Season Series (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 06:37:02 GMT)
    Chandler Parsons scored 26 points, James Harden had 20 points and 11 assists and the Houston Rockets overcame a horrendous shooting performance to beat the Golden State Warriors 94-88 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Thomas, Evans Lead Kings Past Suns 121-112 (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:51:49 GMT)
    Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points and Tyreke Evans had 25 for the Sacramento Kings, who defeated the Phoenix Suns 121-112 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Heat Win 17th Straight, Top 76ers 102-93 (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:33:55 GMT)
    So many streaks. And the Miami Heat made sure they all survived.

  • [New York Times] Heat Rally to Win 17th Straight (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:32:52 GMT)
    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 47 points to lift the Heat over the 76ers for their 17th straight victory, and the Bulls escaped the Jazz.

  • [New York Times] Nets 95, Wizards 78: Nets’ Deron Williams Hits 11 3′s and Scores 42 in Win (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:31:48 GMT)
    Deron Williams hit 11 of 16 3-point attempts, including an N.B.A.-record nine in the first half, as the Nets cruised past the Wizards.

  • [New York Times] Williams’ 11 3s, 42 Points Lead Nets Past Wizards (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:30:52 GMT)
    Deron Williams already had five 3-pointers in less than five minutes when he pulled up in transition well behind the line, just to see how hot he really was.

  • [New York Times] Terry Lifts Celtics to 107-102 Win Over Hawks (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:21:55 GMT)
    Jason Terry hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 35 seconds left in overtime and the Boston Celtics rallied after blowing a big lead in regulation and beat the Atlanta Hawks 107-102 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Leads Blazers to 136-106 Rout of Spurs (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:19:31 GMT)
    Damian Lillard had 35 points and nine assists and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 136-106 on Friday night to set a record for most points by an opponent at the AT&T Center.

  • [New York Times] Belinelli Lifts Bulls Over Jazz 89-88 (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:57:50 GMT)
    Marco Belinelli made a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to an 89-88 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 19 as Thunder Defeat Bobcats 116-94 (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:40:08 GMT)
    Kevin Durant sat in his locker after the game with both of his legs completely wrapped in an air pressure leg massager.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Blow Lead but Beat Pistons 102-99 (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:31:00 GMT)
    O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-99 on Friday night when Charlie Villanueva missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Leads Grizzlies Past Cavaliers 103-92 (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:12:42 GMT)
    Marc Gasol scored 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held off a late run for a 103-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Cruise Past Magic for 115-86 Win (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 02:54:59 GMT)
    Paul George had 25 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 18 and the Indiana Pacers used a big first half to roll past the Orlando Magic 115-86 on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Deron Williams Hits Record 9 3s in First Half (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:51:55 GMT)
    Deron Williams has set the NBA record with nine 3-pointers in a half in the first half of the Brooklyn Nets’ game against Washington.

  • [New York Times] Djokovic Delight After ‘Up-Close’ Lakers Experience (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:24:49 GMT)
    A long-time fan of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Novak Djokovic had the time of his life in Los Angeles last weekend while getting up close and personal with the 16-time NBA champion Lakers.

  • [New York Times] Thibodeau Says Rose ‘Not Quite’ Ready to Play (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:37:44 GMT)
    Injured Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is “not quite” ready to return from his knee injury, coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday.

  • [New York Times] Cavs All-Star Irving to Play Through Flu Symptoms (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:02:11 GMT)
    Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving says he will play against Memphis despite having flu-like symptoms earlier in the day.

  • 39 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Mar 09 2013)

    1. er

      Lol Deron Williams literally had a carbon copy of the game he had against the Knicks last year the game Melo returned

    2. d-mar

      Based on past history, how many of you are waiting for the inevitable press release from MSG: “The Knicks announced today that Carmelo has a ____ of the right ___ and will be out 6-8 weeks”?

    3. GHenman

      d-mar: Based on past history, how many of you are waiting for the inevitable press release from MSG: “The Knicks announced today that Carmelo has a ____ of the right ___ and will be out 6-8 weeks”?

      It’s coming any day now.

    4. ephus

      Ray Williams is fighting the good fight against colon cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I loved those Sugar Ray/ Michael Ray Knicks. Please join me in sending out love and prayers for healing.

    5. Z

      bobneptune:
      The ganja must be super strong in the Philippines for our former boy:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0bmGR2YDa1I

      Or the opposite! The Philippines has the strictest marijuana laws on the planet.

      “In the Philippines, the first time you’re caught smoking a joint you can be sent to rehab for at least six months. If you are persistent enough to try again, the next time could land you in jail for between six and twelve years. If you get caught growing weed, you’re looking at anything from life imprisonment to the death penalty. The Philippine Dangerous Drugs Act will make your life a living hell. One man was jailed for 15 years after being caught with two “sticks” (assumedly meaning joints) of marijuana.”

      Why, of all places, did Balkman’s Agent send him to the Philippines??

    6. lavor postell

      Z: Or the opposite! The Philippines has the strictest marijuana laws on the planet.

      “In the Philippines, the first time you’re caught smoking a joint you can be sent to rehab for at least six months. If you are persistent enough to try again, the next time could land you in jail for between six and twelve years. If you get caught growing weed, you’re looking at anything from life imprisonment to the death penalty. The Philippine Dangerous Drugs Act will make your life a living hell. One man was jailed for 15 years after being caught with two “sticks” (assumedly meaning joints) of marijuana.”

      Why, of all places, did Balkman’s Agent send him to the Philippines??

      Wow I could never live there. Balkman needs to fire his agent ASAP.

    7. Owen

      I feel bad for Balkman. Well, for the other guy more. Tough to watch that video. He had one great year for the Knicks, as under the radar as it was, and I really enjoyed watching him play. The NBA wasn’t in the cards for him though clearly…

    8. d-mar

      Meanwhile, I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that the next 6 games are the make or break point for our season. The Nets and the Celtics have easy schedules while we’re out West, so if we falter, things could get very tight in the Atlantic. Makes tonight’s game an absolute must win, no matter who does or doesn’t play.

    9. yellowboy90

      I remember Balkman in college causing problems for Noah and Horford. He was suppose to be Faried before Faried. I also remember him playing against UF. He had a good game.

    10. johnlocke

      Kobe Bean Bryant … my goodness, talk about balls of steel. First New Orleans, then this: http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400278645

      The fact that he’s 34 and scoring 40+ in back to back games is really unreal.

      Lakers are 1 game over .500 and 1/2 game out of 8th place. This would be San Antonio’s worst nightmare I think.

    11. lavor postell

      On another note the break up of the Big East is such a huge loss for anybody that loves college hoops. Fuck college football for being a money generating whore that has created such a revenue stream that no traditions are being respected. I understand money is always a huge factor, but you’ve got conferences in college now with very few natural rivalries. Any system that disrupts basketball utopia/best weekend in college hoops that is the Big East tournament needs to examine it’s decision making process. It really pisses me off and I’m not even a Big East alum.

    12. lavor postell

      Can anybody please explain to me why the Raptors want to get an extension done for Gay in such a hurry?

    13. daJudge

      I’m with you. Loved Ray Williams as a player. Hope he recovers.

      ephus:
      Ray Williams is fighting the good fight against colon cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I loved those Sugar Ray/ Michael Ray Knicks. Please join me in sending out love and prayers for healing.

    14. Owen

      Because Colangelo is the worst gm in basketball. Honestly, I don’t understand how he thinks about basketball. And he is widely thought to be a brilliant basketball mind.

      lavor postell:
      Can anybody please explain to me why the Raptors want to get an extension done for Gay in such a hurry?

    15. Owen

      It would be kind of amazing to not have home court in the first round with the way the season started. I agree pretty crucial.

      it’s going to be pretty interesting to see how we handle Millsap, Jefferson, and Favors with Chandler gimpy and Stat out. Martin may need to ration his fouls a little more judiciously….

      d-mar:
      Meanwhile, I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that the next 6 games are the make or break point for our season. The Nets and the Celtics have easy schedules while we’re out West, so if we falter, things could get very tight in the Atlantic. Makes tonight’s game an absolute must win, no matter who does or doesn’t play.

    16. jon abbey

      Amar’e out for six weeks again, this next few weeks is going to be ugly (and maybe the whole remainder of the season).

    17. max fisher-cohen

      haha, and Gay has been terrible in Toronto — TS% of 46.1%

      Colangelo earned his reputation as a good GM with some great moves: He drafted Stoudemire and Marion and signed Nash to what was thought by many to be a bad contract.

      The Suns traded/sold a lot of draft picks (Rajon Rondo, Luol Deng, Nate Robinson), but I think that was more the result of Phoenix’s greedy owner. BTW, how many titles might Phoenix have won with Deng instead of Raja Bell?

      He’s just been crap in Toronto… I have to wonder if it’s just pressure from above to build a decent team so as to sell tickets. Nostalgia for the days of Vince Carter. To his credit, Valanciunas looks like a stud, and while Bargnani was a mistake, that was the time of the Euro craze, and that draft class was terrible anyway. Fran Vasquez, Yaroslav Korolev, Bargnani, Sene, Araujo, and Biedrins were all picked top 14 from 2004-06.

    18. d-mar

      jon abbey:
      Amar’e out for six weeks again, this next few weeks is going to be ugly (and maybe the whole remainder of the season).

      This is just too fucking depressing. JR’s going to need elbow replacement surgery after hoisting up 200 shots in the next 6 games.

    19. Robtachi

      Injuries typically are random accidents by nature and impossible to predict, but it’s time to face facts – this is what happens when you assemble a team of older players who have a harder time staying healthy and guys who have a lengthy history of injuries. Hopefully Melo is okay after sitting out tonight (which he should; the Knicks really should still be able to win tonight) and gets back to Bernard-ing around for our Bockers these last couple months.

    20. Robtachi

      What’s that you say? We had exclusive rights to retain a player who, when injuries necessitate, has a knack for taking on a scoring load for short periods of time? Awesome!

      Wait, we DIDN’T sign him? FUCK!

    21. max fisher-cohen

      Wow, STAT’s out for another six weeks. That’s what I get for not scrolling up. And it’s not even the same knee that had the problem earlier in the season. That’s crazy. I really wish this team could stay healthy if only to remove the health excuse. It’s a damn good thing SToudemire has something of a post game now because he clearly can’t keep putting the pressure on his knees that his face up game demands.

      If Melo is out for an extended period, it’s going to be really hard for this team to win ANY games. It’s going to be JR and Felton jacking 30 shots each while guys like Novak and Kidd never see daylight due to the lack of double teams. The defense is going to have to step up in a huge way.

      Also, maybe it’s time I pick up Copeland on my fantasy team…

    22. ruruland

      max fisher-cohen:
      Wow, STAT’s out for another six weeks. That’s what I get for not scrolling up. And it’s not even the same knee that had the problem earlier in the season. That’s crazy. I really wish this team could stay healthy if only to remove the health excuse. It’s a damn good thing SToudemire has something of a post game now because he clearly can’t keep putting the pressure on his knees that his face up game demands.

      If Melo is out for an extended period, it’s going to be really hard for this team to win ANY games. It’s going to be JR and Felton jacking 30 shots each while guys like Novak and Kidd never see daylight due to the lack of double teams. The defense is going to have to step up in a huge way.

      Also, maybe it’s time I pick up Copeland on my fantasy team…

      I honestly think there is some question as to whether Amar’e really is willing to come back again, given the state of his knees at this point.

    23. danvt

      Well, he came back nicely from the last debridement, so, there’s hope for his career still. He’s a good guy. Overall, it doesn’t matter as far as this season. This team wasn’t going anywhere anyway. The truth is we signed Amar’e to be Robin and then didn’t get Batman. He was miscast as Batman and then miscast as Robin to a similarly flawed Batman. Then an ensemble cast was assembled out of dust to try to mask this flawed concept. The rebuild can’t start soon enough for me.

    24. max fisher-cohen

      ruruland: I honestly think there is some question as to whether Amar’e really is willing to come back again, given the state of his knees at this point.

      Is this you speaking as you or you speaking with information? He still moves really well. He’s not playing like Chris Webber, yet. If it gets to that point, then I could see the retirement discussion happening.

    25. danvt

      In the meantime, everything is ok once you realize we’re basically fukt and accept it. I’d like to see Copeland get some run and I’d like to see some restrictions taken off of Shumpert. Let’s see 10 shots from Iman. I don’t want to just give it to JR and Felton.

      We were at our best this year with Tyson and Raymond in the P&R as option number one, anyway. I’ll be psyched to see Tyson become a bigger part of the offense.

    26. Z

      lavor postell: Wow I could never live there.Balkman needs to fire his agent ASAP.

      The guy in street clothes that finally comes on the court and calms him down is, quite obviously, his hookup.

      But I guess this video finally answers the Balkman enigma: when asked in 2007 why Balkman isn’t getting any playing time, Isiah answered “Balkman knows why. Go ask him.” (That reporter proceeded to go and ask Balkman and Balkman strangled him in a fit of withdrawal).

    27. Z

      max fisher-cohen:
      To be fair, Lin hadn’t exactly proven himself durable either.

      He’s started every game for the Rockets this year. 2000+ minutes. What does a guy need to do to prove himself durable?

      Live by the old knees, feet, and backs, die by them…

    28. Owen

      This sucks. But watching Amare play the other night this was my first thought. How long can he play like that and not get injured. Didn’t expect this to happen so fast.

      It’s something that stat oriented folks really need to pay attention to. Some styles of play are devastatingly effective in short spells. But you can’t sustain them in the long run. Devin Harris taught me this. Tried to attack the rim every play for a few years until his body broke down.

      It’s no wonder the mid range jump shot is so popular. We (I) decry it for being inefficient but the truth is, it keeps people healthy.

      Alright, life goes on, here comes a healthy dose of Kenyon Martin….

    29. Nick C.

      Owen : Jordan and Vince Carter’s games both changed over time in the manner you described. Even Melo has referred to “bully ball” being taxing.

    30. jon abbey

      Z: He’s started every game for the Rockets this year. 2000+ minutes. What does a guy need to do to prove himself durable?

      he said “hadn’t”, not “hasn’t”, meaning this past summer, not now.

    31. ruruland

      max fisher-cohen: Is this you speaking as you or you speaking with information? He still moves really well. He’s not playing like Chris Webber, yet. If it gets to that point, then I could see the retirement discussion happening.

      No, I don’t know anything specific. To me it’s just the question of how many times you’re willing to rehab. I suppose he’ll try to play through his contract.

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