Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Nov 10 2012)
November 10th, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Melo & Co. outlast Mavericks to remain NBA’s only unbeaten (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:19:19 -0500)
The Knicks sweated it out for a half, which is the most they have sweated this season.
[New York Post] Tyson has big Chand in beating old mates (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 04:22:52 -0500)
After falling behind at halftime and actually looking beatable, the Knicks swatted their first challenge away with the ease of the NBA’s lone undefeated team.
Holding the Mavericks to 37 points in…
There is still disappointment for Knicks center Tyson Chandler that the Mavericks â?? who won the 2011 NBA championship â?? did not have a chance to repeat as players, including himself, landed across the basketball landscape.
[New York Post] Finding strong from the week (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 04:03:05 -0500)
But Chandler doesn’t see himself out of the title chase. These Knicks remind him of…
We are still in that segment of season when anything remains possible, when everyone remains viable. Charles Barkley once said he disliked the first few weeks of a season because “the lousy teams don’t know that they’re lousy yet.â?
[New York Post] Mavericks coach: Kidd’s (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:47:36 -0500)
This is also true: This early, the great teams…
What Jason Kidd does on a basketball court never has been in dispute. The big shots. The astounding defense. The how-in-blazes-did-he-do-that passes. The triple doubles.
[New York Post] Phil, D’Antoni floated to replace Brown (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:20:11 -0500)
But just as impressive is what Kidd does for those around him. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle saw it first hand in Dallas, and he sees…
Even Yogi got 16 games.
[New York Post] No Kidd-ing! Cuban still full of jeer (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 02:37:09 -0500)
The Lakers, stressing the higher than normal expectations to win now put on the team with the arrivals of center Dwight Howard and point guard Steve Nash, fired coach Mike Brown yesterday, just five games into the season.
“Very surprising. I’m disappointed for him…
Mavericks flamboyant owner Mark Cuban didn’t take back his harsh words about Knicks guard Jason Kidd, joking before the game he would “boo the hell out of him” last night.Nevertheless, Cuban, surrounded by reporters before last night’s Knicks-Mavericks game, didn’t add fuel to the fire. Kidd…
[New York Newsday] Knicks top Mavs, remain undefeated (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:33:36 EST)
Tyson Chandler's arms reached above everyone else's inside the paint after Carmelo Anthony's layup rimmed off. In one motion, Chandler grabbed the ball, got hit on the arm and slammed home the miss as the Garden erupted with noise midway through the fourth quarter.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Chandler fires up Knicks, shakes up Mavs (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:48:57 EDT)
With 6:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, Tyson Chandler soared over Dallas’ defense, following up on a Carmelo Anthony missed layup, and threw down a vicious, two-handed putback dunk.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Carmelo Anthony lifts Knicks to 4-0 start (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:06:40 EDT)
Chandler flexed his arms, shouted a few words in the direction of the opposing bench — and fired up his team. The Knicks went on to put away the Mavericks, 104-94, en route to their best start (4-0) since the 1993-94 season.
“I just wanted to give my guys some energy,” said Chandler, who finished with 11 points and nine rebounds (five offensive) in 30 minutes.
Crazy as it sounded to some, Mike Woodson wanted Carmelo Anthony to be more than just a scorer this season.
[New York Daily News] Anthony nets 31 as undefeated Knicks top Mavs (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:11:40 GMT)
He wanted him to rebound, play defense, share the ball and generally lead this Knicks team with a dose of selfless play.
“I’m trying to get Melo to do everything,” the coach said earlier this week.
Some around the NBA had to hear that statement and chuckle.
Anthony, of course, has the reputation of a talented scorer with little regard for other aspects of the game.
The schedule hasn’t exactly been grueling and the competition, except for the Miami Heat, has been average at best. But we are now into the second week of the NBA season and not only are the Knicks in first place but they have yet to lose a game.
[New York Daily News] Mavs owner expects Melo to shine with vets (Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:52:34 GMT)
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban saw Dirk Nowitzki grow as Dallas’ superstar into a 2011 NBA champion, surrounded by experienced veterans such as Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler.
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