Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Apr 22 2012)
ATLANTA â?? In his return to the Knicks on Friday, Amar’e Stoudemire managed to do something no NBA player had been able to accomplish the past 3 1/2 weeks â?? stop Carmelo Anthony.
Or maybe it was Anthony who stopped himself in Cleveland as his 12-point, one-rebound, four-turnover outing may…
C’mon, even a dullard like me saw that coming.
Apostroph’e Stoudemire returned against the Cadavers and the Knicks’ offense â?? flawless to a fault in its previous two games â?? took a powder and took the defense with it.
The same collage which shot nearly 57 percent (better than 59…
With eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter and his Knicks down by 18 points in Cleveland, Mike Woodson was all set to put Carmelo Anthony back into the game.
The N.B.A.’s executive of the year trophy rarely goes to a team with a middling record, but the Knicks’ interim general manager Glen Grunwald demands consideration.
Denver earned its ninth straight postseason bid with a win over Phoenix. Philadelphia ended Indiana’s seven-game winning streak, and is close to sealing a playoff spot.
Walt Frazier, the sports analyst and sharp dresser, has a regimen of exercise and health food on Sundays to maintain the image his fans expect.
Devin Harris scored 21 points and had a key block that forced overtime to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Orlando Magic 117-107 and keep their lock on the final Western Conference playoff spot.
Derrick Rose returned to the lineup to help Chicago Bulls beat the Dallas Mavericks 93-83 on Saturday and increase their lead over the Miami Heat in the race for the Eastern Conference’s top seed.
Brandon Jennings scored 30 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 106-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night that kept their slim playoff hopes alive.
Rudy Gay scored 21 points and had a key block in the final seconds as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight, 93-89 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.
Luol Deng scored 22 points, Richard Hamilton added 19 and the Chicago Bulls held off a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Dallas Mavericks 93-83 on Saturday night.
Courtney Lee scored 20 points, Goran Dragic added 18 points and seven assists and the Houston Rockets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 99-96 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Elton Brand scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 19 to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Pacers 109-106 in overtime Saturday night, stopping Indiana’s winning streak at seven games.
With the playoffs a week away, Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat arena Saturday night with his swollen finger in a splint — and considered himself lucky.
Dwyane Wade dislocated his left index finger in the opening minutes of the Miami Heat’s game Saturday against Washington, but he said he’ll be ready for the start of the playoffs next weekend.
Ty Lawson went 5 of 5 on 3-pointers and had 29 points and 10 assists to lead Denver to a 118-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday that clinched a playoff berth for the Nuggets.