Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Dec 02 2012)
December 2nd, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Knicks getting depth charge with Amar’e, Iman (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 02:40:54 GMT)
Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert worked out on a side court as the Knicks dispersed following practice Saturday, a reminder that the team’s winningest November in 40 years has come without two injured regulars.The Knicks are 11-4 entering Sunday’s home matinee against Phoenix, their most wins in that month since they won a dozen games in 1972 en route to the franchise’s last NBA championship.
[New York Times] Schedule Forces Knicks to Rest Players and Limit Practice (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 07:50:06 GMT)
Resting players is a topic that has been widely discussed in the N.B.A this week, after the Spurs were fined for sitting out players. But the Knicks have been resting players behind the scenes â?? with limited practice.
[New York Times] Warriors Beat Pacers 103-92 for 3rd Straight Win (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 06:20:42 GMT)
Stephen Curry had 20 points and a season-high 11 assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 103-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Rested Stars Rally Spurs Past Grizzlies (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 06:09:05 GMT)
Tony Parker scored 30 points, Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the host Spurs, in their first game since being fined $250,000 by the N.B.A., beat the Grizzlies, 99-95, in overtime.
[New York Times] Adidas Chronicles Recovery of Bulls’ Derrick Rose in Documentary (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 06:09:05 GMT)
A commercial during Bulls telecasts features Derrick Rose’s return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. In reality, he is expected to rejoin the Bulls sometime in February.
[New York Times] Clippers Manhandle Kings 116-81 (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 05:59:43 GMT)
Jamal Crawford scored 17 points off the bench, leading seven Clippers in double-digit scoring, and Los Angeles rested all of its starters in the fourth quarter of a 116-81 blowout of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
[New York Times] ‘Disappointed’ Spurs Shrug Off Fine, Beat Memphis (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 05:35:32 GMT)
So that’s what $250,000 worth of rest looks like.
[New York Times] Mayo Breaks Slump, Leads Mavs Past Pistons, 92-77 (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:38:39 GMT)
O.J. Mayo broke out of a shooting slump with 27 points and Dallas celebrated Derek Fisher’s Mavericks debut with a 92-77 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Bucks Rally for 91-88 Victory Over Celtics (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:29:39 GMT)
Larry Sanders had 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a 91-88 victory after the Boston Celtics scored the first 17 points of Saturday night’s game.
[New York Times] Wade’s 34 Lifts Heat Past Nets, 102-89 (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:17:56 GMT)
More than four hours before game time, Dwyane Wade was alone on the Miami Heat practice court, just getting some shots up by himself. No coaches around, no teammates, no trainers, just him, a ball and his thoughts.
[New York Times] Bulls Get the Best of 76ers 93-88 (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:14:41 GMT)
Luol Deng scored a game-high 25 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-88 Saturday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Domino Effect of a Name Change (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:12:20 GMT)
Last week Michael Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, said that he would be open to changing the team’s name to the Hornets should the franchise in New Orleans follow through with plans to change its name to something more befitting that city.
[New York Times] Heat Beat Nets to Maintain Home Perfection (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:11:26 GMT)
The NBA champion Miami Heat fought back from a 14-point deficit on Saturday to beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 and maintain their perfect home record this season.
[New York Times] Batum’s 3-Pointer Lifts Blazers Over Cavs in 2OTs (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:08:50 GMT)
Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Parsons, Patterson Lead Rockets Past Jazz (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 03:47:56 GMT)
Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin had 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116 on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Thunder Blow Past Hornets, 100-79 (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 03:41:42 GMT)
Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game, 100-79 over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Popovich: ‘Disappointed’ in $250K Fine From NBA (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 02:57:05 GMT)
Gregg Popovich said Saturday night he doesn’t know if the San Antonio Spurs will appeal a $250,000 fine from the NBA for sending his star players home to rest instead of playing them against the Miami Heat.
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).