Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Dec 23 2012)
December 23rd, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Rubio showing flashes of greatness (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:34:05 -0500)
Ricky Rubio was back from a torn ACL injury for only a couple minutes when he unleashed a ridiculous look-this-way, send-it-that-way pass that also happened to go in-between his legs to a cutting Greg Stiemsma for a layup. YouTube exploded.
[New York Post] Amar’e will accompany Knicks on trip, but he likely won’t play (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:32:50 -0500)
The Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni just shrugged. Seen it before.
The latest on the Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire was a “yesâ? and “noâ? and “probably notâ? situation.
[New York Post] No Love for Timberwolves (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 04:58:47 -0500)
Yes, coach Mike Woodson sat down yesterday and had his long chat with the power forward as promised. But no, Stoudemire will not play in tonight’s game at the Garden against the…
Superstar forward Kevin Love will not see any action when the Timberwolves take on the Knicks today at the Garden.
[New York Post] Still no timetable for Wallace’s return from foot injury (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 03:29:58 -0500)
According to the Timberwolves’ PR Twitter account, Love “did not practice today because of an eye injury sustained vs OKC. Will not make the trip to New York.â?
Forward Rasheed Wallace’s foot injury went from “soreâ? to “acute.â? Either way, it’s not certain when he’ll return for the Knicks.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: The Hawks Use Balance to Defeat the Bulls (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 06:48:11 GMT)
Wallace is listed as day-to-day with what the Knicks are calling an “acute stress reactionâ? and a “chronic [left] foot condition.â? Wallace is being treated conservatively…
Every Atlanta starter scored in double figures as the Hawks routed the visiting Chicago Bulls, 92-75, on Saturday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
[New York Times] Chris Paul Helps Guide Clippers’ Reboot (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 06:48:03 GMT)
One unofficial, uncredited member of the committee that remade the Los Angeles Clippers is point guard Chris Paul.
[New York Times] From Behind, Knicks Chase Refs (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 06:48:03 GMT)
Friday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls was the best and most recent example of how a frustrated Knicks team can lose its composure and then struggle for the rest of the game.
[New York Times] Lakers Rally Past Warriors in OT in Nash’s Return (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 06:40:46 GMT)
Kobe Bryant had 34 points and 10 rebounds, Steve Nash finished with 12 points and nine assists in his first game in almost two months, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Golden State Warriors 118-115 in overtime on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Portland Beats Suns 96-93 for Fifth Straight Win (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 06:01:35 GMT)
J.J. Hickson had 19 points and 15 rebounds for his seventh straight double-double, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Holiday Games for Fans, Not for Players (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:14:31 GMT)
Having played more Christmas Day games than any other N.B.A. franchise – 47 entering this season, the Knicks will be trading presents, slippers and family dinners for a chance at beating the Lakers on national television.
[New York Times] Nuggets Send Bobcats to 15th Straight Loss (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 04:49:45 GMT)
Kosta Koufos scored a season-high 16 points, and Kenneth Faried and Andre Iguodala added 15 points apiece as the Denver Nuggets beat Charlotte 110-88 and sent the Bobcats to their 15th consecutive loss on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Pacers Rally to Beat Hornets (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 04:22:49 GMT)
David West scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 22-point deficit to beat New Orleans 81-75 on Saturday night, handing the Hornets their 11th straight loss.
[New York Times] Cavaliers Beat Bucks 94-82 (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 04:16:48 GMT)
Dion Waiters scored 18 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 94-82 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
[New York Times] James Scores 30, Heat Win Again, Top Jazz 105-89 (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 03:49:41 GMT)
LeBron James’ scoring streak is still going, as well as his uncanny run of not fouling anyone.
[New York Times] Heat Beat Jazz to Break Clear Atop Eastern Conference (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 03:43:28 GMT)
LeBron James jammed home 30 points as the NBA champion Miami Heat silenced the Utah Jazz 105-89 on Saturday to move past the New York Knicks atop the Eastern Conference.
[New York Times] Harden Leads Rockets Over Grizzlies 121-96 (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 03:37:38 GMT)
James Harden scored 31 points with eight assists, and the Houston Rockets earned their third straight win, 121-96 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Pistons Beat Wizards Again 96-87 (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 02:52:43 GMT)
Charlie Villanueva scored 19 points, Rodney Stuckey added 18 and the Detroit Pistons got their second win in as many nights over the Washington Wizards, 96-87 on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Horford Lifts Hawks to 92-75 Win Over Bulls (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 02:31:56 GMT)
Al Horford had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and every Atlanta starter scored in double figures as the Hawks routed the Chicago Bulls 92-75 on Saturday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
[New York Daily News] Slow road back for Stoudemire (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:35:52 GMT)
Mike Woodson doesn’t “foreseeâ? Amar’e Stoudemire making his season debut during this week’s West Coast trip but maintains that the veteran power forward has not suffered any recent setbacks.
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).