Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Feb 24 2013)
February 24th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Back on Syracuse campus, Melo in rare class (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 05:30:03 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony, who led the Orange to the 2003 national championship in his only year on campus, had a large replica of his No. 15 jersey retired to the rafters of the Carrier Dome Saturday during a ceremony at halftime of Syracuse’s game against Georgetown.
[New York Daily News] Kenyon vows to bring Knicks energy, not temper (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:31:23 GMT)
The Knicks have had some games this season when they’ve lost their composure and focus, and so now they’ve brought in a veteran player who is the first to admit, “I’m a hot head a little bit.â? Sounds like a perfect fit.
[New York Post] Winding Euro tour led Copeland to Knicks (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:14:42 -0500)
Give Chris Copeland a whip and fedora and you could call him the Knicks’ Indiana Jones. The rookie’s journey to basketball’s premier stage took him across Europe, an adventure that included stops on four different Euro teams, all in a quest to find his personal Holy Grail â?? a…
[New York Post] Martin joins Knicks eager to change his bad reputation (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:22:46 -0500)
After officially signing his 10-day contract with the Knicks and practicing for the first time with the team yesterday, Kenyon Martin declared he plans to change the negative perceptions about him. The Knicks could use a change in public opinion right about now, too.
[New York Post] Melo elated as ‘Cuse hangs number (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:21:17 -0500)
The Knicks are in free fall…
SYRACUSE â?? Ten years ago, Carmelo Anthony watched and wondered as a Syracuse jersey was lifted to the rafters. Yesterday, it was his turn.
[New York Post] Woodson weighs tweaks to starting lineup (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:32:22 -0500)
“I remember being here when Sherman [Douglas] got his number retired and wondering what was going through his mind and how it felt,â? he said. “And to…
Mike Woodson was non-committal about his starting lineup for tonight’s game against the 76ers, though the coach said neither the lineup nor the rotation is causing the Knicks’ struggles. “That’s not beating us,â? Woodson said yesterday. “[Friday's loss to Toronto] was a tie score after the first…
[New York Post] Home’s where the heart of the problem is (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:27:43 -0500)
When Mike Woodson took over as Knicks head coach last March, one of his first priorities was to protect home court. “We can’t let teams come in here and think they can beat us,â? Woodson said repeatedly about playing at Madison Square Garden.The thinking is if you win…
[New York Times] Clippers Rebound With Big Win Over Jazz (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:27:38 GMT)
The Los Angeles Clippers registered a comprehensive 107-94 win over the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center on Saturday to rebound from their thrashing at the hands of San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.
[New York Times] Clippers Get 1st Sweep of Jazz Since ’78-79 Season (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:03:50 GMT)
Caron Butler scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rode a big third quarter to a 107-94 victory over Utah on Saturday night, completing their first season sweep of the Jazz since 1978-79.
[New York Times] Horford’s Late Bucket Lifts Hawks Over Bucks (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:13:14 GMT)
Al Horford’s hook shot with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted the Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night in a game that was close throughout.
[New York Times] Miami Heat’s Streak Reaches 10 (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:54:42 GMT)
LeBron James’ 35th career triple-double helped the Miami Heat cruise past the 76ers in Philadelphia.
[New York Times] West, Pacers Earn Home-And-Home Sweep of Pistons (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:10:16 GMT)
David West scored 16 points and Paul George added a double-double to help the Indiana Pacers easily beat the Detroit Pistons for the second time in as many nights with a 90-72 victory Saturday.
[New York Times] Wizards Fend Off Rockets’ 3s for 105-103 Win (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:03:59 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) â?? Bradley Beal scored 21 points, and Emeka Okafor had 17 points, 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining to help the Washington Wizards overcome the Houston Rockets’ 3-point barrage for a 105-103 win on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Speights, Irving Lead Cavaliers Past Magic 118-94 (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:48:44 GMT)
Marreese Speights scored 18 points, Alonzo Gee added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a big fourth quarter to run past the Orlando Magic 118-94 on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Nuggets End Road Woes With 113-99 Win Over Bobcats (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:45:46 GMT)
JaVale McGee had 17 points, including seven dunks, and the Denver Nuggets snapped a four-game road losing streak with a 113-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Knicks’ Kenyon Martin Welcomes Opportunity to Show He Can Still Play (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:44:41 GMT)
At his first interview, the Knicks’ Kenyon Martin acknowledged his fiery temper but spoke of his passion to play.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Salley Offers a Healthy Assist (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:32:47 GMT)
John Salley, a 6-foot-11 power forward and center, became a vegetarian in January 1991 after he felt he had to make changes in his lifestyle.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Do Warriors Have a Secret Weapon Up Their Sleeves? (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:27:21 GMT)
Wearing the unusual uniforms, Golden State won for the first time in 17 games with the Spurs, but the outfits attracted some derision.
[New York Newsday] Knicks Insider: Kenyon Martin tough on defense (Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:35:00 EST)
The Knicks already were the oldest team in the league, and they got older at the trade deadline.
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