Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jan 15 2012)
OKLAHOMA CITY â?? Knicks owner James Dolan broke into laughter from his baseline seat in the final seconds of the third quarter last night while his team was getting hammered, down by 27 points to the Thunder. Oklahoma City owner Clay Bennett was talking in Dolan’s ear, seeming as if…
OKLAHOMA CITY â?? Carmelo Anthony said he still was uncertain about being able to return tomorrow against the Magic because of his sprained ankle and wrist. That the Martin Luther King Day contest is a 1 p.m. matinee at the Garden gives him less time.”It’s too far away…
The Knicks were thoroughly outclassed by the Thunder, one of the NBA’s elite teams. The game was essentially over by halftime as Oklahoma City held a double digit lead for the final 29 minutes and cruised to a 104-92 victory.
Carmelo Anthony reported that he is making “some progress.â? but the Knicks’ small forward is unsure whether he’ll be available for Monday’s home game against the Orlando Magic. Anthony missed his first game of the season Saturday night due to a sprained right ankle and sprained left wrist. Bill Walker started in place of Anthony.
Think of this occasion, without Carmelo Anthony, as just one of those inevitable inclement nights. You know, into each Knicks season some rain must fall. The trouble for them was that the Thunder can strike like lightning.
The Knicks, playing without Carmelo Anthony, allowed 70 points in the first half as the Thunder cruised to their sixth consecutive victory.
Deron Williams, who was traded last February, missed 10 of his first 12 shots and finished with 16 points.
Chris Paul scored 33 points, Blake Griffin had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Lakers 102-94 on Saturday night despite 42 points by Kobe Bryant.
The Dallas Mavericks had little difficulty extending their win streak to five games as they crushed the Sacramento Kings 99-60 at the American Airlines Center on Saturday.
Al Jefferson scored 20 points and reserve C.J. Miles added 17 in Utah’s 107-94 win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night, spoiling the return of former Jazz All-Star guard Deron Williams.
Jason Terry scored 21 points, Vince Carter added 16, and the Dallas Mavericks stretched their winning streak to five games with a 99-60 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Rudy Gay scored 23 points, Marc Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-99 Saturday night.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points, James Harden added 24 off the bench and the Oklahoma City Thunder raced past the New York Knicks 104-92 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
Derrick Rose had 18 points and 11 assists, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 77-64 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
Danny Granger scored 21 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 97-83 victory over Boston on Saturday night, the Celtics’ fourth straight loss.
Rookie Kemba Walker made the most of his first NBA start, scoring a career-high 23 points to lift the Charlotte Bobcats to a 112-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Ivan Johnson hit the clinching free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from from 18 points down to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91 on Saturday night.
Lou Williams scored 24 points and Andre Iguodala added a season-high 23 to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-90 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
The Bulls have re-established themselves, and their newfound worthiness is not all about Derrick Rose, their point guard. Or is it?