Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Mar 11 2012)
With Tyson Chandler likely returning for this afternoon’s tip-off against the 76ers, coach Mike D’Antoni was asked about the danger of the Knicks thinking that with their valuable center back, the team’s problems are solved.
“No, we can’t do that,â? D’Antoni said. “We’re where…
Mike D’Antoni said yesterday he was unaware J.R. Smith was not participating in the huddles during Friday’s loss to the Bucks. “I didn’t know that. It’s news to me right now,â? the Knicks’ coach said when asked about it after practice.”I think he’s…
When we said that Jeremy Lin had saved Mike D’Antoni’s job and saved the Knicks’ season, we really should have added this: For now.He had saved D’Antoni’s job and saved the Knicks’ season for the time being, coming from the end of the bench and from obscurity the way he did.
Help arrives for the Knicks on Sunday in the form of Tyson Chandler, who is as obsessed with defense as some of his teammates are about shots and minutes.
Knicks guard JR Smith was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday “for posting inappropriate pictures on his Twitter account,” according to the league. Smith, the explosive yet controversial guard, said late Friday night that he regrets posting a photo of a semi-nude woman.
The Knicks allowed an average of 111.8 points during a four-game losing streak, in contrast to 89.7 points during a seven-game winning streak.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ new owners, a group of private equity titans, is committed to turning around the N.B.A. franchise on the court and at the gate.
Dwyane Wade’s jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave Miami a 93-91 win over Indiana, extending the Heat’s home-court winning streak to 12 games.
David Lee scored 25 points, Nate Robinson added 21 and the Golden State Warriors beat the road-weary Dallas Mavericks 111-87 on Saturday night.
Jared Dudley scored 19 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 on Saturday night for their fifth straight home win.
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for posting “inappropriate pictures” on his Twitter account, the league announced on Saturday.
Chris Kaman scored 20 points and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 95-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who played their first game Saturday night since losing star point guard Ricky Rubio for the season to a knee injury.
Dwyane Wade’s jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave Miami a 93-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, extending the Heat home-court winning streak to 12 games.
James Harden scored 22 of his career-high 33 points in the first half, Kevin Durant had 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Bobcats 122-95 on Saturday night.
Derrick Rose had 24 points and 13 assists, Carlos Boozer scored 27 and the Chicago Bulls pounded the Utah Jazz 111-97 on Saturday night.
Rodney Stuckey had 20 points and eight assists and Brandon Knight scored 19 first-half points as the Detroit Pistons routed the Toronto Raptors 105-86 Saturday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-99 win against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Ricky Rubio’s sensational rookie season has come to a devastatingly abrupt end.
Most news agencies credited Deron Williams with setting the Nets’ N.B.A. single-game scoring record, but the franchise mark still belongs to Julius Erving.