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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Mar 31 2013)

  • [New York Times] Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers Past Kings, 103-98 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:49:10 GMT)
    Kobe Bryant passed Wilt Chamberlain for fourth place on the NBA’s scoring list, then put on one of the best passing performances of his storied career.

  • [New York Times] Jazz 116, Nets 107: After a Promising Start, the Nets’ Western Swing Ends With a Thud (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:46:51 GMT)
    Randy Foye’s eight 3-pointers tied a Jazz record and helped Utah beat the Nets, who lost the final two games of their 13-day trip.

  • [New York Times] George Leads Balanced Pacers Past Suns, 112-104 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:16:24 GMT)
    Paul George scored 25 points to lead all five Indiana starters in double figures and the Pacers won their fourth straight with a 112-104 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry’s 39 Leads Warriors Past Blazers, 125-98 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:13:16 GMT)
    Stephen Curry scored 39 points and the Golden State Warriors moved one step closer toward ending their five-year playoff drought with a 125-98 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Lifts Mavericks Past Bulls 100-98 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:52:19 GMT)
    Dirk Nowitzki said the ball felt flat coming out of his hand.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Playing the Way They Did in the Good Old Days, Four Months Ago (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:10:18 GMT)
    The Knicks attributed their seven-game winning streak to jumping on teams early, making free throws, playing with good spacing and making shots.

  • [New York Times] Holiday Leads 76ers Over Bobcats, 100-92 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:07:40 GMT)
    Jrue Holiday scored 10 straight points down the stretch, Evan Turner finished with 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-92 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Foye’s 8 3-Pointers Lift Jazz Over Nets, 116-107 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:04:24 GMT)
    Randy Foye scored 26 points, tying a career high with eight 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazz defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-107 Saturday night to keep Deron Williams winless against his former team.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Pull Away to Beat Timberwolves 99-86 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:49:30 GMT)
    The Memphis Grizzlies broke out of their road slump the only way they know how: by locking down on defense.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Westbrook Lead Thunder Past Bucks, 109-99 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:22:10 GMT)
    Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 109-99 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Dirk Nowitzki’s Hot Hand Lifts Mavs Over Bulls (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:15:21 GMT)
    Dirk Nowitzki’s 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds capped a late rally by the Mavericks in their win over the Bulls. Nowitzki finished with a season-high 35 points.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Passes Wilt for 4th on NBA Scoring List (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:04:24 GMT)
    Kobe Bryant has passed fellow Los Angeles Lakers great Wilt Chamberlain for fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list.

  • [New York Times] Holiday Leads 76ers Over Bobcats, 100-92 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:58:15 GMT)
    Jrue Holiday scored 10 straight points down the stretch, Evan Turner finished with 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-92 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Rockets Cruise Past Clippers, 98-81 (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:55:19 GMT)
    Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 15 points apiece to lead the Houston Rockets to a 98-81 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Johnson Has Season-High 21, Hawks Beat Magic (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 01:52:35 GMT)
    Ivan Johnson scored a season-high 21 points off the bench, and Devin Harris had 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter Saturday as the Atlanta Hawks pulled away to beat the Orlando Magic 97-88.

  • [New York Post] Tyson’s fashion passion (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:05:16 -0500)
    Tyson Chandler makes his living proudly wearing his Knicks uniform.
    But when the game is over â?? or when he is sidelined with an achy back and neck, as he has been the past nine games â?? the All-Star center isn’t done trying to impress.
    Chandler attacks fashion the way he…

  • [New York Post] Celts try to slow down Smith (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:52:19 -0500)
    What would J.R. do?
    That is the big question tonight as the Celtics invade the Garden on Easter Sunday, one more big test for J.R. Smith’s Knicks before Tuesday’s South Beach showdown.
    After the Heat’s 27-game streak ended Wednesday in Chicago, the Knicks are aiming…

  • [New York Post] Woodson: Beating softies still counts (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:52:19 -0500)
    Mike Woodson won’t have anyone diminish the Knicks seven-game victory streak â?? the longest in his 1 1/2 -season tenure as coach â?? despite it coming during a relatively soft section of their schedule.
    Woodson was a defensive assistant during the Knicks’ seven-game winning streak during Linsanity last season, but…

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks hope to extend seven-game winning streak, but tough foes loom (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:43:36 EDT)
    The Knicks are trying to storm into the playoffs the way they started this season.

  • [New York Daily News] Drive Time: J.R. credits recent tear to attacking basket (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:43:17 GMT)
    LeBron James and Miami can wait. First the Knicks have to take care of business on Easter Sunday against a team they might be facing in the first round of the playoffs, in only a matter of weeks.

  • 14 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Mar 31 2013)

    1. Z-man

      So the next 5 games are vs. playoff teams, including @Miami and @OKC. Using our golf analogies (JKidd must read KB!) I would say:

      0-5=triple bogey
      1-4=double bogey
      2-3 with losses to Boston, OKC and Miami= bogey
      2-3 with 1-2 win over either Boston, OKC or Miami =par
      3-2=birdie
      4-1=eagle
      5-0=double eagle

    2. Z-man

      Heres a good question: would you rather beat Miami or Boston? My hatred for the Celts runs so deep that any loss to them is absurdly painful, but beating Miami at home at this point would be mighty sweet…

    3. lavor postell

      Z-man:
      Heres a good question: would you rather beat Miami or Boston? My hatred for the Celts runs so deep that any loss to them is absurdly painful, but beating Miami at home at this point would be mighty sweet…

      I have an unhealthy need to see the Knicks make Paul Pierce suffer as much as possible. I really hope we take care of business early tonight like we have the last couple of games. If JR remains locked in and focused we should win this game. You’ve also got to think at some point we’re due for one of those ridiculous Melo games.

    4. d-mar

      lavor postell: I have an unhealthy need to see the Knicks make Paul Pierce suffer as much as possible.I really hope we take care of business early tonight like we have the last couple of games.If JR remains locked in and focused we should win this game.You’ve also got to think at some point we’re due for one of those ridiculous Melo games.

      I agree. I’d rather watch LeBron hit 8 3’s in a row and blow our doors off than watch Pierce hit some dagger shot and have to look at that smug face parading around MSG.

    5. d-mar

      The playoff picture in the East is so muddled right now, with NY, Indiana and the Nets all hoping that Atlanta ends up being their first round opponent, as opposed to Chicago or Boston.

      Looking at the schedules of Chicago, Atlanta and Boston, the Bulls have a way easier schedule than the other 2, with only 3 out of their remaining 11 games against playoff teams. So I would expect that they move up to the 5 spot and then it’s down to the Hawks and Celtics for the 6 or 7.

      Not much we can do to determine our opponent; we do play the Hawks twice so we could push them down in the standings, but then it depends whether we or Indiana gets the 2 spot. I do think we can beat Chicago or Boston in the 1st round, but it sure would be nice to avoid them!

    6. lavor postell

      d-mar: I agree. I’d rather watch LeBron hit 8 3?s in a row and blow our doors off than watch Pierce hit some dagger shot and have to look at that smug face parading around MSG.

      After Jordan and Miller there may not be a player who has killed the Knicks more over the years and what makes it worse is that smug demeanor you mentioned. It really was unbearable when you had the Antoine Walker shimmy to pair with it.

      Obviously beating Miami in the playoffs is the ultimate goal, but nothing would give me more satisfaction than the Knicks beating the living shit out of Boston in a playoff series.

    7. Brian Cronin

      The difference is also if you lose to Miami, it’s not really seen as a knock on the Knicks because Lebron is so otherworldly. You lose to the Celtics and that’s just embarrassing.

    8. flossy

      The way the Knicks handled the Celtics last time in Boston, I don’t see there being any reason they can’t take care of business today. If JR can go off against Tony Allen, he can handle Avery Bradley too.

      As far as the playoff are concerned, I don’t care who we play or what round we go out in, I just don’t want to get eliminated by anyone in the East other than Miami. If the Heat beat us, I’ll be disappointed but not shocked. If Boston, Chicago, Indiana, Brooklyn, etc. take us out in a 7 games series I’ll be seriously pissed.

    9. BigBlueAL

      Im probably being naive but I have no fear whatsoever of playing the Celtics in the 1st round and am almost hoping for it because eliminating them in a relatively easy 5 game series would be so freaking sweet.

      But yeah Id much prefer the Hawks if possible lol.

    10. BigBlueAL

      Wade and LeBron are “injured” and wont play tonight vs the Spurs. Hope they are still “injured” on Tuesday.

    11. Juany8

      BigBlueAL:
      Wade and LeBron are “injured” and wont play tonight vs the Spurs.Hope they are still “injured” on Tuesday.

      Lol they’re just returning the favor from when all the Spurs starters were “injured” early on

    12. d-mar

      That injury to Ware on Louisville may be the most gruesome I’ve ever seen, I can see why all the players (and Pitino) were in tears. Just awful.

    13. massive

      d-mar:
      That injury to Ware on Louisville may be the most gruesome I’ve ever seen, I can see why all the players (and Pitino) were in tears. Just awful.

      Absolutely terrible sight to see, and completely unexpected. You hate to see that happen in sports.

    14. Douglas

      massive: Absolutely terrible sight to see, and completely unexpected. You hate to see that happen in sports.

      I immediately thought of former Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva’s compound fracture. Thankfully, Eduardo made a full recovery and I hope Kevin Ware will be able to as well.

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