Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Nov 11 2012)
November 11th, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Lupica: For love of the Knicks (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:06:07 GMT)
It doesn’t mean look out, Miami Heat, because the Knicks have started 4-0, or that the Knicks are a mortal lock to get one of the top four seeds in the Eastern Conference, or that they are going to make it out of the first round. Or that we should start booking time in the Canyon of Heroes for late June.
[New York Daily News] Woodson: Knicks must sit well (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:58:09 GMT)
Kurt Thomas didn’t make a peep when he went from being the Knicks’ top power forward reserve in their first three games to sitting out their win over Dallas on Friday night.
[New York Daily News] Raissman: Super start makes Knicks TV gold (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 02:21:17 GMT)
Jeremy who? Remember him? There were all kinds of concerns over an organization not only losing a popular young point guard on the come, but a legit TV attraction.
[New York Post] Woodson: Divas won’t be playing for Knicks (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:41:56 -0500)
Knicks coach Mike Woodson put on his no-nonsense cap yesterday and warned if any player on his team is upset about playing time, they can write their ticket out of the Big Apple.
[New York Post] Defense key to fast start (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 01:16:28 -0500)
Not only are the Knicks the only unbeaten team in the NBA at a stunning 4-0, they…
Phil Jackson may soon be back in La-La Land as Lakers coach, but Knicks owner James Dolan can’t regret sticking with Mike Woodson one bit and giving the Zen Master the snub.Beside the league-best 4-0 record, the Knicks’ statistical rankings demonstrate a club fundamentally rooted and defensively sound…
[New York Times] Phil Jackson and Lakers Have Been Here Before (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:39:04 GMT)
Mike D’Antoni, the former Knicks coach, is also on the Lakers’ shortlist. But the job is Phil Jackson’s if he wants it, said a person with knowledge of the process.
[New York Times] Steve Novak Says Second-Half Play Is Key to Knicks’ Early Success (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:30:05 GMT)
Steve Novak and the Knicks, the N.B.A.’s last undefeated team, have not allowed more than 40 points after halftime in any of their four victories.
[New York Times] Nuggets Rally to Beat Warriors in Double OT (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:15:44 GMT)
Danilo Gallinari scored five of his 21 points in the final 36 seconds and the Denver Nuggets closed with an 11-0 run to beat the Golden State Warriors 107-101 in double overtime on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Pierce Fires Celtics to Close Win Over Bucks (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:23:53 GMT)
Ten-time all-star Paul Pierce stepped up late in the game to help the Boston Celtics grind out a hard fought 96-92 away victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday.
[New York Times] Knicks 104, Mavericks 94: Knicks Rely on Offense to Defeat Mavericks and Move to 4-0 (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:20:40 GMT)
Knicks Coach Mike Woodson usually prefers defense over offense, but on Friday, his two most prolific scorers, Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith, took turns torching the Mavericks.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s Double-Double Helps Bobcats Top Mavericks (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:10:20 GMT)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a career-high 25 points and 12 rebounds as Charlotte ended a 16-game losing streak against Dallas.
[New York Times] On Basketball: Knicks and Lakers: Contrast for the Ages (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:10:20 GMT)
Not even Nate Silver could have forecast such disparate developments on opposite coasts over the season’s first week and a half.
[New York Times] Phil Jackson Said to Be Close to Rejoining Lakers (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:00:39 GMT)
Phil Jackson appears to be on the verge of rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers, just 18 months after he drifted, a bit wearily, into retirement.
[New York Times] The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Fairy-Tale Rise (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:54:24 GMT)
The uplifting story of the Oklahoma City Thunder may have suffered an agonizing plot twist, but just try to find someone in town who doesn’t still believe in a happy ending.
[New York Times] Spurs Hold Off Blazers 112-109 (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:54:09 GMT)
Gary Neal had 27 points, Manu Ginobili hit two big free throws in the final seconds and the San Antonio Spurs edged the Portland Trail Blazers 112-109 on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Robinson Sparks Bulls to Win Over Timberwolves (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:03:13 GMT)
Nate Robinson scored 18 points and the Chicago Bulls beat Minnesota 87-80 on Saturday night, ending the Timberwolves’ three-game winning streak.
[New York Times] Jefferson’s 27 Points Lift Jazz Over Suns 94-81 (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:01:03 GMT)
Al Jefferson had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz built a 22-point lead and held on for a 94-81 victory Saturday night over the Phoenix Suns.
[New York Times] Pierce, Garnett Help Celtics Rally Past Bucks (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 04:33:12 GMT)
Paul Pierce scored 25 points and Kevin Garnett added 18 as the Boston Celtics rallied for a 96-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Doug Collins Thinks Highly of Knicks (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 04:33:02 GMT)
“I think right now, arguably they could be playing as well as anybody in the East,” Doug Collins said of the Knicks.
[New York Times] Kidd-Gilchrist Lifts Bobcats Over Mavs 101-97 (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:57:29 GMT)
Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a career-high 25 points and 12 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats snap a 16-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 101-97 overtime win on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Harden Leads Rockets to 96-82 Win Over Pistons (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:48:18 GMT)
James Harden scored 20 points, Omer Asik had 14 and the Houston Rockets beat the winless Detroit Pistons 96-82 on Saturday night in their first game without coach Kevin McHale.
[New York Times] George Helps Pacers Top Lowly Wizards 89-85 (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:18:18 GMT)
Paul George scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the winless Washington Wizards 89-85 on Saturday night.
[New York Times] Lakers Speak to Phil Jackson About Return (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:12:16 GMT)
The Los Angeles Lakers spoke to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson on Saturday about returning for a third stint on their bench.
[New York Times] 76ers Win Third Straight, Beat Raptors 93-83 (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 02:45:47 GMT)
Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday and Nick Young scored 16 points apiece and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Toronto 93-83 on Saturday night, their fifth victory in six meetings with the Raptors.
[New York Times] Coach Kevin McHale Takes Leave of Absence From Rockets (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 01:11:46 GMT)
Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale took a leave of absence on Saturday to deal with a family matter.
[New York Times] Column: Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Doubt the Zen Master (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:45:23 GMT)
Nobody knows what might have happened had the Los Angeles Lakers been a bit more patient and allowed Kobe Bryant and his teammates some time to adjust to Mike Brown’s new Princeton offense, no matter how ill-suited it seemed for their talents.
[New York Times] Rockets Coach McHale Takes Leave of Absence (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:32:54 GMT)
Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale is taking an immediate leave of absence to attend to a personal family matter, the National Basketball Association team said on Saturday.
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).