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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Nov 11 2012)

  • [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.
    Not only are the Knicks the only unbeaten team in the NBA at a stunning 4-0, they…

  • [New York Post] Defense key to fast start (Sun, 11 Nov 2012 01:16:28 -0500)
    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.

  • 24 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Nov 11 2012)

    1. bockadoo

      If Stat is cool about coming off the bench, Shump comes back strong, and we stay relatively healthy, we will win the whole thing. That would be too much balance for anyone else to handle. How ’bout that for the only post of the day…

    2. daJudge

      Love it bockadoo, but can I add something. I usually count on my Giants to make me feel OK this time of the year, but not today. I was walking my horse dog Gypsy around the old mountain, thinking how bad my Giants had played. To top it all, my stinking over fifty team played like drek today. But something made me stop and chill. I yanked the chain and looked up at the Seven Sisters and the Milky Way, which were just shining beautiful. Immediately, I thought how well our boys have been playing. It made me feel better about the Giants, my damn over fifty league and life in general. All of a sudden, my dog stirred and I looked down into the hollow. Again, I yanked the leash. Next thing I saw was that Canadien Lynx, which hasn’t been around since Lin. No shit. What a night. What a year?

    3. jon abbey

      something to keep an eye on for you guys who love Knicks history: a record of 54-28 or better will put us back over .500 for the history of the franchise (2561-2586 coming into this year).

    4. johnlocke

      Stat won’t be cool about coming off the bench, he thinks he’s an All-Star in his prime, that is ready for a breakout season after last year. He’s clearly an offensive upgrade over K. Thomas or Sheed, just needs to put the effort in on D. Will have to go back to Woodson era Knicks during the 18-6 run to see his effort on D, but hopefully he “gets it”

      bockadoo:
      If Stat is cool about coming off the bench, Shump comes back strong, and we stay relatively healthy, we will win the whole thing.That would be too much balance for anyone else to handle.How ’bout that for the only post of the day…

    5. johnlocke

      Heat getting killed by the Grizzlies…Heat susceptible to the three-ball and ball movement it seems …. Grizzlies 14-24 (58%) from three and 26 assists…

    6. Brian Cronin

      First complimentary Lupica article about the Knicks since 2000.

      Ha! I think he probably said something about how great Larry Brown was when he was named the coach. But yeah, it is definitely great to see nice things written about the Knicks.

    7. jon abbey

      BigBlueAL:
      When was the last time the Knicks were the best team in NY??lol

      they’re not even close to the Yankees, whose ‘disappointing’ ALCS loss is almost certainly these Knicks’ best case scenario. not to mention, the Yankees probably have 15 division titles since the Knicks last won one (1994).

    8. Brian Cronin

      Heck, if the NHL season ever gets played, the Knicks are likely not the best team in their own building. The Rangers were set up to be goooood this year, which makes this stupid lockout all the more aggravating.

    9. PD

      i was just looking at the knick schedule for the rest of the month. the orlando game on tues they should win unless the magic really go off from 3 (which could happen). next weekend will be some tough match ups. but after that it is not exactly a super rough schedule (at the end of the month there is miami again which i assume will show up better this time. the bulls are so well coached and i think denver can cause the knicks problems if they play well).

      im not one for making predictions this early. though with 16 games left this month i wonder what you all think their record could be realistically going into december?

    10. PD

      wow. i think i agree as well. there aren’t many teams this month that can take advantage of melo being the 4 defensively/rebounding. memphis certainly (and less so indiana and weirdly enough the hornets). though i dont think woodson would start him at the 4 for that game/s.

      i dont buy the nets and humphries on melo. melo can take him off the dribble all night. i guess if wallace is back he can to a decent job. though if the nets are still playing at a pace rating of 28th in the league (and therefore completely ignoring some strengths of their roster) i feel the knicks are a tough match up for them.

      though im really interested for this week’s short road trip.

    11. PD

      know you have your sources. i hope its not true. i am a MDA fan. not the right situation. i guess having the opportunity to coach nash again (and howard) you have to take it. i get it.

      i was hoping for a small market team who has young team who could run the floor. bomb 3s. be weird and interesting but exceed expectations (similar to the 06 suns team). well. you have your talent mike. prove what you can do.

      i am looking forward to his interviews. i always thought he was really funny. he made fun of the media and himself in a interesting way.

    12. Brian Cronin

      MDA not Phil in LA. Incredible. This is going to be insane.

      That is high-larious. I mean, when you look at what they were preparing to offer Jackson, it really looked like the guy just didn’t want to come back unless they gave him the moon (I mean, for crying out loud, they were offering to let him skip games!!! Who the hell hires a coach and lets him skip games?!? And that was not enough for him! He also wanted over $10 million a year and the right to pick his successor!), so it makes some sense, but wow, I really really did not think that D’Antoni would get such a prestigious coaching job so soon after leaving the Knicks. And you can tell that he had no clue it would happen either (or else there’s no way he would have gotten his recent surgery). He seemed completely prepared to wait a year (possibly two) before getting back into the game, and I bet he figured it would be on a smaller scale, like coaching the Cavaliers or some shit like that, not the coach of the Los Angeles freakin’ Lakers! Totally nuts.

      Oh well, good for him. The Lakers are not a great fit for him, but still, it’s the Lakers, he must be thrilled.

    13. PD

      message to jodie meeks:
      start fine tuning those corner 3s. you will have bunch of them to shoot.

      message to the backup points:
      umm… blake…duhon…morris…uh…oh boy…ugh….

      message to the wings:
      i know it doesn’t make sense. i really do.

      message to the big men:
      roll motherfuckers.roll.

      so weird.

    14. JLam

      Pringles coaching Lakers?
      He can’t do any worst than Mike Brown

      Mike should stick to coaching small market teams like the Cavaliers

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