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Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Feb 07 2013)

  • [New York Times] Lakers’ Gasol Out Indefinitely With Foot Injury (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:02:52 GMT)
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has been sidelined indefinitely after sustaining a tear in his right foot, his team said on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Green Shoots Spurs Past Timberwolves 104-94 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:39:22 GMT)
    A nationally televised game with Commissioner David Stern in the house, and there sat Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.

  • [New York Times] Wizards 106, Knicks 96: Knicks Fall to John Wall and the Wizards (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:26:07 GMT)
    John Wall, who was out when the Knicks easily beat the Wizards earlier in the season, had 21 points on Wednesday to help them snap the Knicks’ five-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Garnett Leads Rondo-Less Celtics to Fifth Straight Win (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:05:48 GMT)
    Kevin Garnett recorded a season-high 27 points as the Boston Celtics continued to prosper in the absence of Rajon Rondo by holding off the Toronto Raptors 99-95 to secure a fifth successive win on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Utah Big Men Lead Jazz to 100-86 Win Over Bucks (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 04:57:33 GMT)
    Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson each scored 19 points, Enes Kanter had 17 and a career-high five blocks, and the Utah Jazz defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 100-86 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pacers Beat 76ers for Third Win in Three Nights (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 04:24:05 GMT)
    Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Indiana, the only team to play back-to-back-to-back games this season, past the 76ers.

  • [New York Times] Mayo, Mavs Beat Blazers for Carlisle’s 500th Win (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 04:12:19 GMT)
    O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a critical jumper in the final minute and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-99 on Wednesday night for coach Rick Carlisle’s 500th career victory.

  • [New York Times] Nets 93, Pistons 90: Nets Win but Don’t Look Very Good in Doing It (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:53:58 GMT)
    The Nets had to shake off a quick turnaround after a loss to the Lakers, a string of early turnovers and spotty shooting, but they were able to claim a victory.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Beat Suns 93-84, End Four-Game Skid (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:51:46 GMT)
    Greivis Vasquez scored 19 points, Al-Farouq Aminu added 16, and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 93-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets Finally Win at Detroit, 93-90 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:30:33 GMT)
    Brook Lopez had 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won at Detroit for the first time since 2006, holding off the Pistons 93-90 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Rout Weary Golden State 119-98 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:27:32 GMT)
    Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder throttled the travel-weary Golden State Warriors 119-98 Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly three weeks.

  • [New York Times] James, Wade Score 63, Heat Top Rockets 114-108 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:21:39 GMT)
    LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists, and the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets 114-108 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Teague, Smith Lead Hawks Past Grizzlies 103-92 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:15:55 GMT)
    Jeff Teague had 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, Josh Smith added 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-92 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Garnett Scores 27 as Celtics Beat Raptors 99-95 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:57:32 GMT)
    Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 27 points with 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by beating the Toronto Raptors 99-95 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Clippers End Losing Skid With 86-76 Win Over Magic (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:45:58 GMT)
    Eric Bledsoe had 27 points, including 19 in the second half, and the Los Angeles Clippers used a big third quarter to secure an 86-76 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Snap Knicks’ Five-Game Winning Streak (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:37:08 GMT)
    John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points and the Washington Wizards broke the New York Knicks’ five-game winning streak with a 106-96 victory on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hibbert Leads Pacers Over 76ers, 88-69 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:27:42 GMT)
    Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to an 88-69 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Declaw Bobcats 122-95 (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:25:21 GMT)
    Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in just three quarters, rookie Dion Waiters added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t overlook a team with a worse record than their own, rolling to a 122-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Stern Sees HGH Testing Coming to NBA Next Year (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:24:52 GMT)
    The NBA for the most part has managed to avoid the major performance-enhancing drug scandals that have plagued the NFL and Major League Baseball over the last decade. Commissioner David Stern is hoping to keep it that way.

  • [New York Times] Billy Hunter Defends His Union Record (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:07:02 GMT)
    Billy Hunter, the embattled executive director of the N.B.A. players union, said he plans to “to exercise all my optionsâ? following his suspension for improper business practices.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Womens Basketball: Seattle’s Jackson Is Out for Season (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:49:57 GMT)
    Seattle will be without the three-time league most valuable player Lauren Jackson for the 2013 W.N.B.A. season while she stays in Australia to recover from recent hamstring surgery.

  • [New York Times] Stern Says Seattle Group Has Filed for Relocation (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:33:41 GMT)
    With one more procedural move, the Sacramento Kings took another step toward Seattle.

  • [New York Times] Pau Gasol Has Torn Plantar Fascia on Right Foot (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:25:03 GMT)
    Pau Gasol was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot Wednesday, indefinitely sidelining the 7-foot Spaniard at a key point in the Los Angeles Lakers’ belated rally to get in playoff position.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: The Latest on Rasheed Wallace (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:55:56 GMT)
    Rasheed Wallace of the Knicks, who has not played since December because of a stress fracture, hopes to return to the court in late February.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks hit a Wall, have five-game win streak end with loss to Wizards (Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:22:35 GMT)
    The Knicks’ five-game winning streak went kaput on Wednesday night because they tried to outscore the Washington Wizards and ultimately couldn’t. Instead, they were sliced apart by a new and improved John Wall and ended up losing, 106-96.

  • 20 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Feb 07 2013)

    1. flossy

      Well, last night sucked, but on the plus side, after 17 games played Amar’e is 6th in the league in WS/48 and 9th in the league in PER.

      I’m fairly certain nobody saw that coming.

    2. BigBlueAL

      The Honorable Cock Jowles:
      What percentage of plays, roughly, does Synergy attribute to team defense?

      Have absolutely no clue since I dont have a subscription to it nor have I ever even visited the site lol.

      I did find it interesting that the article mentioned the Knicks have left shooters open 66.8% of the time on catch-and-shoot opportunities, the league’s second-highest rate. I have complained about this all season long. I know some here try to make it seem like the other teams are just having good/lucky shooting games against the Knicks but to me its the fact that they constantly leave shooters wide open which leads to the great shooting from the other teams. This article seems to at least confirm what my naked eye tells me lol.

    3. Will the Thrill

      We definitely aren’t the fastest team in the league, so that won’t be aspect of it won’t be fixed, but yeah it seems like doubling literally whoever has the ball in the low post is not a good idea anymore (don’t know when it ever was haha)

      Brian Cronin:
      Wow, that is not a good stat. I’d like to think that that could be corrected, since it is so high.

    4. BigBlueAL

      The doubling of the post is annoying and lord knows Ive complained about it in the past but last night they really didnt double the post. Okafor actually was scoring on Chandler one-on-one in the post.

      The bigger problem to me is the overhelp on dribble penetration. I mean there have been times (Shump has done this a few times) where the dribbler is barely inside the 3pt line and someone immediately comes to help on him leaving an easy pass to a wide open 3pt shooter where nobody else rotates. Alot of times it seems like players help on their own and their teammates dont rotate to their man because they are not expecting having to do so.

      The only player on the team who seems to be effective on helping or doubling the post is Kidd because he usually deflects the pass or at least makes it difficult for the pass to be made which helps the rotation to get to the shooter quicker.

    5. BigBlueAL

      Owen:
      The Nuggets are looking, um, pretty good.

      Not going to check SRS tmw…

      Doubt this win takes them fro a 3.90 SRS past the Knicks who have a 4.48 SRS. Really is amazing how much better Denver is at home vs the road, 22-3 compared to 10-15. Knicks are 12-10 on the road and 11-7 vs the West so far so while they certainly benefit from playing in the East they arent just beefing up their record by beating scrub East teams at home.

    6. Brian Cronin

      I can’t believe Gallo is shooting 37% from three! He started the season shooting so poorly from beyond the arc that he must be on one hell of a hot streak to get it back up to 37%.

    7. Brian Cronin

      Yeah, a quick check shows that in his first 24 games he shot 31.1% from three and in his last 24 games he has shot 42.6% (his first 12 games he shot 21.7% from three. Yikes). Quite a change. Maybe that wrist injury finally stopped bothering him?

    8. d-mar

      BigBlueAL: Doubt this win takes them fro a 3.90 SRS past the Knicks who have a 4.48 SRS.Really is amazing how much better Denver is at home vs the road, 22-3 compared to 10-15.Knicks are 12-10 on the road and 11-7 vs the West so far so while they certainly benefit from playing in the East they arent just beefing up their record by beating scrub East teams at home.

      As long as I can remember, that Denver altitude has been a problem for visiting teams. For a defensive juggernaut like the Bulls to go in and get steamrolled like that really tells you that there’s something other than just loud fans giving them a big home court advantage

    9. Owen

      I think Utah benefits as well from the altitude. Plus there is some scheduling quirk that brings people to Denver on the second night of a b2b more frequently than other teams, as I recall. Or at the end of long West Coast swings.

      They are a really good team though now that all the cylinders are firing. Gallo is looking about the way he is supposed to now after a dreadful, and I mean dreadful start to the season.

      And tha front court depth is pretty amazing. I love kosta koufos. And Faried and McGee are fun to watch.

      Just of the record, I did check b ref and the Nuggets did pass us in SRS. Totally meaningless but somehow it hurts. Their entire team other than Miller is under 30 and other than Iggy is under 25 I think…..

    10. Juany8

      d-mar: As long as I can remember, that Denver altitude has been a problem for visiting teams. For a defensive juggernaut like the Bulls to go in and get steamrolled like that really tells you that there’s something other than just loud fans giving them a big home court advantage

      Denver and Utah get an altitude boost, it’s nice for getting better positioning in the playoffs but it means their record/differential have to be adjusted before the playoffs. Nuggets have lost to a team with a worse SRS in the playoffs the last 2 years, and neither of those teams was particularly good.

    11. yellowboy90

      Brian Cronin:
      Boozer for Bargnani rumor swirling. Go for it, Chicago! Use your cheapness to make your team worse! Woohoo!

      Thibs would probably just turn him into a good defender and he’ll shoot career highs. lol

    12. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Owen:
      Why do people think Bargs is good. Who exactly is winning with a stretch 5 anyway?

      You know exactly why, Owen.

      2010-11

      PPG 21.6

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