Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Feb 07 2013)
February 7th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[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.
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