Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Feb 21 2013)
February 21st, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Lakers Beat Celtics 113-99 on Emotional Night (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:40:08 GMT)
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss loved to win. He especially relished beating the Boston Celtics.
[New York Times] Warriors Snap 6-Game Skid, Beat Suns 108-98 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:03:47 GMT)
Klay Thompson had 28 points and eight rebounds, David Lee finished with 19 points and 11 boards and the Golden State Warriors snapped a season-high, six-game losing streak by beating the Phoenix Suns 108-98 on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Nets 97, Bucks 94: Nets Rally Past Bucks and Close In on Division Lead (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:36:55 GMT)
Deron Williams scored 23 points and C. J. Watson added 17, helping the Nets come back from an 11-point deficit late in the third quarter.
[New York Times] Harden Scores 46, Rockets Rally Past Thunder (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:54:55 GMT)
James Harden finally beat his former team on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Pacers 125, Knicks 91: In Their First Game After the All-Star Break, the Knicks Are No-Shows (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:37:56 GMT)
The Knicks did not take their thrashing from the Pacers with grace: While giving up 74 points in the first half alone, they whined to officials and argued with one another.
[New York Times] Pacers Rout Knicks, Pull Closer to Second in East (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:21:54 GMT)
The Indiana Pacers looked ready for the playoffs. The New York Knicks looked like they wanted a longer All-Star break.
[New York Times] Streaking Grizzlies Take Bite Out of Raptors (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:21:39 GMT)
The Memphis Grizzlies, playing against Rudy Gay for the first time since trading their top scorer to Toronto, scored an 88-82 victory over the Raptors on Wednesday.
[New York Times] Balanced Scoring Carries Mavs Past Magic, 111-96 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:18:44 GMT)
Shawn Marion and Elton Brand scored 17 apiece, Vince Carter again provided a spark off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 111-96 on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Nets Hang On to Beat the Bucks 97-94 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:09:51 GMT)
Deron Williams scored 23 points and Brooklyn escaped with a 97-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after Monta Ellis missed a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.
[New York Times] Irving Scores 35 as Cavs Defeat Hornets 105-100 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:01:10 GMT)
Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-100 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] James Has 24, Streaking Heat Beat Hawks 103-90 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:46:22 GMT)
Miami scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to erase Atlanta’s 10-point lead and the Heat, led by LeBron James’ 24 points, beat the Hawks 103-90 on Wednesday night to extend their season-best winning streak to eight games.
[New York Times] Pekovic Powers Wolves Over Philly 94-87 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:46:16 GMT)
Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 94-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Monroe, Knight Lead Pistons Over Bobcats 105-99 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:04:03 GMT)
Greg Monroe scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, stepping up with Brandon Knight on the bench nursing a hyperextended right knee, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 105-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Randolph Leads Grizzlies Past Raptors 88-82 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:01:20 GMT)
Zach Randolph had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Mike Conley scored 17 points and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight game Wednesday, beating the Toronto Raptors 88-82.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Quiet Trade Deadline as Teams Ponder Cap Penalties (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:59:53 GMT)
There had been plenty of talk but very little action by Wednesday evening, with the deadline looming at 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Unexpected Detour Leads to a New Home: Israel (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:40:02 GMT)
Ramel Bradley grew up in Brooklyn dreaming of an N.B.A. career. He is playing professionally at 28, but he plays for a team in Israel, not the United States.
[New York Times] Rockets Make 6-Player Trade With Kings (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:39:55 GMT)
The Houston Rockets acquired No. 5 pick Thomas Robinson and forwards Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt from Sacramento on Wednesday for forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich and point guard Toney Douglas.
[New York Daily News] Can’t keep Pace: Slow, unorganized Knicks blown out by Indiana (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:08:53 GMT)
Mike Woodson’s reeling team was embarrassed by a more athletic and disciplined Indiana Pacers team that crushed the Knicks, 125-91. The no-show performance on the eve of the NBA trade deadline will undoubtedly have the Knicks’ reclusive front office seriously considering a move.
[New York Post] It’s time to push panic button (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:02:46 -0500)
INDIANAPOLIS â?? Mike Woodson said earlier this week he wasn’t going to “panicâ? over the Knicks’ disappointing showing before the NBA All-Star break â?? when they lost three of their last four and looked mediocre for much of January and February.
[New York Post] Knicks pasted by Pacers (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:27:33 -0500)
Well guess what? It’s time to panic.
INDIANAPOLIS â?? The Knicks hadn’t played in a week because of the All-Star break. It looked like they hadn’t played in a year.
[New York Post] Woodson: Knicks can beat Heat without trade (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:28:33 -0500)
They are a mess, and picked the worst time to show their worst qualities on the eve of the trading deadline.
In their first game out…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? As much as they investigated, the Knicks are expected to stand pat at Thursday’s 3 p.m. trading deadline for the second straight year.
[New York Post] Shump still in slump (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:55:39 -0500)
The reasons are partly because of their awkward mix of contracts and partly because the franchise feels it can topple the defending-champion Miami Dream…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? Iman Shumpert had a companion during his All-Star break trip to Houston, where he did some promotional appearances.
The Knicks coaches and video staff gave him a DVD of his highlights from last season, when he made the All-Rookie first team. Shumpert hasn’t been the same player since…
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