Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Jan 03 2013)
January 3rd, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Warriors Hand Clippers 2nd Straight Loss, 115-94 (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 07:25:43 GMT)
Stephen Curry’s shooting stroke flowed so smoothly he swished shots without even looking at the basket.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Heat Rally to Beat Mavericks in Overtime (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 07:09:09 GMT)
Miami trailed by 12 in the opening minutes and dug its way out of a 6-point hole in the final 3 minutes 2 seconds of regulation to beat Dallas.
[New York Times] Knicks’ Defense Loses Its Edge, Forcing Offense to Rally (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 07:09:04 GMT)
The Knicks have gone just 5-5 in their last 10 games, allowing an average of 101.3 points per game, which ranks a dismal 25th for that span.
[New York Times] Nets 110, Thunder 93: Johnson Scores 33 in Nets Rout of Thunder (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 07:04:03 GMT)
Joe Johnson scored 33 points and Deron Williams had 13 assists as the Nets, coming off a dismal December, beat Oklahoma City for the first time in eight attempts.
[New York Times] Boozer Leads Bulls’ Bigs in 96-94 Win Over Magic (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 06:49:33 GMT)
The Chicago Bulls haven’t felt like themselves for much of the past few weeks.
[New York Times] James Helps Heat Scrape Past Mavs in Overtime (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 06:28:28 GMT)
LeBron James got off to a surprisingly slow start but kicked into top gear to lift the NBA champion Miami Heat to a 119-109 overtime win over the stuttering Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
[New York Times] Hayward’s 17 Lift Jazz Over T-Wolves 106-84 (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 04:52:50 GMT)
Gordon Hayward scored 17 points, Enes Kanter had 15 and the Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-84 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
[New York Times] Suns Beat 76ers to End Six-Game Skid (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 04:49:33 GMT)
Luis Scola scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half and the Phoenix Suns beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-89 Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
[New York Times] Conley, Grizzlies Hold Off Celtics 93-83 (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 04:13:42 GMT)
Tony Allen scored a season-high 15 points to help his current team beat his old one. Then he went down the sideline trading fist-bumps and hugs with his former teammates and coaches.
[New York Times] Heat Scrape Past Mavs in Overtime (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 04:01:31 GMT)
LeBron James got off to a surprisingly slow start but kicked into gear to lift NBA champions Miami to a 119-109 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
[New York Times] Spurs Beat Bucks for Seventh Straight Victory (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:52:49 GMT)
Tim Duncan had 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and the San Antonio Spurs used torrid first-half shooting to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-110 Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
[New York Times] Harden, Rockets Beat Hornets 104-92 (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:46:44 GMT)
James Harden had 31 points and seven assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Nets Drop Thunder 110-93 as Durant Ejected (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:40:54 GMT)
Joe Johnson scored a season-high 33 points, Deron Williams added 19 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped Oklahoma City’s 12-game home winning streak by beating the Thunder 110-93 Wednesday night in a game featuring the first ejection of Kevin Durant’s career.
[New York Times] James Scores 32, Heat Beat Mavs in OT, 119-109 (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:40:47 GMT)
LeBron James scored 32 points and finished one assist shy of a triple-double, Dwyane Wade scored 27 and the Miami Heat rallied both early and late before beating the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 in overtime Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Stoudemire Takes a Shot at D’Antoni (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:23:25 GMT)
Amar’e Stoudemire, at Knicks practice on Wednesday, took a swipe at his former coach, Mike D’Antoni, saying that he had never been properly taught how to play defense.
[New York Times] Thompson, Cousins Lead Kings Past Cavaliers 97-94 (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:56:23 GMT)
Jason Thompson scored 19 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points Wednesday night, leading the Sacramento Kings to their second road win of the season, 97-94 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
[New York Times] Pacers Beat Wizards for 6th Straight Home Win (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:49:49 GMT)
Paul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 18 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 89-81 on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] Ross Scores 26 Points, Raptors Beat Trail Blazers (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:49:44 GMT)
Terrence Ross scored a career-high 26 points, DeMar DeRozan had 24 and the Toronto Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak against Portland by beating the Trail Blazers 102-79 on Wednesday night.
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: The Existential Crisis of Deron Williams (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:17:13 GMT)
Explanations for the struggles of the Nets’ point guard include fatigue, a bum wrist and, according to him, a loss of confidence.
[New York Times] Pistons’ Villanueva Fined $25,000 for Flagrant Foul (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:04:27 GMT)
Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva has been fined $25,000 for a flagrant foul on Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas, the National Basketball Association said on Wednesday.
[New York Daily News] Amar’e needles defenseless D’Antoni (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 04:25:29 GMT)
Amar’e Stoudemire added some fuel to the New York-L.A. rivalry when he heaped praise on Mike Woodson on Wednesday, while also indirectly criticizing Mike D’Antoni for his failure to teach defense when he was coaching in New York.
[New York Daily News] Lawrence: Knicks hope Kidd can Spur defense (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:37:43 GMT)
From their alarming defensive lapses, to Raymond Felton’s absence and to the return of Amar’e Stoudemire possibly screwing up Carmelo Anthony’s MVP bid, the Knicks find themselves in their first great crisis of the season.
[New York Daily News] Amar’e can’t defend D’Antoni’s approach (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:21:10 GMT)
Too bad the Knicks and Lakers are done playing for this season . . . unless they meet in the Finals.
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).