Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Jan 26 2012)
Carmelo Anthony was 5 for 14 with 15 points as the Knicks committed 23 turnovers, which led to 24 Cavaliers points, and made only 42 percent of their shots.
Deron Williams scored 34 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26.8 seconds left in overtime, to help lift the Nets to a 97-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday.
The inner-city battle for Los Angeles added another feisty chapter as the Lakers battled to a 96-91 win over the Clippers on Wednesday to reassume their top billing status.
Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit for a 96-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night in another testy edition of their cross-hallway rivalry.
Guard Eric Gordon has turned down a four-year extension offer from the New Orleans Hornets, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors extended their recent home dominance against Portland with a 101-93 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.
Jose Calderon hit a 3-pointer to tie it at the end of regulation and the Toronto Raptors rallied from an 18-point first-quarter deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 111-106 in double-overtime Wednesday night.
Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds after signing his new contract and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed defending NBA champion Dallas another ceremonious loss, 105-90 Wednesday night.
Matt Bonner and DeJuan Blair both scored 17 points, and the San Antonio Spurs handed the surging Atlanta Hawks their first lopsided loss of the season, 105-83 on Wednesday night.
Danny Granger scored 22 points Wednesday night and the Indiana Pacers became the first visiting team to win on Chicago’s home floor this season, beating the Bulls 95-90.
Kevin Durant scored 25 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to their 10th win in 11 games, 101-91 over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Stephen Jackson and Brandon Jennings each scored 20 points, Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 19 rebounds after Andrew Bogut sprained his left ankle, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped an 11-game losing streak in Houston with a 105-99 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night.
LeBron James scored 32 points, including the game’s last six from the free throw line, to lead the Miami Heat to a 101-98 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
The Washington Wizards are 2-15 and, not surprisingly, have a new coach, Randy Wittman.
The Knicks got a welcome victory over the Bobcats, but games against quality teams will be a better indication of where New York stands.
The Hornets have offered a contract extension to Eric Gordon, with the league’s approval.
Kevin Love watched friends Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook sign five-year extensions this season and was ready to do the same with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
After he dressed following another disturbing loss, Carmelo Anthony was asked about his injured right thumb, the All-Star’s newest ailment.
Deron Williams scored 34 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26.8 seconds left in overtime, to help lift the New Jersey Nets to a 97-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Nick Young scored 20 points, and Andray Blatche had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 92-75 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night in Randy Wittman’s first game as coach.
The Knicks picked up next season's $2.068-million fourth-year option on point guard Toney Douglas' contract. The deadline to do it was Wednesday.
DETROIT – A slimmer and rejuvenated Eddy Curry tried to keep his bitterness to a minimum as he anticipates tomorrow’s first showdown against the Knicks, but he admitted there are people he is not fond of in the organization.
Curry, who had a terrible stint under Mike D’Antoni…
CLEVELAND â?? The Knicks made a commitment to combo guard Toney Douglas yesterday, exercising the final year option on his rookie contract, preventing him from becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer. Yesterday was the deadline.But Douglas didn’t repay them with a good showing last night in an awful…
CLEVELAND â?? The Knicks confirmed last night they will be a lousy team until point guard Baron Davis comes back.
As currently constituted, this team stinks.
Davis’ debut was not last night and it might not be tomorrow in Miami, where a South Beach slaughter may await. Coach Mike D’Antoni…
In their rehearsal for Friday’s showdown with the Miami Heat, the Knicks self-destructed again against a team with a losing record. Carmelo Anthony suffered through another awful shooting night and the Knicks were simply outworked by the Cavs, losing 91-81.
Baron Davis didn’t make his Knicks debut against the team that released him Wednesday night, and it is unlikely that the point guard will be ready in time to face the Miami Heat on Friday.