Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Mar 01 2012)
After trailing by 17 in the first half, the Knicks outscored Cleveland by 29 points in the final two quarters, with Steve Novak scoring 15 points during the run.
The mayor of Houston and Jeff Van Gundy have expressed concern over a Texas high school association’s decision not to reschedule the state semifinal game of a school whose players observe the Sabbath.
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, the top choice in the 2011 N.B.A. draft, is a top candidate for rookie of the year honors.
Russell Westbrook had 22 points and 13 rebounds for league-leading Oklahoma City, and James Harden added 16 points.
Kobe Bryant had 31 points, seven rebounds and eight assists while playing with a clear mask over his broken nose, and the Los Angeles Lakers returned from the All-Star break with their 17th consecutive win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-85 on Wednesday night.
Derrick Rose scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls stayed on a roll by cooling off the streaking San Antonio Spurs 96-89 Wednesday night.
Ty Lawson had 18 points and nine assists in his return to the lineup, Kenneth Faried scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-95 on Wednesday night.
C.J. Miles scored a season-high 27 points and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 104-83 on Wednesday night, halting a four-game losing streak and the Rockets’ four-game winning streak.
Linas Kleiza and Demar DeRozan scored 21 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat the New Orleans Hornets 95-84 on Wednesday night.
Jeremy Lin was given a helping hand by fellow point guard Baron Davis as the New York Knicks made good use of their newly discovered depth to roar past the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-103 on Wednesday.
Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley added 20 points and 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks 96-85 on Wednesday night.
Jeremy Lin checked back in, triggering the wave of cheers that accompany his every move at Madison Square Garden.
Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Greg Monroe added 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons routed the Charlotte Bobcats 109-94 Wednesday.
David Lee scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors answered a late comeback by Atlanta to beat the Hawks 85-82 on Wednesday night.
Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record his third triple-double of the season and lead the Boston Celtics to a 102-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Three days after Kobe Bryant broke his nose and got a concussion in the All-Star game, he strapped on a mask and went back to work.
Jeremy Lin has been great for the Knicks, but Baron Davis’s stepping comfortably into the backup point guard role could be the key to the Knicks’ success.
David West’s contributions to the Pacers are not showing up in the statistics, but they show on the court.
After watching a Knicks game two weeks ago as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, John Scott, the newest Ranger, criticized Jeremy Lin’s defense. Now that they play for the same company, Scott said LIn “can even punch me in the hallway if he wants to.”
Kevin Durant scored eight of his 23 points down the stretch to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Ryan Anderson had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic pulled away late in the fourth quarter Wednesday night and returned from the All-Star break with a 102-95 win over the lineup-shuffling Washington Wizards.
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving would make a decision shortly about whether he would opt to play for Australia at the London Olympics.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered a broken nose and concussion during the All-Star Game but has been symptom free since Tuesday, the National Basketball Association (NBA)team said on Wednesday.
The greatest point guard in NBA history not named Bob Cousy was at the Garden Wednesday night to see what all the fuss is about Jeremy Lin and to check out the top rookie playmaker in the game.
Steve Novak’s second-half shooting and Baron Davis’ playmaking sparked the Knicks as they overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-103. Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 13 assists.
Chris Mullin has seen Baron Davis at his best and worst with a low point coming last week in Miami when Davis went 0-for-7 in a loss to the Heat. But Mullin also remembers Davis as the point guard who led the Warriors to a first-round upset of the top-seeded Mavericks in 2007 and believes the veteran guard will help the Knicks this season.
It was not Linsane. Wednesday night, Jeremy Lin’s night was merely consistent. That was exactly the point guard wanted after a disastrous game against the Miami Heat Thursday night before the All-Star Break.
The man who taught Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving to explore all angles of the game sat courtside at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. His father, Drederick, a bond analyst for Thomson Reuters, arrived in his courtside seat as the house lights went down and the Knicks were announced.
Not only did Jeremy Lin’s fairy tale erase public cynicism and bitterness from five months of labor strife, the Harvard-educated point guard also saved the Knicks’ season, his job and perhaps Mike D’Antoni’s.
You drive down Chocolate Ave. and you look at the Hershey Kiss-shaped street lamps and in a minute you pull up to a Depression era arena that looks so much like a hangar you half expect to see World War II fighter jets flying out of it.