Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Mar 08 2012)
Carmelo Anthony got what he wanted; the Knicks ran their offense through him. And Melo sure got his shots and his points. The problem, however, was that the Spurs also got what they wanted; they too ran their offense directly through Anthony and the Knicks.
The Knicks made it down to San Antonio off a very disturbing loss and in what any objective person would call a major crisis. A Knick fan would probably want to call it something else â?? a disaster.
Mike D’Antoni agrees that Carmelo Anthony needs to lead the Knicks and scoring and shots but in order to accomplish those goals it is going to take a joint effort between the coaching staff, players and Anthony himself.
Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points, his greatest output since Jan. 20, and dazzled in a furious fourth-quarter rally, only to have the Knicks get routed by the Spurs.
Jordan Farmar hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 0.2 of a second left and the Nets squandered an 18-point, second-half lead before beating the Los Angeles Clippers, 101-100.
John Salmons made the go-ahead layup with 6.8 seconds left, Marcus Thornton scored 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Hornets 99-98 on Wednesday night.
Rudy Gay had 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to their fifth straight victory, 110-92 over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
Jordan Farmar sank a last-second three-pointer to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 101-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday as the visitors missed a chance to leapfrog city rivals the Lakers.
Kyrie Irving hit a driving layup with 4 seconds left to cap a seesaw battle in the final minutes and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 100-99 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Farmer sank a last-second three-pointer to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 101-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday as the visitors missed a chance to leapfrog city rivals the Lakers.
Tony Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs dealt the sliding New York Knicks a third consecutive loss, 118-105 on Wednesday night, which doesn’t figure to ease the mounting frustrations of Carmelo Anthony and teammates.
Jordan Farmar hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 0.2 seconds left and the New Jersey Nets squandered an 18-point, second-half lead before beating the Los Angeles Clippers 101-100 on Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 31 points, James Harden added a career-high 30 off the bench and the Oklahoma City Thunder roared back for a 115-104 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night for their 14th straight home win.
Derrick Rose drilled a long jumper at the buzzer, powering the Chicago Bulls to a 106-104 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Wes Johnson scored 19 points to back Kevin Love’s 29 points and 16 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 106-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
LeBron James had 31 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 18 points and set up Udonis Haslem for an alley-oop dunk with 12 seconds left, and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-86 on Wednesday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points as the Toronto Raptors used a rare offensive outburst to beat the Houston Rockets 116-98 on Wednesday night.
Al Jefferson had 31 points and nine rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 99-93 Wednesday night.
Roger Mason led a spirited fourth-quarter comeback with nine points in the period, Kobe Bryant lost his shooting touch down the stretch, and the Washington Wizards rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit Wednesday night to stun the Los Angeles Lakers 106-101.
Evan Turner scored a career-best 26 points, helping the Philadelphia 76ers rout the Boston Celtics 103-71 Wednesday night to maintain their lead in the Atlantic Division.