Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Mar 14 2013)
Carmelo Anthony’s homecoming could not have gone any worse for him, the Knicks and especially Tyson Chandler. Mike Woodson’s team really doesn’t have a good leg to stand on as the Knicks, thoroughly embarrassed 117-94 by the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night.
The Knicks think they won the Carmelo Anthony trade. The Nuggets will point to their amazing home record and lofty standing in the Western Conference and argue to the contrary. They’re both wrong.
Raymond Felton developed an uncanny knack for turning just about everyone against him during his one season in Portland.
Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver went worse than he, Tyson Chandler and the Knicks could have imagined.
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Tyson Chandler is helped off the court by teammates after getting injured against the Nuggets Wednesday.
DENVER â?? The Knicks must be cursed.
The Knicks’ crisis went from bad to unthinkable Wednesday night. “The Melo Game” turned into a nightmare as center Tyson Chandler and Carmelo…
DENVER â?? The Knicks must be cursed.
The Knicks’ crisis went from bad to unthinkable Wednesday night. “The Melo Game” turned into a nightmare as center Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony didn’t finish because of knee injuries as the lifeless Knicks were clobbered by the Nuggets, 117-94, at Pepsi Center…
DENVER â?? It is for times like these when the Knicks’ own archives provide helpful guidance to the crises at hand. Thirty-one years ago, in the midst of an extended downturn in the team’s fortunes, it was Micheal Ray Richardson who provided a forever assessment of a team permanently afflicted…
DENVER â?? Raymond Felton is firing back at his Portland detractors who made him a scapegoat for the Blazers’ rotten lockout season. “They didn’t make the playoffs last year when I was there,” Felton said before the Knicks’ ugly 117-94 loss to the Nuggets last night. “When I looked last…
Just when the Lakers were finally looking like the team everyone expected them to be, Kobe Bryant crumpled to the court.
With LeBron James by his side in the locker room, Dwyane Wade took a moment to admire Miami’s streak.
Carmelo Anthony scored only 9 points in his homecoming before booing fans and left in the third quarter, and now Tyson Chandler is also nursing a knee injury.
His return to Denver having gone so awry, Carmelo Anthony is returning to New York to get his ailing right knee drained.
Carmelo Anthony will cut his trip short and return to New York to have his balky right knee examined.
Exactly six weeks after the Memphis Grizzlies traded their leading scorer for spare parts in what was widely seen as a cost-cutting move, they dominated the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers for their 14th victory in 15 games.
Stephen Curry had 31 points and eight assists, David Lee added 20 points and 15 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors grinded out a 105-97 victory over the struggling Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Kobe Bryant severely sprained his left ankle Wednesday night after missing a game-tying shot against the Hawks, while the Heat defeated the Sixers for their 20th straight victory.
Tyreke Evans had 26 points and seven assists in the Sacramento Kings’ most lopsided victory of the season, a 121-79 rout of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and the Oklahoma City cruised to a 110-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
LeBron James missed once, then again, whiffing on two easy looks at the rim that could have left Miami shaken.
The Lakers’ push for the playoffs might be without Kobe Bryant for a while.
Donatas Motiejunas scored a career-high 19 points to lead five Houston starters in double figures and the Rockets routed the Phoenix Suns 111-81 on Wednesday night.
Devin Harris scored 17 points, Ivan Johnson hit a key basket and the shorthanded Atlanta Hawks shook off a 20-point third quarter by Kobe Bryant, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 96-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Back in Denver, where he started his career, Carmelo Anthony said he had reached the “pinnacleâ? with the Nuggets, who have never reached the finals.
Kevin Garnett scored 12 points, passing Jerry West for 15th on the NBA’s career scoring list, and Paul Pierce joined him among the top 20 scorers in league history with 15 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 112-88 on Wednesday night.
Roy Hibbert had a season-high 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Raymond Felton managed to alienate the Trail Blazers, their fans and the local news media during his short stay in Portland.
John Wall had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Wednesday night.
Doomsday in Denver?
It certainly felt that way for the New York Knicks.
Not only was New York embarrassed in Carmelo Anthony’s first trip to Denver as a Knick, but the team lost both Anthony and Tyson Chandler to injury in a 117-94 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Anthony left the game in the third quarter due to a sore right knee, the same injury that kept him out of three straight games last week.
Chandler left the game late in the first half with a left knee contusion.