Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Dec 18 2012)
December 18th, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Newsday] The days of Linsanity seem like a passing fad (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:26:05 EST)
For nearly three weeks, he owned New York. Jeremy Lin went from sleeping under the covers on his brother's sofa to running an offense on the cover of Time magazine. The undrafted Harvard grad inspired headlines, rap songs, e-books and a nerd-chic pride that resonated with underdogs everywhere.
[New York Post] Rocket-fueled Jeremy Lin hands Melo-less Knicks 1st home loss (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:10:46 -0500)
Jeremy Lin 2, Knicks 0.
[New York Post] Lin-evitable heroics turn MSG cheers into jeers (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:10:27 -0500)
Lin has always played his best at the Garden with Carmelo Anthony sidelined with an injury and last night was no exception.
Lin and the Rockets ransacked the Garden, built a 27-point lead and posted a 109-96 rout to soil the Knicks’ 10-0 unbeaten record…
When he was introduced last night at the Garden, where he became an international phenomenon one season ago, Jeremy Lin received a decidedly warm and positive reception.
[New York Post] Hou-mongous night for old pal (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:20:01 -0500)
And that lasted until the Knicks fell behind, which was real quick. Fans who once adored Lin wanted back rent for Landry Fields…
Jeremy Lin got his money. Last night at the Garden he got the last word on the Knicks. No, not the word “Linsanity.â? The word “blowout.â?
[New York Post] Copeland scores Melo-like 29 points (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:56:44 -0500)
After the Rockets’ 109-96 victory over the Knicks was in the books, Lin made it clear he has moved on in every way possible…
Chris Copeland is not going to turn Wally Pipp into a verb.
[New York Post] Stoudemire jumping into Knicks D-League practice (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:56:44 -0500)
Even with Jeremy Lin running up and down the court last night at the Garden, serving a reminder that the highly improbable isn’t impossible, there is no situation where Copeland is going to supplant Carmelo Anthony.
Amar’e Stoudemire is back today â?? as a D-Leaguer.
[New York Post] Felton caught off-guard (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:12:28 -0500)
Stoudemire was cleared yesterday to practice and will do so today with the Knicks’ D-League affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks, which is practicing at the team’s Westchester facility the next few days.
It’s the largest step to the power forward…
Already with a bone bruise on his left hand, Raymond Felton revealed he now has a bone bruise on his right hand. And last night he had something of a bruised ego as his predecessor, Jeremy Lin, ran roughshod over the Knicks in the Rockets’ embarrassing 109-96 conquest at the…
[New York Daily News] Jeremy still feel-Lin the Garden connection (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:19:04 GMT)
The Knicks may have bid good riddance to Jeremy Lin last summer, but the man and the myth behind Linsanity insists he had the “time of my lifeâ? during his whirlwind rise to stardom earlier this year in New York.
[New York Daily News] Lawrence: In different costume, Lin still a hit on Broadway (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:36:04 GMT)
The man who authored Linsanity couldn’t have scripted it any better. Jeremy Lin got out of the Garden Monday night with a win over his old team, sending the Knicks to their first home defeat of the season. It wasn’t Linsanity, not anything close, because that was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
[New York Daily News] GARD-LIN PARTY: Jeremy wins return to MSG with Rockets (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:35:49 GMT)
Jeremy Lin was mauled twice by Tyson Chandler and was still standing. Raymond Felton repeatedly tried to attack Lin but in the end the only damage Felton caused was to his shooting percentage.
[New York Daily News] Battered Knicks ‘Cope’ without Melo in lineup (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:21:30 GMT)
Are you ready for Cope-sanity? Lost in the return of Jeremy Lin Monday night, was the play of rookie Chris Copeland, who scored all of his game-high 29 points in the second half.
[New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e nears return (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:39:59 GMT)
Amar’e Stoudemire’s long road to recovery is reaching the home stretch as the Knicks announced on Monday that the oft-injured power forward has been cleared to practice.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Notebook: Lin says, 'It was great to be back' (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:34:30 EDT)
On Sunday, Jeremy Lin said he just wanted to get his first trip to Madison Square Garden out of the way.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Ray: 'Got a little taste of our own medicine' (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:24:51 EDT)
But it sure looked like he had a good time on the Garden floor Monday night.
Lin hurt the Knicks with an efficient 22 points and eight assists in Houston’s win. It was a little like Linsanity all over again.
“For me, it was great to be back. It was a lot of fun playing on the court again,” Lin said after the Rockets handed the Knicks their first home loss of the season.
Jeremy Lin has put a unique stamp on the Knicks. Last season, it was Linsanity. This season, it’s a 2-0 record against the Knicks, the best mark of any of their opponents, and causing them to lose their first game at the Garden, dropping them to 10-1.
[New York Times] Lin Leads Rockets’ Rout in Return to New York (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:23:45 GMT)
While the Knicks won’t face the Rockets again in the regular season, Monday night’s 109-96 loss validates something they’ve been doing well all season and paints a picture of where they should improve.
Jeremy Lin will never forget that brief, beautiful stretch of basketball known as Linsanity.
[New York Times] College Men’s Roundup: Syracuse’s Boeheim Reaches 900 Wins (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:09:05 GMT)
Jim Boeheim became the third Division I men’s coach to reach 900 wins as No. 3 Syracuse beat Detroit in the Gotham Classic.
[New York Times] Misfiring Deron Williams Takes Shot at the Nets’ System (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:09:05 GMT)
Deron Williams, who is is averaging 17 points and 8.3 assists while shooting 38.8 percent from the field, said the offense he ran in Utah was a better fit for him than the Nets’ system.
[New York Times] Store Shelves Show Jeremy Lin Mania Is Over (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:00:10 GMT)
With discounted Jeremy Lin T-shirts and untouched Rockets jerseys, the shelves at sports stores show how Linsanity has petered out in New York.
[New York Times] On Basketball: Kevin McHale and Jeremy Lin Face Emotional Times (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:50:05 GMT)
As the Rockets went to Madison Square Garden, Kevin McHale was wrestling with the death of his daughter, and Jeremy Lin was revisiting the primary site of last season’s heroics.
[New York Times] Rockets 109, Knicks 96: Lin Helps Hand Knicks Their First Home Loss (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:48:02 GMT)
Jeremy Lin scored 22 points and had 8 assists and James Harden scored 28 as the Knicks suffered their first loss of the season at Madison Square Garden.
[New York Times] Ibaka Powers Thunder Past Spurs in West Battle (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:11:54 GMT)
Serge Ibaka produced a season-best 25 points and 17 rebounds to spark the red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-93 victory over Western Conference rivals San Antonio on Monday.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Speak on Lin’s Return (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:15:39 GMT)
Four players offer their thoughts on the Houston Rockets’ most famous former Knick, Jeremy Lin.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Anthony Will Be Game-Time Decision (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:12:16 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony is expected to test his left ankle before the Knicks play the Rockets Monday night to see if he will be able to play.
[New York Times] Thunder Stay Atop West by Thumping Spurs (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:04:04 GMT)
Serge Ibaka tied his career-best with 25 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds, and Oklahoma City (20-4) beat the San Antonio Spurs, 107-93.
[New York Times] Suns Come From Behind to Beat Kings 101-90 (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:48:09 GMT)
Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, Jared Dudley added 20 points and the Phoenix Suns pulled off another big rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-90 Monday night.
[New York Times] Lin Leads Rockets’ Rout in Return to New York (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:38:57 GMT)
His old fans booed him. His old friend clobbered him.
[New York Times] Ibaka Powers Thunder Past Spurs in West Battle (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:26:34 GMT)
Serge Ibaka’s season-best performance of 25 points and 17 rebounds sparked the red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-93 victory over the West rival San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
[New York Times] Grizzlies Overcome Slow Start to Beat Bulls (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:05:51 GMT)
Mike Conley had 17 points, Zach Randolph added 10 points and 15 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a poor start to beat the Chicago Bulls 80-71 on Monday night.
[New York Times] Davis Scores 28, Leads Magic to Win (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:03:19 GMT)
Glen Davis scored 28 points and J.J. Redick had 18 points and seven assists as the Orlando Magic beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-93 on Monday night.
[New York Times] Tears and Smiles by the Billion at London Games (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 02:08:38 GMT)
Britain spent nearly nine billion pounds to create a magical and ambitious wonderland of venues for the 2012 Olympic Games, where fans were thrilled across a capital whose grime and grandeur alike got a makeover of global glamour.
[New York Times] Lin Returns to New York, Recalls Linsanity Fondly (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:17:55 GMT)
Jeremy Lin returned Monday to the home he never thought he was leaving, reflecting fondly on Linsanity but not trying to recreate it.
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).