Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 07 2012)
Some of the Giants players, still running on fumes after beating the Patriots at Indy in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday night, were at the Garden to watch the Knicks play Utah on Monday night.
Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire rushed home to Florida on Monday after his troubled older brother was killed in a car accident.
It turned out to be a great evening for the Knicks, but for the fans and six special guests, Monday night was already Super.
No Carmelo Anthony, No Amar’e Stoudemireâ? No problem. The Knicks won their second straight game at the Garden behind Jeremy Lin Monday night, 99-88 over the Jazz.
An electric Jeremy Lin scored 28 points, a career high for a second straight game, to lead the Knicks over the Jazz.
Kobe Bryant passed former teammate Shaquille O’Neal to move into fifth place on the N.B.A.’s career scoring list in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups was helped off the court after injuring his left Achilles during his team’s overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday.
Kevin Durant had 33 points, including a dunk with 2.9 seconds left in overtime, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-107 on Monday night.
Kobe Bryant moved past Shaquille O’Neal to become the NBA’s fifth highest scorer Monday but it was a bitter-sweet moment for the Los Angeles guard as the Lakers lost 95-90 to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Luis Scola scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets handed the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets their third straight loss, 99-90 on Monday night.
Tony Parker scored 21 points, and Tim Duncan added 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to an 89-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.
After digging themselves a hole 18 points deep with poor shooting and porous defense, DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings avoided the temptation to bicker with one another. Coach Keith Smart hoped it was a sign of a young team maturing and pulling together.
Kobe Bryant moved past Shaquille O’Neal to become the NBA’s fifth highest scorer on Monday but it was a bitter-sweet moment for the Los Angeles guard as the Lakers lost 95-90 to the Philadelphia 76ers.
John Wall scored 31 points, Nick Young had a season-high 29 and Trevor Booker added a season-high 19 as the Washington Wizards blew an 18-point third-quarter lead then hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 111-108 in overtime on Monday night.
Carlos Boozer scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New Jersey Nets 108-87 Monday night.
Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 28 points in his first career start, Steve Novak added a season-best 19, and the New York Knicks overcame the absence of Amare Stoudemire and early loss of Carmelo Anthony to beat the Utah Jazz 99-88 on Monday night.
Chris Paul scored 29 points, including 11 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 15-point first-half deficit and slipped by the Orlando Magic 107-102 on Monday night.
Steve Nash scored 24 points and the Phoenix Suns broke open a close game with a 24-6 run to close the third quarter and beat the Atlanta Hawks 99-90 on Monday night.
Knicks Coach Mike D’Antoni spoke up for Jared Jeffries, and Jeffries for D’Antoni.
Lou Williams nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer, scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and spoiled Kobe Bryant’s record-setting night while leading the Philadelphia 76ers to 95-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has passed former teammate Shaquille O’Neal and moved into fifth place on the NBA’s career scoring list.