Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 12 2013)
February 12th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Melo sounds off on Shumpert rumors (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:00:37 -0500)
Carmelo Anthony reiterated that it’s nonsense if Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald makes a deal at the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
[New York Post] Knicks’ J.R. Smith gets bowled over (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:28:47 -0500)
“I love this team, I love the chemistry on this team â?? if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Anthony said last night at the Knicks’ charity…
J.R. Smith was having a swell time last night, posing for pictures and flirting with models at the Chelsea Piers Knicks Bowl-a-thon.
[New York Post] LeBron seizes control of MVP race from Melo (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:09:47 -0500)
It was a far cry from Sunday, when the Clippers’ Jamal Crawford may have won the Sixth Man of the Year Award in one afternoon, torching Smith…
They can chant “MVP! MVP!â? from the Garden rafters for however long they want whenever Carmelo Anthony steps to the free-throw line. Maybe Anthony and the Knicks will play well enough after the All-Star break for the chants to be more than just clichÃ©.
[New York Daily News] Chandler stirs pot in Jay Williams weed claim (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:38:17 GMT)
Certainly, there was a time when…
Tyson Chandler was forced into action Monday night, compelled to play a little defense against a former teammate on what should have been a night off for him.
[New York Daily News] Melo: Knicks shouldn’t be in trade talks (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:26:12 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony’s answer on Sunday to questions about a possible trade involving Iman Shumpert could be taken several ways. Anthony obviously is a powerful voice inside the organization and was using the opportunity to throw his weight around with management.
[New York Daily News] Raismann: Silent treatment not helping Knicks’ Grunwald (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:59:20 GMT)
There’s a dripping uncertainty at the Garden and Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald needs to tell fans he’s in full control of the faucet.
[New York Times] Without Williams, Nets Rally, Beat Pacers in OT (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:21:41 GMT)
The Brooklyn Nets made it through one game without Deron Williams.
[New York Times] Shorthanded Spurs Still Too Much for Bulls (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:53:48 GMT)
The San Antonio Spurs took to the court without three of their top scorers to face Chicago on Monday but still had too much fire power for the Bulls, pulling out a 103-89 victory to pick up their 13th win in 14 games.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Ankle Injuries to Sideline Williams for Two Games (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:28:00 GMT)
The Nets’ Deron Williams will miss the final two games before the All-Star break because of inflammation in both his ankles, the team said Monday.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, Spurs Beat Bulls (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:26:11 GMT)
Call it a win for the system and the subs. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili sat out with injuries as the San Antonio Spurs won handily in Chicago.
[New York Times] Short-Handed Spurs Beat Bulls 103-89 (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:39:18 GMT)
Tim Duncan was dressed in street clothes, with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili joining him on the bench. San Antonio’s three biggest stars got up occasionally to cheer on their teammates, but that was the extent of their contribution on Monday.
[New York Times] Smith Has Double-Double as Hawks Hold of Mavericks (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:27:42 GMT)
Josh Smith had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Devin Harris made a key steal in the final minute and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-101 Monday night.
[New York Times] Mullens, Bobcats End Celtics’ Win Streak 94-91 (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:00:49 GMT)
All in all, Monday proved to be a painful night for the Boston Celtics.
[New York Times] Beal Scores 28 as Wizards Beat Bucks 102-90 (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:55:04 GMT)
Rookie Brandon Beal scored a season-high 28 points as the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-90 Monday night, earning a rare road win.
[New York Times] Nets 89, Pacers 84, Overtime: With Deron Williams Out, Struggling Nets Win a Big One (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:50:53 GMT)
The Nets, behind Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans, edged the Indiana Pacers in overtime without their star point guard, Deron Williams.
[New York Times] Anderson, Lopez Lead Hornets Past Pistons, 105-86 (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:19:29 GMT)
Ryan Anderson scored 31 points, Robin Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 105-86 on Monday night.
[New York Times] In Contest for Kings, Sacramento Seeks Investors (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:47:33 GMT)
Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento is looking to California billionaires as he prepares a counteroffer for the city’s N.B.A. franchise, which a group from Seattle has offered to buy.
[New York Times] Ridnour, Timberwolves End Road Skid, Beat Cavs (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:43:07 GMT)
Luke Ridnour scored 21 points, Ricky Rubio added 13 and 10 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped an eight-game road losing streak, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-92 on Monday night.
[New York Times] Paul, Griffin Help Clippers Cruise Past 76ers (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:43:04 GMT)
Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
[New York Times] Steve Novak Is Knicks’ Barometer Off the Bench (Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:01:08 GMT)
Steve Novak’s contributions on offense will be key to how the remainder of the season goes for the Knicks.
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