Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 21 2012)
It was clear from the opening tip Deron Williams was looking forward to his rematch last night with Jeremy Lin and the Knicks. Lin burst onto the scene against Williams and the Nets on Feb. 4, when he came off the bench to score 25 points and dish out seven…
Carmelo Anthony wasn’t trying to be the hero last night. He wasn’t trying to reclaim his role as the Knicks’ main man, the guy who needs to take all the shots and make all the big baskets.
Instead, the highest paid Knick at $18.5 million just tried…
The fears Carmelo Anthony would hurt the wonderful chemistry the Knicks created under Jeremy Lin proved true last night in a Garden stinker.
Nets point guard Deron Williams, who was the first victim of Linsanity 17 days ago, exacted his revenge with a 100-92 Brooklyn-style beating of Lin’s lackluster…
Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni disputed a perception Carmelo Anthony vouched for Jeremy Lin and campaigned to the coaching staff to play the young point guard.
That notion was reported by ESPN last week, and Lin seemed to confirm it when he said he believed Anthony “vouched” for him.
Mike D’Antoni had a chance to end a controversy before it began when Baron Davis made his Knicks debut last night at the Garden against the Nets.
But, when the Knicks coach was asked whether he had talked to Davis about understanding his redefined role within the Linsanity surrounding…
A sacrosanct source refutes last week’s Fox report the Lakers and Timberwolves were discussing a trade involving Pau Gasol for Derrick Williams and two draft picks. I’m informed no conversation between the teams has taken place in two months.
Sure, the subject could be revived as the March…
Though they were the first team to fall to Jeremy Lin’s surprising prowess, the Nets spoiled the returns of Carmelo Anthony and Baron Davis with a victory aided by 38 points from Deron Williams.
Derrick Rose, who had been sidelined because of back pain, returned to the Bulls and scored 23 points in a victory against the Hawks.
Being the first victim of Linsanity never sat well with Deron Williams, who responded with 38 points in his team’s victory Monday over Jeremy Lin and the Knicks.
A large contingent from Palo Alto High School has been on hand to see Jeremy Lin play.
Monta Ellis scored 32 points, Ekpe Udoh had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds in place of ill starting center Andris Biedrins, and the Golden State Warriors topped the Los Angeles Clippers 104-97 on Monday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Andrew Bynum had 14 points and 19 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers roared to a 30-point lead early in the second quarter before holding on for a 103-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Arron Afflalo hit a tiebreaking floater in the lane with 33.7 seconds remaining in overtime and reserve Al Harrington scored a season-high 31 points as the short-handed Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-101 Monday night.
Carmelo Anthony made his long-awaited return to the Knicks Monday but his partnership with Jeremy Lin failed to fire as New York fell 100-92 to the New Jersey Nets.
Tony Parker scored 23 points and Matt Bonner hit five 3-pointers and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 106-102 Monday night for their 11th consecutive victory.
Marcin Gortat scored 20 points, Steve Nash had 12 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in three quarters, and the Phoenix Suns beat Washington 104-88 on Monday night for their 10th straight win over the Wizards.
Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Kevin Martin added 22 and Courtney Lee hit four key free throws down the stretch as the Houston Rockets held off the Memphis Grizzlies 97-93 on Monday night.
Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and moved into the top 20 on the NBA career scoring list and the Dallas Mavericks beat the short-handed and struggling Boston Celtics 89-73 Monday night.
Dwight Howard had 28 points and 16 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 15 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-90 Monday night.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 31 points apiece and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Hornets 101-93 Monday night for their 10th straight home win.
The streaking San Antonio Spurs will be without starting guard Manu Ginobili for two weeks after an examination confirmed he has a strained left oblique, the National Basketball Association team said Monday.
Linsanity started against the New Jersey Nets, and this time All-Star guard Deron Williams was determined not to be embarrassed by the Harvard guy again.
Carmelo Anthony will be in the starting lineup, and Baron Davis is likely to make his Knicks debut in Monday night’s game against the Nets.
Greg Oden has suffered yet another setback with his troublesome knees.
Derrick Rose made an immediate impact on his return to the Chicago Bulls lineup on Monday as last season’s Most Valuable Player scored a game-high 23 points in a 90-79 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks.
Carmelo Anthony rejoined the Knicks’ starting lineup Monday night and was part of the Linsanity for the first time since it began sweeping New York.
Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his return from back pain, and the host Chicago Bulls beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks, 90-79, on Monday.
NEW YORK — Mike D’Antoni had searched for an answer at backup point guard all season, and Monday night against the Nets, it looked like he found one in Baron Davis, who made his season debut.
Even though the Knicks lost 100-92 to the Nets, Davis showed promise with his ability to get into the paint off the pick-and-roll. Davis played 10 minutes as a sub (a number that should float around 15 to 20 consistently), scoring on a 3-pointer and collecting an assist on a Steve Novak three in the second quarter.
NEW YORK — Clearly there’s something about Kris Humphries that gets under people’s skin.
The crowd booed Kim Kardashian’s ex all night, Carmelo Anthony tripped him and Tyson Chandler followed him halfway into the Nets’ huddle.
Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesAnthony Morrow lost four teeth after taking an elbow from Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks downplayed the incidents after the Nets won 100-92 at the Garden on Monday night.
“[It was] just nerves and [being] tired and we just don’t like getting beat,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said.
It started when Mike D’Antoni reached down the bench for Jeremy Lin and inserted him into a game against the Nets on Feb. 4. That was the start of Linsanity.
It wasn’t the return of Carmelo Anthony or even Baron Davis that derailed Jeremy Lin and the Knicks Monday night. It was the return of Deron Williams. The Lin phenomenon started 16 days ago at Madison Square Garden.
Deron Williams helped create the craze at the Garden, but Monday he shut up the Linsaniacs. Until further notice – or if he doesn’t bolt for Dallas in the summer — he’s still the best point guard in the metro area.
Until further notice, Jeremy Lin will not only be driving local ratings for Knicks telecasts on Madison Square Garden Network, but for the NBA’s national TV partners as well.
The newest point guard to enter the Knicks lineup lifted his warmup shirt during a timeout with 2:11 left in the first quarter at the Garden Monday night and revealed a No. 85 on his white jersey.
The debate that Carmelo Anthony can't play with Jeremy Lin should be heating up in three, two, one . . .
Not long ago, Baron Davis was going to be the one who saved the Knicks.