Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 26 2013)
February 26th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] U.S. Ex-Basketball Player Rodman Bound for North Korea: AP (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:48:39 GMT)
Retired U.S. basketball player Dennis Rodman is to visit North Korea to film a television documentary and will arrive in the capital Pyongyang on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.
[New York Times] Pierce Lifts Road-Weary Celtics Over Jazz in OT (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:24:54 GMT)
The Boston Celtics weren’t too tired after playing five games in seven days back and forth across time zones.
[New York Times] Chandler Leads Nuggets Past Lakers, 119-108 (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:09:46 GMT)
It’s a good thing Danilo Gallinari was a late scratch for the Denver Nuggets. With a bruised left thigh, he couldn’t have kept up with his hustling teammates as they sped past the aged and aching Los Angeles Lakers.
[New York Times] Pierce Lifts Road-Weary Celtics Over Jazz in OT (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:36:54 GMT)
Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz 110-107 on Monday night to close out a five-game road trip.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: The Baffling Benching of Lopez (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:28:13 GMT)
Center Brook Lopez, the Nets’ leading scorer, has sat out the fourth quarter in three of four games since his first All-Star appearance.
[New York Times] Wizards Discover Some Second Half Magic as Surge Continues (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:24:40 GMT)
With just five wins from their first 33 games there was certainly nothing magical about the Washington Wizards’ start to the National Basketball Association (NBA)season.
[New York Times] Woodson Sees Free Throws as a Key to Knicks’ Victory (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:39:16 GMT)
The Knicks, known for their 3-pointers, made 27 of 35 free throw attempts in their victory over the 76ers on Sunday. Carmelo Anthony was 16 of 18 in free throws.
[New York Times] Horford’s Big Game Leads Hawks Over Pistons (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:09:56 GMT)
Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games.
[New York Times] Wizards Beat Raptors 90-84 for 3rd Straight Win (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:55:16 GMT)
Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 90-84 on Monday night for their third straight victory.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Best N.B.A. Games of the Week (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:38:09 GMT)
The week’s best N.B.A. games feature the Lakers at the Nuggets, the Clippers at the Pacers and the Heat at the Knicks.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Video: Knicks update (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:58:50 EDT)
[New York Daily News] Melo out! Anthony, Knicks need to chill (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:38:26 GMT)
By NBA standards, Carmelo Anthony gave Sixers’ center Spencer Hawes a love tap as the two fought for position under the basket during the third quarter of the Knicks’ victory on Sunday.
[New York Post] Resurgent sixth man Smith working on jump shot (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:51:32 -0500)
J.R. Smith was having fun at the end of Knicks practice yesterday, rifling the ball right-handed from three-quarter court, quarterback-style. He fell short on three attempts but not by much.
[New York Post] Anthony must learn to keep cool (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:35:53 -0500)
“I was a little short but still better than [Tim] Tebow,” Smith said jokingly about the Jets quarterback.
The most significant chapter in the book on Carmelo Anthony, certain to be read verbatim by opponents from Miami to Brooklyn to Boston and all points west, is the one that describes the tactics and methods advised to psychologically impair him and thereby destroy the Knicks.
[New York Post] Woodson, Knicks to keep cap on Amar’e court time (Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:44:49 -0500)
Kevin Garnett has already…
The $100 million man will be the 30-minute man the rest of the season.
Amar’e Stoudemire has truly joined the 30-30 club. He turned 30 in November, and coach Mike Woodson said yesterday he won’t be permitted to play him more than 30 minutes the rest of the…
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