Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 01 2013)
January 1st, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Spurs 104, Nets 73: Nets, With P.J. Carlesimo, Break Down Against Spurs (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 06:39:18 GMT)
Despite a roster overhaul, new arena, new address and recent change in coach, the Nets closed 2012 much as they began it: looking hapless and lost, this time in a blowout to the Spurs.
[New York Times] Vindication for Popovich: Spurs’ Vigor (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 06:39:18 GMT)
Since Coach Gregg Popovich gave his three stars a game off, resulting in a $250,000 fine, they have led the San Antonio Spurs to 12 wins in 16 games.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Section 15: Best Friends (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 03:47:18 GMT)
Best friends Edward Nelson and Jurrel Diaz, teenagers from Carroll Gardens, celebrated Nelson’s 16th birthday at Barclays Center.
[New York Times] Durant and Westbrook Lift Thunder Over Suns (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 03:37:32 GMT)
Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook returned from a cut above his eye to finish with 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns 114-96 on Monday night.
[New York Times] Parker Leads Spurs Over Nets for 6th Straight Win (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 02:40:54 GMT)
Tony Parker had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs held the Brooklyn Nets to only five points in the third quarter en route to a 104-73 win Monday night.
[New York Times] Rockets Bounce Back With 123-104 Win Over Hawks (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 02:28:56 GMT)
James Harden had 28 points and the Houston Rockets rebounded from their worst loss of the season with a 123-104 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
[New York Times] James, Bosh Lead Heat Over Magic 112-110 in OT (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 01:43:35 GMT)
LeBron James had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Chris Bosh scored 22 points to help the Miami Heat slip past the Orlando Magic 112-110 in overtime Monday.
[New York Times] Pacers Surge Past Visiting Grizzlies (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 01:28:28 GMT)
A furious fourth quarter from the Indiana Pacers sparked an 88-83 comeback win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Hurting Knicks Uncertain of Tuesday’s Lineup (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:03:00 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire both practiced Monday, although neither is a lock to start on Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
[New York Daily News] Knicks’ New Year’s resolution: Get healthy (Tue, 01 Jan 2013 04:07:19 GMT)
The Knicks remain hopeful they might get some combination of forwards Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Rasheed Wallace back for the New Year’s Day. Or they might get none of them back, which still appears to be the more likely scenario.
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).