Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 03 2012)
Indiana, which shot 53 percent to the Nets’ 37 percent, also made 13 of 21 3-point attempts.
With Amar’e Stoudemire sidelined for a second straight game, the Knicks fell to the Raptors on Monday at Madison Square Garden.
Johnson scored 21 points, Tracy McGrady hit a pair of big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks ended Miami’s perfect start by beating the Heat, 100-92.
No last-second buzzer-beater could save Oklahoma City this time as the Thunder lost a rematch with the Dallas Mavericks 100-87 on Monday to become the last NBA team to record a loss this season.
Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-86 on Monday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 26 points during the third quarter, sending the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili fractured his left shooting hand during a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday and is out indefinitely, the team said.
Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan each scored 21 points, and the Toronto Raptors held onto a big lead this time, beating the New York Knicks 90-85 on Monday night.
Ben Gordon scored 26 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame some early foul trouble in an impressive defensive effort against Dwight Howard and Orlando, beating the Magic 89-78 on Monday night.
Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the second straight night over Washington, beating the winless Wizards 100-92 on Monday night.
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has broken his left hand against Minnesota and is out indefinitely.
When Ty Lawson and Andre Miller are on the court together, the Nuggets’ transition game moves into high gear.
The weekend notebook includes items on the Thunder’s fast start and how the lockout is already affecting the season.
The Spurs overcame a losing record after the last lockout to win the N.B.A. championship.
Dwane Casey and Tyson Chandler complemented one another perfectly in Dallas last season. The former was the Mavericks defensive coach and the latter was Casey’s star pupil.
It would be at least one more game without Amar’e Stoudemire, another day when Mike D’Antoni would not find out whether Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler are made for each other.
Carmelo Anthony won’t be able to bail out the Knicks every night, even against a team like the Toronto Raptors. Anthony’s 35 points – on 31 shots – wasn’t enough as Toronto held a lead for the final three quarters and hung on to beat the Knicks 90-85.