Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 08 2013)
January 8th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Rampant Bulls Run Struggling Cavaliers Ragged (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 07:34:25 GMT)
Carlos Boozer and the Chicago Bulls recovered from a slow start to pummel the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers 118-92 on Monday and take over top spot in the Eastern Conference’s Central division.
[New York Times] AP Source: Scott Skiles Out as Bucks Coach (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 07:31:38 GMT)
Head coach Scott Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks have decided to part ways after just over four seasons together, ending a working relationship that seemed to have been teetering on the brink for quite some time.
[New York Times] Rajon Rondo Sits, but Celtics Win 3rd in Row (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:50:05 GMT)
Rajon Rondo was unavailable for the Celtics against the Knicks on Monday because of a suspension, but Boston still managed to win its third straight.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Lakers’ Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill Out With Injuries (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:50:05 GMT)
Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will miss the Lakers’ road trip with injuries, leaving the team without its top three big men indefinitely.
[New York Times] Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Is Still Firing Away (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:50:05 GMT)
It has taken 32 years for Jamal Crawford, the best shooter on the N.B.A.’s highest-scoring bench, to find a true home with the resurgent, out-from-under-the-rock Los Angeles Clippers.
[New York Times] Celtics 102, Knicks 96: Anthony Takes Battle With Celtics Beyond the Court (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:48:02 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett both received technical fouls in the fourth quarter of a physical game that the Celtics won thanks to Paul Pierce’s team-high 23 points.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: In Downtime, Nets Squeeze in Some Practice (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:41:06 GMT)
The Nets held only their third practice since Dec. 22, and they have a chance to gain some ground this week with a light game schedule.
[New York Times] Celtics Beat Knicks in First Matchup of the Season (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:34:29 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett jawed from baseline to midcourt, and Anthony still had more to say.
[New York Times] Trail Blazers Beat Magic 125-119 in Overtime (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:01:50 GMT)
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Orlando Magic their ninth straight loss with a 125-119, overtime victory on Monday night.
[New York Times] Ellington Leads Grizzlies to 113-81 Rout of Kings (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 05:49:44 GMT)
Wayne Ellington scored a season-high 26 points, hitting six 3-pointers, to help the Memphis Grizzlies rout the Sacramento Kings 113-81 on Monday night.
[New York Times] Hayward Scores 27 to Lift Jazz Over Mavericks (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 05:10:39 GMT)
Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 100-94 on Monday night.
[New York Times] Bulls Run Cavaliers Ragged for Third Straight Win (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 04:13:27 GMT)
Carlos Boozer and the Chicago Bulls recovered from a slow start to pummel the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers 118-92 on Monday and take over at the top of the Eastern Conference’s Central division.
[New York Times] Gordon Carries Hornets to Victory Over Spurs (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 04:10:58 GMT)
Eric Gordon scored six straight points in a key fourth quarter spurt and had 24 overall to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 95-88 victory over San Antonio on Monday night.
[New York Times] Boozer Leads Bulls to 118-92 Rout of Cavaliers (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 03:41:19 GMT)
Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 118-92 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
[New York Times] Beal Scores With 0.3 Seconds Left to Lift Wizards (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 02:46:53 GMT)
Bradley Beal made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left after using a pump fake to get open, and the short-handed Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 Monday night.
[New York Times] Boston’s Rondo Suspended Game for Bumping Official (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:28:51 GMT)
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended again, with coach Doc Rivers wondering if it’s as much for Rondo’s reputation as the incident.
[New York Times] Celtics Guard Rondo Suspended Game for Bumping Referee (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:04:42 GMT)
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a referee and failing to cooperate with a league investigation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Monday.
[New York Daily News] BUS YOU UP: After physical game, Melo stalks Celts charter (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:28:40 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony couldn’t beat Kevin Garnett and the Celtics on the court, so he was intent on settling a score in the bowels of Madison Square Garden. Anthony waited for Garnett near the Celtics bus following Boston’s emotionally charged 102-96 victory, witnesses said.
[New York Daily News] Lawrence: MVP starting to mean Most Volatile Player for Melo (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:27:28 GMT)
This wasn’t conduct becoming a pro basketball player, let alone a candidate for the NBA’s MVP trophy. When Carmelo Anthony decided to take on the Celtics long after the final buzzer on Monday night, he invited the NBA to investigate his conduct and smack him with a suspension and/or fine.
[New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Iman nearly over the Shump (Tue, 08 Jan 2013 03:37:24 GMT)
Iman Shumpert is expected to be given clearance to resume practicing on a full-time basis after the second- year guard met with team doctors on Monday. “We’ll see how the tests went,â? Mike Woodson said. “He’s getting close, that’s all I can tell you at this point.
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