Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Dec 19 2012)
December 19th, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Advertising: Chris Paul to Star in State Farm Insurance Ads (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:48:03 GMT)
Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers will appear in a campaign for State Farm Insurance designed to lure younger customers.
[New York Times] Jazz 92, Nets 90: Nets’ Deron Williams Loses Again to Former Team (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:37:21 GMT)
Deron Williams had 14 points and 5 assists in what qualified as another substandard performance, while the Nets lost for the seventh time in nine games.
[New York Times] Knicks’ Stoudemire and Anthony Move Closer to Playing Together (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:37:21 GMT)
Amar’e Stoudemire said he would not object to coming off the bench rather than reassuming his role as the starting power forward, a position currently filled by Carmelo Anthony.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nuggets Hold Off Spurs’ Rally (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:30:07 GMT)
Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 28 points and outplayed Tim Duncan down the stretch as the host Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs, 112-106, on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Lin Remains a New York Story (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:30:07 GMT)
Jeremy Lin, now with the Houston Rockets, was, in a sense, perfect for a city that has long relished the ethnic fan experience. But the Knicks turned their backs on that.
[New York Times] New York High School Basketball Players Migrate to New Jersey (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:20:07 GMT)
New Jersey has become more of a talent hotbed than New York City, coaches say, with some top high school basketball players departing the boroughs.
[New York Times] Lakers Hand Bobcats 12th Straight Loss, 101-100 (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:17:50 GMT)
Kobe Bryant scored four of his 30 points in the final 1:26 and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat Charlotte 101-100 on Tuesday night, handing the Bobcats their 12th straight loss.
[New York Times] Warriors Hold Off Hornets 103-96 in Return Home (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:17:45 GMT)
David Lee had 26 points and nine rebounds, Klay Thompson finished with 19 points and the Golden State Warriors brought their surprising road run home with a 103-96 victory over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Heat Tame Timberwolves Despite Huge Rebounding Gulf (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:29:35 GMT)
The Miami Heat overcame a 28-point rebounding differential to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-92 on Tuesday with Dwyane Wade top scoring with 24 points.
[New York Times] Gallinari’s 28 Points Lifts Nuggets Past Spurs (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:06:24 GMT)
Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 28 points, outlasting Tim Duncan down the stretch and leading the Denver Nuggets over the San Antonio Spurs 112-106 on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Cavs’ Varejao Is Invaluable and Tradeable (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:55:40 GMT)
Anderson Varejao has never been better. He could help the Cavs make the playoffs — or rebuild for the future.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Raymond Felton and Jeremy Lin Adjust to New Teams (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:39:27 GMT)
While Raymond Felton has made himself at home in his second stint with the Knicks, Jeremy Lin and the Rockets are building as they go.
[New York Times] Mayo, Kaman Help Mavericks End 3-Game Skid (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:35:42 GMT)
O.J. Mayo scored 26 points, Chris Kaman added 20 and the Dallas Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 107-100 Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Wade, James Carry Heat Past Timberwolves, 103-92 (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:14:44 GMT)
The Miami Heat were outrebounded by 28, matching the second-largest margin in team history. They finished with only 24 boards, matching the second-lowest total in any game over the franchise’s quarter-century of existence.
[New York Times] Jennings Helps Bucks Beat Pacers (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:57:04 GMT)
Brandon Jennings scored 13 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Monta Ellis had 19 points, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 98-93 win over the Indiana Pacers Tuesday.
[New York Times] Deng, Boozer Score 21 as Bulls Beat Celtics 100-89 (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:51:05 GMT)
Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 21 points apiece, Joakim Noah had a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 100-89 on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Williams Scores 24, Hawks Beat Wizards in OT (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:47:51 GMT)
Lou Williams scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 100-95 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Jazz Rally, Then Hold On to Beat Nets 92-90 (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:08:59 GMT)
Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 Tuesday night despite nearly throwing away the victory.
[New York Times] Calderon Leads Raptors Past Cavaliers 113-99 (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:54:04 GMT)
Jose Calderon scored a season-high 23 points, and the Toronto Raptors won on the road for the second time this season by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-99 on Tuesday night.
[New York Post] Woodson focused on defense, not minutes (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:54:24 -0500)
Mike Woodson allowed himself to daydream for a moment yesterday about a day when all of his key players are healthy and the Knicks have a full roster for him to tinker with.
[New York Post] Healing Amar’e â??totally open’ to coming off bench for Knicks (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:56:54 -0500)
“It’s going to be interesting to see where we go once everybody is in place,â? he…
The $100 million man is willing to become a sixth man if necessary.
[New York Post] Carmelo not caught up in rush hour (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:13:35 -0500)
Amar’e Stoudemire, with $65 million and three years left on his $100 million contract, said yesterday he will do “whatever it takes,â? including accepting a role off the Knicks’ bench, to win and avoid disrupting team…
Carmelo Anthony wants to take the smart route. And the smart route is not rushing back.
[New York Post] Melo looking for an edge in rivalry (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:44:39 -0500)
So it’s possible Anthony will miss a third straight game because of a sprained left ankle tonight when the Knicks entertain the Nets â?? for the first time as the Brooklyn Nets â?? at Madison…
Round 3 is at the Garden this time. The Knicks-Nets Battle of the Boroughs has gone through two legs at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with the teams managing a split in two wildly exciting, close battles. The Nets survived 96-89 in overtime on Nov. 26. Then, on Dec. 11, the…
[New York Daily News] Amar’e cautious about return date with Knicks (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:54:12 GMT)
There is still a chance Amar’e Stoudemire might be home for Christmas â?” and not with the Knicks in Los Angeles to face the Lakers. Stoudemire cautioned that he’s still “not totally there yetâ? while downplaying any imminent return to the lineup.
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