Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Feb 22 2012)
The Knicks’ newest star has Lin-troduced the game of basketball to whole new crop of fans. Expats of China and Taiwan â?? many of whom had never seen a game before Linsanity swept up New York â?? are quickly turning into die-hard Knicks fans because of Jeremy Lin.
Carmelo Anthony is arguably the most scrutinized star athlete in New York today. He’s got the lucrative contract, the impressive stats and the All-Star appearances. What he doesn’t have is a playoff resume.
For the second week in a row, Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin has the cover spot in Sports Illustrated magazine â?? the first New York athlete to hold the honor.
Mike D’Antoni has been coaching the Knicks for four seasons, and by now we have a fairly good idea what kind of player flourishes while conforming to his motion offense, and what kind of player withers.
Steve Novak and Jeremy Lin played one game together last year in the N.B.A. Development League and have both thrived with the Knicks of late.
Atlanta’s Jeff Teague has experienced the ups and downs that all first-time starting point guards in the N.B.A., outside of Jeremy Lin so far, seem to go through.
Marc Gasol had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 14 points and the host Memphis Grizzlies beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 89-76.
The Portland Trail Blazers made San Antonio pay dearly for resting two of their leading players on Tuesday, mauling the Spurs by 40 points in their worst defeat for nearly 15 years.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and the Portland Trail Blazers routed San Antonio 137-97 Tuesday night while the Spurs rested Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
Miami’s reserves starred in a critical late-game stretch that delivered the Heat their seventh straight victory with a 120-108 home win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
Antawn Jamison scored 32 points and rookie Kyrie Irving led Cleveland’s comeback from a 17-point deficit with 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Cavaliers to a 101-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Roy Hibbert had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 117-108 overtime win over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
Dwyane Wade had 30 points and 10 assists, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh each scored 20 points and the NBA-leading Miami Heat stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 120-108 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
In achievement-oriented Taiwan, where studying seems to be the preferred pastime activity among young people, the outdoor complex of basketball courts near National Taiwan University is normally a pretty lonely place, more used to hosting raindrops and discarded food wrappers than pivoting feet and jump shots.
Carmelo Anthony briefly had what now belongs to Jeremy Lin.
Jeremy Lin’s drawing power – even in losses – is helping the MSG Network set ratings records.
The Knicks guard said he was kissing his hands, not mimicking smoking marijuana, when he put his fingers to his lips Monday after making his first basket of the season, a 3-pointer.
Three people in the sports news media last week trotted out an exhausted old cliché and a Chinese slur when they referred to the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin.
As the old proverb goes, Linsanity has to take one step back before taking two steps forward.
The Linderella tale is in an adjustment stage as the Knicks fit flashy pieces named Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Baron Davis with global point guard phenomenon Jeremy Lin. After the All-Star…
The All-Star break can’t come fast enough for the Knicks, and that’s not because they are playing in fear of losing the confidence they have gained since Linsanity took root like grass to sunny weather.
A 100-92 loss to the Nets on Monday night may have exposed a…
Jeremy Lin has made the cover of Sports Illustrated for the second straight week.
The last athlete to do so was Dirk Nowitzki last season, and he became Finals MVP.
The headline says: “Jeremy’s World.”
Michael Jordan made the cover three weeks in a row twice…
Knicks radio voice Spero Dedes has been disciplined but not suspended by MSG for making a racially insensitive remark Friday on ESPN Radio during the Knicks’ loss to the Hornets, Jeremy Lin’s first running the Knicks.
Dedes called the loss a “chink in the armor.â? ESPN fired a headline…
At least one person wasn’t booing Kris Humphries at the Garden on Monday night.
Humphries, in an appearance on ESPN Radio yesterday, said he and Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin ran into each other following the Nets’ 100-92 win, and Lin told him the Garden crowd was overly hostile…
Baron Davis was annoyed at a couple of Internet websites for posting a still-picture from the MSG Network telecast yesterday that characterized him as pretending to smoke a joint to celebrate hitting his first bucket as a Knick.
Davis tweeted and his agent Todd Ramasar confirmed to The Post that…
Rookie guard Iman Shumpert is expected to miss his second straight game tonight because of patella tendinitis in his left knee and likely will pull out of the All-Star Slam Dunk competition Saturday, according to a person close to the situation.
Shumpert probably will miss tomorrow’s game in Miami…