Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Feb 29 2012)
Brook Lopez scored 38 points, and made the go-ahead free throws with 42 seconds left to give the Nets a 93-92 victory in Dallas.
Jeremy Lin’s parents navigated a winding path from Taiwan to Virginia, from Purdue University to Palo Alto, on their way to raising a global icon.
Derrick Williams and Michael Beasley each scored 27 points, teaming up to lead a fourth-quarter shooting barrage as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Tuesday night in the teams’ first game since the All-Star break.
Chicago’s Derrick Rose showed he is back to full fitness by grabbing 32 points and nine assists to help the Bulls beat the New Orleans Hornets 99-95 on Tuesday.
DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings celebrated a possible new arena deal with a 103-96 victory over the struggling Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
Brook Lopez scored 38 points in only his third game back from a broken right foot, and made the go-ahead free throws with 42 seconds left for the New Jersey Nets in a 93-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
Ersan Ilyasova scored on a tip-in with 2.2 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Washington 119-118 on Tuesday night, handing the Wizards their fifth consecutive defeat.
Derrick Rose scored 32 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 19.4 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls closed with an 8-0 run to beat the New Orleans Hornets 99-95 Tuesday night.
Kyle Lowry scored 26 points, Luis Scola had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 88-85 on Tuesday night.
Thaddeus Young scored 12 of his 20 points in a pivotal second quarter and All-Star Andre Iguodala had 12 points, six assists and four steals to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-68 and snap a five-game losing streak.
Ray Allen scored 22 points, Kevin Garnett added 18 and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 86-83 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Golden State Warriors 102-78 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
Kobe Bryant has a concussion in addition to the broken nose he sustained in the All-Star game.
Insisting he meant no harm, Dwyane Wade revealed Tuesday that he has apologized to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant multiple times for a blood-drawing, nose-breaking foul during the All-Star game.
Deron Williams has been critical of his teammates this season, and may choose to leave for Dallas when he becomes a free agent, but on Tuesday, he and the Nets beat the defending champions.
Amar’e Stoudemire looks less springy, less explosive, not at all like the Stoudemire who lorded over the rim for nine years.
To get away from basketball during the All-Star weekend, Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went fishing, and forward Amar’e Stoudemire spent time snorkeling with his family.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was not backing away from his Twitter comments about Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin from two weeks ago, but he wanted everyone to know that he has nothing against Lin.
As Knicks guard Jeremy Lin returns to Madison Square Garden Wednesday night ready to square off with No. 1 draft pick Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers, questions linger regarding Lin’s support system, particularly the play of forward Amar’e Stoudemire.