Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jan 04 2012)
Monday, Carmelo Anthony was begging for someone else to make a shot. Wednesday, it looks like Anthony might get some help from Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Schumpert, who practiced Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon Carmelo Anthony was joking around about his one-man show at the Garden Monday night. Anthony scored 35 points, but could not single-handedly lift the Knicks past the Raptors.
The offense has stagnated in the absence of Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert. Both seem likely to return Wednesday.
Luol Deng’s layup with 3.7 seconds to play lifted the Chicago Bulls to a 76-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
The rookie Kyrie Irving had 20 points, leading the host Cleveland Cavaliers to a 115-101 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Kobe Bryant rediscovered his scoring touch to tally 37 points and lead the Los Angeles Lakers to top spot in the Pacific division with a 108-99 win over the visiting Houston Rockets on Tuesday.
Kobe Bryant scored 37 points, Andrew Bynum had 21 points and 22 rebounds in the first 20-20 game of his career, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 108-99 Tuesday night for their fourth victory in five games.
Al Jefferson scored a season-high 26 points to lead the Utah Jazz to an 85-73 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
Rudy Gay scored 23 points, Sam Young added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Sacramento Kings 113-96 on Tuesday night.