Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jan 11 2012)
New York basketball fans tend to go overboard on their favorite rookies, which sometimes comes back to haunt anyone who bleeds blue and orange.
Most rookies would be intimidated joining a team featuring Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, much less being thrust right into the starting lineup. But the Knicks say Iman Shumpert isn’t ordinary but extraordinary, a draft night steal because of the confidence in his own abilities and the chip…
So far this season, Tyson Chandler has been efficient. Monday against the Bobcats, he was dominant. And coming into tonight’s game against the 76ers at the Garden, the Knicks think their new center will only get better as he and his teammates continue to get to know each other…
Elton Brand had a season-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Philadelphia 76ers routed the Sacramento Kings, 112-85, on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
It seems like every time Ricky Rubio gets off the bench to enter a game, the Minnesota Timberwolves are facing a big deficit.
Kobe Bryant turned back the clock with a 48-point effort to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-83 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
Dorell Wright scored 20 points and made a season-high six 3-pointers, including a tying shot late in regulation, and the short-handed Golden State Warriors spoiled Dwyane Wade’s return with a 111-106 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 48 points — his fifth straight game with 25 or more — and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 99-83 Tuesday night to win their seventh straight at home and third in a row overall.
Gerald Wallace scored 20 points, making a key 3-pointer with two minutes left, and the Portland Trail Blazers avenged a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on New Year’s Day with a 105-97 victory on Tuesday night.
At the ninth time of asking, the Washington Wizards finally earned their first victory of the season with a surprisingly comfortable 93-78 home triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.
Al Jefferson scored a season-high 30 points and Paul Millsap added 19 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-105 Tuesday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 30 points, Kevin Durant added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fourth straight with a 100-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
The Washington Wizards finally earned their first victory of the season on Tuesday by beating the Toronto Raptors 93-78 to end their painful drought.
Derrick Rose scored a season-high 31 points and had 11 assists to outlast Ricky Rubio in a thrilling duel, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 111-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
Stephen Jackson had 34 points and eight assists in his best game since joining Milwaukee in an offseason trade, leading the Bucks to a 106-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points, and the Dallas Mavericks reached the .500 mark by routing the Detroit Pistons 100-86 on Tuesday night.
Iman Shumpert, a rookie guard, has become the Knicks’ best guard, their most valued energy source and, in effect, their fourth star.
Dwyane Wade is back in the starting lineup for the Miami Heat against the Golden State Warriors after missing the last three games with a bruised left foot.
Rookie Chandler Parsons scored 20 points and Kevin Martin added 17 points and the Houston Rockets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 82-70 Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Rashard Lewis and Nick Young each had 15 points to lead the Washington Wizards to their first win after eight straight losses, a 93-78 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Elton Brand had a season-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Sacramento Kings 112-85 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.