Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jan 23 2013)
January 23rd, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Melo says feud with Garnett is over (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 04:05:40 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony very well might be treated like a “cereal” killer Thursday night by the fans in Boston, but the Knicks’ star forward vows that his recent feud with Celtics counterpart Kevin Garnett is over.
[New York Daily News] Felton eyeing weekend return to Knicks (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 04:00:40 GMT)
Assuming Raymond Felton is cleared for contact by the training staff in the next few days, the point guard believes there’s a “big chance” he will play Saturday in Philadelphia for the first time since suffering a broken right pinkie in Los Angeles on Christmas Day.
[New York Post] Hoping to return on Saturday, Felton must energize stagnant Knicks (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:23:25 -0500)
Everybody Loves Raymond now.
[New York Post] Knicks’ Melo won’t bite on trash-talk rematch (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:30:44 -0500)
Who knew starting point guard Raymond Felton would emerge as the Knicks’ most indispensable player â?? the engine that ignites the Cadillac. Without him since after Christmas, the Knicks offense has looked like an old Buick station wagon.
The post-Christmas, Felton-less Knicks are a mediocre 5-6, allowing…
Carmelo Anthony just wants a victory in Beantown â?? not Kevin Garnett’s scalp. That will be payback enough.
[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Kidd, Prigioni assist with perimeter defense (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:04:19 EDT)
Melo isn’t trying to stir the KG pot as the rematch awaits tomorrow at TD Garden. Anthony and Garnett engaged in a vicious trash-talking war in the fourth quarter on Jan…
When Mike Woodson decided to assign Jason Kidd — not Iman Shumpert — to Deron Williams before the Nets game on Monday, it caught some by surprise.
[New York Times] Dominant Durant Lifts Thunder Over Clippers (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:04:07 GMT)
Williams was coming off a 13-point first quarter in a win over the Hawks, and he had jumped up his overall scoring in the period from 5.6 points before Dec. 28 points to seven since. His speed, quickness and All-Star ability to weave around screens, penetrate, cover the court, score and pass all posed the necessary threats to give the assignment to the younger and defensive-minded Shumpert.
Kevin Durant put on a second-half show to help Oklahoma City overwhelm the Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Tuesday in a possible dress rehearsal for this season’s Western Conference finals.
[New York Times] Thunder Beat Clippers 109-97 to Extend West Lead (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:16:22 GMT)
Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Tuesday night in a matchup of teams with the two best records in the NBA.
[New York Times] Mayor KJ Tells Seattle ‘Don’t Celebrate Too Early’ (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 04:58:23 GMT)
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson had a stern warning for Seattle SuperSonics fans who are excited about the prospect of the NBA returning to the Puget Sound next season.
[New York Times] Grizzlies Clear Cap Space in Trade (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 04:16:30 GMT)
The Memphis Grizzlies traded Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer.
[New York Times] Ilyasova, Jennings Lead Bucks Past 76ers, 110-102 (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:40:12 GMT)
Ersan Ilyasova had 27 points and 16 rebounds, Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 110-102 on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Pistons Outmuscle Magic in 105-90 Win (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:16:21 GMT)
Jason Maxiell, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 38 points and 28 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons pulled away to beat the undersized Orlando Magic 105-90 Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Knicks-Celtics Rivalry Expected to Heat Up in Boston (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:06:59 GMT)
The Knicks play the Celtics in Boston Thursday for the first time since Carmelo Anthony was suspended for one game for his confrontation with Kevin Garnett on Jan. 7.
[New York Times] Irving Leads Cavalers Past Celtics, 95-90 (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:01:55 GMT)
Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Nets’ Joe Johnson Still Presents Problems, as Knicks Can Attest (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:59:01 GMT)
Nets guard Joe Johnson may not be the explosive scorer he was with Atlanta, but he still makes the game easier for his teammates.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: For Chris Andersen, Another Chance (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:47:00 GMT)
After being released by the Nuggets last offseason, Chris Anderson has been looking for N.B.A. work and the Heat have signed him to a 10-day contract.
[New York Times] Sacramento Mayor Says Won’t Give Up Fight for Basketball’s Kings (Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:13:12 GMT)
A day after the announcement of a binding agreement that would move basketball’s Sacramento Kings to Seattle, the mayor of Sacramento said he was still fighting for the team and warned Seattle fans not to celebrate just yet.
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