Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Mar 28 2012)
The Knicks would be wise to have a conservative approach with ailing Amar’e Stoudemire and have him ready to go for the playoffs instead of rushing him back sooner, according to one medical expert on bulging disks.
Stoudemire sought a second opinion Tuesday night in Miami after the Knicks…
It’s time for Carmelo Anthony to put up or shut up and find his outside shot.
With Amar’e Stoudemire possibly out until the playoffs because of a bulging disk, the back that must carry the Knicks into the playoffs during these final 16 games is Anthony’s. It…
Jeremy Lin, whose sore left knee forced him to miss the Knicks’ victory over the Bucks Monday, reiterated last night he is trying to fully heal before playing again.
“I’m just making sure that I’m 100 percent pain-free before I come back,â? Lin said at a Steiner Sports…
Baron Davis, in his first start with the Knicks Monday, didn’t make the case he belongs as the man to supplant Jeremy Lin as starting point guard anytime soon.
In fact, it is becoming more than evident the Knicks got extra lucky Linsanity happened and Davis no longer was…
Interesting that Amar’e Stoudemire came to New York without Carmelo Anthony or Jeremy Lin and had fans chanting “MVP…MVP.â?
And then Jeremy generated Linsanity minus Melo and Amar’e, and spearheaded seven-straight Knicks’ wins.
Monday night, without Stoudemire (out indefinitely with a bulging disk) and Lin (left leg…
You might say the Knicks’ only recourse between now and when the contracts of Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire are up is to keep their fingers crossed and the medical staff on high alert. And that still might not be enough.
The Carmelo Anthony-Amar’e Stoudemire pairing hasn’t been working, and still you have to think that the Knicks would much rather have that problem than be where they are today: Facing life without their No. 2 scoring option.
Carmelo Anthony expects to be in the Knicks’ lineup Wednesday vs. Orlando, but Jeremy Lin was less committal after missing Monday’s game with a sore knee.
Jeremy Lin, Iman Shumpert and Steve Novak entertained several hundred fans, Carmelo Anthony said he’d play on Wednesday and Amar’e Stoudemire sought a second opinion on his bulging disk.
Monta Ellis scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Atlanta Hawks, 108-101.
Kobe Bryant is back to being the closer.
Russell Westbrook had 32 points and eight assists, Kevin Durant scored 25 points and the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder won their fourth straight with a 109-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.
Tony Parker scored eight points in a 10-0 San Antonio run early in the fourth quarter, and the Spurs went on to win their fifth in a row and eighth in nine games with a 107-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Jason Terry scored seven consecutive points in a minute to start a game-turning run for the Dallas Mavericks, who went on to a 90-81 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
Rudy Gay scored 21 points, Dante Cunningham added season highs of 13 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-86 on Tuesday night.
Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 31 points and Jrue Holiday had 19 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.