Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Nov 14 2012)
November 14th, 2012 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Post] Knicks move to 5-0 after strong fourth quarter (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:50:32 -0500)
ORLANDO, Fla. â?? They won’t beat San Antonio this way, but the Knicks’ unbeaten ride carried on in Florida Tuesday night after surviving a Disney dogfight with the reeling Magic.
[New York Post] Matured Melo ready for a title run (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:45:52 -0500)
For three quarters, the NBA’s lone unbeaten squad was just one point better than the depleted Magic until its…
ORLANDO â?? Carmelo Anthony has grown in so many ways as a player and as a leader. All you have to do is talk to veterans Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd to understand how far Melo has come â?? and just how far he can take the Knicks this season.
[New York Post] Knicks’ Jason playing like a Kidd again (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:37:20 -0500)
ORLANDO â?? Jason Kidd finally played Kidd-like minutes â?? a season-high 31:53 â?? and he saved his best for last.
[New York Post] D’Antoni hoping for Lakers-Knicks Finals (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:40:15 -0500)
Kidd, with Ronnie Brewer’s knee swelling up, played the first nine minutes of the fourth quarter and made a handful of big plays early to give the Knicks the momentum for…
When Mike D’Antoni’s Lakers visit the Garden Dec. 13, the Knicks’ former coach hopes it will be a preview of the NBA Finals. It would be a renewal of the Finals matchup 40 years ago when the Knicks and Lakers faced off and Red Holzman won the franchise…
[New York Post] Donnie’s on board with D’Antoni move (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 02:35:01 -0500)
Pacers president Donnie Walsh thought the idea of Mike D’Antoni coaching the Lakers made terrific sense when he first heard the possibility. But like 99.9 percent â?? OK, make it 100 and unanimous â?? of folks around the NBA, Walsh figured the pick would be Phil Jackson after the name…
[New York Times] Green’s 3-Pointer Pushes Spurs Past Lakers 84-82 (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:06:32 GMT)
The San Antonio Spurs’ final offensive play was smartly drawn and precisely executed, ending in a clutch jumper by Danny Green.
[New York Times] Spurs Down Lakers Ahead of D’Antoni Arrival (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:41:55 GMT)
San Antonio’s Danny Green drained a three-pointer with nine seconds remaining and the Spurs’ defense then denied Kobe Bryant the ball as the Western Conference-leading Spurs produced a dramatic 84-82 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: With Comparison to Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni Poised to Validate Lakers’ Choice (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:37:22 GMT)
Mike D’Antoni and Phil Jackson have crossed paths before. And this time, to everyone’s surprise, D’Antoni was the one who came out on top when he was named the Lakers’ coach.
[New York Times] Nets 114, Cavaliers 101: Nets Hold Lead Against More Physical Cavaliers (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:37:21 GMT)
Deron Williams scored a season-high 26 points in Tuesday night’s victory over Cleveland, even as tough frontcourt players, like Anderson Varejao, gave the Nets a bit of trouble.
[New York Times] Knicks 99, Magic 89: Knicks Beat Magic and Climb to 5-0 (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:20:05 GMT)
Despite trailing in the fourth quarter for the first time, the Knicks forced seven turnovers in the period, holding Orlando to 13 points as they moved to 5-0 for the season.
[New York Times] Trail Blazers Top Kings 103-86 to End 4-Game Skid (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:54:14 GMT)
Damian Lillard had 22 points and nine assists to help the Portland Trail Blazers stop a four-game losing streak with a 103-86 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Rested Knicks Ready to Hit the Road (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:05:17 GMT)
The Knicks, the last undefeated team in the N.B.A., play eight of their next 11 games away from Madison Square Garden.
[New York Times] After Tsunami, Grief and the Joy of Basketball (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:55:30 GMT)
Japanese high school athletes who survived the tsunami last year wrote essays about the disaster and the healing power of sports.
[New York Times] Knicks Hold Off Magic 99-89 to Improve to 5-0 (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:57:21 GMT)
In their first four games, the New York Knicks surprised many by consistently performing above preseason expectations and jumping out to an unbeaten start.
[New York Times] Williams, Johnson Lead Nets Over Cavaliers 114-101 (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:30:47 GMT)
Deron Williams had 26 points and 10 assists, Joe Johnson scored 25 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the road-weary Cleveland Cavaliers 114-101 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
[New York Times] DeRozan Leads Raptors Past Pacers, 74-72 (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:06:26 GMT)
DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Jose Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Toronto Raptors over the Indiana Pacers 74-72 on Tuesday night.
[New York Times] Sessions Scores 21 as Bobcats Beat Wizards 92-76 (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 02:51:40 GMT)
Reserve Ramon Sessions scored 21 points and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the winless Washington Wizards 92-76 Tuesday night to win back-to-back games for the first time since last December.
[New York Times] Lakers Choose D’Antoni’s Offense Over Jackson’s Triangle (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 02:50:54 GMT)
The controversial decision by the Los Angeles Lakers to appoint Mike D’Antoni as new head coach over 11-time NBA championship winner and fan favorite Phil Jackson ultimately hinged on playing style, the team said on Tuesday.
[New York Times] Timberwolves’ Budinger Out for 3-4 Months After Knee Surgery (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:45:48 GMT)
The injury-hit Minnesota Timberwolves were dealt another blow on Tuesday with forward Chase Budinger expected to be sidelined for at least three months after having knee surgery.
[New York Daily News] Looking for Amar’e room (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:14:36 GMT)
Help, even though the Knicks don’t seem to need it, is on the way. At some point, both Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, two players recovering from knee surgery, will return to the lineup. In theory, their presence should make the Knicks stronger and deeper. But having Shumpert and especially Stoudemire back will eventually make Mike Woodson’s job that much tougher.
[New York Daily News] Knicks stay perfect, top Magic by 10 (Wed, 14 Nov 2012 02:57:04 GMT)
Carmelo Anthony kept fighting for an opening, jumping into traffic and trying in vain to score over Maurice Harkless, the rookie from St. John’s. It was a futile exercise as Harkless, during one sequence in the third quarter, blocked Anthony’s shot three times. Yes, there were moments on Tuesday when the no-name Orlando Magic made things tough for Anthony and the Knicks. But in the end, they couldn’t stop the Knicks’ leading scorer and the NBA’s only unbeaten team.
Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of KnickerBlogger.net. His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).