Knicks Morning News (2013.11.16)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Woody, Amar’e to meet (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:48:42 GMT)

    Mike Woodson plans to meet with Amar’e Stoudemire before Saturday’s home game against Atlanta to figure out how to get more from the little-used former All-Star.    

  • [New York Daily News] NBA hands Knicks’ J.R. Smith $25K fine for ‘hostile’ tweet (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:48:12 GMT)

    Twitter usually is a free service, unless you are J.R. Smith. The Knicks’ shooting guard and social media gadfly on Friday was was fined $25,000 for the second time in 18 months for violating NBA rules concerning social media — this time for “directing hostile and inappropriate language to another player via his Twitter account.”    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo taking season minute by minute (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:15:44 GMT)

    No player in the NBA has averaged more minutes per game than Carmelo Anthony has through his first eight appearances this season, but the All-Star forward insists he hasn’t been thinking about his heavy workload during the Knicks’ 3-5 start.    

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Melo hoping for minutes reduction (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:20:06 -0500)

    Carmelo Anthony doesn't lead the NBA in scoring, but he does lead the league in minutes, and that's something he would prefer not to do, especially after spending so much…

  • [New York Times] Pacers Have Early Chance to Pull Away in Central (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:14:43 GMT)

    Indiana keeps talking about the big picture.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 100, Suns 98 (OT): Nets Lose Williams in Overtime Win (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 06:45:39 GMT)

    Despite losing Deron Williams to an ankle injury early in the game, the Nets earned their first road win when Joe Johnson sprinted the length of the court to finish a layup at the buzzer.    

  • [New York Times] Smith, Pistons Snap 4-Game Skid, Beat Kings 97-90 (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 06:29:31 GMT)

    Josh Smith had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game skid with a 97-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Randolph Leads Grizzlies Over Lakers 89-86 (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 06:02:54 GMT)

    Zack Randolph scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds, Mark Gasol had 18 points, eight boards and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies eked out an 89-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for their first road victory of the season.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pacers Rout the Bucks to Go to 9-0 (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:39:06 GMT)

    Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 8 blocks, both season highs, leading the unbeaten Indiana Pacers past the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, 104-77, on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Johnson Lifts Nets to 100-98 OT Win Over Suns (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:14:36 GMT)

    Joe Johnson tied it in regulation then corralled a loose ball in overtime and dropped in a short jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 100-98 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Parker Leads Spurs Past Jazz 91-82 (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 04:38:48 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to rally the San Antonio Spurs to a 91-82 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Chandler Scores 19, Nuggets Fend Off Timberwolves (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 04:02:53 GMT)

    Wilson Chandler scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer and three free throws late in the game, and the Denver Nuggets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-113 on Friday night for their third straight win.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers Improve to 9-0 With 104-77 Rout Over Bucks (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:53:49 GMT)

    Indiana’s Roy Hibbert had the perfect knockout combination Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] As Knicks Hunt for Wins, Anthony Rarely Finds a Seat (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:47:23 GMT)

    With the Knicks struggling to unearth early-season cohesion, Coach Mike Woodson has leaned on Carmelo Anthony to provide minutes atop minutes.    

  • [New York Times] Teague Scores Career-High 33 in Hawks’ Win (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:24:06 GMT)

    Jeff Teague had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-103 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Kidd-Gilchrist Helps Charlotte Top Cleveland 86-80 (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:14:50 GMT)

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 16 points and the Charlotte Bobcats used a strong fourth quarter to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 86-80 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] LeBron’s 39 Points Lift Heat Past Mavs, 110-104 (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:12:01 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 39 points, Dwyane Wade had 17 points, eight assists and a career-best eight steals, and the Miami Heat held off the Dallas Mavericks 110-104 Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Blazers Beat Celtics 109-96 for 5th Straight Win (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:05:53 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 109-96 victory over the Celtics on Friday night, their first victory in Boston since 2004.    

  • [New York Times] Bulls Rout Raptors 96-80 for 1st Road Win (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:41:50 GMT)

    Luol Deng had 19 points, Joakim Noah scored 18 and the Chicago Bulls overcame the absence of Derrick Rose to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-80 on Friday night for their first road win of the season.    

  • [New York Times] Beliefs: Off the Court, a Film’s Lens on Asian-American Faith (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:47:45 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin’s faith typifies a trend as churches bridge old world and new.    

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