Knicks Morning News (2013.11.23)

  • [New York Newsday] Mike Woodson happy to get vote of confidence from James Dolan (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:04:02 EST)

    Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he doesn't think much about his job security. Still, he was happy to get a vote of confidence this week from Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: NBA isn’t Melo after Woodson criticism, fines coach $25K (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:53:09 GMT)

    Mike Woodson was fined the same amount of money for criticizing NBA officials that J.R. Smith had to fork over last week for a “hostile and inappropriate” tweet directed at an opposing player.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks coach not bothered by ‘Fire Woodson’ chants (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:31:22 GMT)

    Mike Woodson will not hear any chants for his job at the Garden at least until the Knicks return home on the first day of December. A key four-day road trip opens on Saturday in Washington and continues out west – concluding in Denver the Friday after Thanksgiving.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Dolan avoids tough questions in one-on-one interview (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:55:36 GMT)

    James Dolan confirms that his obsessions are the Eagles, Isiah Thomas, Mikhail Prokhorov, the media and the Chase Bridge. You don’t say?    

  • [New York Daily News] Isiah too distracted to return to Knicks (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:51:57 GMT)

    James Dolan doesn’t believe Isiah Thomas can return to the Knicks because he could become a “distraction,” but the team’s former president and head coach says he’s too distracted right now to make a comeback.    

  • [New York Times] Rose Injures Other Knee, Latest Star to Get Hurt (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:26:02 GMT)

    Derrick Rose has another knee injury — and he wasn’t the only NBA star to get hurt Friday.    

  • [New York Times] Gasol, Young Propel Lakers Past Warriors 102-95 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 07:31:57 GMT)

    Pau Gasol and Nick Young did a remarkable job keeping the Los Angeles Lakers together without their two injured stars.    

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Rose Injures Right Knee in Loss (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 07:23:16 GMT)

    Derrick Rose, who sat out last season following surgery on his left knee, injured his right knee in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday and will have an M.R.I. on Saturday.    

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves 111, Nets 81: Garnett Has Impact, but Not the Right Kind, in a Rout (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 06:00:36 GMT)

    Kevin Garnett was involved in a third-quarter altercation with Kevin Love as the Timberwolves dealt the Nets their fourth straight loss and seventh in eight road games.    

  • [New York Times] Derrick Rose Leaves Game With Injured Right Knee (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:38:01 GMT)

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has injured his right knee against the Portland Trail Blazers.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro basketball: Woodson Fined for Criticizing Officials (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:41:35 GMT)

    The N.B.A. fined Knicks Coach Mike Woodson $25,000 for public criticism of officiating.    

  • [New York Times] Ellis Scores 26 and Mavericks Hold Off Jazz 103-93 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:23:08 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 26 points to pace five Mavericks in double figures as Dallas built a 28-point first-half lead and withstood Utah’s second-half rally for a 103-93 win Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] After a Long Silence, Dolan Speaks (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:23:04 GMT)

    The status of Coach Mike Woodson, his relationship with Isiah Thomas and his decision to replace Glen Grunwald were discussed. The decision to let Jeremy Lin depart was not.    

  • [New York Times] Davis, Pelicans Rally to Beat Cavaliers 104-100 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:05:11 GMT)

    Anthony Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased a 12-point deficit in the final 5 minutes to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-100 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Parker Scores 20, Spurs Top Memphis 102-86 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:50:12 GMT)

    Tony Parker scored 20 points, Tiago Splitter added 17 and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away for a 102-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Love, Wolves Beat KG for 1st Time, 111-81 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:29:05 GMT)

    After five years of getting pushed around by Kevin Garnett, Kevin Love finally pushed back.    

  • [New York Times] Vern Mikkelsen, Hall of Famer Who Won Four Titles With the Lakers, Dies at 85 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:24:56 GMT)

    Mikkelsen, a six-time N.B.A. All-Star known for his tough defense and rebounding, helped pioneer the position of power forward.    

  • [New York Times] Hawes Lifts 76ers Over Bucks 115-107 in OT (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:17:07 GMT)

    Evan Turner scored 27 points and Spencer Hawes got 11 of his 25 points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime Friday night to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped a four-game skid.    

  • [New York Times] Jeff Teague Helps Hawks Hold Off Pistons, 96-89 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:17:03 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter, then helped the Atlanta Hawks hold on with a spectacular blocked shot in the final minutes of a 96-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Frye Scores 20 to Lead Suns Over Bobcats 98-91 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:14:00 GMT)

    Channing Frye scored 20 points, P.J. Tucker was perfect from the field and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 98-91 Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.    

  • [New York Times] George’s 27 Points Lead Pacers Over Celtics 97-82 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:08:16 GMT)

    Paul George scored 27 points and led a comeback from an eight-point halftime deficit to help the Indiana Pacers improve on the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 97-82 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan, Gay Lead Raptors Past Wizards 96-88 (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 02:43:56 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay each scored 17 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 96-88 on Friday night, overcoming John Wall’s season-high 37 points.    

  • [New York Times] A Players-Only Meeting? That Can’t Be Good News (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:58:12 GMT)

    The players-only meeting, a staple of losing teams everywhere, has remained an enduring tradition in professional sports, much to the disappointment of countless coaches.    

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    4 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2013.11.23)”

    1. Despite the annual claim that “the East is going to be a lot better this year,” we are at a point at which, were playoff qualification determined today and were independent of conference/division, only 4 of the 16 would be from the East (Indiana, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago) and 12 from the West (everybody but Utah, Sacramento, and Denver).

      How much will that change by the end of the season, I wonder?

    2. So now Dolan has gone to war against Woody Allen. (Maybe it’s time for Woody to leave his reps at ICM for CAA?)

    3. So now Dolan has gone to war against Woody Allen. (Maybe it’s time for Woody to leave his reps at ICM for CAA?)

      They were chanting fire Woodson, dumbass.

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