Knicks Morning News (2013.12.04)

  • [New York Times] Not Much Peace and Friendship as Olympiakos Punished (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:46:04 GMT)

    Holders Olympiakos Piraeus have been ordered to play their next Euroleague basketball home game behind closed doors following crowd trouble in Thursday’s 72-54 win over Turkish rivals Galatasaray.    

  • [New York Times] Warriors Rally From 27 Down to Top Raptors 112-103 (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:18:51 GMT)

    Klay Thompson made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to fuel an improbable comeback, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-103 Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Durant Leads Thunder to 97-95 Win Over Kings (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:57:25 GMT)

    Kevin Durant had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to their eighth straight win, a 97-95 victory over the slumping Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Blow Out Nets for 7th Straight Victory (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:12:38 GMT)

    A small but spirited cheer broke out in a corner of Barclays Center, a contrast to the boos that rained down for much of the second half.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Loss to Pistons Ends Heat’s Hot Streak (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:04:23 GMT)

    Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds as the Pistons ended Miami’s winning streak at 10 games.    

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki’s Strong Finish Leads Mavs Over Bobcats (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:03:59 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept the Charlotte Bobcats winless in Dallas with an 89-82 victory Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Pistons Snap Miami’s 10-Game Win Streak, 107-97 (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:03:49 GMT)

    It was just a game, not a playoff series. Still, Brandon Jennings finally got a long-awaited win over the Miami Heat.    

  • [New York Times] Carter-Williams Leads 76ers Past Magic in 2OT (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:48:53 GMT)

    Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Orlando Magic 126-125 in double-overtime on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Defeat Suns 110-91 (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:48:49 GMT)

    Jon Leuer scored a career-high 23 points, Ed Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies made the best of a makeshift lineup to defeat the Phoenix Suns 110-91 Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nuggets 111, Nets 87: Frank, Once Kidd’s Right-Hand Man, Is Demoted (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:43:28 GMT)

    Before the Nets’ loss to the Nuggets, Coach Jason Kidd announced that Lawrence Frank had been reassigned from his position on the bench as Kidd’s top assistant.    

  • [New York Times] Crawford Leads Celtics to 108-100 Win Over Bucks (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:18:39 GMT)

    Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and the Boston Celtics avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season by beating the Bucks 108-100 Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ Three-Win Circus Draws Spotlight (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:12:39 GMT)

    With the Knicks 3-13 and on a nine-game losing streak, the end of practice Tuesday meant more questions about the team’s issues on and off the court.    

  • [New York Times] Wade (Soreness) Out for Heat Against Pistons (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:45:58 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade was inactive for the Miami Heat against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, the fourth game that the All-Star guard has missed this season because of soreness and a need for rest.    

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo not ready to knock on Woodson, stands by coach (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:49:31 GMT)

    Mike Woodson’s most important ally, Carmelo Anthony, admitted that Knick players are “worried” that Woodson could lose his job if the Knicks don’t turn their season around. “I mean, yeah, we’re worried about that,” Anthony said on Tuesday.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Van Gundy? Karl? Long list of guys who don’t want to coach the Knicks (Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:36:00 GMT)

    George Karl can just about forget ever coaching the Knicks as long as Jim Dolan is running Madison Square Garden. “I watch the Knicks play,” Karl told Denver radio host Dave Krieger, “and I wouldn’t want to be in that hell for a million dollars.”    

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    4 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2013.12.04)”

    1. i think i know the answer to this, but can someone please confirm for me whether or not the 2014 pick that we gave to Denver has any protection? I believe it is unprotected, but wasnt sure.

      Man..i got to say, what was supposed to have been a great matchup tomorrow has absolutely zero juice. Its turning out to be an employment death match between Woody and JKidd.

    2. Of course the pick we traded was unprotected. We were getting Carmelo Anthony-there was no chance we would be finishing in the lottery in 2014 so why even bother? Hell, take Mozgov while we’re on the phone.

    3. The only time I can ever recall us getting protection on a pick was when Donnie Walsh got fleeced by Daryl Morey in the McGrady deal. We got Top 1 protected. Which was really just Morey rubbing it in, I think.

    4. lol. i figured as much…freakin knicks. Doesnt appear as though Donnie Walsh did much better then Isiah when it comes right down to it. While the Denver fleecing was more of Dolan’s fault, i’d think he’s be able to protect the pick, but who knows.

      I dont know if any of Woody’s staff would make a good interim coach and i know Herb would squint his way to 20 wins so i hope we stand pat with Woodson until the summer. Unless there’s a JVG-type asst coach to take over, i think Woody gives us the best chance to make the Denver pick as bad as possible..thats my only motivation now. If they hit the big ticket, i will shit myself.

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