Knicks Morning News (2013.12.12)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks nearly blow big lead, but hold off Bulls (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:59:39 GMT)

    The Knicks squandered a 23-point third-quarter cushion and allowed the undermanned Bulls to tie the score midway through the fourth, before New York eked out a sigh-breathing 83-78 win Wednesday night at the Garden.    

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: With win, Woodson shows drive to survive Knicks recent awful play (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:30:06 GMT)

    Jim Dolan didn’t bother to occupy his courtside seat and Spike Lee was wise enough to resell his tickets. The crippled Bulls at the moment are about as watchable as the Knicks, which is not meant at all as a compliment.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Bench mark for Amar’e (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:22:59 GMT)

    If Amar’e Stoudemire actually remains healthy, perhaps he will succeed J.R. Smith and become the Knicks’ second consecutive Sixth Man of the Year.    

  • [New York Post] Prigioni starts for injured Felton (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:27:05 -0500)

    Pablo Prigioni is the Knicks' new starting point guard for now — and maybe for the season if coach Mike Woodson shows some moxie. Raymond Felton, who re-injured his left…

  • [New York Post] Amar’e Stoudemire turns back the clock (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:25:51 -0500)

    This wasn't just a cute, feel-good story anymore. The Knicks had led by 23 points in the third quarter, and by 16 with less than 10 to go in the…

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: How to lift Smith? (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:00:57 EDT)

    Mike Woodson knows he needs more from J.R. Smith. But he’s not sure of the best way to coax it out of him. “We’ve got to get J.R. in the mix somehow,” Woodson said after Wednesday’s win over the Bulls.Smith was held to just seven points on 2-for-8 shooting in 29 minutes against Chicago. In the six games prior to Wednesday, Smith averaged just 10.8 points on 40 percent shooting. Last season, he averaged 18.1 points on 42 percent shooting. His shooting percentage this year is relatively similar to what it was last season, but Smith isn’t making the same impact.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Shump's status for Friday up in the air (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:26:27 EDT)

    NEW YORK — Iman Shumpert’s status for Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics is up in the air after the third-year guard injured his left knee against the Bulls. Shumpert appeared to injure his knee in a collision with Chicago’s Mike Dunleavy early in the third quarter. He went to the locker room immediately after the collision and did not return. “I guess he banged knees. He bruised his knee,” Mike Woodson said. “So he’s kind of like day to day so we’ll get a better feel of how he feels [Thursday] morning.

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks, up 23 in third, hold off Bulls (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:18:45 EST)

    The Knicks looked as if they were going to run away from Chicago Wednesday night, and do to the Bulls what they had done to them their past two games.

  • [New York Newsday] Amar'e Stoudemire shows that he's got plenty left in the tank (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:26:00 EST)

    All season long, Amar'e Stoudemire had been treated like an old man. Pundits and fans repeatedly questioned if he had anything left in him. And until Wednesday night, he wasn't allowed to play on consecutive nights.

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks will be without Raymond Felton (left hamstring) 'for a while' (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:28:48 EST)

    The Knicks already are preparing to be without Raymond Felton, and now his starting backcourt mate Iman Shumpert may join him in the trainer's room.

  • [New York Times] Curry Rallies Warriors Past Mavericks, 95-93 (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:10:50 GMT)

    Stephen Curry erased a forgettable first half for the Golden State Warriors with a fourth quarter to remember.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson and Jazz Roll Past Kings 122-101 (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:44:06 GMT)

    For one night at least, the Utah Jazz bore no resemblance to a team with the NBA’s worst record.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro basketball: Westbrook Lifts Thunder (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:33:26 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 18 to lead the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder to a 116-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.    

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Hold Off Pistons, 111-106 in OT (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:29:08 GMT)

    It’s a good thing for the New Orleans Pelicans that Ryan Anderson doesn’t let an off night stop him from unleashing long-range shots with the game on the line.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks 83, Bulls 78: Showing Desperation, the Knicks Stave Off a Defeat (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:17:56 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Amar’e Stoudemire collected 14 points and 9 rebounds, as the Knicks held off a late run by Chicago for their sixth win of the season.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks Blow Big Lead but Edge Bulls 83-78 (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:01:47 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks pulled out an 83-78 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night after blowing a 23-point lead.    

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Propels Thunder Past Grizzlies (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:58:48 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 18 to lead the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder to a 116-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.    

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Celtics 96-88 in Doc Rivers’ Return (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:49:55 GMT)

    Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.    

  • [New York Times] Duncan, Parker Lead Spurs’ 109-77 Rout of Bucks (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:41:05 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 21 points and 16 rebounds while playing just 24 minutes and Tony Parker added 15 points in the San Antonio Spurs’ 109-77 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Wolves Rally From 19 Down to Beat 76ers 106-99 (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:41:01 GMT)

    Kevin Love had 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the slumping Philadelphia 76ers 106-99 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nelson Lifts Magic Over Bobcats 92-83 (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:28:53 GMT)

    Magic coach Jacque Vaughn had been eagerly awaiting the return of Nikola Vucevic to his starting lineup.    

  • [New York Times] On Sturdier Ankles, Williams Bolsters Nets’ Offense (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:18:07 GMT)

    Returning on Tuesday, Deron Williams created space for his teammates to exploit, providing a hint of the heights the underachieving Nets may yet reach this season.    

  • [New York Times] Rivers Returns as Foe, but Not a Hated One (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:15:09 GMT)

    Clippers Coach Doc Rivers received a warm welcome from his former players and from Celtics fans in his first game at TD Garden since he left Boston over the summer.    

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