Knicks Morning News (2013.12.14)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo struggles down stretch as Knicks fall to Celtics (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 06:36:59 GMT)

    The moment begged, screamed actually, for Carmelo Anthony to bring the Knicks home. Instead, the best player on the floor simply brought more misery to the Knicks season.    

  • [New York Daily News] Second Thoughts? Knicks could still make deal for Lowry (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 06:06:38 GMT)

    The next 48 hours could determine whether James Dolan will trade a piece of the Knicks’ future — in the form of either a young player or a first-round pick — to acquire Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Peace of Metta’s mind (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 05:30:08 GMT)

    The world according to Metta World Peace can be amusing, confusing but never boring. And with the Queensbridge product possibly on his way to Toronto, the player formerly known as Ron Artest was as entertaining as ever in what could be his farewell address as a Knick.    

  • [New York Times] Harden Helps Houston Hold Off Warriors, 116-112 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 06:31:45 GMT)

    James Harden had 26 points and nine assists, Chandler Parsons scored 23 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Golden State Warriors 116-112 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Celtics 90, Knicks 86: After Flirting With Victory, Knicks Fall Apart at the End (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 05:05:19 GMT)

    Despite having an 11-point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Knicks managed only three baskets the rest of the way in a loss to the Celtics.    

  • [New York Times] Pistons 103, Nets 99: Absence of Lopez Hampers the Nets (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 05:00:48 GMT)

    Without Brook Lopez, who was sidelined with a sprained ankle, the Nets were dominated in the lane and saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Indiana Extends Home Record to 11-0, and Oklahoma City Matches That (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:58:48 GMT)

    Lance Stephenson had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers improve their franchise-record home start to 11-0 with a 99-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Hayward Has Big Night, Jazz Top Nuggets 103-93 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:52:41 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 30 points to go with a career-high 13 rebounds, Derrick Favors had 19 points and the Utah Jazz rallied after blowing a big third-quarter lead to beat the Denver Nuggets 103-93 Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Dragic, Bledsoe Lead Suns to 4th Straight Victory (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:49:47 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored 29 points, fellow guard Eric Bledsoe had a career-high 28 and the Phoenix Suns extended their season-high winning streak to four games by beating the Sacramento Kings 116-107 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] With Players Joking That Orange Is Causing Their Blues, Knicks Will Wear White (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:40:14 GMT)

    The Knicks are 0-6 in their alternate orange uniforms — do they have the courage to don them again?    

  • [New York Times] Dunleavy Hits Late 3, Bulls Beat Bucks 91-90 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:26:20 GMT)

    Mike Dunleavy hit a three-pointer with 5.8 seconds left and Joakim Noah came up with a block on the other end, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 91-90 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Parker Helps Spurs Keep ‘Wolves at Bay 117-110 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:11:16 GMT)

    Tony Parker had 29 points to offset a season-high 42 points from Kevin Love and the San Antonio Spurs rallied for a 117-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Gordon Leads Pelicans Past Grizzlies, 104-98 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:55:43 GMT)

    Eric Gordon made 10 of 12 shots on his way to 25 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their second straight game, 104-98 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Thunder Pound Lakers 122-97 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:52:44 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to a 122-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Pistons Hold Off Nets 103-99 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:31:45 GMT)

    Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held off a determined Brooklyn rally, beating the Nets 103-99 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Horford Lifts Hawks Past Wizards, 101-99 in OT (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:25:51 GMT)

    Al Horford scored a season-high 34 points, including a jumper as time expired in overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after blowing a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 101-99 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers Beat Bobcats 99-94, Up Home Record to 11-0 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:23:08 GMT)

    Lance Stephenson had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers improve their franchise-record home start to 11-0 with a 99-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Celtics Beat Knicks 2nd Time in a Week, Win 90-86 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:16:58 GMT)

    Avery Bradley scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, hitting a 3-pointer with 2:38 to play to give the Celtics the lead for good, and Boston beat the New York Knicks 90-86 on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 27, Raptors Beat 76ers 108-100 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 02:46:45 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Terrence Ross had a season-high 24 and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 108-100 on Friday night, handing the 76ers their fifth straight loss.    

  • [New York Times] Kyrie Irving’s 31 Lift Cavs Over Magic, 109-100 (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 02:43:57 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 31 points, Dion Waiters added 21, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a big second half to earn just their second road victory of the season, 109-100 over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.    

  • [New York Post] Metta World Peace ready for whatever comes his way (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 05:41:56 -0500)

    BOSTON — Metta World Peace said he knew going to New York would be "an adventure'' and it is living up to the billing. The Queensbridge product has not only…

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks play with heart, rally from big deficit, but lose again (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:07:00 EST)

    As losses go, this one does not rank with an embarrassing 41-point drubbing, that's for sure. On the other hand, there was enough in the Knicks' 90-86 loss to the Celtics Friday night to rank it among the most painful nights of a troubling season.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Notes: Where was J.R.? (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:50:42 EDT)

    BOSTON — There were plenty of questions after another disappointing Knicks loss on Friday night. The biggest one of the night though was clear; Why did J.R. Smith take just one shot in a game he played 27 minutes? Smith did not connect on that one attempt, a wide-open 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Missing was a common theme in the Knicks’ backcourt Friday night, as Mike Woodson’s guards combined to score 12 points on the night on 3-of-20 shooting.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Melo: 'We didn't get it done' (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:31:06 EDT)

    BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony surveyed a nearly empty locker room Friday night and kept it simple.”We didn’t get it done. No excuses. We didn’t get it done.” The New York Knicks have failed to get it done on the defensive end most nights during their dismal 6-16 start to the season. In the fourth quarter of Friday night’s loss to the Boston Celtics, it was the Knicks’ offense that became the problem.After fighting back from a 17-point second half deficit and building an 11-point lead in early moments of the fourth quarter, the Knicks’ offense fell apart at the TD Garden.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Kenyon Martin strains abdominal muscle (Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:24:16 EDT)

    BOSTON — The hits keep on coming for the New York Knicks. Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin left Friday’s loss against Boston in the fourth quarter due to an abdominal muscle strain. The team announced a few moments after his removal from the game that he was done for the night. After the game, Martin moved gingerly in the locker room, but knew little about the injury.”I don’t know what it is,” Martin said. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow or later on tonight.

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    27 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2013.12.14)”

    1. Reasons we shouldn’t trade for Kyle Lowry:
      1) We need to give up a 1st round pick
      Reasons we to trade for Kyle Lowry:
      1) If I have to watch our guards play against the Celtics again I may irreparably injure myself. In 2 games against the Celts our starting backcourt has combined to shoot 2-26 from the field and score 8 points. Otherwise known as a fg% of roughly 8% and TS% ~16%. I’m 5’8″ and probably hit ~60% of my free-throws because of a balky shoulder but I think I could outshoot the Knicks’ guards blindfolded.

    2. im here too. wondering where everyone is

      Maybe they found a Knick equivalent of methadone and managed to break their sick addiction to this team. Wish I knew what they got a hold of…

    3. hoopshype is speculating a melo to LAC trade if things continue. would you guys be OK with melo and chandler for deandre and blake and salaries. I was thinking we could then turn deandre and blake to the wizards for nene’s salary, beal, vecely, and some firsts… I don’t know, when you suck this bad, all you have is the trade machine

    4. I was also thinking of the clippers trade and then swapping blake and deandre )or whoever we get) to the suns. that would work.

    5. When w picked up Udrih, I thought we landed a steal for what we’re paying him. Now I’m thinking maybe we got hosed again.

    6. It’s gotten so bad in Knickerblogger land that there’s no game thread, and half of this thread is a discussion of Melo trade possibilities.

    7. It’s gotten so bad in Knickerblogger land that there’s no game thread, and half of this thread is a discussion of Melo trade possibilities.

      Let’s trade Melo, Chandler, and Jim Cavan for players, picks, and some of those young bloggers on the west coast.

      [Just kidding, JC. Just kidding.]

    8. JR gets rewarded with a start after an awful outing last night…Woodson….on a positive note STAT looking good

    9. And there goes the seas…actually it doesn’t matter. It sucks when your team is so bad that losing your best player means nothing. There are really good teams for which this can also be true, but we’re definitely not one of those.

    10. The Knicks are actually playing a really solid game so far, but you just wait for the inevitable implosion and disheartening loss.

    11. I don’t know what to make of that last play: Melo gets Horford 1-on-1 on the perimeter, drives and actually kicks out but the pass get ultimately intercepted. Thoughts?

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