Knicks Morning News (2014.01.20)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Should Woodson start Pablo? (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:00:25 EDT)

    The Knicks still have 42 games to go, so it seems way too early to call any game a “must-win” at this point. But, as mid-January games go, Monday’s matchup against Brooklyn feels pretty important. Why?Because Mike Woodson and the Knicks hope to turn things around over the next six games, starting with Monday’s matinee against the Nets. The Knicks’ next six games are at home against teams that are at least six games under .

  • [New York Times] Halfway Home, and the East Might Be Fun Yet (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:53:29 GMT)

    With the season now halfway in the books, there’s three things that can be safely gleaned from a look at the NBA standings:    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Defense Becomes Issue as Warriors Try to Keep Pace (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 05:59:20 GMT)

    Golden State’s schedule does not have much of a letup, and Andre Iguodala’s hamstring injury and Andrew Bogut’s reduced playing time are reasons for concern.    

  • [New York Times] Frye Scores 30, Suns Handle Nuggets 117-103 (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:59:43 GMT)

    Channing Frye scored a season-high 30 points before sitting out the final 9½ minutes to watch the Phoenix Suns wrap up a 117-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 30, Leads Thunder Past Kings (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:59:43 GMT)

    Sacramento coach Michael Malone said Kevin Durant wouldn’t score 54 points against his Kings like he did against Golden State two nights earlier.    

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Orlando Snaps Its Skid at 10 (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:00:44 GMT)

    The Orlando Magic defeated Boston on Sunday to end a season-high losing streak at 10 games.    

  • [New York Times] Mills, Duncan Lead Spurs Past Bucks 110-82 (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:42:26 GMT)

    Patty Mills had 20 points, Tim Duncan had 11 points and 13 rebounds in limited action, and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 110-82 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday night that kept the Bucks winless in the new year.    

  • [New York Times] Magic Down Celtics 93-91 to End 10-Game Skid (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:12:15 GMT)

    Arron Afflalo had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Tobias Harris added 18 points and the Orlando Magic snapped a season-high 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Trying to Salvage Garbage Time (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:36:39 GMT)

    The Knicks are no strangers to the waste of minutes at the end of blowouts — unfortunately for them, they are the ones being trashed.    

  • [New York Times] Confident Nets Spoiling for Rematch With Knicks (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:59:39 GMT)

    Heading into Monday’s game at Madison Square Garden, the Nets have gone 11-8 since an ugly 113-83 loss to the visiting Knicks on Dec. 5.    

  • [New York Daily News] New Yuck City: Knicks vs. Nets a dud matchup (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 05:16:17 GMT)

    The Knicks and the Nets were supposed to compete for basketball supremacy in New York this season, and they are separated by just two games in the standings — with Brooklyn ahead — entering their MLK Day matinee Monday at the Garden. But as Carmelo Anthony noted, few would have expected the two locals to sport a combined record of 31-47 as the midway point of the season approaches.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Not too late for Melo & Co. to turn it around (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:28:34 GMT)

    Deron Williams returns to the Nets on Monday. The Knicks get Pablo Prigioni back. Advantage, Brooklyn. Although he’s an absentee owner, Mikhail Prokhorov always has interesting stuff to say about his Nets when he finds the time to be with his team.    

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.01.20)”

    1. Looks like the excitement level is building to a fever pitch for today’s epic showdown between the 16-22 Nets and the 15-25 Knicks.

      This season just couldn’t get any more depressing.

    2. I’m wondering if a blow out loss to the Nets would be the last straw for Woodson…
      His devotion to certain players is killing us.
      And with Melo questioning his adjustments, one has to wonder if he’s on the brink.

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