Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jan 11 2013)

  • [New York Times] Heat Evaporate in Tight Loss to Trail Blazers (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:10:24 GMT)

    Guard Wesley Matthews buried successive three-pointers to cap a stunning late rally as the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the NBA champion Miami Heat with a tense 92-90 win on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Blazers Come From Behind to Beat Heat 92-90 (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:46:30 GMT)

    Wesley Matthews hit a 3-pointer to put Portland in front with 26.9 seconds left and the Trail Blazers hung on to beat the Miami Heat 92-90 for their fourth straight win and ninth straight at the Rose Garden.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Snap 4-Game Skid, Beat Kings 117-112 in OT (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:25:33 GMT)

    O.J. Mayo had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Vince Carter scored 23 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 17 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings 117-112 in overtime Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Pacers 81, Knicks 76: Knicks Miss Anthony, and Too Many Shots, in Loss to Pacers (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:40:36 GMT)

    With Carmelo Anthony suspended Thursday, the Knicks made 1 of 12 shots at the start of the fourth quarter, allowing Indiana to surge ahead.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Try to Focus as Anthony Has to Sit (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:26:53 GMT)

    The 28-year-old rookie Chris Copeland replaced Carmelo Anthony in the Knicks’ starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Pacers while Anthony served a one-game suspension.

  • [New York Times] George Leads Pacers Past Short-Handed Knicks 81-76 (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:16:31 GMT)

    Paul George scored seven points in a 13-0 fourth-quarter run and finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night to lead the Indiana Pacers to an 81-76 victory over the New York Knicks, who were without the suspended Carmelo Anthony.

  • [New York Times] Nets’ Andray Blatche Focuses on Job as Police Investigate Sexual Assault Claim (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 02:40:42 GMT)

    A woman’s allegation of an assault at a Philadelphia hotel was not linked to the Nets’ Andray Blatche, his lawyer said, insisting he would not be charged.

  • [New York Post] J.R., Amar’e can’t pick up Pace without their leader (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 05:52:12 -0500)

    INDIANAPOLIS â?? With suspended Carmelo Anthony back at the Conrad Hotel, the Knicks needed J.R. Smith to flash his recent All-Star form and Amar’e Stoudemire to flash his old All-Star form.
    Neither happened.
    As the fourth quarter dawned and the game was there for the taking with the Knicks…

  • [New York Post] Woodson’s crew must regain mojo (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:51:17 -0500)

    INDIANAPOLIS â?? The Knicks have lost four of their last seven games at Madison Square Garden, where they face the Bulls tonight, and though it’s not cause for panic, it is cause for concern.
    The Knicks may not want to admit it, but they have lost their swagger. That was…

  • [New York Post] Doc: Garnett didn’t make Cheerio chatter at Melo (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:08:26 -0500)

    INDIANAPOLIS â?? Celtics coach Doc Rivers said it was Carmelo Anthony who acted “crazy” and the source of the Internet rumor regarding Kevin Garnett’s on-court comment to the Knicks’ star is a cereal liar.
    Rivers said his player never crossed the line Monday night and accused Anthony of exaggerating KG…

  • [New York Post] Camby re-injures left foot in defeat (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:49:45 -0500)

    INDIANAPOLIS â?? Just as Marcus Camby was establishing himself, he is now back to square one.
    In what could be a crippling blow, Camby reinjured his left foot last night early in the third quarter in the Knicks’ 81-76 loss to the Pacers, left the game and departed the Bankers Life…

  • [New York Daily News] Doc defends KG as victim in Melo trash-talk spat (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:28:42 GMT)

    Doc Rivers may be preparing for a second career as a defense attorney. The Celtics coach was in full spin-mode on Thursday, painting Kevin Garnett as the victim in the dustup with Carmelo Anthony at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Camby re-injures left foot (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:10:22 GMT)

    Marcus Camby reinjured his left foot and is not expected to be available for Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

  • [New York Daily News] Without Melo, Knicks’ offense struggles in loss to Pacers (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:03:45 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony watched the horror show from his downtown hotel room and quite possibly turned off the television in disgust at some point in the fourth quarter. If not sooner.

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: Lens on Melo brings Dolan foes into focus (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:55:53 GMT)

    This just in: James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan is a lot fonder of Carmelo Anthony than he is of the suits running Comcast and Time Warner. The gap is even wider now. Dolan first professed true love for Melo when he ordered Donnie Walsh to trade half the team to Denver to bring Anthony to the Knicks.

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks miss Carmelo Anthony's scoring in loss to Pacers (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:35:55 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony was back in his hotel room watching the Knicks on television and tweeted his approval after J.R. Smith threw down a tomahawk dunk.

  • [New York Newsday] Amar'e Stoudemire might play back-to-back vs. Bulls (Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:47:45 EST)

    Amar'e Stoudemire initially said back-to-backs "were out of the question," but he wouldn't rule out playing against the Bulls Friday night.

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    34 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jan 11 2013)”

    1. Juany8:
      This whole Melo at point forward thing is going poorly again. Knicks really miss Felton.

      They definitely miss having a PG. I love Kidd at the 2, but he’s too old for this shit if he has to initiate the offense.

    2. Hopefully Melo isn’t regressing to the mean. If he is, he is at an alarming rate.

    3. Also watching the Rockets-Celtics game right now, and I gotta say the Celtics are looking pretty good. Harden is being totally shut down, Avery Bradley is a big addition for them. He’s just a more refined version of Shump at this point, especially on offense.

    4. I really, really hope Thibodeau burns this team out again, because at this point I don’t want to see them in the playoffs.

    5. Its amazing how good the Bulls are at defending the 3pt line. If Melo doesnt wake up they have no chance tonight cause its gonna take a great individual effort from him to somehow pull this game out. Also playing some defense against a bad Bulls offense would be nice too.

    6. Our guys need to stop trying to force the action into the paint. Need to find some fuggin balls and pull up for open jumpers and trust in your shooting. Kidd and Smith have passed up like 6 open jumpers in favor of an extra (but unnecessary) pass(es) or trying to penetrate (with resounding failure).

    7. I hate seeing Mike Woodson get thoroughly out coached. The Bulls are like a car that needs to use Nitrous gas in every race to keep up with every other cars’ engine. Once every other elite team starts using their nitrous, they won’t be so tough. I still want to punch them in the mouth, though.

    8. Offense is terrible, defense is terrible – I’ve lost count of all the open jumpers we’ve given up…and Chandler put your fucking hand up on contests… don’t just walk up to the player and turn around

    9. Nate Robinson goin discount double check in Novak’s face. What a little sh#t. Little hilarious… but still. >:|

    10. What worries me is not the missed shots on offense cause hell that happens. But the problem to me is they seem to have no clue on what the hell to do on offense right now. Its basically our biggest fear about Woodson’s offense before the season started.

      Felton has his warts and his weaknesses which have been pointed out here many times but its painfully obvious that for this team/roster Felton is essential.

    11. johnlocke:
      heading out for drinks…this game’s over

      Like when the Knicks were down by 20+ in the first half like in half a dozen other games where we came back and nearly stole them? Never count the Knicks out. Im convinced they sacrifice goats at halftime or drink baby seal blood to mount ferocious comebacks.

    12. looks like my instincts to check the score before starting to watch this one on DVR were dead on. hurry back, Shumpie and Felton.

    13. Avery Bradley is a big addition for them. He’s just a more refined version of Shump at this point, especially on offense.

      I’ve been a big fan of him for awhile now. He really is Shump-like but likely even better on defense and with a slightly better offensive game (and he can actually play the point).

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