Knicks Morning News (Friday, Mar 22 2013)

  • [New York Post] 5 Questions for Wally Szczerbiak (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:18:47 -0500)

    Msg studio analyst Wally Szczerbiak talks about how the Knicks should handle Carmelo Anthony’s right knee injury and what the priority should be heading into the playoffs with The Post’s Justin Terranova.

    Q: Should the Knicks exercise extreme caution when it comes to Carmelo Anthony’s knee?


  • [New York Post] Division title on Knicks’ mind (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:36 -0500)

    The time-worn adage says every sports team takes matters one game at a time. Worry about today because yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. It’s all easier said than done, of course, and with the NBA season whittled to a workable number of games, Knicks coach Mike Woodson…

  • [New York Post] Shumpert OK to play after feeling â??pop’ in repaired knee (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:27:19 -0500)

    Iman Shumpert heard a pop in his surgically repaired left knee Wednesday. Yesterday, he heard something far more soothing.
    A go-ahead to play tonight in Toronto.
    After a re-evaluation, the Knicks said Shumpert was fine and he is expected to face the Raptors in the front end of a back-to-back…

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: Ewing media darling on MSG (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:10:29 GMT)

    Has the Madison Square Gulag Network studio become a waiting room for the eligible elderly who can help the Knickerbockers down the stretch?

  • [New York Daily News] Jason no Kidd anymore, end could be near as PG turns 40 (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:43:04 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony coined the nickname “Mid Lifeâ? for 40-year-old Kurt Thomas during training camp and the name stuck. The irony, of course, is not lost on Jason Kidd.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Beat 76ers 101-100 for 14th Straight Win (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:22:39 GMT)

    Down five points with less than 10 seconds left, Corey Brewer figured this was the end of the Denver Nuggets’ longest streak since joining the NBA in 1976.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Blazers Sweep Series With Bulls (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 06:45:32 GMT)

    The Portland Trail Blazers completed a two-game season sweep of the host Chicago Bulls.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Leads Kings Over Timberwolves, 101-98 (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:10:40 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas had 24 points and six assists, Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter Thursday night and the Sacramento Kings earned their third straight home win, holding off the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves 101-98.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Win 14th Straight, 101-100 Over 76ers (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:43:27 GMT)

    The Denver Nuggets’ streak lives on thanks to some luck and pluck.

  • [New York Times] Nearing 40, Knicks’ Jason Kidd Chases Second Wind (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:01:19 GMT)

    Knicks’ Jason Kidd, who turns 40 Saturday, is not as durable as he was 15 years ago, but he continues to make a difference. Will the pressure take a toll on him or will he get a second wind?

  • [New York Times] Blazers Complete Season Sweep of Bulls, 99-89 (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:55:44 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers completed a season sweep of the Chicago Bulls with a 99-89 victory on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] East Region: N.C.A.A. Tournament â?? Marquette Edges Davidson (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:33:58 GMT)

    Third-seeded Marquette came back from 5 points down with 28 seconds remaining to beat Davidson. Earlier in the day, Butler held off a late rally by Bucknell.

  • [New York Times] Former Lakers Star Jerry West Roots for the Heat, but Not Too Hard (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:37:54 GMT)

    Jerry West, a member of the Lakers team that holds the N.B.A. record for consecutive victories, said the Heat’s 24-game winning streak is good for the league.

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