Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jan 21 2013)

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson, Carlesimo create win-win situation in New York (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:31:53 GMT)

    The Knicks won’t need to set up microphones on the Garden court on Monday to pick up the fact that this is a vastly different Brooklyn team than the one the Knicks easily handled the last time the Atlantic Division rivals played. “They’re winning, so obviously they’re doing something right,â? Mike Woodson said. “They’re 10-2 under P.J.â?

  • [New York Daily News] MLK Day game big one for Nets, Knicks (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:17:02 GMT)

    There’s no denying it in Nets camp: Monday’s showdown with the Knicks is big in more than one way. Between jockeying for position in the Atlantic Division and winning one over on their cross-town rivals, the Nets aren’t hiding the extra desire they will bring to Madison Square Garden for the MLK Day matinee.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Suns Name Hunter Interim Coach (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:10:04 GMT)

    The Phoenix Suns have turned to Lindsey Hunter, a man with 17 years of experience as an N.B.A. player but none as a coach, to take over the flagging team.

  • [New York Times] AP Sources: Maloofs Agree to Sell NBA’s Kings (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:46:35 GMT)

    The only thing stopping the Sacramento Kings from a sale and move to Seattle is approval by NBA owners.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Section 15: Extended College Break (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:42:35 GMT)

    For three Raptors fans from Toronto, a trip to Barclays Center was worth a few missed classes.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Shumpert’s Return Boosts Knicks’ Defense, Depth (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:37:54 GMT)

    Iman Shumpert’s return from a knee injury Thursday gave the Knicks a booster shot of youth and defense.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Back in New York With Continuing Microphone Mystery (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:39:49 GMT)

    Commissioner David Stern’s endorsement of microphones sidestepped what the Knicks are believed to have done, which was to use these ultrasensitive microphones for their own benefit.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Snap Thunder’s Win Streak With OT Victory (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:37:16 GMT)

    Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118, snapping the Thunder’s six-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Iman Shumpert’s Pain Eased, His Hairstyle Now Turns Heads (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:13:53 GMT)

    The Knicks’ Iman Shumpert grew his hair during his recovery from knee surgery and showed an old-school style in his return Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Rout Celtics 103-88 After London Trip (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:28:44 GMT)

    Rookie Andre Drummond had 16 points and seven rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons returned from Europe with a 103-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Hold Off Late Magic Surge in 111-105 Win (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:49:25 GMT)

    Shawn Marion had 20 points, and O.J. Mayo and Vince Carter scored 15 apiece as the Dallas Mavericks fought off a late Orlando surge and beat the Magic 111-105 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Limp Out of Canada Seeking Spark to Save Season (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:31:05 GMT)

    The struggling Los Angeles Lakers were unable to solve their mounting problems in the National Basketball Association’s most northern outpost on Sunday as the Toronto Raptors handed them a 108-103 defeat.

  • [New York Post] NYC teams won’t play again in regular season (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:08:11 -0500)

    I for one hope James Dolan and the Knicks continue to have microphones situated around the court today against the Nets at the Garden to pick up whatever trash-talk and other chatter might occur during the Martin Luther King Day game.
    After all, the NFL for years has been placing…

  • [New York Post] P.J.: Nets set to bring it vs. Knicks (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:00:53 -0500)

    Knicks vs. Nets always was more one-sided series than rivalry, the old-guard Garden team getting all the back pages and the two never enjoying enough simultaneous success to foster a real rivalry. But whether it’s moving to Brooklyn or moving up in the standings, the Nets finally have made…

  • [New York Post] Finally! Knicks and Nets battling for the Atlantic (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:48:28 -0500)

    Granted, this hasn’t received the universal attention as say, Earth’s end by Mayan calendar calculations, but there is a somewhat rare occurrence going on locally: The Knicks and the Nets are playing well in the same season.
    For years, when the Knicks were good, the Nets stunk. When…

  • [New York Post] No minute waltz for Shumpert (Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:28:15 -0500)

    After sitting, working and rehabbing for nearly nine months, Iman Shumpert finally got back on the court for the Knicks in London, starting and playing nearly 15 minutes against the Pistons.
    Game 2 for the Knicks’ shooting guard comes today against the Nets at the Garden, and the minutes question…

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    4 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jan 21 2013)”

    1. Seems odd to me that Shumpert will guard Johnson to start the game–I’d think having Shump try to contain Deron Williams while trusting Kidd to guard Johnson and his post-centric scoring game seems more logical.

    2. Damn, Harden is really slumping right now. Following up a three game 15-60 with a 1-7 today. He looks exhausted.

      It’s not like there’s a difference between carrying the offense 36-40 minutes against every night against team’s whose primary imperative is to slow you down, and what he was doing in OKC.

      Incredible people would actually believe that Harden’s drop in efficiency is anything but random.

    3. Anybody watching this Grizzlies – Pacers game? I think Zach Randolph is a worse defender than Amar’e Stoudemire. He’s entirely too slow to set an effective trap and they probably win this game if he doesn’t give up so many easy penetrations.

    4. massive: Anybody watching this Grizzlies – Pacers game? I think Zach Randolph is a worse defender than Amar’e Stoudemire. He’s entirely too slow to set an effective trap and they probably win this game if he doesn’t give up so many easy penetrations.

      Don’t you remember how seemingly every game during the Curry/Randolph “era” started out with uncontested dunks and layups until they were down 20.

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