Knicks Morning News (Monday, Mar 19 2012)

  • [New York Post] Woodson succeeding as D’Antoni’s replacement by reining in Knicks (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:07:13 -0500)

    No one doubts former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni is a brilliant offensive technician who wins big when players â?? particularly the point guard â?? master his complicated speedball system that relies heavily on players reading the defense and reacting.
    D’Antoni’s coaching style and demeanor turned out not to be…

  • [New York Post] Judging Jeremy a never-ending journey (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:58:10 -0500)

    The challenge is posed differently across professional sports, but the cold, cruel truths it explores are always the same. Can the kid pitcher with the big arm get anyone out? Can the guy with a cannon off the tee make a putt with money on the table? Different words, same…

  • [New York Post] Walsh â??loves’ way Woodson works (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:15:37 -0500)

    Former Knicks president Donnie Walsh watched his old club face the Pacers Saturday night at the former Conseco Field House and can’t complain his guy, Mike D’Antoni, is no longer in charge of the bench.
    Walsh, who lives in Indiana and works as a Knicks consultant, brought D…

  • [New York Times] Mike Woodson Has Knicks Playing Effectively (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:54:06 GMT)

    In three double-digit wins since he took over as coach following Mike D’Antoni’s resignation, Mike Woodson has his team sharing the ball and the spotlight.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Miami Heat Top Orlando Magic as Dwyane Wade Scores 31 (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:54:06 GMT)

    Chris Bosh added 23 points for Miami, and LeBron James had 14 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals.

  • [New York Times] West Region: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Gladly Endures the Craziness (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:48:03 GMT)

    Guard Russ Smith’s erratic play agitates Louisville Coach Rick Pitino, but even Pitino is enjoying the Cardinals’ wild ride.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Back on Track at Home, Beat Blazers (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:28:20 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 28 points, Kevin Durant had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder began work on restoring their home-court dominance, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-95 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Wade to Rescue as Heat Repel Magic (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:16:25 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade dazzled in the fourth quarter to lift the Miami Heat to a 91-81 home victory over the Orlando Magic in an Eastern Conference showdown on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Paul Millsap Scores 24, Jazz Stun Lakers (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:23:13 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Enes Kanter added 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Utah Jazz handed the Los Angeles Lakers just their second home loss since Christmas, 103-99 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Redd Scores 25, Surging Suns Beat Rockets (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 03:34:09 GMT)

    Michael Redd scored a season-high 25 points off the bench and the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 99-86 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win.

  • [New York Times] Wade to the Rescue as Heat Beat Magic (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 02:46:09 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade delivered a dazzling fourth quarter to lift the Miami Heat to a 91-81 home victory over the Orlando Magic in an Eastern Conference showdown on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Wade Carries Heat Past Magic, 91-81 (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 01:58:21 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 23 points and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 91-81 on Sunday night to extend their home winning streak to 13 games.

  • [New York Times] Gay Helps Grizzlies Get by Wizards, 97-92 (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 01:01:26 GMT)

    Rudy Gay scored 27 points, including five in the final 23.9 seconds, to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-92 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Kings Hand Wolves Third Straight Loss (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:40:11 GMT)

    Marcus Thornton scored 24 points and the Sacramento Kings used a strong second half to beat the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves 115-99 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Out of N.B.A., Working for U.S.A. (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 03:09:03 GMT)

    When Mike Krzyzewski takes a seat on the United States men’s basketball bench during the London Olympics this summer, he could well be joined by two unemployed assistants.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Did History Play a Role in D’Antoni’s Departure? (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 02:27:25 GMT)

    Why did Mike D’Antoni really quit as coach of the Knicks?

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Even a Player Who Made It Knows the Value of a Backup Plan (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:39:06 GMT)

    Royal Ivey, an eight-year N.B.A. veteran, is one of the very few athletes who make it into professional sports, but he understood he had to go back to school and get a degree.

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson’s Knicks aim high (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:26:42 GMT)

    The Knicks already have won three straight convincing games since Mike Woodson was promoted to replace Mike D’Antoni after D’Antoni resigned last Wednesday. Now, it’s time to see if they can take advantage of a key five-game segment and really start making a move up the Eastern Conference ladder.

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