Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Nov 17 2012)

  • [New York Post] Felton’s dazzling play leaves Lin in rear view (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:56:22 -0500)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. â?? Jeremy who?
    Raymond Felton has made Knicks fans forget Jeremy Lin very quickly. That was his aim on Day 1 when he said he had a “big, big chip on my shoulder” to prove last season’s nightmare in Portland was an aberration and he was a worthy…

  • [New York Post] Knicks lose their cool, first game of season (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:29:53 -0500)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. â?? It was nice while it lasted.
    The referees and the Grizzlies got under the Knicks’ skin as they unraveled in the third quarter and sustained their first loss of the season, a 105-95 Beale Street bruising, before 17,516 Friday night at FedEx Forum.
    It was a chippy…

  • [New York Post] Melo exhibiting all-around game (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:30:20 -0500)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. â?? Tim Duncan looked at the box score Thursday night in the Spurs dressing room and saw Carmelo Anthony’s scoring line of nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.
    Anthony had been averaging a league-leading 26.8 points during the Knicks’ 5-0 start before Thursday’s 104-100 victory in San…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks perfect no more, Grizzlies romp (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 05:27:25 GMT)

    Undefeated no more, and it wasn’t even that close. The Knicks suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night when they lost their cool and fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 105-95, in the FedEx Forum. The Knicks, who won their first six games and were coming off a landmark win the previous night in San Antonio, became the last NBA team to go down to defeat.

  • [New York Daily News] Nets’ vet Stackhouse stepping up (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:12:51 GMT)

    A funny thing happened to Jerry Stackhouse during his transition to coaching: He cracked the Nets’ rotation. Stackhouse, 38, who was signed in the offseason to assume a player-coach role under Avery Johnson, came off the bench last week in Orlando and never looked back. Like Rasheed Wallace playing across the Brooklyn Bridge, Stackhouse is a savvy veteran and fan favorite, proving that a high basketball IQ can often overcome competition from younger and faster bodies.

  • [New York Daily News] Oakley not feeling love from Dolan, Knicks (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:04:12 GMT)

    The Knicks have a slogan inscribed in their new uniforms: “Once a Knick, Always a Knick.â? But Charles Oakley and Patrick Ewing, the stalwarts of the ’90s era, have found it a lot harder to crack James Dolan’s club.

  • [New York Newsday] Grizzlies end Knicks' winning streak at six games, 105-95 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 02:11:29 EST)

    The Knicks could have used some of the composure and poise Friday night that they showed in coming from behind to beat the Spurs on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Hand Knicks First Loss, 105-95 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:23:03 GMT)

    After handing the New York Knicks their first loss of the season, the Memphis Grizzlies now have the NBA’s best record.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Hint at ‘Showtime’ by Torching the Suns (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:22:28 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers gave their fans a taste of the ‘Showtime’ basketball promised by their new coach Mike D’Antoni with a rousing 114-102 home win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Guard Nash Out for ‘at Least Another Week’ (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:52:22 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be sidelined for “at least another week” because of a small fracture in his left leg, the National Basketball Association team said on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Up-Tempo Lakers Race to 114-102 Win Over Phoenix (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:20:15 GMT)

    Mike D’Antoni spoke to the Los Angeles Lakers before the game and then retired to the training room, getting treatment on his surgically replaced knee. After a few more words at halftime, D’Antoni went to the players’ lounge to watch the second half.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Hand Knicks First Loss, 105-95 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:08:14 GMT)

    The Memphis Grizzlies ended the New York Knicks’ unbeaten start and put themselves on top of the NBA standings.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Thunder Prevail and Rest vs. Hornets (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:00:24 GMT)

    Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the visiting Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games, 110-95 over the Hornets on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Nash and Howard Cross Paths, Creating Imposing Pair (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 06:57:18 GMT)

    If the Lakers are to return to greatness, it will probably begin with a two-man game: Steve Nash to Dwight Howard, picking and rolling defenses to the brink of madness.

  • [New York Times] For the Knicks, Excellent Starts Have Proved to Be Good Omens (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 06:54:04 GMT)

    If past seasons are any indication, this year’s Knicks team may be headed for good things come April.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 105, Knicks 95: Knicks’ Unbeaten Record Too Good to Last (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 06:47:19 GMT)

    The Knicks’ perfect start came to an end in Memphis against the team with the best record in the Western Conference.

  • [New York Times] Blazers Outlast Rockets for 119-117 OT Victory (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 06:43:58 GMT)

    Nicolas Batum had 35 points, rookie Damian Lillard sparked a late comeback and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 119-117 in overtime Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Maul Knicks to End New York’s Perfect Start (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 06:22:23 GMT)

    The New York Knicks became the last team to taste defeat this season with a 105-95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum in Tennessee on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Beat Kings 112-96 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 05:56:32 GMT)

    Kyle Korver scored 22 points, reserve Lou Williams had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Sacramento 112-96 on Friday night for their ninth consecutive win against the Kings.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Dominate Paint in 106-98 Win Over Wolves (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:44:03 GMT)

    David Lee had 18 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors dominated inside during a 106-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Roll Past Hornets, 110-95 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:38:02 GMT)

    Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games, 110-95 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Skyhook Captured in Bronze (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:22:56 GMT)

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook has been captured in bronze for future generations of basketball fans.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Honor Hall of Famer Abdul-Jabbar With Statue (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:22:26 GMT)

    Six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was honored by the Los Angeles Lakers in a moving and often emotional ceremony on Friday when a bronze statue of the Hall of Famer was unveiled outside the Staples Center.

  • [New York Times] Redick Leads Orlando Past Detroit 110-106 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:13:53 GMT)

    J.J. Redick scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42.8 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 110-106 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Holiday Leads Sixers Past Jazz 99-93 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 02:56:07 GMT)

    Jrue Holiday scored 26 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 99-93 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] West, Hill Lead Pacers Over Mavs, 103-83 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 02:56:02 GMT)

    David West and George Hill each scored 15 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-83 on Friday night.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Rapid Reaction: Grizzlies 105, Knicks 95 (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:33:08 EDT)

    WHAT IT MEANS: You didn’t think the Knicks were going 82-0, did you?
    New York lost its first game of the season on Friday night in Memphis, falling to the Grizzlies, 105-95, in the second night of a tough back-to-back.
    The Knicks opened the season with six straight wins but fell shy of win No. 7, thanks in part to a foul-filled third quarter in which Memphis took control of the game.
    The Knicks were looking to tie their franchise-best start of 7-0, set in 1993-94.

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    8 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Nov 17 2012)”

    1. I was very impressed with Memphis, they are a big, rugged team with lots of ways to win. If they stay healthy, wouldn’t want to be a WC team having to face them in the playoffs. Marc Gasol is a load, and their starting lineup is vary intimidating.

      I was not upset in the least at this lost, second game of a grueling back-to-back after a great come-from-behind win. Considering that we will lose at least 25 games this season, this was one of those games that you don’t mind having in the L column. That makes us .500 vs. sure thing WC playoff teams on the road.

      I also think that this loss was a revealing one for a team that might have been a little bit too full of itself.

      Is Camby still hurt? I thought this would have been a good game to work him and Copeland in, considering all the foul trouble.

    2. As far as I know, there are a few ways to win.

      1) Score more points than your opponent.
      2) Injure everyone on the other team with impunity.
      3) Hire David Kahn as your opponent’s GM.

    3. (Also, Ellington and Bayless are not superstars, and when they stop playing like they have been, Memphis will be where they belong, right around the #4 seed.)

    4. The Honorable Cock Jowles:
      (Also, Ellington and Bayless are not superstars, and when they stop playing like they have been, Memphis will be where they belong, right around the #4 seed.)

      That’s the problem though, with them shooting lights out and the Knicks playing on the second night of a back to back on the road (with a super tough Spurs game the night before) you needed those guys to start sucking right now lol. Oh well as everyone said we had a bad whistle, Melo is getting mauled out there without getting a fucking call. I was pretty sure we would lose the game coming in, Memphis is one of the few bad matchups for the Knicks in terms of being able to abuse Melo at the 4, Woody really needed to either start Sheed or…. JR, so that if Memphis is trying to hide Zach Randolph from guarding Melo, he has to stop JR and not Brewer (who can’t do anything with the ball in his hands and who’s cutting isn’t as effective against a team as good at creating turnovers as Memphis is.)

    5. If that game was in NY, the Knicks win.
      I’m not troubled at all. We were going to lose. Splitting a road trip with two of he best in the west is nothing to be concerned about.
      I am concerned that teams have resorted to pounding Melo at PF. This is probably what separates Lebron and Wade from Melo. No team can simply shut those guys down.
      Melo is playing smartly. I am concerned about his ability to withstand this pounding all season. This is where having a beast like Amare will help. They can’t overload when Amare is there as well.

    6. To clarify my melo/Lebron/Wade comparison, Melo has enormous talents, but he doesn’t have raw physicality of those guys.

    7. I think you are completely wrong on this. Melo was not shut down…. He was in foul trouble. Memphis and Spurs overloaded against melo so he’s been more of a passer. Last years playoffs proof u completely wrong. The Miami loaded up on melo and he went for 40 and 35 also see the bulls game from last year. Tonight was just a rugged game on the second night of b2b. And he is every bit as physical as lebron and wade idk where you get the notion he isnt

      Frank O.:
      To clarify my melo/Lebron/Wade comparison, Melo has enormous talents, but he doesn’t have raw physicality of those guys.

    8. I get that the team was mad at not getting calls and why they reacted the way they did. However, why they chose to go away from Wallace in the post in the second half puzzled me. Rasheed is a weapon. The pgs should have ran the offense through him and I was surprise Kidd and Felton didn’t do that. Instead we had JR,Felton, and Wallace taking long jumpers when the Knicls could have slowed the pace down a probably kept it within 12-15 instead of 17- 20.

      In the back of my mind I was thinking Woody sees a bigger picture(I maybe reaching) because so far he has not been that stubborn in Ny. I figured he would go to the line up they had against the Nets in the pre-season with Kurt at the 4 because they have a big front line too. Keep Rasheed off the bench but give Kurt the early hook to keep him fresh. It’s a long season and sometimes it maybe ok to learn things about the limitations of your team early as a coach.

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