Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Mar 17 2013)

  • [New York Times] Hayward’s 17 Lift Jazz Over Grizzlies 90-84 (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:08:42 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in his first start since November, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 90-84 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Has 31, Portland Beats Detroit 112-101 (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:05:36 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Detroit Pistons their eighth straight loss with a 112-101 victory on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawes Powers 76ers Over Pacers (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:11:13 GMT)

    Philadelphia, which ended the third quarter leading by a point, opened the fourth with a 19-4 run to put away the Pacers.

  • [New York Times] Webster Scores 34; Wizards Beat Suns 127-105 (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:38:29 GMT)

    Martell Webster says he would love to be a Washington Wizard next season.

  • [New York Times] Duncan, Leonard Lead Spurs Over Cavs, 119-113 (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:26:37 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 30 points and 12 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 24 points and 13 boards, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Louisville 78, Syracuse 61: Louisville Takes Big East Trophy in Win Over Syracuse (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:20:56 GMT)

    Louisville’s triumph was a result of their defense, which earned the Cardinals bragging rights in the final Big East meeting against the Syracuse Orange.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Expect Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler to Miss More Time (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:40:57 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony rejoined the Knicks, but Coach Mike Woodson was preparing to face the Clippers on Sunday without him and Tyson Chandler because of injuries.

  • [New York Times] Pierce Has 14 in 3 Quarters, Celtics Beat Bobcats (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:23:51 GMT)

    Paul Pierce had 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics won their 11th straight at home, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 105-88 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Hawes Leads 76ers Past Pacers, 98-91 (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:17:37 GMT)

    Spencer Hawes had 18 points and career highs with 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 98-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

  • [New York Post] Clouds loom over squad despite receiving sunny dose of news (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:21:04 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES â?? There is something to be said for this place, let’s be fair. While flakes and flurries were falling in your neighborhood yesterday, undergrads here were plotting whether to take in a baseball game on the other side of the UCLA campus or play a game of Frisbee…

  • [New York Post] Melo, Chandler duck serious knee injuries (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:19:06 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES â?? Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler are expected to rest their knees today versus the Clippers at Staples Center in what looks like a matinee blowout and an 0-4 start to the West Coast trip may indeed be in the offing for the Knicks.
    Nevertheless, amid this disaster, there…

  • [New York Post] Kenyon a great deal for Knicks (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:40:25 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES â?? Kenyon Martin thought his work with the Clippers last season would have earned him a spot there this year. Despite his yeoman work in the playoffs, the Clippers declined to sign Martin, and he was a free agent until the Knicks signed him last month.So as Martin…

  • [New York Post] Veteran guard’s storied career has had ups & downs (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:40:25 -0500)

    Gary Payton remembered a toughness he adored in the 13-year-old back on the playgrounds of suburban Oakland, Calif. Payton purposely beat on the kid. But always, Jason Kidd came back for more.
    “He was a kid that just wanted to learn,â? Payton said at this year’s All-Star Game. “Every…

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Knicks have plenty of Melo drama (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:34:35 GMT)

    It was like this with Pedro Martinez once, when the Mets went all-in with him as a way of trying to make it all the way back: You bought the talent, you bought all the wonder in his game, but you bought the drama, too.

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Knicks need to right ship before it sinks (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:23:41 GMT)

    On his way out of the Student Activities Center gym at UCLA, Kenyon Martin, one of the few Knick big men not limping around or being examined by team doctors, did not have the answer for the two most pressing questions of the day: When are the Knicks going to win a game?

  • [New York Daily News] Melo mess raises red flags (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:06:12 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony’s status for Sunday’s matinee against the Clippers remains questionable amid growing concern over the health of his injured right knee.

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