Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Jan 17 2013)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo praises Dolan for protecting Knicks (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:42:43 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony wanted every microphone and camera inside O2 Arena on Wednesday to record and document what he was about to say about his boss.

  • [New York Daily News] Shump could start for Knicks in London (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:45:46 GMT)

    Iman Shumpert is expected to make his season debut against the Pistons on Thursday after being sidelined since last May following major knee surgery.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Time for Melo to remember summer lesson (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:19:02 GMT)

    The Carmelo Anthony Transformation Tour began here of all places, just a few days after he was vilified for ushering Jeremy Lin out of New York and just before the world’s greatest sixth man would help the United States win Olympic gold.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Piling Up Milestones at Historic Pace (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:52:53 GMT)

    LeBron James has reached so many milestones in his NBA career it might be easy to lose track.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Pile More Misery on Struggling Grizzlies (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:07:33 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs made light of Manu Ginobili’s absence to overwhelm Memphis 103-82 on Wednesday, piling on the misery for the struggling Grizzlies.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Youngest to Reach 20,000 Points (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:04:40 GMT)

    LeBron James became the youngest player to reach 20,000 career points on Wednesday, picking up 25 in Miami’s 92-75 win over the Golden State Warriors.

  • [New York Times] James Eclipses 20K Points, Heat Top Warriors 92-75 (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:10:35 GMT)

    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and team president Pat Riley took a moment in the locker room late Wednesday night to give LeBron James the game ball and recognize his latest record.

  • [New York Times] Irving Scores 31 to Lead Cavs Over Trail Blazers (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:04:30 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 31 points, Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-88 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Cousins’ Double-Double Lifts Kings Over Wizards (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:40:42 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 16 rebounds while Tyreke Evans and John Salmons each scored 21 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Washington Wizards 95-94 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hawks 109, Nets 95: Hawks End Their Slump and Nets’ Winning Streak (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:14:21 GMT)

    The Nets, winners of seven straight games, were red hot, and the Hawks, playing without their leading scorer, were stone cold, but Wednesday’s game in Atlanta saw a reversal of fortune.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Spurs Win 13th Straight at Home (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:56:19 GMT)

    Tim Duncan and Tony Parker combined for 36 points as the Spurs became the third team to exceed 100 points against the Grizzlies.

  • [New York Times] James Becomes Youngest Player to Score 20K Points (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:53:09 GMT)

    LeBron James has become the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.

  • [New York Times] Analysis: Courtside Eavesdropping Does Not Flatter the Knicks (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:31:19 GMT)

    The Knicks’ owner James L. Dolan may have tarnished the team’s image by recording on-court comments.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Win Matchup of Doc, Austin Rivers 90-78 (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:28:42 GMT)

    New Orleans Hornets rookie Austin Rivers sank a layup and ran past the Boston Celtics’ bench on his way back down the floor.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki, Mavs Hold Off Lin-Led Surge for Rockets (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:14:14 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two tiebreaking free throws and the Dallas Mavericks held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to beat the Houston Rockets 105-100 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Parker and Duncan Help Spurs Rout Grizzlies (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:14:05 GMT)

    Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-82 on Wednesday night, extending their home winning streak to 13 games.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Snap Nuggets’ Win Streak, 117-97 (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:46:38 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver’s six-game winning streak by beating the Nuggets 117-97 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Boozer Scores 36 Points, Bulls Beat Raptors in OT (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:25:55 GMT)

    Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jumper with 3 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 107-105 in overtime on Wednesday night, their eighth victory in nine meetings against the Raptors.

  • [New York Times] Teague Has Career-High 28, Hawks Stop Nets 109-95 (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:25:50 GMT)

    Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat Brooklyn 109-95 on Wednesday night to stop the Nets’ seven-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Magic Ride 3-Pointers to 97-86 Win Over Pacers (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:43:40 GMT)

    Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic snap a six-game home losing streak with a 97-86 victory over Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Basketball in Britain Remains Something of a Tough Sell (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:34:45 GMT)

    The Knicks will play the Pistons on Thursday before a capacity crowd in London, but that doesn’t mean interest in the sport is intense.

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: Magic Pay Less Attention to the 3-Point Line (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:40:26 GMT)

    The Magic have veered from the former coach Stan Van Gundy’s efficient shooting strategies, team statistics show.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Have an N.B.A. Question? Howard Beck Has Answers (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:39:07 GMT)

    Howard Beck, the N.B.A. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Section 15: Friends With No Rooting Interest (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:38:39 GMT)

    A couple of cross-country friends headed to Section 15.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Suspend Top-Scorer Josh Smith for 1 Game (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:41:01 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks suspended top-scorer Josh Smith for Wednesday night’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets for “conduct detrimental to the team” following an incident in practice the previous day.

  • [New York Post] Shumpert, Knicks take center stage today in England (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:22:23 -0500)

    LONDON â?? For all the British pomp and circumstance â?? the sightseeing with the wives, the clinics with English children, the Melodrama microphones â?? today’s clash at the sold-out O2 Arena in London against the Pistons takes on significant meaning for the Knicks on the court.
    The injury-riddled Knicks are getting back…

  • [New York Post] Melo: Owner Dolan â??looks out for me’ (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:36:10 -0500)

    LONDON â?? Carmelo Anthony all but raised a glass of British ale to toast Knicks owner James Dolan.
    One day after saying he was unaware Dolan had audio microphones recording him at the Garden but found it “funny,” Anthony said he is happy the owner went to such extraordinary lengths.

  • [New York Post] Hey, Brits: Spike’s a fan, not a player (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:38:29 -0500)

    LONDON â?? Superfan Spike Lee, wearing an orange chapeau, made the trip to London apparently to guarantee victories for the Knicks in their next two games. Following today’s encounter against the Pistons at the O2 Arena, the Knicks host the Nets on Monday.
    Only Carmelo Anthony at yesterday’s Knicks…

  • [New York Post] Rasheed’s return to Knicks in doubt (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:14:57 -0500)

    LONDON â?? Knicks coach Mike Woodson swears Rasheed Wallace will return this season but couldn’t give an answer when. Wallace, out since Dec. 13, will miss Thursday’s game against the Pistons, the team he won an NBA title with.
    He has a stress reaction in his left foot that…

  • [New York Post] U.S. pro team in London? It’s just a matter of time (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:08:27 -0500)

    LONDON â?? It’s coming. Maybe not next year. Maybe not for five years, or 10. But it’s coming. There will be a London Monarchs franchise in the NBA, or a Manchester Marauders team in the NFL before you know it. It’s happening. Our cozy little corner of the…

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    10 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Jan 17 2013)”

    1. It would be a complete and utter load of bollocks if the Knicks lost this bloody match today.

      Cheers mates!

    2. d-mar:
      It would be a complete and utter load of bollocks if the Knicks lost this bloody match today.

      Cheers mates!

      you ‘avin yoreself a giggle, m8?


    3. Jared Zwerling just tweeted that Shumpert will be starting.

      I really hope it doesn’t (and it shouldn’t?) but anyone think this will negatively affect J.R.? (i.e. that Shump in his 2nd year, after being out for 9 months due to an injury, will get to start in his 1st game back and Woodson hasn’t allowed Smith to start even once yet?)

    4. yellow – Yeah, I really don’t think he will, I guess I’m just hoping he doesn’t. At this point, I think we’ve had about 10 different starters? (the usuals, plus Thomas, Copeland, Brewer, White, Camby, etc.) So I think Smith must have a good understanding from Woodson of what his role on this team is, and that, regardless of who’s starting, Smith is going to get plenty of minutes.

    5. It is a little weird that James White, Ronnie Brewer, Chris Copeland, and Kurt Thomas have all started games yet JR Smith and Amar’e Stoudemire stay coming off the bench.

      I understand the rationale for Amar’e coming back from injury… or at least I did, anyway, until Shumpert gets the start in his 1st game back.

    6. domiknick:
      Jared Zwerling just tweeted that Shumpert will be starting.

      I really hope it doesn’t (and it shouldn’t?) but anyone think this will negatively affect J.R.? (i.e. that Shump in his 2nd year, after being out for 9 months due to an injury, will get to start in his 1st game back and Woodson hasn’t allowed Smith to start even once yet?)

      If Jon Abbey doesn’t lead off the game thread with a shump shump I’m going to be bitterly disappointed

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