Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 03 2012)

  • [New York Times] Pacers 108, Nets 94: Nets Are Off Target in Loss to Pacers (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 06:50:10 GMT)

    Indiana, which shot 53 percent to the Nets’ 37 percent, also made 13 of 21 3-point attempts.

  • [New York Times] Raptors 90, Knicks 85: Knicks, Minus Amar’e Stoudemire Again, Fall to Raptors, 90-85 (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 06:54:05 GMT)

    With Amar’e Stoudemire sidelined for a second straight game, the Knicks fell to the Raptors on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks Hand the Heat Their First Defeat (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 06:54:05 GMT)

    Johnson scored 21 points, Tracy McGrady hit a pair of big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks ended Miami’s perfect start by beating the Heat, 100-92.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Silence Thunder as Unbeaten Records Fall (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 06:31:06 GMT)

    No last-second buzzer-beater could save Oklahoma City this time as the Thunder lost a rematch with the Dallas Mavericks 100-87 on Monday to become the last NBA team to record a loss this season.

  • [New York Times] Gallinari Leads Nuggets Past Bucks 91-86 (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:48:38 GMT)

    Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-86 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Send Thunder to First Loss With 100-87 Win (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:30:33 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 26 points during the third quarter, sending the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Ginobili Breaks Shooting Hand, Out Long-Term (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:57:29 GMT)

    San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili fractured his left shooting hand during a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday and is out indefinitely, the team said.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Hold Lead This Time to Beat Knicks 90-85 (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:27:53 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan each scored 21 points, and the Toronto Raptors held onto a big lead this time, beating the New York Knicks 90-85 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Clamp Down on D to Beat Magic 89-78 (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:30:37 GMT)

    Ben Gordon scored 26 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame some early foul trouble in an impressive defensive effort against Dwight Howard and Orlando, beating the Magic 89-78 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Allen Heats Up in 4th to Lead Celtics Over Wizards (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:15:32 GMT)

    Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the second straight night over Washington, beating the winless Wizards 100-92 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Spurs G Ginobili Out With Broken Left Hand (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:00:30 GMT)

    San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has broken his left hand against Minnesota and is out indefinitely.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Two Point Guards Are Better Than One in Denver (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:45:54 GMT)

    When Ty Lawson and Andre Miller are on the court together, the Nuggets’ transition game moves into high gear.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Plenty of Heat Generated in Thunder’s Fast Start (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:54:45 GMT)

    The weekend notebook includes items on the Thunder’s fast start and how the lockout is already affecting the season.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Even in Short Season, Rough Start Doesn’t Mean Doom (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:03:10 GMT)

    The Spurs overcame a losing record after the last lockout to win the N.B.A. championship.

  • [New York Daily News] Raptors coach says Tyson’s impact huge (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 08:53:46 GMT)

    Dwane Casey and Tyson Chandler complemented one another perfectly in Dallas last season. The former was the Mavericks defensive coach and the latter was Casey’s star pupil.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e hurting as Knicks have growing painsALL  (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 08:29:30 GMT)

    It would be at least one more game without Amar’e Stoudemire, another day when Mike D’Antoni would not find out whether Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler are made for each other.

  • [New York Daily News] Melo can’t bail out Knicks in loss to Raptors (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 07:50:07 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony won’t be able to bail out the Knicks every night, even against a team like the Toronto Raptors. Anthony’s 35 points – on 31 shots – wasn’t enough as Toronto held a lead for the final three quarters and hung on to beat the Knicks 90-85.

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