Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 10 2012)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks' bench has one of its worst outputs (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:04:38 EDT)

    NEW YORK — The Knicks sometimes live and die by the 3-pointer too much, but only three points off the bench? That definitely won’t help the team looking ahead with the rest needed for key players at different points during the shortened season.
    While the Knicks pulled out a defensive win Wednesday night, 91-87, the bench only scored three points, one of their worst outputs ever. Toney Douglas had two points in 13 minutes; Josh Harrellson only had one in 19 minutes.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Carmelo plays with 'heavy' legs (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 01:24:23 EDT)

    Carmelo Anthony smiled a What do you think? smile when asked if he played hurt on Monday.
    “No,” he said.
    Though his performance said otherwise.
    Anthony missed four of his six shots in the fourth — including two right around the rim — but drew key fouls in the final minutes, hitting four of six free throws in the final 35 seconds to help seal the win.
    He finished with 22 points on 6-of-18 shooting.
    Minutes after the game, Anthony spoke with a team trainer, complaining of tired legs.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks protect home court with defense (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:53:29 EDT)

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    They’re the words Knicks fans want to hear: “We won it on the defensive end.”
    That was Carmelo Anthony addressing reporters in the locker room after the Knicks’ 91-87 win Monday night at the Garden, avenging their 118-110 loss to the Bobcats last Wednesday. Melo wasn’t talking about his individual fourth-quarter offensive heroics. He wasn’t talking about the team scoring. He was talking about the collective defensive effort.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Melo: NYK 'feeding off of' Iman Shumpert (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:51:08 EDT)

    Iman Shumpert’s making Mike D’Antoni look like a very smart man.
    Monday night’s win over the Bobcats provided even more evidence that D’Antoni and his staff made the right call when they inserted Shumpert at point guard.
    The 21-year-old was electric against Charlotte, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists.
    But Shumpert’s most important contribution was something that’s tough to quantify, but impossible to ignore — his energy is becoming contagious.

  • [New York Newsday] Tyson Chandler misses day with President Obama (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:22:00 EST)

    In the woulda, coulda, shoulda department, Tyson Chandler's absence from Monday's White House ceremony celebrating the reigning NBA champion Dallas Mavericks was just his latest near-miss of a presidential meeting.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 91, Bobcats 87: A Struggle for Anthony and Knicks, But Also a Third Straight Win (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 06:50:13 GMT)

    Six days after losing at home to Charlotte, the Knicks held on at the Garden as Carmelo Anthony scored 8 of their final 9 points.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Obama Praises Mavericks’ Texas-Size Heart (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 06:50:13 GMT)

    President Obama, a passionate supporter of his hometown Bulls, was lavish in praising the Mavericks, who beat the star-studded Heat in last year’s N.B.A. finals.

  • [New York Times] Anthony’s Late Burst Lifts Knicks Over Bobcats (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:35:51 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony swooped in to score eight of his 22 points in the last three minutes and deliver the New York Knicks a 91-87 home victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Landry Scores 21 as Hornets Beat the Nuggets (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:54:05 GMT)

    Carl Landry scored 21 points, Chris Kaman added 20 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Denver Nuggets 94-81 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Boozer Leads Bulls Past Pistons 92-68 (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:35:59 GMT)

    Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls beat Detroit 92-68 on Monday night for their 13th consecutive victory against the Pistons.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Helps Knicks Avenge Loss to Bobcats (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:51:14 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony spent all night watching his shot spin out, except for the times it was Amare Stoudemire’s turn to miss.

  • [New York Times] Smith Scores Season-High 26 as Hawks Beat Nets (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:18:04 GMT)

    Josh Smith scored a season-high 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks shot nearly 54 percent from the field in beating the New Jersey Nets for the third time this season, 106-101 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Bargnani Scores 31 Points as Raptors Beat T-Wolves (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:45:50 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani matched his season-high with 31 points, Amir Johnson had a season-high 19 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double and the Toronto Raptors beat Minnesota 97-87 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Beat Pacers 96-86 for 5th Straight Win (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:39:34 GMT)

    Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 13 to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their fifth straight game, 96-86, over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Successful Surgery for Celtics F Green (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:00:56 GMT)

    Forward Jeff Green had successful surgery Monday at the Cleveland Clinic to repair an aeortic aneurysm, discovered by the Celtics medical staff during a routine entrance physical in December.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Wizards Sinking Fast in the East (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:00:05 GMT)

    The Washington Wizards are the only team in the N.B.A. without a victory.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Randolph’s Injury Costs Grizzlies Offense, Order (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:49:58 GMT)

    Without Zach Randolph in the lineup, the Memphis Grizzlies have lost all semblance of order on offense.

  • [New York Post] Chandler misses Mavs fete to help Knicks top Bobcats (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:51:32 -0500)

    Tyson Chandler couldn’t be at the White House yesterday to be feted along with his former Mavericks teammates for winning last June’s NBA championship.
    Chandler admitted to being “disappointed” at the timing, but he had a more important matter at hand: Saving the Knicks form another disastrous result…

  • [New York Post] Ill-prepared Douglas undeserving of boos (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:56:34 -0500)

    Toney Douglas was in no mood yesterday to discuss the Giants 24-2 wild-card playoff victory over the Falcons on Sunday. He was at MetLife Stadium to root for his brother Harry, a wide receiver for Atlanta.
    “I don’t want to talk about the football game,â? Douglas scoffed before the…

  • [New York Post] Melo: Garden parties for Knicks only (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:56:34 -0500)

    Carmelo Anthony challenged his teammates to stop allowing opponents to strut their stuff on the Garden stage. And it seems as if they listened, because their defense didn’t let Charlotte breathe much in last night’s 91-87 win.Though Anthony, still feeling some effects of his lower-back injury, didn…

  • [New York Post] Knicks great Monroe faces 30th post-playing surgery (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:56:34 -0500)

    Julius Erving once said, “Ollie Taylor’s lower lip is the only fat he has on his body.â?
    One of scores from DeWitt Clinton High School’s celebrated leather-bound program to make it big â?? off the top, I can name Dolph Schayes, Tiny Archibald, Ron Behagen, Tom Henderson, Butch Lee…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks, Amar’e get back at Bobcats 91-87 (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 07:24:00 GMT)

    Five days after suffering an embarrassing loss to the Charlotte Bobcats at the Garden, the Knicks survived and did what they should do; beat an inferior opponent on their home court.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e, Howard trade rumors swirl (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 07:06:30 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire used to lead the Knicks in scoring. Now he leads them in most intriguing trade scenarios. Stoudemire, whose name surfaced last month in reports involving Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets, is also being mentioned as a possible partner in a trade to Orlando for Dwight Howard.

  • [New York Daily News] Baron a mysteryALL to former Knick McGrady (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:45:09 GMT)

    The Knicks won their rematch bowl on Monday night â?? the only rematch around here anyone cared about. This wasn’t LSU-‘Bama and the national championship wasn’t on the line when the Bobcats returned to the Garden. Just the Knicks’ pride.

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