Chris Copeland

Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith of the Knicks position themselves for a rebound against Ian Mahinmi of the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Don’t Need To Go Big — They Need To Play Big

The Knicks have to continue to play small, and play their game. Now isn’t the time to panic. Not yet, anyway.

05/07/2013

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks dribbles against Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Will Face Especially Unique Challenge In Game 3

Basketball aside, this will be the Celtics’ first home game since the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Emotions will be flowing and the crowd will be as into a basketball game as can be imagined.

04/26/2013

J.R. Smith #8, Carmelo Anthony #7 and Raymond Felton #2 (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Watch For In Game 2 Of Knicks-Celtics Series

Barring any terrible injuries, if the Knicks win Game 2 they should win the series. They are the better team and I can’t see the Celtics beating the Knicks four out of five games and winning the series.

04/23/2013

Pablo Prigioni (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pablo Prigioni Out, Chris Copeland In For Knicks In Game 1

Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics.

04/20/2013

The Knicks’ Iman Shumpert, second from right, fouls Atlanta’s Shelvin Mack, second from left, at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Knicks Close Most Successful Regular Season In 16 Years With Win Over Hawks

Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.

04/18/2013

The Knicks’ Rasheed Wallace, right, shoots over the Bobcats’ Bismack Biyombo at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Roll Out The JV In Loss To Bobcats, Rest Big Guns For Playoffs

Gerald Henderson scored 27 points, Kemba Walker had 23 points and a career-high 13 assists and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated a New York Knicks team playing without Carmelo Anthony and a few others 106-95 on Monday night.

04/16/2013

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Beat Pacers 90-80, Clinch No. 2 Seed In East

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points against the rugged Indiana defense, and the Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

04/14/2013

Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Giglio: 3 Seasons Down, 1 To Go — Who Are The Real Knicks?

There are four games left, and the most important question remains unanswered: When the playoffs begin, which Knicks team will take the floor?

04/12/2013

Kenyon Martin #3 of the New York Knicks is surrounded by his teamates after hurting his ankle during their game against the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Knicks’ Kenyon Martin Sprains Left Ankle; Ruled Out Against Bulls

Kenyon Martin started in place of Tyson Chandler, who is dealing with a bulging disk. Martin, who came into the game nursing a sore left knee, suffered an ankle injury after coming down with a rebound early in the fourth quarter.

04/10/2013

Carmelo Anthony celebrates with Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Knicks Win 13th Straight, Clinch First Atlantic Division Title Since 1994

They hung nicely in the lockers, T-shirts that can only be won, not bought. “Can’t Stop NY Knicks,” they read. “2013 Division Champions.”

04/09/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Victory Over Oklahoma City Was A Playoff-Quality Win

The Knicks were out to make a statement on Sunday, and they did it by beating Oklahoma City — one of the top three teams in the NBA — in their building.

04/08/2013

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Extend Winning Run To 12, Melo Scores 36 In Win Over Thunder

Carmelo Anthony led the way with 36 points and the Knicks won their twelfth consecutive game by defeating the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

04/07/2013

Chris Copeland #14 of the New York Knicks goes for a jump shot during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the New York Knicks at Staples Center. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Effort, Toughness, Defense Was Championship Caliber Vs. Jazz

The Knicks have a very difficult 17 games remaining on their schedule, but if they play as hard as they did on Monday night and with the same commitment to defense, they can be very good.

03/19/2013

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks shoots against Kyle Singler #25 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Nets 26, Amar’e Adds 17 As The Knicks Roll The Pistons In London

Back in London and back on the basketball court, Carmelo Anthony went right back to his winning ways.

01/17/2013

Mike Woodson (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Leave America Looking For Plenty Of Answers

If I went in-depth on all of the Knicks’ problems you’d be looking at a 10-page dissertation. The list is that long. But the Knicks have only one game in seven days, and this is valuable time that should be used to get things right.

01/15/2013

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