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The Knicks' J.R. Smith, right, shoots over two Lakers defenders during New York's win at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13, 2012. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Limp To The Finish Line, But Still Dominate D’Antoni, Lakers

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first period, and the Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Lakers 116-107 in coach Mike D’Antoni’s return to Madison Square Garden.

12/13/2012

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Schmeelk: D’Antoni Doesn’t Deserve Knicks Fans’ Boos

Was Mike D’Antoni’s tenure ultimately a failure? Yes. Does he deserve hate and vitriol from Knicks fans? No way.

12/13/2012

Carmelo Anthony  (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), Mike D'Antoni (credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Knicks Hot, Lakers Not As D’Antoni Returns To MSG

Things are going great for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. As for the Lakers and former New York coach Mike D’Antoni? Not so much.

12/13/2012

Mike D'Antoni (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images), Raymond Felton (credit: Greg Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Man Behind Knicks’ Huge Win? Mike D’Antoni

The Knicks were unstoppable in Miami. It was D’Antoni’s system at its best, the only way New York could have won without Carmelo Anthony.

12/07/2012

Mike D'Antoni (left) and Carmelo Anthony (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: D’Antoni Regretted Leaving Suns To Take Knicks Job

Mike D’Antoni admitted he regretted leaving the Phoenix Suns for the Knicks in 2008.

11/29/2012

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Are Making Too Many Small Mistakes To Win Consistently

The Knicks have lost three of four and have gotten sloppy in a number of areas. Mike Woodson got credit for their fast start, but issues have popped up that he needs to address rather quickly if the Knicks want to break out of their slump.

11/28/2012

Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Andray Blatche Was M.I.A. In L.A.

Forget the 24-hour rule — I want to file a missing person report. It seems that Nets backup center Andray Blatche inexplicably disappeared sometime early in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 95-90 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.

11/21/2012

Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hang Tough With Lakers, But Ultimately Fall Short In D’Antoni’s Debut

Kobe Bryant scored six of his 25 points in the final two minutes, and the Lakers hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night in Mike D’Antoni’s sideline debut.

11/21/2012

Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks reacts to scoring in the first half against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Beauty Of Winning Ugly

The Knicks know how to win ugly and well — that’s beautiful.

11/20/2012

Carmelo Anthony #7, J.R. Smith #8 and Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks celebrate in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Knicks And Their Superstar Are Championship Caliber

For those of you out there that hadn’t seen enough from this Knicks team, now you have it. There was almost nothing missing from the Knicks’ win in San Antonio on Thursday night. There is no better win than that.

11/16/2012

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks poses during Media Day on October 1, 2012 at the Knicks Training Facility in Greeburgh, New York. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Time Is Now For Anthony To Write His Legacy

John Jastremski, Jon Rothstein and John Schmeelk join Sean Hartnett in a roundtable to discuss the journey and growth of Carmelo Anthony.

11/15/2012

Jeremy Lin (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Comfortable In Houston, Jeremy Lin Reflects On Difficulty Of Playing In New York

“I went into an absolute shell for a few months in New York,” Lin said. “I went through a phase when I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk to my friends. I didn’t want to give anybody close to me a chance to mess up our relationship.”

11/15/2012

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Schmeelk: D’Antoni Is The Right Choice For Lakers

The benefits gained from the Lakers hiring Mike D’Antoni are endless.

11/13/2012

Phil Jackson and Mike D'Antoni. Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: D’Antoni Hire Makes Little Sense For Lakers

Now that the dust has settled, the Lakers’ decision to hire Mike D’Antoni over proven winner Phil Jackson isn’t any less shocking.

11/13/2012

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Anthony, Knicks Happy For New Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni

In New York it was all praise, even though Mike D’Antoni resigned last March after failing to win a playoff game in four years with the Knicks.

11/13/2012

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