Without Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, the depleted Knicks were beaten by the Clippers 93-80.
J.R. Smith scored 24 points and the New York Knicks shook off the absence of Carmelo Anthony and the shock of Amare Stoudemire needing more knee surgery to rout the slumping Utah Jazz 113-84 on Saturday night.
This was not a bad loss for the Knicks. They had no business even being in the game. It was, however, a brutal game for Mike Woodson.
Carmelo Anthony tripped, stumbled and fell. The New York Knicks picked themselves up and won without him.
There’s no other way to say it: Wednesday night’s loss to the Pacers was a disgrace.
Knicks forward Steve Novak will make his three-point contest debut tonight for the beginning of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas.
Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony will start in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, multiple sources reported on Friday. Anthony was hurt early in the Knicks’ 92-88 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
The Knicks can still win an NBA championship if they make adjustments. They CAN beat the Heat. Will they? Let’s see if the players and coach do what’s necessary to do it.
The scary things for Knicks fans is that these weaknesses aren’t hard to see or diagnose. Every NBA team runs the pick-and-roll incessantly, and most have quick guards to get into the lane.
Knicks forwards Steve Novak and James White will take part in NBA All-Star Game competitions on February 16 in Houston, the NBA announced on Thursday night.
Amar’e Stoudemire sparked a scoring spree and the Knicks blew out the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
The next five opponents are the Bucks, Kings, Pistons, Wizards and Timberwolves, who have a combined record of 86-137.
No one is advocating Anthony taking 12 three-pointers per game, but the Knicks will be far better off if he is doing a lot more catching and shooting, and a lot less holding, waiting, dribbling, pumping and forcing.
The old adage turned out to be true: You never know what you truly have until you lose it. Welcome back, Raymond Felton.
Back in London and back on the basketball court, Carmelo Anthony went right back to his winning ways.