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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.


J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks salutes teammate Steve Novak #16 after his fourth-quarter basket against the San Antonio Spurs. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Continue To Rise To The Occasion

One characteristic we have seen this Knicks team show several times this season is their ability to rise to the occasion. They haven’t done it every time, but many times when the Knicks see a top opponent in front of them they play their best basketball.


San Antonio’s Tiago Splitter, left, attempts to block a pass from the Knicks’ Amar'e Stoudemire at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Knicks Dismantle Duncan, Spurs, Sweep West Powers For First Time In Decade

Sometime between Stephen Jackson’s sideline stumble and J.R. Smith’s soaring slam, the San Antonio Spurs realized this wasn’t their night. Too much fatigue and way too much Knicks defense.


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Lakers Get Revenge On Knicks In Christmas Showdown

The Lakers avenged an embarrassing loss at MSG by beating the Knicks at Staples Center on Christmas Day.


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Big Day Of Christmas Day Action Around The NBA

Get ready for an NBA marathon on Christmas Day.


Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks celebrates during a game played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 23, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Driven Melo Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Carmelo Anthony would not be denied on Sunday night and delivered an early Christmas present to Knicks fans.


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Schmeelk: Stoudemire Needs To Fit In, Not Dominate

It’s up to Amar’e Stoudemire to fit into a Knicks team that is doing fine without him.


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Lichtenstein: Nets’ Second-Half Offense Has Avery Johnson On The Hot Seat

With more than a quarter of the season in the books, Johnson’s honeymoon is over and he has run out of mulligans. As the Nets travel to Manhattan, Johnson’s team is on life support.


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Schmeelk: Getting Back Amar’e Is A Good Thing, But It Must Be Handled Properly

It’s up to Woodson, Anthony, Chandler and Stoudemire to figure out a way to work together and make a great thing. The Knicks hold the best record in the Eastern Conference, and in a few weeks they will have more talent.


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Linsanity Returns To The Garden On Monday

Linsanity was a short, but spectacular time in Knicks’ history. Even though he’s gone, the New York Knicks’ locker room is filled with Lin admirers.


Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to get around Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks on December 15, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Knicks Win A Close One, Escape With Tight Victory Over Cavs

Kyrie Irving put in a memorable performance as the Cavs gave the Knicks everything they could handle. New York escaped with a tight victory.


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Hartnett: Melo Continues To Build His MVP Resume With Every Game

Melo is wearing his heart on his sleeve every night and playing the most motivated basketball of his 10-year NBA career.


Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls battles for a rebound with Steve Novak of the New York Knicks at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tired, Sloppy Knicks Defeated By Sharp-Defending Bulls

Knicks’ shooters went cold on Saturday night as the Bulls snapped the Knicks’ five-game winning streak.


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Hartnett: Felton, Knicks Dent Mighty Miami Heat’s Armor

AmericanAirlines Arena had been a fortress for the Miami Heat. That was until the New York Knicks showed up.


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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.