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New York Knicks
With the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed wrapped up, the New York Knicks have nothing of consequence to accomplish until the postseason.
They may be treating Monday's visit to Charlotte like it's the preseason.
Carmelo Anthony is expected to rest, and he won't be the only Knick getting a breather as New York looks for a sixth straight win over the league-worst Bobcats.
The Knicks (53-27) clinched the East's second spot Sunday with a win over the team right behind them, forcing 26 turnovers and beating Indiana 90-80 to set up a playoff series with seventh-seeded Boston.
With its first-round fate determined, New York - still without big men Tyson Chandler, Kenyon Martin, Amare Stoudemire, Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby - is ready to get some rest.
"I always said today was a real important game for us to come in and lock down (the No. 2 seed),'' said Anthony, who had a game-high 25 points but didn't play in the fourth quarter after bruising h...
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Though the Knicks' thirteen game winning streak was snapped in Chicago, and the team went all out through overtime trying to earn themselves a victory that never came, it's easy to see they are (as short-handed as they may be) transitioning into playoff mode with their eyes on a long-term run.Though he, like many of his teammates, exhausted himself against Chicago a bit,...
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Both big men have moved on from the incident, but that doesn’t mean it will be all handshakes and hugs between Garnett and Anthony in the playoffs.
In fact, you can bet that KG will do his...
Paul Pierce needs no motivation to play against New York. Why would the Knicks give him any?With a win last night over Indiana, the New York Knicks clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference and a first-round matchup against Boston. Given both teams’ recent history against each other, it’s probably not a surprise, then, that today’s big news is that Carmelo Anthony...
Melo's hot streak continued.
The New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively.
Bryant's honor was another cruel reminder for Laker fans who are now left to ponder "what if," after seeing their star suffer a season-ending torn Achilles tendon in the Lakers’ 118-116 win over Golden...
The New York Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with their 90-80 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday in a possible preview of a second-round playoff matchup.
But for a Knicks franchise still pining for its first playoff series win since 2000 -- heck, for a team that has won just one playoff game, period, in the last 11 years -- first-round success hardly...
By Kenneth Teape
Pre-Game News and Notes
Knicks vs. Bobcats: MSG 7PM
Coming off a big win in clinching the second seed in the Eastern Conference yesterday afternoon against the Pacers, the Knicks will get right back at it tonight against the lowly Bobcats and keep building on their momentum into the playoffs. Tonight’s game could be a hard one to watch as many of the Knicks rotation...
On guarding Melo, Doc said they'll use three guys vs. just one because Melo is a "foul magnet."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 15, 2013
Doc: "Because if you guard him alone, you’re going to get into foul trouble. We want to avoid that as much as possible."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 15, 2013
So, his Carmelo quote got cut out of the video...
Last night, the Cavaliers fell to the New York Knicks 101-91, largely due to the stellar performances of New York’s 1-2 punch of Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith (31 points each). Rather than a traditional recap, I thought I’d take a stab at looking at some of the crazy cross-matchups that occurred in this game’s, primarily centered around Anthony playing the power forward position...
By Kenneth Teape
Post Game Recap
Final Score: Knicks: 95 Bobcats: 106
The Knicks went into the game tonight with nothing to play for and it showed with who actually took the court tonight as the Knicks fell to the Bobcats to end the season 23-18 on the road, their best road record in 16 seasons. Only six Knicks saw the court today, one of them being Rasheed Wallace who played...