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It was the first possession of the game.
New York had the floor spread with all the shooters that make the team so dangerous and the team's most dangerous weapon in the lineup after missing six of the previous eight games. Orlando's defense knew it was going to have a difficult night.
Anthony gave a preview of that difficulty as the ball whipped all the way around the horn to him and with a hand in his face, he drained a 3-pointer. The 3-point shooting proved to be a theme throughout the game. New York is a team built to make 3-pointers and has the veteran wiles to make those little plays.
The Magic? They can get hot. But they have a lot of learning to do.
Orlando put in another nice effort. There was nothing to take away from it as the young players came into the game in very difficult situations down by double digits and fought their way back each time. The deficit just proved to be a little too much.
New York hit 15 3...
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I guess Knicks guard JR Smith fancies himself somewhat of a fashionista, seeing that he took it upon himself to critique his coach’s choice in outerwear. To be fair to Smith, that is one of the ugliest shirts ever seen on a man. White polka dots on a black shirt are so 2010, and why do they not continue to the upper back portion of Woodson’s top? Even Woodson looks about as impressed...
Since our last bench report, the New York Knicks have limped their way to an overall record of 2-2 in the past week. They salvaged one win on their west coast trip from hell, winning in Utah in what will forever be remembered as the “Kurt Thomas” game. They then returned home to the Garden last night and got an expected but nonetheless a much needed win against the dismal Orlando...
Steve Novak probably wishes he could turn back time. One would be lying to themselves if they felt as if he was having the same type of quality season he had last year. A season which saw a very productive 8.8 PPG and an astounding 48% FG percentage, including a league best 47% from beyond the arc. This year, the word that comes to mind first when thinking of Steve Novak, is inconsistency...
The Knicks wouldn’t have defeated the Jazz Monday night without the efforts of Kurt Thomas. Sure, he only scored six points and injured himself after playing a season high 26 minutes, but at the age of 40, his heart and hustle was used as motivation for the rest of the team. Still, no matter how old he gets, his post defense is not to be ignored and the elbow jay is automatic...
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The renaissance of Stephon Marbury's basketball career continues, as he has been named an assistant coach for Beijing for the 2013 China National Games.
On February 22, I posted an article comparing the advantages of age and experience versus those of youth and athleticism that has been so applicable to the New York Knicks all season. Now, just one month later, it is time to revisit that debate because in the case of the 2012-2013 Knicks it appears that the issue may be more clear.
To refresh your memory, this Knicks team is the...
By, Kenneth Teape – Knickswag Contributor
Post Game Recap
Final Score: Knicks: 90 Jazz: 83
It was a tough trip for the Knicks, who lost the first four games by an average of 20 points and numerous players, but they were able to pull together and get a victory in Utah to end the road trip. It was a much needed victory for the Knicks who will head back to New York with some good...
Marshall Henderson has been one of the most entertaining players throughout the college basketball season, so it’s no surprise that a few players he likes in the NBA are big showmen.
During a news conference Thursday a day ahead of Ole Miss’ first-round NCAA Tournament game against Wisconsin, Henderson revealed that two of his favorite NBA players are notorious celebrators and...
Carmelo Anthony tells reporters he’s playing tonight.
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We are less than 24 hours away from the beginning of the NCAA Tournament. For the first time in quite a while, the Magic will have their eyes very squarely on the college game for the next three weeks. For many fans, this will be their first look at the players at the top of the draft.
You are forgiven if you do not watch Friday's game against the Thunder to watch college...
Patrick Ewing never won an NBA title as a New York Knick in large part to the presence of Michael Jordan. Ewing who still follows his former franchise closely, thinks Carmelo Anthony will suffer the same fate because of LeBron James.
Ewing told ESPN New York that the Knicks are not good enough to beat and dethrone the Heat for an NBA championship.
“I don’t think anybody’s...
The New York Knicks were relieved to see Carmelo Anthony playing like his usual self after he missed some time with an injury. With a sorely depleted frontcourt, they'll likely need Anthony at his best as they continue to pursue the Atlantic Division title.
A home-and-home set against the struggling Toronto Raptors could help their cause, with the first meeting coming in Toronto...