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The San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night learned firsthand one of the most surprising truths of this still-early NBA regular season: The team that Carmelo Anthony wrought by sheer will, ego and self-interest is a force to be reckoned with.
In battling back from an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit, on the road and against one of the league's best teams, Anthony's Knicks cemented the fact that their start -- now 6-0 -- is no mirage.
The Knicks' 104-100 win in San Antonio was their best of the season despite having won every other game by at least 10 points, including a 20-point drubbing of Miami to kick off the season.
That's right: Carmelo Anthony, having spent the past two seasons turning two teams upside down in order to refashion them in his own image -- an image in which he is the star, the shooter, the bright light around which all others orbit -- has shown those like me who scoffed at his need for control and his my-way-or-no-way-at-all sensibility, that perha...
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In the early goings of this NBA season, the Knicks are off to what is their strongest start in years. The team's new winning ways can be largely attributed to Carmelo Anthony, who has emerged as an M.V.P. candidate while representing one of the league's very top scorers.On Thursday night, Anthony displayed other reasons as to why this is truly his year, aside from his ability...
The biggest question in the NBA that begs to be answered right now is ‘are the New York Knicks for real?’
We know they were one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference, but are they one of the best teams in that group?
The difference as slight as it might be is giant in scope.
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By the middle of the third quarter, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks seemed to be focusing as much of their energy at the officials as they were at the opposing players. Every time the Grizzlies got the ball, they were intent on pounding the ball at Anthony in the post, victimizing the de facto power forward with one of their twin big men, Marc Gasol or Zach Randolph.
This was the...
The Knicks are currently off to their best start since the 93 season. Their current record is 5-0 with their latest victory taking place against the magic, 99-89. It was a tight first half but the Knicks pulled away in the fourth led by Carmelo Anthony’s 25 points and J.R. Smith came off the bench [...]
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith says he partied too much last season.
“I’m not going to lie, the New York City nightlife pretty much got to me,” Smith said via the New York Post Thursday morning before scoring 17 points to help the knicks defeat the Spurs 104-100.. “I was going out pretty much every other night and not focused on the task at hand.”
Smith added that...
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The Knicks — yes, the New York Knickerbockers — are 6-0, which is the most surprising record early this NBA season. How are they doing it? Well, Carmelo Anthony, unencumbered by sharing touches with Amar’e Stoudemire, is scoring more and back to grabbing rebounds at a career-high level — he had 12 Thursday night against a formidable...
If I told you New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony finished a game with nine points, three assists, and two turnovers on 3-of-12 shooting, one would assume the Knicks would have probably been blown out.
That’s why that is an assumption, in the past the Knicks might have been defeated with a low performance from “Melo”, but on Thursday in the AT&T Center, Raymond...
The KnicksJournal.com team was in Orlando to watch the Knicks and Magic rumble at the Amway Center on Tuesday night.Coincidentally enough, the most rumbling came from Magic fans, who were seemingly very excited that their team stayed in the game as long as they did.As fate would have it though, New York fans came out in force as the Amway Center seemed like a sea of orange and...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Knicks go down
New York was not going 82-0. That is virtually impossible with the way the NBA schedule is constructed. Going 6-0 was surprise in itself for a team that seemingly lacked offensive fluidity and was nominally good at defense, but hardly elite.
In the first weeks of...
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Tonight in Memphis, the New York Knicks did something they haven't done all year, and something that every other team has done already. They lost, for the first time, and while the result wasn't in any way surprising (they were on the down slope of a back to back, they had extended a lot of energy...