Jason Kidd is out with a back issue tonight for the Knicks—
Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) November 26, 2012
“The Rundown” Knicks win their 8th game of the season
Carmelo Anthony Scores 29 points
JR Smith adds 15 off the bench
Felton scores 15 points
Tyson Chandler gets 12 rebounds
Ryan Anderson scores 15
“What’s Next” The Knicks head to Dallas on Wednesday
Hornets forward Anthony Davis is out tonight with a left foot injury and is doubtful for Indiana tomorrow.—
Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) November 20, 2012
Davis injured his ankle during a practice yesterday and it’s the same ankle that has been giving him problems. It’s expected that Davis might actually miss a few more games now
“The Rundown” Knicks improve to 7-1
Carmelo Anthony Scores 26 and gets 9 rebounds
Carmelo’s 7th 20pt game of the season
JR Smith adds 13 points off the bench and gets 7 rebounds
Felton scores 11 and gets 8 assists
Paul George scores 20
After Friday’s tough loss to the Grizzlies, the Knicks bounced back with a good win. The game turned out to be more of a defensive game than an offensive one. Although the Knicks offense wasn’t top notch, defensively they never let the Pacers get into the game.
Marcus Camby, who did not play in Friday’s game, got some good time today. Although he won’t show up much in the stats, his presence was felt. From diving for balls, to having his body in the paint.
Most of the Knicks offense came from Carmelo Anthony who scored 26 but only shot 9-22. Carmelo once again had a big game on the boards though, grabbing 9. This is something that I’m sure all Knicks fans like to see from Melo.
There wasn’t really much more scoring as only two other Knicks were in double figures, Felton with 11 and JR with 13. Rasheed Wallace had a good day with 9 points and 7 rebounds. He also added a blocked shot and looked good in the post.
The Knicks won the game with strong defense, as they forced the Pacers to commit 19 turnover. The Knicks only committed 9.
Once again, Kurt Thomas did not play. With Rasheed getting big minutes and Camby getting time, it seems like Thomas’ minutes will decrease.
“What’s Next” The Knicks face the Hornets on Monday.
I was once again unable to watch most of the game due to my job.
“The Rundown” Knicks lose their first game of the season
Carmelo Anthony scores 20
Felton scores 18 points
Rasheed Wallace adds 13 points and 3 blocks off of the bench
Zach Randolph scores 20 and gets 15 rebounds
“Rasheed Watch” Sheed actually had a big game last night and played a really important role. He got 13 points and added 3 blocks but something that won’t show in the stats is Sheed jawing at other players. This turned into a physical game and Sheed had everyone’s back. It’s good to see some fight in this team.
“What’s Next” The Knicks head back home and face the Pacers on Sunday
“The Rundown” The Knicks improve to 6-0
Raymond Felton scores 25 points
JR Smith adds 17 points of the bench
Carmelo Anthony gets 12 rebounds
Melo only scores 9
Tony Parker scores 19 points and gets 12 assists
This was a game that had the majority of the media saying the Knicks were not going to win. This was a game where the Knicks could prove that they are a legit team. In a game where Carmelo Anthony only scored 9 points, the Knicks managed to comeback and win the game.
Much of the credit has to be given to Raymond Felton, who scored a season high 25 points. With Anthony having an off night offensively, Felton took it upon himself to get the Knicks back in the game.
With the Spurs leading 89-77 with just about 8 minutes left, it looked as if the Spurs were in control. Felton passed to Jason Kidd twice on two trips and Kidd hit both 3 pointers.
This started a 25-6 Knicks run. Felton was able to drive in and get penetration on the Spurs. 3 of his assists came in a 6 minute stretch during the 4th quarter.
The Knicks also benefited from a Spurs team that went cold during the Knicks run, including Tony Parker, who went 0-4 during the run.
“What I Liked” Carmelo a pretty rough night shooting the ball. He only scored 9 points, going 3-12 and 0-2 from 3 point. But what I liked is that he didn’t let that hinder the rest of his game. Melo managed to get 3 assists and 12 rebounds, including 5 offensive rebounds.
“What’s Next” The Knicks head to Memphis to face the Grizzlies
|1||New York (4-0)
Pace: 93.5 (25), OffRtg: 112.2 (1), DefRtg: 93.2 (2)
The Knicks’ perimeter shooting cooled off on Friday, and they still won. So there are no asterisks next to their 4-0 start. But they will have their toughest challenge to date with a back-to-back in San Antonio and Memphis on Thursday and Friday this week. Ronnie Brewer was already a bargain at the minimum, but if he can continue to hit corner threes (he’s 6-for-10 so far), that’s huge.
|1||New York (4-0)
New York Knicks (4-0, previous ranking: third): Knicks are off to a perfect start under Mike D’Antoni’s replacement, Mike Woodson. Games against San Antonio and Memphis will provide good tests.
|2||New York (4-0)
Melo looks like a new man, their D has been stout and the Knicks continue to shoot the ball amazingly well. The lone disclaimer: They’ve had to play only four games in two weeks and three of those were at home. A legit stress test awaits this week with three road games in four nights.
|1||New York (4-0)
Through a couple weeks, they are playing some of the best defense in the NBA. They have the second best offense. They are finding different ways to win. They are sharing the ball and Carmelo Anthony is defending. This is a legitimate start, but it will be put to the test this week against the Spurs and Grizzlies.
“The Rundown” Knicks win their fifth straight game
Carmelo scores 25 and gets 8 rebounds
JR adds 21 points off the bench
Felton gets 21 points and 5 assists
JJ Reddick scores 18 points
The Knicks are 5-0 for the first time since the 1993-1994 season.
This turned out to be one of the Knicks more difficult wins this season. Throughout 4 quarters the Knicks were never able to pull away. The Knicks only had 4 players in double figures. No other player on the team scored more than 5 points. It wasn’t until late in the 4th quarter that the Knicks were finally able to pull away with the game.
With about 9 minutes left in the game, Orlando led 80-79. Jason Kidd then hit a 3pt shot and followed it up with a runner after that. The Knicks took the lead and never looked back. This is something I like to see from the Knicks. Showing that they can also close out games.
JR Smith has continued his hot performance, going 9-14 in the game. JR Smith has played 5 straight games of really good basketball. It might be time to stop saying he’s hot and to start saying this is who he actually is.
“Rasheed Watch” Rasheed came into today’s game very early, as Woodson put him in during the 1st quarter. I don’t see why Sheed should be out there so early. Rasheed has also missed his last 12 three-point shot attempts.
“What’s Next” The Knicks undefeated streak will really be tested in their next 3 games. They face the Spurs on Thursday, the Grizzlies on Friday and the Pacers on Sunday. We will really see who this team is come next week.
Unfortunately, I was unable to watch the game because of work so I won’t be able to give a full write up, just the box score.
“The Rundown” Knicks Score 100+ points for the fourth straight game
Knicks now 4-0
Carmelo scores 31 and gets 7 rebounds
JR Smith with another big game off the bench, drops 22 points
Brewer scores 13pts
For the Mavs, OJ Mayo scores 23
“Rasheed Watch” Rasheed got a lot of minutes last night, almost 18. He scored 6 points and got 6 rebounds
“What’s Next” Knicks head to Orlando to face the Magic on Tuesday.