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Carmelo Anthony sets Madison Square Garden record 62 points

Wait a minute…Did that just happen?  Did we just witness history? On the heels of a strange 5-game losing streak, after an even stranger 5-game winning streak that saw his Knicks seemingly rejuvenated, Carmelo Anthony led New York to a 125-96 victory over the stunned Charlotte Bobcats Friday night scoring a franchise-high, Madison Square Garden record-setting and personal best 62 points in front of 19,812 in attendance. Anthony knocked down an incredible 23-of-35 shots, 6-of-11 from 3-point range, 10-of-10 from the free throw line while also hauling down a game-high 13 rebounds. var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true,"ui_atversion":300,"data_track_addressbar":true,"ignore_server_config":true}; var addthis_share = {}; … Read entire article »

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Advanced Analytics: Bargnani’s Pick and Pop game

Okay we get it.  Andrea Bargnani has not so-called “lived up” to the hype.  He was selected No. 1 overall by the Raptors to replace Chris Bosh as the savior of NBA Basketball in Toronto and that just didn’t happen.  We get it.  But it’s those exact lofty and unrealistic expectations that may now ultimately allow New York, Bargnani’s new NBA residence, the opportunity to flourish with him. Toronto Raptors Team page | New York Knicks Team page Truth be told, Bargnani is not a “Franchise” player.  He is not the type of player, obviously, that can carry a team to a championship on his own, let alone carry a team through a full season.  But that’s where the evaluation of Bargnani gets interesting.  Who even knew who this guy was before … Read entire article »

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Jeremy Lin’s late 3-pointer sinks Raptors

Jeremy Lin’s late 3-pointer sinks Raptors

It may not have looked good early, but Jeremy Lin, once again, found a way to lift his New York Knicks to another impressive victory against the home Toronto Raptors Tuesday evening. After racking up six first half turnovers, Lin regrouped to close the contest in dramatic fashion nailing a game-winning 3-pointer with just 0.5 seconds remaining. The 3-ball gave the previously unknown point guard a game-high 27 points on the evening to go along with 11 … Read entire article »

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The surprising offensive efficiency of J.R. Smith

The surprising offensive efficiency of J.R. Smith

With suitors from Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers to Mike D’Antoni and the New York Knicks, swingman J.R. Smith is a pretty hot commodity right now. Update: J.R. Smith to the Knicks As his lockout-infused season comes to an abrupt end in China Smith now has the unique opportunity of wisely selecting his team of choice for the remainder of the 2011-12 NBA season. Although you are surely already aware of the obvious offensive talent Smith brings … Read entire article »

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Jeremy Lin…Once Again

Jeremy Lin…Once Again

In the words of Knicks’ play-by-play man Mike Breen – ‘Jeremy Lin…once again.’ We couldn’t have said it any better Mike. That’s three straight.  That’s three straight games now that seldom-used Harvard grad Jeremy Lin has controlled the Knicks pace and led them to a much-needed W. One great performance may be luck.  Two could still be considered good fortune, but three straight statistical gems culminating in Knicks’ victories is absolutely no fluke. Knicks – Wizards highlights 2/8/2012 We wanted … Read entire article »

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Jeremy Lin comes up huge in Knicks win over Nets

Jeremy Lin comes up huge in Knicks win over Nets

Seldom-used backup point guard Jeremy Lin came up huge for the New York Knicks in a tightly-contested 99-92 win over the cross-town rival New Jersey Nets Saturday evening. Playing in front of 19,763 eager and frustrated Knicks’ fans, Lin dazzled the Madison Square Garden crowd with an array of impressive drives and scores at the basket. Lin scored a team and career-high 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting.  He also led the Knicks with 7 assists and two … Read entire article »

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Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck? Remember all that talk pre-draft 2011 about the lack of talent coming into the league?  Wasn’t this supposed to be a so-called ‘down year’ for NBA rookies? Surely you remember all of that utter nonsense, but if not it bears repeating as the overwhelmingly premature generalizations gained momentum like an all-encompassing mid-western tornado this past summer. Thankfully the early returns are in and with about a third of the 2011-12 season completed; … Read entire article »

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Inside the Numbers: How the Celtics swept the Knicks

Inside the Numbers: How the Celtics swept the Knicks

The Boston Celtics completed there impressive four-game sweep of the New York Knicks with a 101-89 victory from Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon, so as they sit back and patiently wait for their next opponent in these 2011 NBA Playoffs we thought it’d be nice to take a deeper look inside the numbers to break down just how in fact this veteran group was able to sweep right by New York in just four games. The … Read entire article »

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Stoudemire’s late block keys Knicks comeback victory over Heat

These guys weren’t supposed to be able to play defense, right?  Amare Stoudemire and New York Knicks’ newly-acquired All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony may not be known around the league for their prowess on the defensive side of the ball, but all it took was one key play in the closing moments of New York’s impressive 91-86 come-from-behind victory over the confident Heat Sunday night to dispel what we thought we knew about the other Eastern Conference new 3-man super group. The Heat looked confident and in control early boosting their lead to as many as 15 points in the first half of play only to let Carmelo Anthony will his new squad back to a one-point lead at halftime after assisting Knicks’ reserve forward Bill Walker on a miraculous buzzer-beating 3-point … Read entire article »

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Carmelo Anthony headed to the Big Apple

Carmelo Anthony headed to the Big Apple

Carmelo Anthony‘s headed to the Big Apple and it’s about time. Speculation regarding Melo’s future whereabouts have been rampant since the NBA season kicked off back in late October with countless outlets having had the seven-year pro everywhere from New Jersey to Los Angeles.  But at the end of the day Melo chose the bright lights of New York and his presence in Madison Square Garden this Wednesday is sure to bring even more electricity to … Read entire article »

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