A sharpshooting New York Knicks team connected on 18 3-pointers to dominate the suddenly struggling Miami Heat for the second time this season, winning 112-92 on Thursday.
Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points as the Knicks easily beat the reigning NBA champions despite the absence of the injured Carmelo Anthony.
In Thursday’s other game the Dallas Mavericks hung on to edge the Phoenix Suns 97-94.
New York’s Steve Novak scored 18 points as the Knicks won their fifth straight and moved 1½ games clear of Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks made eight 3-pointers in the third quarter alone, the most by any NBA team Continue reading →
The Knicks defense started off red hot this year but the past couple games they’ve taken a slump. One of their most defensive presence’s is guard Iman Shumpert who went out with a torn ACL during the game one of the playoffs last season. We haven’t heard much about his recovery but he might finally have a return date in mind.
Shumpert told The Post recently his target date for return is January, not December. The former Georgia Tech guard will be a dynamo to aid the Knicks’ on-the-ball defense and take pressure off Brewer. Before suffering a torn ACL, Shumpert was among the best perimeter defenders in basketball in his rookie season.
Now if he will only learn to catch more consistently from Eli Manning!!! Victor Cruz this week made this video of him catching a pass dropped from a plane flying above as a promotional video to help fans vote for him for the pro bowl. Cruz, who has made a lot of big plays this year for the Giants, has also dropped quite a few passes. I’ll be a happy fan if he concentrates on game passes, instead of plane passes, although this video is somewhat cool because you have to figure by the time he catches the ball, it has to be traveling well over 100mph.
Derek Jeter will have surgery on his broken left ankle, and the New York Yankees say he is expected to need four to five months to completely recover.
The Yankees said Wednesday that Jeter will be operated on Saturday by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. The timetable the team announced means Jeter likely would be ready to return to baseball sometime between the start of spring training in mid-February and late spring training in mid-March.
Jeter, the Yankees’ 38-year-old captain, broke his ankle Saturday in the 12th inning of the AL championship series opener while trying to field a ground ball.
The Yankees did not say whether there was any ligament damage.
“In July, when the Knicks lost then 23-year-old Jeremy Lin to the Houston Rockets, they picked up Pablo Prigioni (35), Marcus Camby (38), Jason Kidd (39) and Kurt Thomas (40 this week). The Knicks expect 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace, who retired in 2010, to sign with them this week. General manager Glen Grunwald said the transactions undoubtedly improved the team. ‘We don’t think we got older. We feel we got more experienced and better,’ he said, adding that these are ‘some hungry veterans that know how to win and are still very good players.’ He cited Kidd and Wallace winning titles elsewhere, and Camby having previously won the defensive-player-of-the-year award. ‘We can play,’ Camby said, bristling at the notion that he and other players might need days off during the season to stay fresh. ‘Otherwise the organization wouldn’t have brought us in here.’ […] The 2012 Knicks will be almost five years older than they were last year, when the average player was 27 years and 300 days old. Assuming Wallace signs, their top 13 players would be, on average, 32 years and 240 days old—the oldest team in NBA history, according to Stats LLC. No team has ever gotten so much older from one season to the next.”
The corporate curve ball allegedly siphoned between $500,000 and $1 million in gratuities from 32 current and former waiters in the Stadium’s exclusive box seats. They filed a lawsuit in Bronx Supreme Court demanding their fair share of the team’s concession profits.The lawsuit names the New York Yankees Partnership and Continue reading →
The greatest show on TV premiers its third season tonight at 9pm on HBO. Boardwalk Empire. If you like any of the following movies, you will love Boardwalk Empire: Scarface, Goodfellas, Heat, Casino, Carlitos Way, The Departed. Boardwalk Empire has created some already notorious and notable characters from Nucky Thompson (the absolutely ruthless & crafty politician/gangster who makes most of his bread bootlegging liquor and don’t mind murkin’ a mufucka every now and then if necessary) Chalky White (the thick faced, take-no-shit-from-no-man country boy from the south who moved north to provide a better life for his family.) Arnold Rothstein, the very intelligent, cool and calculating Jewish gangster from New York who favors making money over murder. And lets not forget about Margaret Schroeder, the Irish ride-or-die bitch for Nucky who smashed the homie, gave away millions of dollars worth of Nucky’s land and still stands to tell about about it……well, at least up until season 3. Because its one thing we learned in the season 2 finale: NOBODY IS SAFE on Boardwalk Empire!! Anybody can get murked. RIP Jimmy.
There have been a lot of leaks when it’s come to these new NY Knicks uniforms. Yesterday the Knicks site gave a sneak peek and then Amar’e went on ‘Live with Kelly & Michael’ and modeled the new uniforms. Today, they finally officially revealed the unis.
I could care less about the Knicks, even though I wouldn’t mind seein’ Melo get a ring. But these NY Knicks themed Hyperposites are RAW UNCUT DOPE! These are the first images I’ve seen of ’em and Sneaker News don’t have any release info on em yet…..stay tuned.