Jason Kidd had a bandage on the right side of his head, where he needed seven stitches to close a cut from Lance Stephenson’s teeth in Sunday's 88-76 win over the Pacers.
You read that right.
Kidd made a patented pump-fake on the perimeter that got Stephenson into the air and he hit the Knicks point guard. We’ll let Kidd describe what happened.
“It was just a pump fake and he left... » more
The Knicks are apparently looking forward to the March 27 game against the Grizzlies and looking for some kind of payback.
Last night’s 105-95 Grizzlies' win was a physical contest that really had a playoff atmosphere.
“Hats off to the Grizzlies,” Rasheed Wallace said. “But one thing that we’re saying: they’ve got to come to the Garden.”
In the second quarter J.R. Smith elbowed... » more
Mike Woodson said he plans to start the same way tomorrow when the Knicks play the West-best Spurs. Woodson called the game “a big test.” It probably is the Knicks’ biggest challenge thus far.
The Heat didn’t pose much of a threat in the first game of the season. The Knicks also had some extra emotion playing the first game in New York after Superstorm Sandy. But the next four games were against... » more
Ronnie Brewer had his left leg in a long black compression device while the Knicks practiced today.
Mike Woodson called it precautionary because Brewer had soreness and swelling in the left knee that was scoped in September. The Knicks are calling him probable for tomorrow’s game against the Spurs.
“He’ll play,” Woodson said. “It’s a precaution. Today we weren’t going to do much anyway.... » more
The Knicks open their three-game road trip tonight in Orlando and will start the same way against one of the more non-descript teams in the league.
The Knicks have a great shot of winning their fifth straight game to open the season. If they don’t they will be kicking themselves because Dwight Howard really left the Magic high and dry.
Orlando’s projected starters for tonight’s game... » more
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Sometimes traveling is not a bad thing in basketball. And, now that Mike D’Antoni has journeyed to the other coast to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, a couple of his former associates with the Knicks offered their thoughts after practice Monday:
Head coach Mike Woodson:
“Very excited for him. I really am. I think he’s a guy that’s meant to be a coach. He’s done great... » more
The Knicks’ two December games with the Lakers have become a little more interesting.
The Lakers hired former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni as Mike Brown’s replacement. Phil Jackson was considered the favorite to return to coach the Lakers for a third time, but a deal couldn’t be reached. So D’Antoni was given the job.
Multiple reports indicated D’Antoni got a three-year, $12 million contract... » more
J.R. Smith has been one of the key factors in the Knicks’ 4-0 start with not just his scoring, but his overall play off the bench.
Smith admitted he’s a little surprised at the Knicks’ record and how well they’re playing.
“Yes and no,” Smith said after practice Saturday. “I say yes because of how old our team is and the injuries to Iman [Shumpert] and [Amar’e Stoudemire].
“I say... » more
Rick Carlisle was impressed with what he saw from the Knicks, and continues to be impressed with Jason Kidd.
After his Mavericks lost last night at The Garden, Carlisle said the Knicks look like a team that could contend for an NBA title.
“They are a very good team," Carlisle said. "In my opinion, they are one of a handful of teams in the East that has a chance to come out... » more
Mike Woodson said yesterday the Knicks were “kicking around” the idea of making a change in the starting lineup. Then this morning Woodson said the Knicks would “probably go,” with the same starting five against the Mavericks. But …
“It could change before game time based on who they start,” Woodson said. “So we'll see.”
If the Mavericks start Elton Brand – who didn’t play in Dallas’... » more