Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Greetings from Buffalo, Knicks fans! I am here to eat chicken wings and return to my football comfort zone. Henceforth you will be back in the very capable hands of beat writer Al Iannazzone.
As I wrote in a column for the Sunday paper, being around the Knicks for a manic, eventful three-game West Coast swing illustrated what now should be obvious: These guys not only enter 2013 as the biggest...Read more »
Just got back to the hotel from Sleep Train Arena, which was called something else last season and before last season was long known as Arco Arena
Actually, every highway sign leading to the place still says "Arco Arena."
Whatever. It's amazingly antiquated even though it's only 24 years old. But it's also extremely intimate at just over 17,000 seats, the smallest capacity...Read more »
Neil Best here again, this time checking in from Sacramento, the final stop on the Knicks' three-game West Coast swing.
Actually, I don't think they're quite here yet. They opted to stay overnight in Phoenix and were to head in this direction this afternoon.
Why anyone would not want to spend an extra day in Sac is beyond me. Just kidding. This actually is the first time I've ever been...Read more »
J.R. Smith had never had a game-winning, buzzer-beating shot before this season. Now he has two in three weeks.
Smith capped off a terrific all-around game with a difficult catch-turn-and-shoot deep baseline jumper as time expired to lift the Knicks to a 99-97 win at Phoenix. Smith was also fading to his left when he launched the decisive bucket that helped the undermanned Knicks improve to...Read more »
Raymond Felton’s hand injury is much more serious than originally thought and could sideline him for at least a month.
X-rays revealed a fracture in Felton’s right fifth finger. The Knicks said the next course of action will be determined after his return to New York. But Felton told reporters in Phoenix he might need surgery and that could keep him out 4-to-6 weeks.
"This is not...Read more »
The Knicks will be without their top two scorers tonight when they play the Suns.
Carmelo Anthony won’t play due to a hyper-extended left knee and Raymond Felton is out with sprained ligaments in his right fifth finger, or pinkie. Both injuries occurred in yesterday’s 100-94 loss to at the Lakers.
Anthony hurt his knee when Marcus Camby fell into him late in the first half. But Anthony...Read more »
The Knicks are calling guard Raymond Felton "questionable" for tonight's tilt against the Suns because of the right pinkie sprain he suffered against the Lakers Tuesday.
Officially, the Knicks called it his "fifth finger," which does sound a little more dignified than "pinkie," I suppose....Read more »
Hello again, Knicks fans! This is Neil Best reporting from downtown Phoenix, still on duty covering your very interesting 2012-13 squad.
First, a note from my usual beat, which is sports media: Tuesday's game against the Lakers did predictably boffo ratings numbers, with an average of 5.9 percent of homes in major markets having watched. That's ABC's best for that Christmas afternoon window...Read more »
Amar’e Stoudemire finally has a realistic target date for his season debut following knee surgery.
He said Jan. 1, 2013 is “a possibility.” It’s the first time Stoudemire has used a specific date. Of course, it depends on how his knee feels after some practices when the Knicks return home from this trip.
The way Stoudemire and Mike Woodson spoke last week about wanting to go through...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant were the brightest stars Christmas afternoon in Los Angeles, but it was the two guys that were missing the last time the Knicks and Lakers played who made a difference.
Steve Nash’s brilliance at point guard and Pau Gasol’s big plays late helped lift the Lakers over the Knicks, 100-94.
You knew once Nash came back from his left injury he would have an...Read more »