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Amar'e Stoudemire says he meant no knock on Mike D'Antoni

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against

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Ama’re Stoudemire laughed and said, “Really?” when he was told Mike D’Antoni said Stoudemire threw all of his former coaches under the bus when he said this was the first time in his career he’s being taught defense. 

“It was taken out of context,” Stoudemire said. “It wasn’t really to be exaggerated as much as it was - just from the simple fact Coach Woodson is a defensive coach. He’s...

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Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire practice, but are questionable for New Year's Day

Knicks guard Carmelo Anthony, right, practices alongside teammate

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The Knicks had 10 players for practice today and it may be what they have for tomorrow’s game – but not necessarily the same 10.

Carmelo Anthony (hyperextended knee) went through part of practice and Amar’e Stoudemire all of it. But both are questionable to face the Blazers.

Anthony said he’s not getting the usual lift on his jump shot and doesn’t have the power he needs in his leg.

If...

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J.R. Smith, Jason Kidd lead Knicks to last-second win

J.R. Smith dunks against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec.

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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...

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Fractured pinky could sideline Raymond Felton for at least a month

Raymond Felton reacts to a foul call in

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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...

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Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton out versus Suns

Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton look on in

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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...

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Mike Woodson said Knicks wanted Jeremy Lin back

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets tries to

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Mike Woodson admitted what had been known until the Rockets changed their original offer for Jeremy Lin.

“We wanted Jeremy back,” Woodson said before Monday’s game. “I made that publicly [known] back in the summer when we were going through the recruitment process. But things changed from a business standpoint and Jeremy decided to take the Houston deal.”

The Knicks actually decided...

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Knick players think Garden crowd should cheer Jeremy Lin tomorrow

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin tries to shoot around

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Jeremy Lin makes his MSG return tomorrow night with the Rockets in what should be another interesting night at the Garden.

Lin was tremendous last season, one of the greatest sports stories ever. But his departure led to feelings of anger, sadness, indifference and in some cases relief.

Right now, the Knicks look much better off for not matching the Rockets’ three-year, $25.1 million...

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Jason Kidd fitting nicely with Knicks, sinks Nets

Jason Kidd celebrates his game-winning 3-pointer with J.R.

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Jason Kidd spearheaded every win the Nets had over the Knicks from the 2001-02 season through 2007-08 and Tuesday night he showed his old team what they could have had.

Kidd was on the Nets’ radar over the summer. But they never truly pursued him. They went in a different direction and ended up with C.J. Watson, who is a good backup and much younger. Kidd appeared heading back to the Mavericks,...

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Carmelo Anthony iffy Thursday with finger injury

Carmelo Anthony holds the ball before a game

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There was plenty of uncertainty regarding Carmelo Anthony and his status for Thursday’s game against the Heat after he suffered a deep cut in his left middle finger that required five stitches to close.

Mike Woodson made it sound as if Anthony would surely be in the lineup for the game between the two best teams in the East.

“He’s going to play,” Woodson said. “He’ll be ready to play....

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J.R Smith redeemed himself at the end

J.R. Smith shoots the winning basket as time

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Before J.R. Smith hit the game-winning shot that lifted the Knicks over the Bobcats 100-98, he missed many wide-open looks and made a strange decision seconds earlier that could have come back haunted him and his team.

After stealing a Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pass, Smith appeared to have a layup, but he backed it out and some of his teammates gave him an earful.

Raymond Felton gestured...

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