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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.

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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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Amar'e Stoudemire shooting for the New Year

Amar'e Stoudemire stretches after practice. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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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...

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Knicks didn't give Carmelo Anthony the help he needed to beat the Lakers

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shoots

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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...

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Amar'e Stoudemire not ready to play but getting closer

Amar'e Stoudemire warms up before a game against

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Amar’e Stoudemire scrimmaged for the second time this week with the Erie BayHawks and soon will join the Knicks’ big club.

There is “no target date,” according to Stoudemire because he said needs time. But when he can play he expects to be the player he was when the signed for $100 million.

“When I’m healthy I feel like I’m back to my dominant self,” Stoudemire said.

For now, the...

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The Amar'e Stoudemire plan - for now

Amar'e Stoudemire warms up before a game against

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Mike Woodson laid out at least part of the plan for Amar'e Stoudemire.

"This is a rest day for him," Woodson said. "Tomorrow will be another heavy day for him. That was the plan to go hard yesterday and take it easy today and tomorrow get back at it again and see how he feels after that."

Stoudemire will practice with the Knicks' D-League team, the Erie BayHawks again....

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Carmelo Anthony a game-time decision, but Rasheed Wallace is out again

Carmelo Anthony leaves the game in the third

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Carmelo Anthony went through shootaround and will test his sprained left ankle before the game. Right now he’s a game-time decision against the Nets.

“He’s moving around pretty good so we’ll see,” Mike Woodson said. “He still hasn’t indicated that he’s going to play. So he’s going to wait. I think he’s going to come out and warm up and see how he feels.”

The Knicks won’t have Rasheed...

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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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Amar'e Stoudemire close to returning to practice

Amar'e Stoudemire warms up before a game against

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Amar’e Stoudemire is getting closer to being cleared for practice. Mike Woodson said there might be an update after Monday night’s game against Jeremy Lin and the Rockets.

Woodson said Stoudemire still hasn’t been given the OK. But he wouldn’t rule out Stoudemire doing something Tuesday if the Knicks hold practice.

“We’ll see,” Woodson said. “We’ll know more tonight after the game.”

Stoudemire...

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Mike Woodson said he scared Knicks into playing for him

Mike Woodson instructs his team during a game

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The change in the Knicks has been dramatic since Mike Woodson replaced Mike D’Antoni.

With D’Antoni back at the Garden with the struggling Lakers tonight, Woodson was asked this morning to explain why the Knicks’ play is so different. After thinking about it, trying to find what he wanted to say, Woodson responded:

“Maybe I scared them into playing. I don’t know. I had some things that...

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