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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Mike Woodson planning a hard practice Wednesday to get Knicks, Iman Shumpert ready for Thursday against Pistons

Injured Iman Shumpert of the Knicks looks on

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LONDON - The Knicks arrived on London on Tuesday morning and then went off to do whatever they wanted to do.

Mike Woodson, who said he was groggy himself from flying through the night, gave his players the day off.

Woodson will spend some time with his family, but he’ll also watch film with his coaches and get ready for what he called “a camp-like practice tomorrow” at the O2 Arena here.

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Knicks aim for division title, say Celtics still dangerous

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics reacts in

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The Knicks continue to say they’re not counting the Celtics out despite their unimpressive 16-17 record heading into tonight.

It’s not just that the Knicks aren’t trying to wake up the potentially sleeping giant by saying Boston’s time has passed.

They know Doc Rivers’ Celtics have many players who are battled tested and know how to win – something the Knicks have acquired the past two...

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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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Marcus Camby could start tonight for Knicks

Marcus Camby passes the ball during a game

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The Knicks could have a new addition to the starting lineup tonight, but it won’t be Amar’e Stoudemire.

It sounds as if Marcus Camby could replace Kurt Thomas against the Spurs. The Knicks have gotten off to bad starts lately, so Mike Woodson said something was going to have to change.

“Not taking nothing away from Kurt because Kurt bangs and does what’s asked of him too,” Woodson said....

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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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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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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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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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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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Marcus Camby is out with plantar fasciitis

Marcus Camby meets with the New York media.

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Marcus Camby is out at least the next two games because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Camby said he had an MRI during Sunday’s win over the Suns and it revealed the extent of the injury.

“They said I had some plantar fasciitis in my foot,” Camby said. “They said monitor it and get some treatment on it.

Camby has been out of the rotation, but he has been working out on...

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