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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Knicks beat Boston in intense preseason game

Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34), left, shoots over

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This didn’t feel like a preseason game from the very beginning. The Knicks and the Celtics played an intense game that featured both benches standing down the stretch, screaming things at each other and urging on their teammates.

Kevin Garnett really was the catalyst for that. Garnett was up screaming, 'Here we come,” after back-to-back Celtics’ baskets late in the Knicks’ 98-95 overtime win....

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A more trusting Carmelo Anthony likes his point guards and would rather not play power forward

Carmelo Anthony practices during team training camp. (Oct.

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Carmelo Anthony talked a lot Monday about the Olympics, and how being around all those great players put things in perspective for him. He elaborated on that, saying he just has to trust his teammates more.

It should be easier this year for Anthony considering all the veterans he has around him, and veterans who are relatively healthy.

Last year, the Knicks had Mike Bibby and Baron Davis,...

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Knicks' Media Day Part I: The Jeremy Lin Decision and moving on

American basketball star Jeremy Lin gives lessons to

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The Knicks held their annual Media Day this morning and there was some things that had to be discussed beside the usual ‘what are the expectations for this team?’

Of course, the Knicks believe they’ve assembled a team that can compete for a championship. Mike Woodson said it. (Mike D’Antoni said it last season and that didn’t work out so well).

But the decision to not match the Rockets’...

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Knicks improved this offseason

The Knicks are just about done putting their roster together for next season.

There could be some things that come up between now and training camp – a trade call can come at any time. But other than that, all the Knicks have are minimum contracts to offer free agents.

The Knicks have 15 players under contract, 13 of them guaranteed. Chris Smith’s deal isn’t fully guaranteed – although...

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Some notables in the Knicks' schedule

New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin laughing during warmups

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The NBA released the schedule tonight and here are some notable games, stats regarding the Knicks:

* They open up at Brooklyn against the Nets in a TNT game.

* They play 32 games on TNT, ABC, ESPN and NBA TV

* They open the season with four games in five nights and close the season with 13 of their last 22 on the road.

* They play Jeremy Lin on Nov. 23 in Houston, and he...

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Amar'e Stoudemire: Championship or bust next season

Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks in

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Amar'e Stoudemire said the only thing that's going to cut it next season is a title.

"Anything less than a championship," the power forward said on MSG Thursday during Knicks' Summer League broadcast from Las Vegas, "is a waste of a season."

Stoudemire, looking leaner, said he's down to 245 pounds and has been training two times a day since May. He said he's strong,...

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Jeremy Lin calls time with Knicks 'extraordinary and unforgettable'

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, right, celebrates

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Former Knick Jeremy Lin released a statement today through the Houston Rockets.

Here it is:

“I loved this past year with the Knicks and truly appreciate the opportunity that New York gave me. The way the fans fully embraced me and our team was something I’ll always cherish forever. It was an extraordinary and unforgettable time that was easily the best year of my life. Now I am excited...

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Carmelo Anthony calls Jeremy Lin's contract "ridiculous"

Carmelo Anthony reacts after a basket against the

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Carmelo Anthony called the contract Jeremy Lin received from Houston “ridiculous,” and sounded as if he understood if the Knicks don’t match it.

Anthony is the Knicks most influential player, but he said he has no knowledge of what the Knicks will do. After they acquired Raymond Felton from Portland in a sign-and-trade it is appearing less likely that the Knicks will match Lin’s three-year,...

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Carmelo Anthony wanted Jeremy Lin in Las Vegas

Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks

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LAS VEGAS – Carmelo Anthony would have liked to see Jeremy Lin play on the U.S. Select Team.

“Going against the best players and a team that gets after it every single day, it definitely would have helped him,” Anthony said.

Lin withdrew from the squad that has been practicing against the U.S. Olympic team the past six days here because of his contract status. He could have gone up against...

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Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields set to be restricted free agents

Jeremy Lin of the Knicks in action against

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The Knicks extended qualifying offers to Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields yesterday, which will make them restricted free agents Sunday.

The Knicks are expected to match all offers for Lin.

On the open market, Lin can’t earn more than the average salary, which is roughly $5.2 million. The Knicks can pay him up to about $5.5 million if the union wins the NBA’s appeal of the “early-Bird” rights...

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