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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

The world according to Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace, left, argues with referee John Goble

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The Knicks will have Rasheed Wallace tonight after he missed Sunday’s game with a sore left foot. Wallace said he just re-aggravated an old injury in Chicago Saturday. Here’s a little more of Rasheed for you all to enjoy:

What did you think of playing in the Barclays Center last month?

Wallace: “You all still trying to make a rivalry out of it. It’s not a rivalry yet. Atmosphere is like...

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Carmelo Anthony misses second straight game

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony drives against Phoenix

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Carmelo Anthony is shooting for Denver tomorrow night.

Anthony worked out pregame here in Chicago, but that was just to get his conditioning in and some shots up.

He knew he wasn’t going to play with the lacerated left-middle finger that also kept him out of the Miami game Thursday.

“I didn’t really have no plans coming back on this trip because it was so soon,” Anthony said. “As...

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Carmelo Anthony could miss second straight game

Carmelo Anthony goes to the hoop during a

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Carmelo Anthony was in the locker room while the Knicks shot around at the United Center.

The Knicks are calling Anthony a game-time decision against the Bulls with the left-middle finger laceration that kept him out of Thursday’s 20-point win in Miami.

Speculation is he won’t play, but Mike Woodson said Anthony would try to shoot before the game to test the finger.

“We'll just...

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Big win in Miami could be springboard for Knicks

New York Knicks players give high-fives to Raymond

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Tyson Chandler knows the difference between a big win in December and in the playoffs.

But he said Thursday’s win over the Heat can help the Knicks in the postseason.

“It’s important to know how you can beat a team,” Chandler said. “Granted it’s one game, but last year things were very different.

“We got smacked around a little bit by them. It’s important that you take a little...

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Tyson Chandler suggests more rest for Carmelo Anthony

Tyson Chandler talks to teammate Raymond Felton during

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Carmelo Anthony's status for Saturday's game in Chicago probably won’t be known until Saturday.

But it might make sense for him to sit out one more game and let his injured left middle finger heal a little more.

Tyson Chandler suggested that very idea.

“I told him [Wednesday] night, ‘Sit out. It’s not worth it,’’’ Chandler said. “That laceration can easily bust back open and then...

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Heat believe the Knicks are legit

Dwyane Wade looks on during a game against

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The Heat is giving the Knicks the ultimate respect heading into tonight’s matchup that may or may not include Carmelo Anthony.

The Heat hasn’t forgotten what the Knicks did to Miami opening night either.

“In the Eastern Conference you would have to look up and say they’re the measuring stick right now and they would say the same about us,” Dwyane Wade said this morning. “It’s as good...

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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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Carmelo Anthony named East Player of the Week

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks looks

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Carmelo Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, but his coach missed out on East Coach of the Month.

Mike Woodson finished behind the Nets' Avery Johnson for the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November.

Knowing both men, they would like the award because it means their team is playing well. But they each would rather be the top coach in May and June.


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Jason Kidd out for Milwaukee, Ronnie Brewer in

Jason Kidd of the Knicks talks to reporters

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Jason Kidd didn’t make the trip to Milwaukee.

The lower back spasms that kept him out of Monday’s overtime loss to the Nets will keep him out of tomorrow’s game against the Bucks. The Knicks are listing him as day-to-day.

Ronnie Brewer, however, is expected to play.

Brewer dislocated his left ring finger in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter against the Nets. It’s his non-shooting...

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With Phil Jackson now guiding the Knicks, when will they win an NBA title?

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