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Amar’e offers a frightful possibility for Carmelo’s back

NY Post (Marc Berman) — DALLAS – Amar’e Stoudemire had back spasms during the 2011 playoffs that turned out to be related to a bulging disk. He was shut down late the following season, in...
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Carmelo Anthony not expected to play against Mavericks

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony wasn't at the Knicks morning shootaround and isn't expected to play in Wednesday night's game against the Mavericks due to back spasms.
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J.R. Smith links 'Black Friday' to slavery on Instagram

NY Daily News (JAIME URIBARRI) — Don't expect J.R. Smith to master something as complicated as a triangle offense when he can't even grasp basic American history.
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Chandler has had his Phil of being blamed for Knicks’ issues

NY Post (Marc Berman) — DALLAS — There is one player Phil Jackson motivated this season. Too bad he’s not a Knick. Mavericks center Tyson Chandler is back playing like the champion he became in...
  • 16 hr 13 min ago
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Isola: Knicks have little to gain from Carmelo Anthony pain

NY Daily News (Frank Isola) — Dare we say that Carmelo Anthony, awkward gait and pained expression, seemed to replicating the walking motion of his boss, Phil Jackson.
  • 16 hr 22 min ago
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With Carmelo Anthony’s Back Ailing, Knicks’ Load Just Got Heavier

NY Times (SCOTT CACCIOLA) — As Anthony recuperated after experiencing what the team described as back spasms, the rest of the Knicks were left to wonder how quickly he could return.
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Mavericks' Tyson Chandler puts Knicks in his past

$Newsday Tyson Chandler spoke his piece about the Knicks in September when he believed he was wrongly cast as a big part of the team's problem last year. Chandler said Tuesday the problem was their...
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J.R. Smith concerned that back pain will sideline Carmelo Anthony

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony's back was causing him such severe pain Monday night that not only was walking an issue, but he could barely talk.
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Carmelo Anthony doubtful against Mavericks with back spasms

NY Daily News Carmelo Anthony, as expected, is listed as doubtful for Wednesday night’s game in Dallas after back spasms forced him out of Monday night’s 91-86 loss to the Rockets.
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Carmelo unable to practice, likely to miss rest of Knicks trip

NY Post (Marc Berman) — When Carmelo Anthony walked off the court Monday night, suffering from back spasms, it was likely the last we’ll see of him in uniform on this three-game road trip. Anthony...
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NBA power rankings: Is it already too late for the Thunder?

NY Post (Tim Bontemps) — We’re still a couple days short of Thanksgiving, but it may already be too late for the Oklahoma City Thunder. After Sunday’s loss to the Warriors, the Thunder are now...
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Amar’e can’t hold tongue, gets creative in slamming refs

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — Amar’e Stoudemire feels the Knicks were struck down by angels Monday night. Stoudemire chose an interesting metaphor to describe the way James Harden rallied the Rockets to victory....
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Knicks Insider: Amar'e says 'angel' called fouls for Harden

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — The Knicks were engaged in a close game Wednesday night despite Carmelo Anthony’s absence for the entire second half with back spasms.
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Carmelo goes down and Knicks collapse without him

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — The Rockets didn’t have Dwight Howard for the entire game. The Knicks didn’t have Carmelo Anthony for the second half, suffering from back spasms in his first visit...
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Carmelo Anthony Injures His Back in Knicks’ Latest Loss

NY Times (SCOTT CACCIOLA) — Troubled by what the team described as back spasms, Anthony left the court late in the first half and missed the remainder of the game.
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Carmelo Anthony goes out with back spasms and Knicks lose tough fight with Rockets

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony was doubled over and wincing late in the first half before slowly walking off the court and into the locker room. And by the end of the game, all of the Knicks were hurting in a...
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Knicks have a problem in Houston as Carmelo Anthony hurt

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — The Knicks didn’t have to find out what life would be like long-term without Carmelo Anthony when he spurned this city for the Knicks.
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Hobbled Andrea Bargnani travels with Knicks family for Thanksgiving

$Newsday Andrea Bargnani is on the trip, but Derek Fisher made it sound as though the Italian forward won't be taking part in many team activities other than Thanksgiving dinner.
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No 'what-ifs' for Carmelo Anthony in facing Houston Rockets

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — Carmelo Anthony returns to one of the cities he spurned during free agency when the Knicks look to win their second straight game Monday against a Rockets team without star center Dwight Howard.
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Phil Jackson bristles at ‘LA vacation’ claim: It’s a doctor’s visit

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Phil Jackson indicated part of his current sojourn to Los Angeles is due to getting medical tests. Jackson is on a two-week trip to his home in Los Angeles during...
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Blog Articles

Melo out for Mavs as Amar’e paints a dark picture

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — Carmelo Anthony is officially listed as doubtful for the Knicks game at Dallas tonight, and the forward isn’t expected to play because of back spasms. “I think he’s probably doubtful for...
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Carmelo Anthony could mess the rest of the road trip and beyond

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Journalist Marc Berman reports Carmelo Anthony's back  is really bothering him . Unless something changes, it seems Melo will miss the rest of the road trip. Somehow, the Knicks still list him...
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On Tyson Chandler and letting go

Posting and Toasting (MattRW) — Tyson Chandler gave quotes to both ESPN Dallas and Grantland in advance of tonight's game against the Knicks. Ask any of my close friends to talk about something that I can't seem to let go of,...
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FanDuel promo code: Get a 100% sign-up bonus for Wednesday's NBA games

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — We got fantasy basketball and sweet promo codes ! It's nearly time to face your family at the Thanksgiving dinner table. What will you brag about this year? Your job? Your wife and kids?...
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With no Melo, Knicks to rely on Amar'e

ESPN (Ian Begley) — DALLAS -- The New York Knicks may have to fill a significant scoring void on Wednesday night with Carmelo Anthony, who leads the Knicks with 23.2 points per game, likely out with a bad back.Who...
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With Anthony out, Knicks should strongly consider relying on Stoudemire

theKNICKSblog.com (Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer) — Other than Anthony, Iman Shumpert has been pleasantly surprising on the offensive end, but even he still isn’t the type of player that can take control and pace his team’s offense in...
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The Thanasis Report: Another six blocks for Antetokounmpo in Westchester win

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — Get your Greek freak on. Good evening, fellow Knicks fans! We may be a mere 24 hours removed from the indignity of watching former New York prospect and Greek national Kostas Papanikolaou humble...
  • 16 hr 36 min ago
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Listen to TKB Radio at 9 p.m.

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Anthony Donahue will be joined by Amin Elhassan from ESPN to talk Knicks basketball, live at 9 p.m. He’ll also take calls from fans, so if you want to have your voice heard, dial (646)...
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The W-Knicks are on MSG tonight!

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — See, I said it in a tweet yesterday: The W-Knicks game is on MSG tomorrow night at 7. — Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 24, 2014 That means it must be true. But yeah, for...
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Carmelo did not practice, doubtful for Wednesday

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Carmelo Anthony did not practice with the team on Tuesday. Anthony left the game with back spasms in the first half on Monday night. Anthony is considered doubtful to play on Wednesday, the team...
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Carmelo Anthony's back hurts

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game in Houston with what the Knicks called "back spasms" and did not return in the second half. I was hoping we'd get an update today -- and we may yet -- on Melo's...
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Tyson Chandler ‘felt like a scapegoat’ for Knicks’ failures

theKNICKSblog.com (Sam Spiegelman) — Former Knicks center Tyson Chandler told ESPN Dallas he felt like a scapegoat at times for the failures of the team last season ago. Per the report, Chandler — who missed 20 games during the...
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Observations from the Knicks’ loss to the Rockets

theKNICKSblog.com (Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer) — Here are some other observations from the game: As the team’s best defender (if by nothing else than default), Iman Shumpert is often tasked with handling an opposing team’s best...
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Rockets 91, Knicks 86: "Can someone come back and help?"

Posting and Toasting (Jonathan Schulman) — The semi-depleted New York Knicks stayed close against a shallow Houston Rockets team that was already missing three starters and never seemed to fully exert themselves. New York losing the game...
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Final Score: Rockets 91, Knicks 86

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Well, I missed the first 5/8 of this game and I'm distracted by what's going on in the rest of the world right now, but it looks like the Knicks hung in there. Despite Carmelo Anthony's early...
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Game Recap: Rockets 91 – Knicks 86

theKNICKSblog.com (Danny Abriano) — Recap: Without Carmelo Anthony (back spasms) for the entire second half, the Knicks lost to the Rockets on Monday night in Houston. Need to Know: Although the Knicks committed 10 turnovers in the...
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Rockets 91, Knicks 86: Melo exits early

ESPN (Ian Begley) — New York Knicks president Phil Jackson implored the team to "go get some road wins this week" in a tweet on Monday. The Knicks couldn't comply in Houston. With Carmelo Anthony unavailable in the...
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Anthony exits game with back spasms

theKNICKSblog.com (Danny Abriano) — Carmelo Anthony left Monday night’s game late in the second quarter due to back spasms. His return is questionable.
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Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Rockets

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — The Knicks are in Houston on Monday night to play the Rockets at the Toyota Center. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on MSG and ESPN New York. Quincy Acy, Carmelo Anthony, Samuel Dalembert, Jose...
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A foolproof strategy to help the Knicks shut down James Harden

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — James Harden likes getting to the line. The Knicks like sending folks to the line. Uh-oh. The time has come once again for the New York Knicks to make their annual pilgrimage to Houston for yet...
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