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Knicks fall to Wizards despite Carmelo Anthony's 34 points

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points but the Knicks fell to 5-26 Thursday in a 102-91 loss to the Wizards at Madison Square Garden.
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For Knicks, Another Day, Another Game With Nothing to Celebrate

NY Times (ANDREW KEH) — In the opening game of the N.B.A.'s Christmas Day schedule, Washington sent the host Knicks to their sixth straight loss and 26th loss of the season.
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Knicks’ hopes vs. Wizards vanish as Quincy Acy punches John Wall

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — The Knicks received no Christmas miracle, just more misery. The holiday was just another day in their franchise-worst start to a season, with the Knicks showcasing their embarrassing ineptitude...
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Quincy Acy, Knicks lack punch in 102-91 loss to Wizards

NY Daily News (ROGER RUBIN) — Quincy Acy was about the only Knick to show some true fight in a 102-91 Christmas Day loss to the Wizards.
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Home for the holiday, Knicks' Melo spreads cheer

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — Carmelo Anthony has frequently mentioned Phil Jackson as a reason for optimism around the Knicks.
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Isola: With Knicks so bad, hard to find Christmas spirit

NY Daily News (Frank Isola) — It is an odd feeling that on Christmas, the Knicks look and feel like a team already eliminated from playoff contention.
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Derek Fisher: Knicks were not interested in Josh Smith

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks coach Derek Fisher indicated the Knicks weren’t hot for recently waived Pistons power forward Josh Smith, who reportedly will sign with the Rockets. Even if the Knicks had interest,...
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Carmelo’s Christmas wish: Just one elusive victory

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The moribund Knicks don’t have grandiose Christmas wishes when the potent Wizards visit the Garden for a matinee Thursday, but one measly victory would be a perfect stocking stuffer. “We...
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Knicks stay loose before Christmas Day game vs. Wizards

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony was joking and laughing with some teammates, while other Knicks were punting and throwing basketballs into the Madison Square Garden stands for rookies Travis Wear and Cleanthony...
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Knicks Insider: J.R. Smith doubtful for Xmas vs. Wizards

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — J.R. Smith's "Nightmare Before Christmas" is continuing with the understanding that he likely won't be able to play on Christmas Day.
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Knicks’ J.R. Smith takes a turn for the worse

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The season has been enough of a “nightmare’’ for J.R. Smith. Now it appears Smith is headed for a Christmas disappointment. Smith had badly wanted to get back for the...
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A carol for our season: ‘It’s the Most God-Awful Sports Year of All’

NY Post (New York Post Video) — After reading Mike Vaccaro’s sports-themed carols for this holiday season, we couldn’t help but make a video. The Yuletide Singers, a group of professional holiday carolers, stopped by...
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Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire hoping to play on Christmas

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Amar’e Stoudemire was given a recovery day Tuesday following his two recovery games. Knicks fans probably would like a recovery season. But there is a method to the inactivity for...
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Injured J.R. Smith getting close to returning to Knicks lineup

$Newsday For J.R. Smith, it's been the nightmare before Christmas.
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Glen Grunwald, Former Knicks G.M., Is Not Gloating (but He Could)

NY Times (JOSH TAPPER) — Grunwald, now the athletic director at McMaster University, was pushed out of his job in New York despite two straight winning seasons and a run to the 2013 Eastern Conference semifinals.
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'Nightmare' before Christmas: J.R. Smith sums up Knicks

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — J.R. Smith certainly doesn't have visions of sugar plums dancing in his head when he hits the pillow every night.
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J.R. Smith doesn’t mince words: Knicks season ‘a nightmare’

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — J.R. Smith said what all Knicks fans are feeling 30 games into this season. “It’s a nightmare,” the enigmatic shooting guard said after practice Tuesday at the MSG Training Facility....
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Hubie Brown on Knicks: There is no simple answer here

$Newsday Someone on ESPN's pre-Christmas Day NBA conference call asked former Knicks coach Hubie Brown two questions about the team he used to coach: 1. What is wrong with them, and is anything salvageable...
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Worst Knicks Team Ever? That’s Saying a Lot

NY Times (JAY SCHREIBER) — This year’s team, at 5-25, could surpass the club’s previous worst season mark of 21-59, set by the 1962-63 Knicks.
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Knicks’ Christmas gift: a healthy J.R. Smith?

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith had a private workout with the assistant coaches Monday and has a good chance of making his return from a small tear in the plantar...
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Blog Articles

Acy facing suspension

theKNICKSblog.com (John F. Silver) — Knicks forward Quincy Acy is facing a one-game suspension for his ejection on Christmas Day for a Flagrant-2 foul on Wizards’ John Wall. Acy was ejected from the game and could have to sit...
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Wizards 102, Knicks 91: "This game didn't happen."

Posting and Toasting (MMiranda) — There is something grotesquely alluring in the Knicks' mastery of the loss. It feels like all the losses have become one loss. One ungodly, never-freakin'-ending loss. A season unparalleled in...
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Melo on the 5-26 Knicks: 'We're dying'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- There’s a New York Knicks fan out there who lives and dies with the team, a fan who's been doing much more dying than living with this group. Carmelo Anthony has a message for...
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Recap: Wizards 102 – Knicks 91

theKNICKSblog.com (John F. Silver) — Recap: The Wizards knocked off the Knicks on Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden 102-91. Need to Know: The Knicks couldn’t handle John Wall, who had 24 points, 11 assists and six rebounds...
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Knicks-Wizards was canceled, let's watch other games

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Merry Christmas! Time to watch basketball!
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Quincy Acy ejected for throwing a punch at John Wall

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — THE KNICKS ARE GONNA MAKE CHRISTMAS MEMORIES NO MATTER WHAT Quincy Acy got ejected with a flagrant 2 and will probably get suspended. John Wall got a technical and survived with his...
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Acy ejected after flagrant foul

theKNICKSblog.com (John F. Silver) — Knicks forward Quincy Acy was ejected in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s Christmas Day game against Washington after a confrontation with Wizards star John Wall. Acy delivered a foul on...
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Wizards 102, Knicks 91; NY has lost 16 of 17

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK – How’s that for a Christmas present, Knicks fans?The New York Knicks were embarrassed for most of the afternoon by the Washington Wizards, falling 102-91 to Washington on...
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Knicks hold moment of silence for NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The New York Knicks held a moment of silence for the two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were shot and killed while sitting in their car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. The...
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Phil Jackson: 2015 will be better than 2014

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson tried to provide a little holiday cheer for all of the miserable New York Knicks fans out there. #knicknation Merry Christmas to all and Peace on earth. Please be assured...
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Today’s Game: Wizards at Knicks

theKNICKSblog.com (Gabby Lucivero) — The Knicks are home on Christmas day to host the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden. The game tips off at 12 p.m. on MSG, ESPN and CSNB. Quincy Acy, Tim Hardaway Jr., Amar’e...
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Knicks v. Wizards Game preview and thread

Knicker Blogger (Thomas B.) — Merry Christmas Knicks fans. I asked Kyle Weidie of the excellent Wizards Blog Truthaboutit.net to give some insight on today’s game. 1.  First of all, congrats to Washington on getting a...
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Posting and Toasting (Seth) — I KNEW IT. #knicknation Merry Christmas to all and Peace on earth. Please be assured your hopes and wishes are getting through to Santa. He will bring — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) ...
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Knicks hope Christmas brings out their best

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK -- The Knicks got a rare opportunity to practice at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Players seemed upbeat and loose during the Christmas Eve practice in the city, and that’s a...
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SportsNite: The status of Smith

theKNICKSblog.com (Gabby Lucivero) — On GEICO SportsNite, Derek Fisher and J.R. Smith discuss the state of the team and likelihood that Smith will return from his injury before Christmas.
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P&T Round(ball) Table: Can you embrace the tank during a close game?

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — Losing is winning, but winning can also feel nice too. I'm confused. I'm happy to announce that I reached enlightenment. It happened last Thursday night as I watched the Knicks, playing without...
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DraftKings $200,000 Christmas Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Rotter) — DraftKings is offering The Knicks Blog readers a great opportunity to win a share of $200,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for Christmas Day. All you have to do is pick the 8 NBA players...
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Report: Cleanthony Early may play against Wizards on Christmas Day

theKNICKSblog.com (Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer) — If the Knicks were actually competing at a respectable rate at this point, Early may have been directed to Westchester to play for his team’s D-League squad as he further comes into his own...
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What more can Melo do for the Knicks?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Let’s make one thing clear: Carmelo Anthony is not the sole reason the Knicks are 5-25. If you’re making a list ranking the factors behind the awful start to this Knicks...
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Iman Shumpert has three arms and ODB hair

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — The Knicks held practice today, a bit of work amid a nice chunk of rest leading up to their Christmas Day matinee against the Wizards. The most important bit of news is that this is what Iman...
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