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Knicks D-up Cavs' homecoming king

ESPN (Ian Begley) — CLEVELAND -- Thursday night started off as a celebration of LeBron James.The King was back in Cleveland. Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks were a mere afterthought. But by the time the night was over, the only people who were in the mood to party were the 15 guys in the visiting locker room after the Knicks' surprising 95-90 win Thursday night. “We came in and spoiled the...
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Knicks 95, Cavs 90: Spoiling LeBron's party

ESPN (Ian Begley) — CLEVELAND -- Hours before tipoff, Thursday's Knicks-Cavs game was being billed as one of the best in the history of Cleveland sports. But Carmelo Anthony & Co. ruined all that. The Knicks pulled the biggest stunner of this young NBA season by beating LeBron James and the Cavs in King James' first game back in Cleveland in four seasons. Anthony and his teammates forced James to miss 10 of 15...
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Knicks to see future of East in Cleveland

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK -- LeBron James' much-anticipated return to the Cleveland Cavaliers will have an All-Star Game feel to it.Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons will perform pregame. Comedian Kevin Hart will provide the jokes. And then the New York Knicks hope the laughs won't continue after they jump ball.The Knicks looked like a joke in their season-opening 104-80 loss to the Chicago Bulls Wednesday....
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Pau: 'Possible' Marc Gasol becomes Knick

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Pau Gasol turned the Knicks down in free agency this summer. But he told reporters on Wednesday that it's "possible" his brother could end up in the Big Apple. Marc Gasol, Pau's younger brother, is expected to test free agency this summer. The Knicks are on track to have enough cap space to offer the Grizzlies center a maximum contract. Pau Gasol told reporters before the Knicks-Bulls game...
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Bulls 104, Knicks 80; Triangle debut a dud

ESPN (Ian Begley) — As far as opening acts go, this one was pretty awful. The Knicks looked disjointed on offense and couldn’t get enough stops on defense, losing 104-80 to Chicago in their season opener. Moment of the game: The Knicks' lack of depth hurt them early on -- and ultimately decided the game. Carmelo Anthony was subbed out with 2:13 to play in the first and the Knicks up four. When he returned,...
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Knicks' three keys to unlock playoff berth

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Phil Jackson thinks the New York Knicks are a playoff team. So does Carmelo Anthony. If those two are to be proven right, certain things have to fall in place for New York. Here's a look at three things that have to happen for the Knicks to make the playoffs: 1. Keep opponents out of the paint: Head coach Derek Fisher came into town with a new defensive philosophy this season. He wants to...
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Knicks look to regain magic of 1999 team

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — No matter where he travels in the world, Allan Houston is pretty much reminded by someone about his game-winning shot against the Miami Heat.The former New York Knicks guard has heard countless times about where fans were when Houston eluded Dan Majerle and launched a runner that bounced in to eliminate Miami in the first round of the 1999 playoffs. He has listened to countless entertaining...
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Jose Calderon expected to play vs. Bulls

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Jose Calderon made it through Tuesday's practice without incident and is expected to play in the New York Knicks' season opener against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. "Jose looked really good today," Knicks coach Derek Fisher said Tuesday. "[Monday] he did just about everything we did, even though we held him out of parts of yesterday's practice towards the end. Today he was in for everything...
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Carmelo preaches patience with Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- On the eve of the NBA season, Carmelo Anthony has a message for New York Knicks fans: be patient. "It's not going to all come together tomorrow night. Tomorrow's just the first step for us," Anthony said Tuesday afternoon. The Knicks open the season on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls with tempered expectations. They're coming off of a 37-win season, implementing a...
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Taylor Swift attends Knicks' open practice

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Jerome James, Mark Jackson and ... Taylor Swift?You wouldn’t think that those three names belong in the same sentence, but they do have something in common. They’ve all worn No. 13 for the Knicks. Swift appeared at the team’s open practice on Sunday and was photographed in a No. 13 jersey alongside Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. We’ll let you judge for yourself...
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Barkley: NYK in good hands with Phil

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Charles Barkley is never shy about sharing his opinion on the Knicks. Usually, this results in Sir Charles saying something critical about the team. But that wasn’t the case on Monday. Barkley told reporters in Manhattan that he thinks the Knicks will be successful under team president Phil Jackson and that owner James Dolan will allow Jackson to work unimpeded. "You have to respect and...
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To start, Amar'e accepts bench role

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Knicks coach Derek Fisher hasn’t made any public lineup decisions yet. Based on what he's done in the preseason, it seems like Amar'e Stoudemire will start the season coming off the bench. Stoudemire said on Monday that he’s OK with that -- as long as the Knicks are winning. “I take my game very serious whether I’m starting or coming off the bench,” Stoudemire...
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Why this could be Shumpert's final year as a Knick

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The Knicks have five days to decide on Iman Shumpert's contract extension. According to league sources with knowledge of the dynamic between the Knicks and Shumpert, there has been no conversation yet about a possible extension. Unless the Knicks change course before Friday’s deadline, the lack of an extension makes it likely that this will be Shumpert’s last season with the...
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Sources: Knicks hire ex-Bull Hodges

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Another one of Phil Jackson’s ex-players is joining the KnicksThe team has hired former Chicago Bull Craig Hodges as an assistant coach on the Westchester Knicks, the organization’s D-League affiliate, according to league sources. Hodges will join head coach Kevin Whitted’s staff. He is the latest former player of Jackson’s to join the Knicks. Jackson has also hired...
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Melo on Bulls: No looking back Wednesday

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony said he will not wonder what could have been when he sees the Bulls with Pau Gasol and a healthy Derrick Rose on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. “No, my mindset is not even there right now,” Anthony said. “I am focused on building this thing in New York. I can’t go out there and be kind of worried about them and saying this is what...
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