New York Knicks his inspiratio...
The New York Knicks made many ...
After the New York Knicks stea...
knicks player profile :justin ...
After the New York Knicks stea...
Cavs, Lakers to get reacquaint...
Lakers-Cavaliers Preview...
Bosh has 23 points, 13 rebound...
Bargnani, Calderon help Raptor...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
Rockets trade Patrick Ewing Jr...
Taurean Green to sign in Spain...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Heat waive Bobby Jones...
Knicks hire Kenny Atkinson as ...
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
September 2017
April 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » New York Knicks Notes, Quotes 2009-11-25

New York Knicks Notes, Quotes 2009-11-25

New York Knicks Notes, Quotes 2009-11-25--Five veteran players and Mike D'Antoni didn't make it to Staples Center until less than an hour before tip-off because of heavy traffic around Los Angeles. The second bus from the team hotel in Santa Monica left at 5 p.m., and it took more than 90 minutes to make the 16-mile drive along the congested 405 freeway.

On that bus were starters Chris Duhon and Larry Hughes and key reserve Al Harrington, along with Eddy Curry and Darko Milicic. None of the players were able to go through a pregame workout, and they had only the pregame layup line to get loose and get shots up. The team, which practiced in Los Angeles the day before, didn't hold a shootaround in the morning.

The combined field goal shooting for the group was 8-for-28. Harrington, the team's leading scorer at 19.1 points per game, had just five points in 21:38.

"You know, sometimes you go out and play great and sometimes bad," D'Antoni said. "I don't put much stock in it."

--Dean Meminger is in serious condition in a New York hospital after he suffered smoke inhalation from a fire that destroyed an apartment complex in the Bronx, where he lives. Even more disturbing were reports that in the 62-year-old's apartment were several crack pipes. Meminger has been battling a cocaine and alcohol addition for years.

"I know he's had some drug problems in the past," said Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a teammate of Meminger from 1971-74, including the 1973 championship team. "But he'd overcome it."

Meminger, nicknamed "Dean the Dream," was a first-round pick in 1971 and the third guard behind the superstar backcourt of Frazier and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. He averaged 5.6 points per game in 268 career games in New York, and the 6-1 guard was best known for his defense against Celtics great JoJo White in Game 7 at the Boston Garden in '73. The Knicks beat the Celtics, who had never before lost a Game 7, and advanced to the NBA Finals.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "You wake up and look at the stats and you are like, 'Oops, that's not good.' But we've been playing better lately, and hopefully we keep getting better." -- Mike D'Antoni on his team's awful shooting this season.

Play Basketball Hot Streak and win prizes!

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: November 25, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.