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  1. Boeheim advises Melo to play for contender

    Ian Begley

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim thinks Carmelo Anthony should look for the best place he can win an NBA championship in free agency this summer. "The problem in the NBA, you're judged on winning championships. He's got to try to go and play where they...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  2. Opening Tip: Why bench J.R.?

    Ian Begley

    Another day, another wrinkle to the J.R. Smith story. Smith did not play in the Knicks' loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. And it's unclear why. Knicks coach Mike Woodson benched Smith in the team's win over Miami last Thursday after Smith wa...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Bobcats 108, Knicks 98

    Ian Begley

    The Knicks' winning streak is over. J.R. Smith's benching may be beginning all over again. Smith did not play in the Knicks' 108-98 loss to the Bobcats on Tuesday. Smith had been benched for the Knicks' win over Miami on Thursday after he was...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Knicks 105, Spurs 101

    Ian Begley

    Happy New Year, Knicks fans. The struggling Knicks played their best game of the season in San Antonio on Thursday, making several clutch plays in the final minutes to walk off the floor with a 105-101 win. Carmelo Anthony played extremely wel...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. 2013 NBA playoffs -- George Hill of Indiana Pacers starts Game 6 ...

    Ian Begley

    Indiana Pacers guard George Hill has been cleared to play Saturday night against the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2013
  6. Woody hints at keeping Game 5 rotation

    Ian Begley

    Mike Woodson still has confidence in Jason Kidd. Just not enough confidence to guarantee the slumping veteran more minutes in Game 6. Woodson played Kidd just five minutes in the Knicks' Game 5 win over Indiana. Kidd did not play in the secon...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  7. Win triggers confidence in Knicks camp

    Ian Begley

    The Knicks' win Thursday gave them more than just a chance to play another day -- it gave them confidence. "If any team can accomplish this, I feel like we can," Tyson Chandler said. The "this" Chandler was referring to is winning a series af...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Knicks 88, Celtics 80

    Ian Begley

    WHAT IT MEANS: Say this much for the Knicks: They sure know how to make things interesting. New York nearly squandered a 26-point fourth-quarter lead but righted the ship with three minutes to play to secure an 88-80 win in Game 6. With the v...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Melo to miss Bobcats game

    Ian Begley

    Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will not play on Monday night in Charlotte, according to the Knicks. The absences are expected. The Knicks say Anthony is out due to a sore left shoulder. Anthony said after Sunday's win over...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  10. W2W4: Knicks at Celtics

    Ian Begley

    The Knicks are in Boston on Tuesday night with two goals in mind: create further separation with their longtime rivals and win their fifth straight game. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Here are a few things to keep an eye on: WILL TYSON PLAY? T...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Knicks 94, Wolves 91

    Ian Begley

    WHAT IT MEANS: It wasn't pretty, but the Knicks escaped the Garden floor with a win on Sunday night thanks to clutch fourth-quarter play from Carmelo Anthony. Anthony had missed 12 of his 17 shots through three quarters, but came through when it ...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  12. Knicks show wrong kind of fight at MSG

    Ian Begley

    Down 16 with 4:45 to play, the Knicks finally showed some fight Friday night against the Chicago Bulls. But it wasn't the kind of fight that wins you games. It was the kind that often leads to suspensions. Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah were ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Knicks 116, Lakers 107

    Ian Begley

    New city, same result: Mike D'Antoni's teams still don't play defense very well. WHAT IT MEANS: The New York Knicks exploded for 41 first-quarter points en route to a 116-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in D'Antoni's first game back in New Yo...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  14. Jason Kidd says chance to win, mentor Jeremy Lin factored into de...

    Ian Begley

    Veteran point guard Jason Kidd says he doesn't care whether he starts or comes off the bench for the Knicks next season. He just wants to win.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  15. Shumpert day-to-day after ankle sprain

    Ian Begley

    Iman Shumpert thinks he'll play on Sunday against the Miami Heat. But neither he nor the Knicks can be sure of that after he turned his right ankle in Friday night's win over the Wizards. "It's day-to-day," Shumpert said. "So I should be alright....

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  16. Carmelo Anthony of New York Knicks injures groin in win, hopes to...

    Ian Begley

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony tweaked his groin in the third quarter of Monday night's 89-80 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning and hopes to be available for Wednesday's home game against the Orlando Magic.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2012