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Melo-less Knicks ease by Heat behind Felton

Melo-less Knicks ease by Heat behind Felton

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the New York Knicks connected on 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Carmelo Anthony while topping the Miami Heat 112-92 on Thursday night.
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  • Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November…

    Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win o…

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win over the Heat, but is not in the lineup because of stitches on his hand. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to Washington. Follow here.
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  • Anthony Sits One Out

    Anthony Sits One Out

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    After getting stitches for a cut finger, Carmelo Anthony was told by Coach Mike Woodson to sit out Thursday's game against the Miami Heat.
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  • Knicks' Anthony out vs. Heat with finger injury

    Knicks' Anthony out vs. Heat with finger injury

    nba.com yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony will not play in the New York Knicks' game against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, one day after getting five stitches in the middle finger of his left hand.
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  • And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...

    And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans of the Nets have been cited for two flopping violations each. The rest of the N.B.A. has been cited five times.
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  • Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Reggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.
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  • We Reminisce: The Greatest Night Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

    We Reminisce: The Greatest Night Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

    dimemag.com Dec 6, 2012
    With Lakers guard Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equal
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  • Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors…

    Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors and Wolves, as they should

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…
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  • Andrew Bynum is pictured by fans in public working at his new, …

    Andrew Bynum is pictured by fans in public working at his new, safer, hobby: Pop-a-Shot basketball

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    Philadelphia 76ers center (technically, we suppose, as he's yet to play a minute with the team) Andrew Bynum has been roundly criticized of late for deciding to subject his oft-injured and surgically-beaten knees to the slicked-up hardwood of local bowl…
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  • Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Besides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.
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  • J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (…

    J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is a handful, the sort of player who can make eight 3-pointers in a game and then immediately come back the next week and miss all but one of his shots, make ill-advised decisions in big moments, and get in a screaming m…
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  • Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Raymond Felton, who sustained a bruised left thumb in a victory against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, decided not to skip Wednesday's game, playing with bandages taped on his hand for part of the game.
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  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest 06:02

    TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest

    Dec 6
    Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
  • Video - Better Team: Knicks Or Heat? 01:16

    Better Team: Knicks Or Heat?

    Dec 6
    Stephen A. Smith says the Heat are a better team right now than the Knicks.
  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 01:18

    Highlight Of The Night

    Dec 6
    Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points to provide a spark to the Carmelo-less Knicks.
  • Video - Knicks Step Up Without Carmelo 01:02

    Knicks Step Up Without Carmelo

    Dec 6
    Jason Kidd talks about the Knicks' big win over the Heat without Carmelo Anthony and what it means to improve to 2-0 against the defending champions.

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