Steve Popper

Knicks hit another low in Toronto: bit.ly/1zMyoj8

Marc Berman

Nearing return, Bargnani wants to play in NBA this season - and next nyp.st/1zndYPX

Marc Berman

Dalembert on elbow ejection: Jonas "wouldn't be playing'' if I tried to hit him nyp.st/1xalvBx

JR Smith

Lil guys should stay in the lil guy lane!

Chris Herring

Best thing about having to go to Canada for work: Netflix in Canada streams Fresh Prince episodes.

Chris Herring

LOL. That TD run was straight-up awesome.

Brian Mahoney

Seeing many tweets about Cardinals' QB play, but not really any worse than the guy Jaworski hyped as one of the best ever did vs Seattle.

Brian Mahoney

The good folks @BKN_NETSPR, via Elias, say Drew Gooden holds the record with double-doubles for 10 NBA teams.

Brian Mahoney

Kobe, who was drafted just a year before Duncan, has played in 15 Christmas games to Duncan's 4.

Brian Mahoney

Tim Duncan will play in just his 5th Christmas game. Shows how much the Spurs were ignored for marquee TV time during much of his career.

JR Smith

Just finished dinner at my new favorite restaurant in NYC @redstixsnyc! It's time for DAY 5 of… instagram.com/p/w5OKSGtfNt/

Steve Popper

I don't know who that is? RT @KennyDucey: @Steve Popper can't tell if steve popper tease or @scottcacciola

Brian Mahoney

No idea the record for this, but Jarrett Jack had a double-double for his 6th team tonight. Nets, Cavs, Warriors, Hornets, Blazers, Raptors.

Steve Popper

Bad things happened to the Knicks again. bit.ly/1zMyoj8

Steve Popper

3 today - where's Felton when you need him RT @nbanorge: 29 guards has scored 18+ points on Knicks this season. http://t.co/4ZXpmnmkAo

Marc Berman

Carmelo singing the holiday blues after #Knicks keep on crashing, falling 20 games below .500 nyp.st/1HmktSx

Al Iannazzone

Carmelo Anthony can't believe the Knicks are 5-25. "It don't even seem real right now," Melo said. newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Chris Herring

The more I read Lin's postgames quotes, the more I picture him stealing the ball from Kobe, Fresh-Prince style gifsoup.com/view/4930867/c…

Knicks City Dancers

Hey #Knicks fans! Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our sweet and bubbly #KCDJulia! #KCD #KnicksCityDancers http://t.co/egdNpitFIg

Chris Herring

Sixers knock off Orlando, which means the Knicks are now officially tied with Philly for last place in the standings.

Jose Manuel Calderon

Have to keep getting better as a team. Thks again Toronto for all the love Always special to be here and play in front of you guys #likehome

Chris Herring

Sounds funny, bc I know none of those three are good 2nd options. But as little talent as the Knicks have, looks even worse w/out those guys

Steve Popper

Melo: "Got 3 days to kind of get away from it for a bit ... to kind of decompress and try to get into the holiday spirit a little bit."

Chris Herring

This weekend marked 1st time in Melo's 250-gm NYK career that he'd taken the court without Amar'e, JR or Shumpert or playing alongside him

Chris Herring

Melo said at times it becomes difficult to generate power for different moves he uses on offense. And it's sometimes tough to shoot, he says

Chris Herring

Asked Melo where his knee bothers him most on defense (at SF, or at PF?). Said it impacts him far more on offense; even on wide-open shots.

Chris Herring

Melo, on how far the Knicks have fallen since their 54-win season: "I sit back and think about that sometimes." Says it's hard to believe.

Frank Isola

Carmelo on being 5-25: "It doesn't seem real."

Chris Herring

Also, Melo wearing a beanie today. No top hat, or fedora. This is different.

Chris Herring

Melo, on how he feels physically: "A little beat up; a little tired." Has played 78 mins over past two days on sore, troublesome left knee

Scott Cacciola

I feel bad pointing this out, but the GSW could lose every game they play until Feb. 3 and still not have as many losses as the Knicks.

Chris Herring

Knicks' loss in TOR drops NY 20 gms under .500. Has been 27 yrs since an NBA team has rebounded from 20 gms under .500 to make playoffs.

Marc Berman

Toronto fans chanting merrily: "We want Bruno'' - their shocking first-round project Bruno Caboclo.

Chris Herring

Things like this make you wonder if its almost better for NYK to lose in blowout fashion than for them to keep things close and lose anyway.

Chris Herring

Melo played 40 mins on sore knee yesterday, & would likely play entire 2nd half today (& log 44 mins) if Fish thinks comeback still possible

Chris Herring

Opposing players have shot 43% from three-point range when Melo is the player guarding them on defense: stats.nba.com/player/#!/2546…

Chris Herring

Melo's been too slow with his closeouts today. Has cost NYK, and Toronto is 42% (10-of-24) from deep.

Marc Berman

These ridiculous "recovery days'' become even more absurd when Dalembert gets ejected and Amar'e is home somewhere, not even on trip.

Chris Herring

(And yes; I know James Johnson isnt a FA this summer. But he's a good example of the sorts of reasonably priced guys NYK should target)

Chris Herring

James Johnson's developed into a really nice player for TOR this yr. Has the kind of two-way talent that NYK should be seeking this summer

Steve Popper

Hey @Mike Wells - @Al Iannazzone wants to know if In & Out Burger has vanilla ice cream

Steve Popper

Watching Pablo Prigioni is a special joy...but not quite the same as watching Terrence Ross dunk.

Tina Cervasio

With Flagrant 2 on Dalembert (ejected) #Knicks Down to 9 players dressed. T. Wear has yet to play.

Al Iannazzone

Samuel Dalembert was just ejected for elbowing Jonas Valunciunas in the face

Marc Berman

Dalembert caught with elbow up high to Jonas. Called Flagrant 2 - an ejection. Doubt he'll be suspended too.

Steve Popper

Well - Dalembert starts the second half in place of Aldrich - and promptly gets a flagrant II foul - ejected.

Chris Herring

Dalembert hit with a flagrant two, which means he's ejected. Which also means Cole is right back in the game. So much for that.

Chris Herring

That said, does seem like Fish often starts diff lineups in 2nd half than he does in the 1st. There's little to no continuity w this team.

Chris Herring

Fisher replaces Aldrich w/ Dalembert to start 2nd half. Aldrich has been good in stretches, but certain types of Cs, he has no shot against.

Steve Popper

Just showed a Masai Ujiri commercial for Blackberry on the screen here - you'll be sad to know that he does not say, "Take that, Berman."

Scott Cacciola

First time I've seen Marc Gasol live this season. He's skinny.

Scott Cacciola

Cavs PA playing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" during Grizzlies' player introductions.

Frank Isola

This is what winning does; Raptors are a together group. They pull for each other. Their fans are into it...just like MSG in 1999 or 2013

Marc Berman

Raptors with 54 points with 2:11 left in half. Ja. Smith just yanked after Tyler Hansbrough outbattled him for offensive board. Low energy.

Al Iannazzone

Four Knicks were near the ball on that Toronto miss and Tyler Hansbrough was the only one to make a play for the rebound and got it.

Tina Cervasio

#Raptors players slap hands w/ Drake when they pass him to check in. It might actually be a cardigan. #informativetweets

Steve Popper

I'm not sure what the conversion rate is but Toronto has 54 points with 4:01 left in the first half.

Frank Isola

The next loss is Knicks 25th. Two years ago they didn't lose 25 games until March 14...which is why your owner couldn't wait to break it up

Steve Popper

I'm not sure how this is going to end, but the Knicks are giving up a lot of points to the Raptors right now.

Tina Cervasio

If you're playing a drinking game while watching #Knicks & you have the word "pugnacious" ... You're feeling holly-jolly.

Marc Berman

Greivis Vasquez is terrific backup point guard, especially when you see him in comparison to Larkin-Pablo.

Chris Herring

Between the Melo dime to Dalembert and Pablo's pass to Larkin, Knicks had some really good-looking passes in that 1Q.

Steve Popper

Drake is here and I'm pretty sure he's thinking he could score on Tim Hardaway easier than in the Kentucky layup line.

Marc Berman

#Knicks trail 26-15. No Amar'e, No Shump, No J.R., No Bargnani. It's Carmelo vs. #Raptors today at The ACC.

Scott Cacciola

I'm in Cleveland. Browns fans sound like Knicks fans.

Chris Herring

Clearly he isn't. RT @jeffysuu: Think Fisher is done experimenting with Melo at the 3? His D has been horrible against 3, like Terrence Ross

Steve Popper

If you're still watching football - Knicks call TO down 15-7, out rebounded, Lowry 3-pter, Terrence Ross dunk...Same as it ever was.

Marc Berman

Toronto up 15-7 already after 6 minutes. Ross monster dunk off offensive rebound. Offensive foul on Melo. Ross 3-pointer. Went quick.

Marc Berman

Calderon gets solid applause at the ACC. Played 8 seasons in Toronto. They love their former Raps. Acy got swarmed in locker room by media.

Chris Herring

Jose Calderon gets a really nice applause from the Raptors crowd during starting-lineup intros. Played several yrs here in Toronto.

Steve Popper

So I will read every other story. RT @Scott Cacciola: I will try to work it into every other story.

Scott Cacciola

Wrote about Phil and the plan and "patience" and pasta strainers: nyti.ms/1v7ldnU

Steve Popper

Bargnani took great offense to being asked if he'd consider playing overseas when his contract is up. Will be interesting to see who offers.

Tina Cervasio

I've got the latest from Toronto on injuries. Who's out. Who's in. How long & why. Next on @MSGNetworks #Knicks GameNight at 3 PM.

Alan Hahn

#Knicks Game Night, Sunday afternoon edition, is next on @MSGNetworks with me @Wally Szcerzbiak @BillPidto and @Tina Cervasio from Toronto.

Marc Berman

Bargnan says "can't wait'' to get back, still needs to consult with medical staff on whether returns to practice leading into Christmas

Alan Hahn

Ahem.. RT @RaySanti: Geno looking decent... I can hear @Alan Hahn screaming "Don't get fooled!" http://t.co/vHOVVDtvQy

Chris Herring

Okafor. Towns. Mudiay. And prayer. MT @EnWhyKay: How do we pull ourselves out of this? Aside from draft pick, not much to be optimistic abt

Chris Herring

Raptors announce that Landry Fields is out today, after failing concussion test. Likely would've started the game and defended Carmelo

Chris Herring

Mgmt is supposed to run stuff; not Melo. MT @sportsgguy: I think coaching staff/management prefers that he sits, but Melo doesn't want to

Chris Herring

If it makes more sense to give Amare additional time off to fully heal & recover, why is Melo still going out there to play each nite?

Steve Popper

Fisher said Melo, Cole Aldrich, Quincy Acy, Jose Calderon and Hardaway Jr. starting - unless he adjusts to Toronto swap in lineup.

Marc Berman

With three days off, surprising Stoudemire didn't make trip and won't play either game of back-to-back. Amar'e said he'd only miss 1.

Steve Popper

Might be a first - Fisher said he might adjust his lineup because of absence today of Landry Fields (concussion). He planned for Landry?

Al Iannazzone

Fisher said giving Amare these 2 games off gives him extra time to rest/gear up for next stretch of games. He expects to have him Thursday.

Marc Berman

Bargnani had strong oncourt workout with assistant Brian Keefe in Toronto. Looks healthy. Fisher says could practice leadup to Christmas.

Steve Popper

Amare and JR are not with the Knicks today - Fisher said that J.R. is, well, out for weeks or day to day or, I don't know.

Marc Berman

Fisher doubts J.R. Smith will be back anytime very soon. Indicates could be another week as he's resting heel.

Al Iannazzone

Amare and JR Smith did not make the trip

Chris Herring

Fisher says Calderon, Hardaway, Melo, Acy and Aldrich will start again today at Toronto.

Chris Herring

Fisher says it makes sense to rest Stoudemire again today, since Knicks won't play again until Thursday.

Ian Begley

#Knicks say Carmelo Anthony is available today vs. Toronto. Amar'e Stoudemire and JR Smith are both out.

Steve Popper

Help is on the way soon, Knicks. Gulp... http://t.co/gKekZIJ6I1

Marc Berman

Stat of Day in Sunday's Toronto Sun: Bargnani hold Raptors record for high point game vs. #Knicks with 41 in December, 2010.

Marc Berman

If #Knicks win in Toronto this afternoon, they cut Raptors lead to 16 games in Atlantic Division race.