Chris Herring

Amare, on if it was weird being guarded by Tyson: "Nah. He's supposed to be a great defender, but they were double- and triple-teaming me."

Peter Vecsey

Clearly, Mullin's considering coaching Kings, if not this season (big mistake), then next (bad mistake). Notice he hasn't denied interest

Barbara Barker

Tyson when asked if he feels sorry for Melo: "I do. I do. He's a competitor...I know what kind of competitor he is." #Knicks

Barbara Barker

Tyson on Knicks season: "It takes awhile to change the culture, bring in new coach and offense and new identity." #Knicks

Peter Vecsey

At the same time, Kings owner is packing in the season by promoting Corbin, who, alone with Rambis, was co-worst coach over last few years

Barbara Barker

Tyson Chandler said he thought "Knicks were on the right track" and year would have been different last year had he not went down. #Knicks

Barbara Barker

Tyson Chandler on the Knicks' season: "I knew it woudl be tough for them, but I didn't think it would be this tough." #Knicks

Ian Begley

MT @Chris Herring: Is Tyson surprised #Knicks are 5-22? "I am. I knew it would be tough for them, but I didn't think it would be this tough."

Peter Vecsey

A Kings' hall monitor reveals Mike Malone gave bosses no other choice but to fire him by separating himself from them, tuning out any input

Jose Manuel Calderon

Uno de los peores dias y peor sensación de toda mi carrera. #.... One of the worst days and worst feelings in my career #....

Chris Herring

The worst. RT @Marc Stein ESPN sources say Bucks' Jabari Parker expected to miss rest of his rookie season with a suspected torn ACL

Frank Isola

Dirk Nowitzki on Tyson: "He's a pro. Everybody knows that."

Chris Herring

Hardway, on Fisher subbing him out with the entire starting lineup all at once: "You've gotta do what you've gotta do."

Chris Herring

Tyson, on whether Phils comment abt NYK chemistry bugged him: "It did at first." Nature of the remark made him feel like scapegoat initially

Frank Isola

Tyson believes that if he hadn't suffered a broken leg last season and missed 20 games the Knicks would have been a playoff team.

Frank Isola

Tyson believes that he changed the culture in New York when he arrived, citing the 54-win season and winning a playoff series.

Chris Herring

Tyson, on whether he's surprised at Knicks 5-22 start: "I am. I knew it would be tough for them, but I didn't think it would be this tough."

Frank Isola

Tyson Chandler says he feels badly for Carmelo because "I know what type of competitor he is. I know he wants to win."

Al Iannazzone

Fisher finally was critical of his team and sounded fed up. He said it "was not the right way to start a professional basketball game."

Scott Cacciola

I wouldn't say Fisher was exactly seething, but that was the most frustration he's publicly expressed.

Steve Popper

First time Fisher has come in hacking at the Knicks. "The start was not the way to start a professional basketball game."

Ian Begley

Fisher says "thay was not the right way to start a professional basketball game." #Knicks

Chris Herring

Fisher: "I thought the start was not the way to start a professional basketball game." He pulled all 5 starters at once bc he saw no energy.

Steve Popper

So Tyson had 3 lob dunks. The Knicks had 3 24-second violations out of timeouts or start of quarters.

Frank Isola

Knicks are now 0-4 (and counting) vs. teams Carmelo visited during free agency last summer with Chicago up next.

Chris Herring

Prigioni with 5 points, 5 steals and 9 assists.

Chris Herring

Another shot-clock violation out of a timeout for Knicks. Third time they've done that in two games. Also had violation to start the game.

Al Iannazzone

Knicks had a 24-second violation out of a timeout.

Al Iannazzone

Richard Jefferson just tried a dunk that he might have made about eight years ago. He came up way short.

Chris Herring

Tougher for him to do now, without Shump or JR, but I hate that Fisher's gotten away from resting Melo at the end of the 1Q and 3Qs.

Knicks City Dancers

Happy #TiltTuesday from the KCD! Go @New York Knicks! http://t.co/NuI8kCLM2u

Chris Herring

With Fisher pulling Acy to start second half, leaves Melo playing defense on Nowitzki.

Jonah Ballow

Larkin starting 2Q. Fisher going small.

Chris Herring

Thats OK, because I do this: vine.co/v/MIJU21eaKAL MT @ACSSPOTLIGHT95: People don't even read your tweets anymore before responding.

Chris Herring

I cite a statistic on Melo, showing he's moving the ball more quickly this season. I get called a hater for it. I love my job, bruh.

Barbara Barker

I'd trade for huge NBA game In NYC. RT @ChuckCulpepper1: Better country than used to be when there is a huge #NBA game in Dec in #Memphis

Al Iannazzone

Just stop. RT @Chris Herring: Melo holding ball for 3 secs a touch this yr. Was 3.5 secs last yr.

Steve Popper

Kidz Bop talent search at halftime. I hope JR is at least healthy enough for that.

Steve Popper

When it was a game. RT @Chris Herring: Melo holding ball for 3 secs a touch this yr. Was 3.5 secs last yr.

Chris Herring

This is one of the stat websites I enjoy most. Really granular stuff, but it kinda helps w the ballhog arguments: nbasavant.com/leaderboard.ph…

Scott Cacciola

Send help. MT @Chris Herring Melo holding ball for 3 secs a touch this yr. Was 3.5 secs last yr. Avg of 1.6 dribbles per touch this yr.

Chris Herring

Melo holding ball for 3 secs a touch this yr. Was 3.5 secs last yr. Avg of 1.6 dribbles per touch this yr -- down from 2.2 dribbles last yr.

Chris Herring

Yes. But he's been better bat that this yr. RT @JeffGlotzer: Don't care what anyone says; when Melo holds ball, it kills the offensive flow.

Scott Cacciola

He could've done better, tho. RT @Geoff Calkins I think Beno is plus a billion tonight. In six minutes..

Steve Popper

Mavs just misfired on last two trips -but you really have to see THJ effort to believe it. Has a little ways to go defensively.

Scott Cacciola

The Grizzlies are allegedly on a 20-0 run against the Warriors.

Scott Cacciola

Meanwhile, in Memphis, old friend Beno Udrih has 5 assists in 3 minutes with the Grizzlies up 10 on the Warriors in the second quarter.

Brian Mahoney

Knicks are on a 17-2 run after the Mavericks opened a 34-15 lead, down only 36-32 early in the second.

Alan Hahn

Message sent. RT @JumpMan514: @Wally Szcerzbiak @Alan Hahn Was Fisher trying to make a statement with that substitution? #Knicks

Alan Hahn

No one listens to me. RT @Wally Szcerzbiak: .@Alan Hahn so much for getting to FT line. They shot 0 FTS in 1st Q. #knicksFixJinx

Scott Cacciola

Shane Larkin revenge game.

Steve Popper

Ah, the weather is going to be beautiful and the mushrooms electric in the desert. RT @Scott Cacciola: Dirk only has 1 assist.

Brian Mahoney

Whatever the problem with Barclays roof is, maybe if it can get just a little worse by February we can get the Rising Stars game called off.

Scott Cacciola

The Knicks outrebounded the Mavs, 7-6, in the first quarter. #positivetweet

Brian Mahoney

Dallas hits 12 of first 14 shots, but Knicks cut a 19-point deficit down to 12 after one quarter.

Steve Popper

Nearly fitting finish to quarter - just late of buzzer Devin Harris swishes a shot from midcourt.

Brian Mahoney

Geno Smith has never missed an intended target by as much as Carmelo did on his last pass.

Barbara Barker

LOL RT @dennisdoyle: Evolution of my assessment of the Chandler trade: decent, okay, disappointing, bad, disastrous.

Brian Mahoney

Apparently satisfied that the subs actually forced the Mavs to miss a shot or two, Fisher putting Carmelo and Amare back in.

Marc Berman

This is too bad. #Knicks really competed, played their butts of in Big D in that November overtime loss when Melo was out with back stuff.

Steve Popper

Mavs have 32 points with 3:12 left in 1st quarter -so maybe those 24-second violations by Knicks aren't a bad idea.

Chris Herring

Mavs shot 12% (4-of-31) from 3-point range when they played the Knicks in November. Have opened at 80% (4-of-5) from deep tonight.

Barbara Barker

With left in the first quarter, Mavs lead 29-15 with 4:00 left. On pace to score more than 236 points.

Brian Mahoney

Former PGA champion Jason Dufner sitting courtside. In his sport, Knicks would ask for a mulligan with start of this game.

Chris Herring

First time I've personally seen an NYK coach pull all 5 guys off the floor simultaneously. Deserved, tho, given how Knicks started tonight.

Marc Berman

First time I remember in regular season Fisher yanking all five starters at once. Even poker-faced Fish appears ticked at 29-13 start.

Steve Popper

Fisher pulls all five starters.

Al Iannazzone

Sluggish start by Knicks has led Derek Fisher to sub all five starters.

Alan Hahn

The starters have been brutal. Really alarming body language to start this game by all five.

Frank Isola

Derek Fisher subbing all five starters...maybe he should coach the Rangers.

Brian Mahoney

The Mavs, who won by 50 here a few years ago, lead 25-11 on 11-of-13 shooting. Still 5 1/2 left in first quarter.

Al Iannazzone

Chandler has three dunks already. Fisher putting in five new players at next stoppage

Alan Hahn

Derek Fisher is about to make a full line change.

Barbara Barker

Heat used to sunny florida. RT @Tim Bontemps: The Heat have retreated to their locker room, while the Nets remain on the court shooting.

Frank Isola

Dirk is treating the Knicks like Germany treated Brazil at the World Cup.

Brian Mahoney

Mavericks open 8 out of 9. Lead 19-7. Tyson already with four points and three rebound in 4 minutes.

Alan Hahn

Mavs hit first 6 shots and 8 of first 9. Tyson with two easy dunks on PnR. #Knicks bigs (Acy/Amare) are flat defensively.

Steve Popper

The best defense the Knicks have shown this year is slowing down the internet at MSG to stop the flow of tweets about 5-21 start.

Al Iannazzone

Mavs are 8-for-9 and up on Knicks 19-7 after four minutes.

Marc Berman

Team Tyson 19, Team Tri-tanic 7 after 4:13. Timeout Fisher.

Steve Popper

Might be a good time for Derek Fisher to start grabbing his jacket and touching his chest.

Steve Popper

So, Mavs are 6-for-6 to start the game - It's 14-5 Dallas.

Al Iannazzone

On the other end, Chandler throws down an alley-oop dunk.

Steve Popper

Hey, Knicks should try that - Tyson Chandler with the one-hand lob dunk from Monte Ellis.

Brian Mahoney

Knicks apparently swap the triangle for the 4 corners, open the game with a 24-second violation.

Al Iannazzone

Knicks had a 24-second violation on the first possession of the game.

Steve Popper

Knicks don't exactly come with the Bill Walsh scripted first drive - 24-second violation on opening possession.

Steve Popper

And Kidd got suspended for spilling a soda? RT @Alex Raskin: Guess what: @barclayscenter has a leak. The game is being delayed.

Brian Mahoney

Mostly cheers for Tyson Chandler. As it should be. Was much more good than bad on and off the court while here.

Al Iannazzone

Tyson Chandler received a nice ovation when he was introduced in his MSG return.

Marc Berman

Only cheers for Tyson as it should be.

Barbara Barker

Tyson Chandler gets cheered, not booed at MSG. #Knicks

Steve Popper

And the reaction to Tyson Chandler - pretty good ovation. "Please come home for Christmas!"

Chris Herring

Chandler gets mostly cheers; some scattered boos, from MSG crowd.

Steve Popper

Both @Andrew Keh and @Scott Cacciola are here at MSG tonight. You know what they say -once a Knicks beat writer, always a Knicks beat writer.

Chris Herring

Felton talking with Melo and STAT as the Knicks warm up.

Steve Popper

Showing Raymond Felton in clothes on the scoreboard. Plaid is slimming.

Chris Herring

So IMO, would strike me a bit weird if folks chose to boo him tonight. Just feels like a lot of ppl boo any ex-player, which seems dumb