Dazzling February sets up Miami Heat for stretch run to playoffs – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comA not-so-subtle trend has emerged recently for the Heat. The two-time defending champions are destroying every team they play. The Heat finished off its best month of the season Thursday…

LeBron James’ Mask Hides Miami Heat’s Real Story vs. New York Knicks – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportMIAMI—All ’round the rounded locker room, players were prompted for their perceptions of the black mask and the man who wore it so well. Norris Cole used the word…

LeBron James: Even Better When in Disguise – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLooking like a cross between Zorro and Hannibal Lecter, LeBron James donned a menacing black mask against the New York Knicks Thursday night in order to protect his…

Makes sense for Carmelo Anthony to leave Knicks and join Miami Heat – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMIAMI — The answer to all of Carmelo Anthony’s problems is right here, with Pat Riley, LeBron James, a proven championship blueprint in place and none of…

1. LeBron, Heat At Peak Of Their Superpowers – ESPN

ESPNMIAMI — LeBron James decided to get a bit creative, given the mandate from the team’s medical staff that he wear a mask to protect his broken nose when he…

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThis season, the burden has been almost entirely on Carmelo Anthony’s shoulders, and the losses are adding up. For the Heat, the key will be how LeBron James responds…

Pro Basketball|For Knicks, No Respite on the Court – New York Times

New York TimesCarmelo Anthony, who had 44 points in a loss to Dallas on Monday, hasn’t had much help this season. Credit Jason Decrow/Associated Press. the main story. the main…

Mavs mailbag: Carmelo Anthony to Dallas? – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The Mavs would love to land a legitimate superstar to pair with Dirk Nowitzki, but a strong argument could be made that Melo doesn’t make sense for Dallas at…

Dirk Nowitzki’s buzzer-beater renders Carmelo Anthony’s 44 moot – ESPN

ESPNBut when the 19-foot jumper bounced up and then fell in as time expired, the Dallas Mavericks had a 110-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night. The…

Knicks-Hawks Preview – ESPN

ESPNEven in a woeful Eastern Conference — and in spite of Carmelo Anthony’s explosive scoring — a playoff spot is appearing more and more out of reach for the New…

Magic rally to overcome Carmelo Anthony, Knicks in 2OT – ESPN

ESPNArron Afflalo scored 32 points and Oladipo had 30 points, a career-high 14 assists and nine rebounds as the Magic rallied to beat the New York Knicks 129-121 in double…

1. Kyrie Irving Earns This Raise For East – ESPN

ESPNNEW ORLEANS — Despite being well schooled on how to have a major impact during All-Star Weekend these past few years, Kyrie Irving apparently needed some lessons on proper MVP…

LeBron James rebrands himself as man of the people – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS — The basketball house in Louisiana built by the King was a thing of beauty, a diamond in the rough with shiny hardwood floors, new rims and…

Clyde: I think Melo stays with Knicks – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Frazier points to the amount of marketing opportunities that Anthony has enjoyed in New York as one reason Carmelo should stick with the Knicks. Frazier says Anthony wasn’t as…

New York Knicks Making Wrong Move by Not Trading Carmelo Anthony – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportHowever, he’ll still have to make that choice at some point. “If I go somewhere else, I get paid. If I stay in New York, I get paid,” ‘Melo…

Carmelo Anthony says he is willing to take pay cut to help Knicks roster – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsNEW ORLEANS — Carmelo Anthony’s “I want to test free agency” proclamation has had Knicks management on edge since October but given yet another chance to discuss…

Carmelo Anthony says he’d take less money to stay with Knicks – Newsday

NewsdayNEW ORLEANS – Carmelo Anthony said his “first priority” remains to re-sign with the Knicks and he would take “a pay cut” if it helps give them flexibility to bring…

Carmelo Anthony tackles LeBron, but story is Heat’s bounce-back win over … – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comNEW YORK – Late in the third quarter of the Heat’s 15-point win over the Knicks on Saturday, the game was not yet out of hand, and with Miami leading…

LeBron: Carmelo might bolt from NY to win title – New York Post

New York PostLeBron James isn’t sure what Carmelo Anthony is thinking months before he can opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent, but…

Love La La, but don’t buy hype about Carmelo Anthony’s future plans – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt was Carmelo Anthony’s better half who skillfully hijacked Super Bowl week in New York by declaring on Monday, “I definitely think” her famous husband will re-sign…

Carmelo Anthony, Knicks will miss Super Bowl XLVIII festivities in New York and … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSuper Bowl Week finally is in full swing in New York, but the Knicks will be leaving town on Sunday before the big game. After the Miami…

Melo Drops 35 in Knicks’ Win vs. LAL – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportCarmelo Anthony followed up his 62-point performance with 35 against the Lakers and his New York Knicks (17-27) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (16-29) by a final score of…

Anthony scores 35, Knicks beat Lakers 110-103 – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony followed his 62-point game with 35 more, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 110-103 on Sunday. Anthony finished with two…

Kobe Bryant gets courtside seat to see potential future teammate Carmelo … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsNow might be the perfect time for Carmelo Anthony to go for 63. The Lakers are in town, meaning Melo has a great chance to break his…

Carmelo Anthony Hopes His 62-Point Explosion Propels the Knicks – New York Times

New York TimesCarmelo Anthony watching from the bench Friday after scoring 62 points, a Knicks record, against the Bobcats and leaving the game in the fourth quarter. Bill Kostroun/Associated Press.…

Ewing gives lukewarm praise to Melo on record night – New York Post

New York PostPatrick Ewing (left) wasn’t in much of a mood to talk about Carmelo Anthony’s big night Friday. Photo: Getty (left) and Jeff Zelevansky (right). MORE ON: New York…

Carmelo Anthony lights up Madison Square Garden with Knicks-record 62 points – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony let it fly from halfcourt, and when it went in, he had proof of what was already obvious. “When I made the shot…

Carmelo Anthony pours in 62 vs. Bobcats for Knicks, new MSG records – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony let it fly from halfcourt, and when it went in, he had proof of what was already obvious. “When I made the shot at the…

Preview: Bobcats at Knicks – Reuters

ReutersThe Charlotte Bobcats came out of one of their most challenging homestands of the season with a winning record. They’ll look to build on their strong showing as they travel…

USA Basketball announces 2014-16 roster – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA Basketball has announced the National Team for 2014-16 and it has several returning members and a few new faces. In the returning group are three-time Olympic medalists and…

Melo: It’s time for behind-schedule Knicks – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)GREENBURGH, N.Y. — If he had made a bet before the season, Carmelo Anthony would’ve put “any amount of money” on the Knicks being better than 10 games under…

Carmelo Anthony, Knicks beat Heat for 3rd win in row – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — They don’t look like the lowly losers of last month. The New York Knicks are playing as if it’s last season — when they even…

Knicks Stun JR Smith and Then the Heat – New York Times

New York TimesCarmelo Anthony (7) led the Knicks with 29 points and 8 rebounds in their win over the Heat at Madison Square Garden. Barton Silverman/The New York Times. During…

Rockets Survive Knicks, 102-100 – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportJames Harden scored 37 points and the Houston Rockets capitalized on a costly mistake from J.R. Smith to top the New York Knicks, 102-100, in a Friday night thriller…

Carmelo Anthony is proving he can take a beating on and off the court – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHe will play for the New York Knicks Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs after missing three weeks with an ankle injury. He said the injury hasn’t fully healed,…