[Video] Knicks 2/12/12 Practice Roundup: Chandler Banged Up, Energy and Focus High

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Coming off a very disappointing performance against the Clippers on Sunday, word is the Knicks had a great practice yesterday in preparation for tonight’s game against the Raptors. Tyson Chandler was apparently pulled early from practice because of soreness (it sounds in the below video that Woodson says it’s his ankle), but he’ll be playing tonight.

The Knicks are currently three games behind Miami for the #1 seed.

WOODSON

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MELO TALKS WHITE AND NOVAK AT THE ALL-STAR GAME

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PRACTICE FOOTAGE

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[Video] Carmelo Anthony Talks Knicks Resurgence on Jimmy Fallon

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Last night, Carmelo Anthony appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to speak on the Knicks returning to the elite of the Eastern Conference, the All-Star break, and his number being retired by Syracuse University. Melo will be starting for the East during this weekend’s All-Star game.

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Steve Novak and James “Flight” White Headed to All-Star Weekend

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The New York Knicks will be well-represented on All-Star Weekend with the announcement of Steve Novak and James “Flight” White being named to the Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest.

Novak is shooting 44.4% (third in the league) from downtown this year. White has vowed to deliver a “classic” dunk performance that will be the best since Vince Carter’s memorable 2000 win.

Novak and White will mark four Knicks participating in All-Star Weekend, with team captains Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler playing in the All-Star game.

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Maybe I’m a tad bias, but I’m predicting Novak takes the three-point contest easy. Unless he gets a severe case of nerves, the three-point contest pretty much mirrors his warm-up routine. And White’s dunk acumen needs no introduction. All we need now is Melo to show out in the main game.

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