Howard Megdal

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It would be hard to overstate how awful the 24 hours from Wednesday night to Thursday night were for the New York Mets.

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in February 2016. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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The Nets' go-to guy isn’t Deron Williams or Joe Johnson

Credit P.J. Carlesimo and the Brooklyn Nets for not being blinded by stardom.

Feb. 7, 2013

 
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Against Washington, the Knicks‘ poor defense beats the Knicks’ solid offense

For the New York Knicks, Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards followed a familiar pattern.

Feb. 7, 2013

 
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A year later, Jeremy Lin plays like it’s February 2012

A year ago Monday, Jeremy Lin came off the bench to rally the Knicks and shock the Nets with an elite performance.

Feb. 6, 2013

 
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Once again, the Nets play like winners for 45 minutes

If the Brooklyn Nets intend to make any kind of playoff run, they're going to need to close out games like Tuesday night's matchup at the Barclays Center against a compromised Los Angeles Lakers team.

Feb. 6, 2013

 
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And now Kenny Cooper, a pure scorer, is gone

In many ways, Kenny Cooper, traded on Monday to F.C. Dallas, was the opposite of the typical acquisition by the New York Red Bulls. He entered quietly, he succeeded beyond expectations, and he's leaving too soon.

Feb. 5, 2013

 
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Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler sure are playing a lot

The New York Knicks completed a five-game homestand on Monday night with a resounding 99-85 defeat of the Detroit Pistons. The Knicks built an early 20-point lead and never looked back against one of the weaker teams in the Eastern Conference.

Feb. 5, 2013

 
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When a casino looked like the Mets' best bet

A front page story in the New York Post on Tuesday detailed a proposal from the owners of the New York Mets to build a casino next to Citi Field.

Feb. 5, 2013

 
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Brandon Lyon, who might give the Mets a working bullpen in 2013

By itself, the acquisition of Brandon Lyon isn't going to give the Mets a great bullpen.

Feb. 4, 2013

 
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Amar’e Stoudemire’s comeback has been the opposite of a problem

A fair number of the media's questions for Mike Woodson following the Knicks' 120-81 destruction of the Sacramento Kings Saturday night weren't about the team's fourth straight victory or its 30-15 start, but on whether Amar'e Stoudemire, the undisputed star of the night, would be starting anytime soon.

Feb. 4, 2013

 
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Talented Iona can’t quite break through

It's been a tough week for the Iona Gaels.

Feb. 4, 2013