For your game thoughts.
This is the thirty-first in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far. The 2010-11 New York Knicks now know what seed they will be in the 2011 NBA Playoffs and who their opponents will be, the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics. If …continue reading
For all your in-game musings
The Heat won and the Celtics lost, which means the Knicks will head to Boston in the first round. The Leprechauns ceded the game, resting four of their elderly starters for the playoffs. Even in a game that went to overtime, the most interesting spectacle was the quartet of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo sitting on the Boston Celtics’ bench. The Celtics were making a statement: The Miami Heat can have second place. It wasn’t worth fighting for anymore. Coach Doc Rivers decreed that a few days of rest for his veteran starters would be a …continue reading
As with a fellow rite of spring, jockeying has once again become an important factor in the NBA’s regular season home stretch. With just three games remaining entering Sunday’s series finale against the Pacers, the Knicks were playing close attention to the top of the standings, where Miami’s convincing afternoon win over a floundering Boston put them in sole possession of the second seed. Conventional wisdom had it that the Knicks would prefer to play the Heat, against whom they’ve won the last two. But Boston’s noticeable late season limps might be enough to convince the Bockers to hold steady …continue reading