So today we learned a couple of things. One, when they renovated MSG, they unearthed an Indian burial ground. Dolan was notified and his response was clearly, “Eh. Eff those bozos. They’re dead. What’s the worst that could happen?” Two, even though the Jets acquired Tim Tebow, God still hates New York City. In this time of massive sorrow, let’s turn to that noted ‘Bocker backer, Leo Tolstoy: “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” Loves me some injury-wracked, preternaturally …continue reading
Per Tweets by Alan Hahn and Howard Beck. Lin has a minor meniscus tear and is out 6 weeks. Unless the Knicks get to the playoffs and advance, Lin is done. It looks like Toney Douglas will need to play.
[New York Times] Hawks 100, Knicks 90: Knicks Fade Fast in Loss to Hawks After Carmelo Anthony Is Hurt (Sat, 31 Mar 2012 05:17:18 GMT) As Jeremy Lin continued to rest his sore left knee, Carmelo Anthony hurt his groin in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ loss to Atlanta on Friday night. [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Celtics Top Timberwolves as Garnett Outplays Kevin Love (Sat, 31 Mar 2012 05:20:08 GMT) In a return to Minnesota, 35-year-old Kevin Garnett outmuscled the rising star Kevin Love, who has assumed the place he once held there as the face of the …continue reading
New York Knicks 90 Final Recap | Box Score 100 Atlanta Hawks Carmelo Anthony, SF 40 MIN | 11-24 FG | 13-14 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 36 PTS | -7 We’ve all indulged in our fair share of hand-wringing over Melo’s propensity for “going it alone.” Well, when most of your teammates look like they went to the arena straight from the Gold Club, sometimes that kind of bootstrap-grabbing gumption becomes necessary. If it weren’t for our junk-hobbled Captain, we might’ve been looking to the inevitable post-game Waffle House brawl for some kind of legitimate competition. …continue reading
The Knicks take on the Hawks, in the land where Son of Wood’s eyebrows went missing. Rage against the dying of the light here…
Over at The Times, I talked about the marked improvement of both Melo and the Knicks writ large since Mike Woodson grabbed hold the reins: Carmelo Anthony’s recent admission that the new coach Mike Woodson had succeeded in coaxing an admittedly dormant “energy” out of him – particularly on the defensive end – raised eyebrows and ire in equal measure. Those certain that Mike D’Antoni’s sudden resignation pointed to a mutiny by Anthony finally, it seemed, had proof. But a funny thing happened on the way to an 8-1 start under Woodson: Everyone, it seems, has picked up the intensity. …continue reading
[New York Times] Knicks’ Woodson Is a Reflection of His Mentors (Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:30:08 GMT) Mike Woodson has summoned lessons from former coaches such as Bob Knight, Red Holzman, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Larry Brown while embracing the challenge of steadying the Knicks franchise. [New York Times] Jeremy Lin Trading Card Sale Reflects Knicks’ Season (Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:20:06 GMT) A fan who bought a Jeremy Lin rookie card from last season just as Linsanity began to crest got mixed results in two resales on eBay. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball : Heat Sweep Mavericks …continue reading