New York Knicks 94 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Miami Heat Carmelo Anthony, SF 45 MIN | 12-26 FG | 6-9 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 30 PTS | -11 Sometimes a good classmate clowning is good for the soul – and the will. After a truly putrid performance in Game 1, Melo came out the tunnel a man possessed in the Second Act, all but duct taping his tepid teammates to shoulders. The shot selection itself left a lot to be desired – once again, way too heavy a reliance on two-or-three-dribble pull-ups from 18-20 …continue reading
We had so much fun talking ‘Bockers-‘Eat for Game 1, we decided to do it again! In other, somewhat breaking news, Tyson — who “has been eating” for the first time in like five days — will start tonight, as will Baron Davis (sore back) and Landry Fields, who re-replaces Iman Shumpert at shooting guard. Also, it’s apparently storming down in Miami, which clearly means the Gods hate the Heat and will hand us this game. That’s how this shit works. Anyway, check out the 5-on-5, and let me know if you think I’m bat-guano-crazy.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs — Knicks’ Hopes Ride on Carmelo Anthony (Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:33:28 GMT) The Knicks are so bruised and depleted that in Game 2, their only sure thing is Carmelo Anthony, and he struggled to score 11 points in Game 1. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Pat Riley’s Presence Is Still Felt if Not Heard (Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:07:22 GMT) Once a grand N.B.A. philosopher, Pat Riley has transitioned into a spiritual Buddha, lurking but elusive in his commanding role as Heat president. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Michael Jordan, Owner, …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Baron suffers back injury (Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:00:43 EDT) Baron Davis’ back is acting up again. Davis said his back was stiff going into halftime after he ran into a few screens in the first half. “The collision put my back in shock, but I should be alright for Monday,” said Davis, who scored ten points in the first half. Davis also said the Knicks need to stay composed in Game 2 on Monday. Carmelo Anthony and Mike Woodson received technicals for complaining about foul calls. Amare Stoudemire was upset with officials after he …continue reading
New York Knicks 67 Final Recap | Box Score 100 Miami Heat Carmelo Anthony, SF 34 MIN | 3-15 FG | 5-5 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 11 PTS | -35 The general consensus was that Melo would have to pull off an epic performance reminiscent of a former Knick All-Star for the ‘Bockers to have a chance in this series. Alas, tonight, he threw up a Starksian 3-15 in lieu of channeling his boyhood Idol King Bernard. Anthony did a solid job on the boards and while the game was close, threw a few nifty passes …continue reading