Over at the Mothership, Tom Haberstroh, Jared Zwerling, Mike Wallace, Brian Windhosrt and I offered our opines on five key questions for the series. With the quick turnaround from end-of-season to today, this is probably all the preview we’ll have to offer. The good news is tip-off’s less than four hours away!
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Anthony Has More to Prove Than Heat’s James (Sat, 28 Apr 2012 05:19:04 GMT) In addition to LeBron James and Company, there is another superstar whose reputation is on the line in the series between the Knicks and the Heat that begins Saturday in Miami. [New York Times] Chandler, Ailing, May Miss Knicks’ Opener Against Heat (Sat, 28 Apr 2012 05:39:07 GMT) Tyson Chandler, the Knicks’ leading rebounder and shot-blocker, could be unavailable for Game 1 against Miami because of a fever and other flulike symptoms. [New York Times] Nets’ Brooklyn Lineup Is …continue reading
Looking at the Knicks-Heat through the prism of the four factors. http://offthedribble.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/breaking-down-knicks-heat/
During last night’s charity scrimmage, I had a chance to chat with the quantum Jay and Marc from The New York Knicks Podcast. Topics include: Whether Amar’e should come off the bench, Playoff predictions, season awards, Magic Eye pictures, Eduardo Najera, the NBA’s biggest a$@%^&*!, Afghanistan, and other, equally brain-tickling items. One of us even picks the Knicks to win every round! It’s Friday, we know you’re slacking at work anyway. Tune in! At the very least, follow them on Twitter and check out their pod. Which sounds gross, but shouldn’t, unless you’re 12 years old or something.
[New York Times] Knicks 104, Bobcats 84: Knicks Hand Bobcats 23rd Loss in a Row (Fri, 27 Apr 2012 05:41:12 GMT) The Knicks are heading to Miami for a first-round playoff series with the Heat after wrapping up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with a rout of the Bobcats. [New York Times] N.B.A. Playoff Teams Finish Season Cautiously (Fri, 27 Apr 2012 05:41:13 GMT) With the regular season coming to an end on Thursday, many of the top teams rested their regulars for the N.B.A. playoffs, which begin Saturday. [New York Times] Bobcats, Lousy but Not Lovable, Perfect …continue reading
New York Knicks 104 Final Recap | Box Score 84 Charlotte Bobcats Landry Fields, G 31 MIN | 3-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 6 PTS | +7 On anything other than a slash to the bucket Fields looked really bad. But when he slashes, he looks pretty decent. He made solid decisions on his passes, he rebounds well, and when he makes eye contact with backcourt, he can finish at the rim. But man oh man does the jumper look bad. His shot is basically a knuckleball, which would be fine if he …continue reading