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Monthly Archives: April 2013

A new job for Knick fans: Cheer on Atlanta

As New York looks to close out the Boston Celtics in Game 5 Wednesday night, Indiana and Atlanta have drawn even in their best of seven series. With the respective winners┬áset to face off in the second round, there is plenty of incentive for Knick fans to be rooting their hearts out for the Hawks. While Knicks swept their season series with the Hawks 3-0 (one being the last game of the year, and a blatant tank job by Atlanta), they needed a late-season win to split with Indiana, 2-2. In the interest of diving deeper into how the Bockers …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Apr 30 2013)

[New York Times] Rockets Extend Series With Game 4 Win Over Thunder (Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:37:20 GMT) The Houston Rockets know the odds are stacked against them in their playoff series with the Oklahoma City Thunder.     [New York Times] Hansen Has ‘No Plans to Give Up’ Fight for Kings (Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:37:16 GMT) The recommendation has been made, the vote is set and the Sacramento Kings seem all but assured of staying in California’s capital city.     [New York Times] Smith Scores 29 as Hawks Top Pacers to Knot Series (Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:34:06 GMT) The Atlanta …continue reading

Jason Collins: First Openly Gay Active NBA Player

According to Sports Illustrated: I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand. … I realized I needed to go public when Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford and now a Massachusetts congressman, …continue reading

Knicks pioneering the NBA’s three-point renaissance

In today’s NBA, basketball is played noticeably differently then how it was decades ago — even ten years ago. When discussing the changes in our beloved game, many factors come into play, not the least of which is the advanced statistics phenomenon. Recently, thanks to some very brilliant minds, teams and fans alike have begun to dive headlong into APBRmetrics (acronym for Association for Professional Basketball Research Metrics), only to discover that it’s less of a pool than an enormous ocean. To go more in-depth here would be deviating from my point, but one favorite of the advanced statistics community …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Apr 29 2013)

[New York Times] Celts Top Knicks 97-90 in OT, Avoid Playoff Sweep (Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:45:49 GMT) The reeling Boston Celtics needed a spark of optimism and a surge of offense to keep their season going.     [New York Times] Spurs Finish Off Lakers Sweep, Roll to 2nd Round (Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:30:55 GMT) Tony Parker could only shake his head at the travails of the Los Angeles Lakers, who probably packed more drama and turmoil into this season than the Spurs point guard has experienced in his entire career with steady San Antonio.     [New York Times] James Leads …continue reading

Celtics 97, Knicks 90

New York Knicks 90 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Boston Celtics Carmelo Anthony, SF 45 MIN | 10-35 FG | 16-20 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 7 TO | 36 PTS | -10 Let’s start this off by taking a look at some pictures… Here’s Melo’s shot chart. Hold on. You might need to borrow my kerchief to wipe away all the blood. Hm. That’s odd. Out, damn’d shotchart! out, I say! Hell is murky. Yet who would have thought the old Melo to have had so much blood in …continue reading