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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Eastern Conference First Round Game 2: Knicks 87, Celtics 71

Boston Celtics 71 Final Recap | Box Score 87 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 40 MIN | 11-24 FG | 10-11 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 34 PTS | +22 Had a classic “Look a little closer” first half, shooting 3 for 11 and displaying a frustrating willingness to settle for long two but going 8 for 9 from the line, committing just one turnover, and drawing a whopping six fouls, including two on Kevin Garnett that would pay dividends throughout the evening. Melo’s second half approach …continue reading

ESPN 5-on-5: Game 2 Adjustments

Over at the Mothership, I was joined by some NBA blogger luminaries to talk Game 2 adjustments for tonight’s trio of games. Here was one question (the most intriguing, I thought): 4. Fact or Fiction: Melo is the most important player in the playoffs. Cavan: Fact. That “Win Now” is the season’s refrain tells you how important the Knicks view their current window, however narrow. LeBron might be King, Kevin Durant a usurper, and CP3 a merciless marshal, but don’t underestimate the power of a starving kingdom to drive its savior. Cianfrone: Fiction. With LeBron James, the Heat are title …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Apr 23 2013)

[New York Times] Bulls Shut Down Nets 90-82, Even Series at 1-1 (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:42:03 GMT) Joakim Noah gave a meek smile, looking as if he was hiding either the truth or the pain.     [New York Times] Clippers Edge Grizzlies on Paul’s Shot (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:45:07 GMT) Chris Paul’s running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.     [New York Times] Bulls 90, Nets 82: Fighting Out of Corner, Bulls Edge Nets to Win Round 2 …continue reading

J.R. Smith wins Sixth Man of the Year award

According to the New York Times, J.R Smith will be announced as the 2013 Sixth Man of the Year. The NBA will make the announcement at 2:30 EST from Madison Square Garden’s training center. JR Smith will be announced as Sixth Man of the Year this afternoon. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) April 22, 2013 Smith averaged 18.1 points per game on 42.2 percent shooting from the field during the regular season. His previous career high in points came in the 2009-10 season when he averaged 15.4 ppg. For the first time in his career, Smith didn’t start a single game …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Apr 22 2013)

[New York Times] George Bails Out Pacers in 107-90 Win Over Hawks (Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:24:09 GMT) Paul George offered to do anything it took to win in the playoffs.     [New York Times] Heat Roll, and LeBron Says They Can Play Better (Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:14:36 GMT) LeBron James looked at the stat sheet, then looked at the cameras and said words that were absolutely not what the Milwaukee Bucks wanted to hear.     [New York Times] Thunder Blast Rockets 120-91 in Game 1 (Mon, 22 Apr 2013 05:26:27 GMT) As awkward as he felt going up against his …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Apr 21 2013)

[New York Times] Roundup: Late Layup From Miller Lifts Denver Over Warriors (Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:00:37 GMT) Andre Miller scored 28 points and sank a layup with 1.3 seconds left that lifted the Nuggets to a 97-95 victory over the Golden State Warriors.     [New York Times] Clippers Beat Grizzlies 112-91 in Playoff Opener (Sun, 21 Apr 2013 06:44:44 GMT) The Los Angeles Clippers played above the rim, not enough to live up to their Lob City moniker but enough to beat Memphis at its own rebounding game.     [New York Times] Nets vs. Bulls (Sun, 21 Apr 2013 04:08:54 GMT) …continue reading