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
Get after it.
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
[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
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
[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
[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