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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Knicks 85, Celtics 78

Boston Celtics 78 Final Recap | Box Score 85 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 41 MIN | 13-29 FG | 6-6 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 36 PTS | -3 The first three minutes were a blistering blur, with Melo’s four seal-breaking hoists shredding nylon and sending crowd to roars. Then, a turning point: Complain about a no-call on one end; jog back lazily while Jeff Green buries a quarter-ending three at the other. The second quarter that followed was a total shitshow – Bass and Green …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Apr 20 2013)

[New York Post] Garnett: Knicks are better team (Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:07:39 -0500) Perhaps it’s just gamesmanship. Or maybe it is a player honestly assessing a No. 7 seed, the Celtics, going against a No. 2 seed, the Knicks, in the NBA playoffs. But Boston’s Kevin Garnett Friday anointed the Celtics as series underdogs while proclaiming the Knicks the better team… [New York Post] How they match up (Sat, 20 Apr 2013 04:10:46 -0500) POINT GUARD This would have been the clear edge for the Celtics because Rajon Rondo has been a triple-double threat each time he has faced …continue reading

In Praise of Variance, or, A Response to Bill Reiter

When I woke up this morning, I, like almost every college student I know, immediately checked my Twitter. After a few minutes I stumbled across a retweet of Bill Reiter’s column on Fox Sports, (which you can read here) wherein it was revealed that he has a, shall we say, “less than favorable” opinion of the Knicks’ postseason chances. Now, anyone picking the Knicks as a favorite against the Heat at this point would be out of their minds (which perhaps explains why I havn’t seen a single person make that claim,) but what Bill was specifically arguing against was …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Apr 19 2013)

[New York Post] Road to title starts with Boston, improving health (Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:50:09 -0500) It starts with Boston and the goal is to end it with an Eastern Conference Finals upset of Miami en route to breaking a 40-year championship drought. The Knicks dip their toe into the playoff waters tomorrow as the Celtics invade the Garden at 3 p.m. for Game 1… [New York Post] Knicks-Celtics playoff history (Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:28:23 -0500) The Knicks and Celtics have met 14 times in the playoffs, with each winning seven series. There have been great moments for …continue reading

An Interview with Dean Oliver

EDITOR’S NOTE: Before things get wholly playoff-tastic ’round these parts, for your infotainment, ruruland conducted an interview with Dean Oliver, a pioneer in sports analytics and the author of Basketball on Paper, the groundbreaking tome on basketball analytics. Oliver also spent five successful years working in the front office of the Denver Nuggets. He currently plies his trade at ESPN, where he led the team that developed Total QBR–a new method for evaluating quarterbacks–and is responsible for building sports analytics that are in use across the company. His work has been published in academic journals, highlighted in diverse popular publications and …continue reading

Buy a great print, support an even greater cause

Spurs blogger extraordinaire and artist Jesse Blanchard is leading an effort to donate all proceeds from the purchase of select NBA-related prints to a various Boston relief efforts: There are few things in life that human beings willingly subject themselves to as physically and spiritually taxing as the 26-mile trek from start to finish. For those participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon, the finish line should have marked one of their lifetime achievements. Instead, two explosions left a completely different mark altogether. It is often said that the worst in humanity often brings out the best in humanity, and Monday was …continue reading