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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Knicks Morning News (Sunday, May 26 2013)

[New York Times] Spurs Take 3-0 Lead, Beat Grizzlies 104-93 in OT (Sun, 26 May 2013 05:27:14 GMT) Tim Duncan is doing his very best to get the San Antonio Spurs back to the NBA Finals one more time.     [New York Times] Roundup: Basketball Roundup (Sun, 26 May 2013 04:42:06 GMT) Tim Duncan scored the first 5 points of overtime, and San Antonio rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Memphis, 104-93, and move a win from the N.B.A. Finals.     [New York Times] Spurs One Game Away From Finals After Huge Comeback Win (Sun, 26 May 2013 04:29:50 GMT) The …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Saturday, May 25 2013)

[New York Times] Pacers Steal Game 2 Away From Heat in Miami, 97-93 (Sat, 25 May 2013 07:24:17 GMT) David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.     [New York Times] Game 2: Pacers 97, Heat 93: LeBron James Stumbles and Pacers Top Heat in Game 2 (Sat, 25 May 2013 06:04:07 GMT) LeBron James scored 36 points, but his two late turnovers helped Indiana beat Miami to tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each.     [New York …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Friday, May 24 2013)

[New York Post] Vogel rips Knicks (Fri, 24 May 2013 04:00:30 -0500) In the wake of Frank Vogel’s decision to bench center Roy Hibbert for the final two defensive possessions of the Heat’s 103-102 win over the Pacers on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Pacers coach directed some criticism toward Knicks coach Mike Woodson following… [New York Times] Andersen a Playoff Force for Heat (Fri, 24 May 2013 07:36:23 GMT) When Chris Andersen does something particularly impressive for the Miami Heat, a heavy metal guitar riff blares through their arena. Some children have shown up …continue reading

Carmelo Anthony Named to the Second-Team All-NBA

Carmelo Anthony was named to the second-team All-NBA team today, his sixth appearance on the All-NBA team and his second appearance on the second team. It is just bad luck that he happens to play the same position (forward) as two of the very best players in the NBA, Lebron James and Kevin Durant, or else Melo would have definitely made the first-team All-NBA for the first time in his career (as it was, Melo got the most points of any player on the second team and even received more points than the first-team All-NBA center). Congratulations to Melo! Congratulations …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, May 23 2013)

[New York Times] LeBron, Heat Dig Deep to Top Pacers in Game 1 (Thu, 23 May 2013 07:27:13 GMT) It could have been the perfect matchup to cap an unforgettable game. LeBron James driving to the rim to face Roy Hibbert, one play to decide Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.     [New York Times] Game 1: Heat 103, Pacers 102 (OT): LeBron James’s Layup at Buzzer Gives Heat Game 1 Victory (Thu, 23 May 2013 06:00:35 GMT) LeBron James’s layup at the buzzer in overtime rescued the Heat after the Pacers appeared to have sealed a victory on three free …continue reading

Some Thoughts on J.R. Smith

It’s normally not an accustomed practice for one to compare a situation from real life to a video game, but I believe it’s suitable when trying to convey my feelings about J.R. Smith.  As the artificially intelligent super-computer antagonist (see below) in the final scene of the game ‘Portal 2′ said to the protagonist: “The best solution to a problem is usually the easiest one. And I’ll be honest – killing you – is hard.” To be clear, I have no desire to off J.R. Smith. I would be quite pleased, however, if he chose to take his talents elsewhere. As …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, May 22 2013)

[New York Times] Spurs Can’t Ease Up Despite 2-0 Lead on Grizzlies (Wed, 22 May 2013 07:28:45 GMT) If the Western Conference finals seem the slightest bit over after two San Antonio wins, hold that thought for a minute.     [New York Times] Cavs Win Right to First Pick in NBA Draft (Wed, 22 May 2013 06:29:37 GMT) The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery and the top overall pick for the second time in three years on Tuesday.     [New York Times] Spurs Blow Late Lead, Beat Grizzlies 93-89 in OT (Wed, 22 May 2013 05:02:49 GMT) When Tony Parker …continue reading