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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Did the Thunder Chokety Choke Choke, or Nah?

Welp. That Western Conference Final was difficult to characterize. To use a well-worn boxing analogy, it was a contest between knockout specialists, and an incredibly entertaining one. Both landed shots and took them. Both wobbled. Both recovered. I cannot recall a series where my “feel” for a given game at a given moment was so inconsistent with the score. Both teams had substantial leads that didn’t feel substantial. Both had slim leads that felt a lot bigger. Then at times both kinda crapped the bed. I’m not a big fan of the “choke” label, though I don’t begrudge its use. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.31)

[ – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Kristaps Porzingis wants to win an NBA title (Tue, 31 May 2016 05:07:59 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Kristaps Porzingis wants to win an NBA title [New York Post] Ex-Knicks coach: Jeff Hornacek can only fix so much (Tue, 31 May 2016 00:57:12 -0400) Hubie Brown says the Knicks may need more than just a solid head coach to turn around their fortunes next season. Brown, ESPN Radio analyst who will work the NBA Finals, believes the surprising hiring of Hornacek will bring "accountabilityā€¯ and a potentially more exciting offense to the Knicks. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.30)

[New York Times] Sports of The Times: Once Disgraced, Mike Rice Finds Redemption in Youth Basketball (Mon, 30 May 2016 01:01:17 GMT) The former Rutgers coach, who was fired for abusive college practices, is now teaching athletes with dreams of playing at higher levels. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: With Survival Kit of 3-Pointers, and Team Trust, the Warriors Live On (Mon, 30 May 2016 00:47:50 GMT) Golden State’s Klay Thompson fed off his teammates in helping to forge a Game 7 against the Thunder.

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.29)

[New York Times] Warriors 108, Thunder 101 | Series tied, 3-3: Klay Thompson Takes Control, and Warriors Force Game 7 With Thunder (Sun, 29 May 2016 04:14:30 GMT) Golden State, facing elimination for a second straight game, trailed for most of the game but preserved its chances of repeating as champion with a late run. [New York Times] Curry Keen to Avoid Another Game Seven Letdown (Sun, 29 May 2016 06:45:27 GMT) Stephen Curry will get the chance to make up for one of the few disappointments of his career on Monday when the Golden State Warriors take on Oklahoma …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.28)

[New York Times] LeBron James Makes Sixth Straight N.B.A. Finals With Cavaliers’ Rout (Sat, 28 May 2016 03:53:44 GMT) James scores 33 points as Cleveland eliminates Toronto with ease in Game 6. [New York Times] After Two Decades, W.N.B.A. Still Struggling for Relevance (Sat, 28 May 2016 06:30:03 GMT) Even with a tether to the rich and powerful N.B.A., attendance and television viewership have lagged for the W.N.B.A. [New York Times] James Scores 33, Cavaliers Reach Second Straight NBA Finals (Sat, 28 May 2016 05:18:34 GMT) For LeBron James, it’s six straight trips to the NBA Finals. [New York Times] …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.27)

[New York Times] Warriors 120, Thunder 111 | Oklahoma City leads series, 3-2: Warriors Slip Past Thunder to Stave Off Elimination (Fri, 27 May 2016 03:48:37 GMT) Golden State, which set an N.B.A. record for regular-season wins, still faces ouster from the playoffs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City on Saturday. [New York Times] Defending Champion Warriors Stave Off Elimination, Beat OKC (Fri, 27 May 2016 04:18:44 GMT) “We ain’t going home! We’re not going home!” Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs. [New York Times] Bogut Wins Antipodean Battle as Warriors Beat …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.26)

[ – New York Knicks] Thursday's Knicks Links: Grant, Wroten may benefit with Hornacek as the new coach (Thu, 26 May 2016 05:15:02 EST) Thursday's Knicks Links: Grant, Wroten may benefit with Hornacek as the new coach [New York Times] Cavaliers 116, Raptors 78 | Cleveland leads series, 3-2: Cavaliers Beat Raptors by 38 Points to Take Lead in East Finals (Thu, 26 May 2016 03:53:27 GMT) Kevin Love scored 25 points in three quarters of play, and LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each had 23, as Cleveland moved a win away from its second straight N.B.A. Finals. [New York …continue reading