[New York Times] Roundup: Thunder Hand Spurs a Rare Home Loss and Even Their Series (Tue, 03 May 2016 04:40:05 GMT) Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists for Oklahoma City, which bounced back from a 32-point loss to San Antonio in Game 1. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Liberty Gain a Star Guard (Tue, 03 May 2016 03:27:57 GMT) The Liberty acquired the All-Star point guard Shoni Schimmel from the Atlanta Dream for a 2017 second-round draft pick. [New York Times] Warriors Determined to Set Defensive Tone Again in Game 2 (Tue, 03 May 2016 …continue reading
[New York Times] Back to the Drawing Board for Thunder Against Spurs (Mon, 02 May 2016 06:18:32 GMT) There was a possession where LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defensive rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. [New York Times] Heat Off to the Second Round, and Deng a Big Reason Why (Mon, 02 May 2016 06:12:31 GMT) Luol Deng’s role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break. …continue reading
[New York Times] Spurs 124, Thunder 92: Sublime Start Propels Spurs Past Thunder (Sun, 01 May 2016 04:35:15 GMT) LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points, and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder, 124-92, on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series. [New York Times] Aldridge Has 38 Points, Spurs Rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1 (Sun, 01 May 2016 04:51:31 GMT) The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder — in a hurry.
[New York Post] LeBron, Chris Paul may dissuade Carmelo from Olympic history (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:22:56 -0400) Carmelo Anthony now is waffling on Rio. All across the season, Anthony put himself down as a definite for the 2016 Olympic Games, saying his left-knee condition would not be a factor in going for history. Anthony is vying to become the first U.S. men's Olympic basketball player to win three gold medals. But during… [New York Times] Trail Blazers 106, Clippers 103 | Portland wins series, 4-2: Trail Blazers Eliminate the Gritty but Undermanned Clippers (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:49:37 GMT) …continue reading
[New York Times] Roundup: Hawks Oust the Celtics to Reach the 2nd Round (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:29:55 GMT) Paul Millsap had 17 points and 8 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics, 104-92, on Thursday night to advance to the second round of the N.B.A. playoffs. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Jason Terry’s Last Lesson in Chemistry for Distracted Rockets (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:10:04 GMT) With the Rockets’ dysfunctional season teetering on a cliff, Terry rallied the Rockets to prolong their series against the Warriors, if only a couple of days. [New York Times] Blazers, …continue reading
One of our longtime posters, Frank, asked if I could share this open letter he wrote to James Dolan. So here ya go! – BC Dear Mr. Dolan, I have been a Knicks fan for as long as I can remember. I remember scanning the box scores in the paper as a kid, looking for Bill Cartwright’s and Bernard King’s line after every game. I lived and died with the Knicks of the 90s, cheering their lunchbox mentality and how much they seemed to embody the grittiness and toughness of New York City. I was even a season ticket holder …continue reading