[New York Times] Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84 | Cleveland leads series, 2-1: Raptors End Cavaliers’ Postseason Win Streak (Sun, 22 May 2016 04:21:36 GMT) DeMar Rozan and Bismack Biyombo led Toronto to a victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. [New York Times] DeRozan, Raptors End Cavaliers’ Streak With 99-84 Win (Sun, 22 May 2016 04:33:36 GMT) Cleveland’s perfect playoff run went south in the north. [New York Times] DeRozan, Biyombo Give Raptors New Life (Sun, 22 May 2016 05:00:27 GMT) The Toronto Raptors crushed any ideas that they were going to be swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers …continue reading
[New York Times] Keeping Score: Cavaliers Searching for Elusive Postseason Perfection (Sat, 21 May 2016 00:36:49 GMT) LeBron James has made some bold claims about his team’s potential to sweep the playoffs. History shows that is not so easy.
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Friday's Knicks Links: Jackson has some explaining to do about hiring Hornacek (Fri, 20 May 2016 04:56:32 EST) Friday's Knicks Links: Jackson has some explaining to do about hiring Hornacek [New York Times] Cavaliers 108, Raptors 89 | Cleveland leads series, 2-0: Cavaliers Dominate Raptors Again as LeBron James Posts Triple Double (Fri, 20 May 2016 03:53:10 GMT) James had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 26 points, as Cleveland took a two-games-to-none lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals. [New York Times] Zhou Qi’s Potential …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Coasting to Wins, LeBron James and the Cavaliers Refuse to Let Up (Thu, 19 May 2016 01:26:18 GMT) Cleveland, which dominated in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals, had a nine-day hiatus after a semifinal sweep. But, James said, “we didn’t rest.” [New York Times] Knicks Appear Close to Hiring Jeff Hornacek as Coach (Thu, 19 May 2016 02:52:10 GMT) Hornacek, a late entry in the team’s search, was let go by the Phoenix Suns earlier this season. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Top Pick in Draft Could Inspire False Hopes for …continue reading
[New York Times] 76ers Win NBA Draft Lottery, and Lakers Get the Second Pick (Wed, 18 May 2016 04:00:08 GMT) Duke’s Brandon Ingram and L.S.U.’s Ben Simmons, considered to be franchise-shaping players, are heavily favored to be the top two picks in the June draft. [New York Times] Warriors’ Home Games Are a Show Befitting the Team (Wed, 18 May 2016 07:00:23 GMT) Games at Oracle Arena have been called the best show in sports, with a high-energy team working toward another N.B.A. title. But most of the show is not basketball. [New York Times] Cavaliers 115, Raptors 84: Cavaliers …continue reading
I went to Sunday’s NY Liberty game. For me a Liberty game is like a Knicks game, without all the anger, frustration, and embarrassment. It’s like watching a professional basketball game, but fun. With my kids on each side I can pass on the finer points of the viewer experience — like how to properly skewer a referee or how to not catch a tshirt. (Side note: I’ve never caught a ball or tshirt at a live professional sporting event — ever.) I can point out to my wife that the Liberty coach was from that ESPN documentary we watched …continue reading
[New York Times] Thunder 108, Warriors 102 | Oklahoma City leads series, 1-0: Oklahoma City Thunder Surprise Golden State Warriors in Game 1 Win (Tue, 17 May 2016 04:45:36 GMT) Russell Westbrook leads a second-half flurry, scoring 24 of his 27 points after halftime, and Oklahoma City is unexpectedly ahead in the Western Conference finals. [New York Times] Plenty of Star Power Remains at Point Guard in NBA Playoffs (Tue, 17 May 2016 06:12:33 GMT) LeBron James is fond of saying that today’s NBA is driven by point guards. [New York Times] Dominant Westbrook Steals Curry’s Thunder (Tue, 17 May …continue reading