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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Knicks Morning News (2015.04.26)

[New York Times] Grizzlies Hold Off Blazers Rally to Win 115-109, Go Up 3-0 (Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:56:22 GMT) Stung by the loss of point guard Mike Conley, the Grizzlies gritted out their latest victory over the Trail Blazers. [New York Times] Warriors Confident After Sweep of Pelicans (Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:41:19 GMT) Golden State coach Steve Kerr dead-panned that he’d be relaxing on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas while waiting to find out who would be the Warriors’ second-round playoff opponent. [New York Times] The 1st Round of NBA Playoffs Seems Way Too Easy for LeBron …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.25)

[New York Times] After Working OT in NBA Playoffs, Curry, Rose Can Earn Rest (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:47:21 GMT) If Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are tired after working overtime, now is the chance to earn some rest. [New York Times] Leonard Leads Spurs to 100-73 Win Over Spurs and 2-1 Lead (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:29:23 GMT) Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player. [New York Times] Pierce, Wall Get Wiz Past Raptors 106-99 for 3-0 Series Lead (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.24)

[New York Times] For Some in the N.B.A., Pregame Chapel Can Be a Spiritual Ankle-Taping (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:12 GMT) There are critics of N.B.A. teams’ pregame chapel services, but many people in the league have made the practice an essential part of their pregame ritual. [New York Times] Warriors Erase 20-Point Hole, Beat Pelicans 123-119 in OT (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:50:28 GMT) Stephen Curry wasn’t about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more reminiscent of a series-clinching triumph. [New York Times] Clippers-Spurs Series Giving …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.23)

[New York Times] It Might Be Now or Never for Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:05:24 GMT) In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago. [New York Times] Hawks Reach Agreement to Sell NBA Team for $850 Million (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:26:34 GMT) The Atlanta Hawks are taking care of business during the NBA playoffs — on and off the court. [New York Times] Duncan and Leonard Help Spurs Beat Clippers 111-107 in OT (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:05:22 GMT) …continue reading

Poll: Jackson Year 2 Record

From the New York Times: Pressed on what he meant, Jackson said he hoped the Knicks could make the playoffs — which he also predicted last fall before blowing up an underachieving roster in midseason — though not as the Nets did this season, with a losing record. “I hope it’s not at the extent that well, we just made the playoffs and we’re not 35 and 47,” he said. “I want to see us having a winning record, and that’s a big jump to make.” On Pardon the Interruption, Tony and Mike brought up Jackson’s belief that the Knicks …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.22)

[New York Times] Injuries Again Playing Prominent Role in NBA Playoffs (Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:44:23 GMT) The NBA playoffs have picked up right where the regular season left off — with key players fighting to stay healthy when they are needed most. [New York Times] Phoenix Suns’ Morris Brothers Charged With Aggravated Assault (Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:23:14 GMT) A grand jury in Arizona has indicted Phoenix Suns players Marcus and Markieff Morris on two counts of aggravated assault relating to an incident after a basketball tournament in January, court papers showed on Tuesday. [New York Times] Howard and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.21)

[New York Times] Steven A. Ballmer’s Inner Fan Finds Its Voice in a Corner of the N.B.A. (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:00:05 GMT) Ballmer, the former chief executive of Microsoft and the first-year owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is, in the words of the team’s coach, “the most normal $24 billion guy I know.” [New York Times] Little Guys Will Need to Come Up Big for Celtics, Mavs (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:05:38 GMT) While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest …continue reading