Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jun 15 2012)
Ironic how yesterday was Flag Day and here we are, draped in drool over the 20th anniversary of the narcissistic 1992 Dream Team. Like long time reader Lawrence Bentley of Plano, Texas, I am proud to say I have never seen that supercilious squadron play a single minute. That goes…
Mike Woodson proved two main things during the final 29 games (regular season and playoffs) he coached the Knicks: He can coach defense and enhance the playmaking ability of an All-Star swingman.
Woodson did it in Atlanta with Joe Johnson and he did it in New York with Carmelo Anthony, using him less as a point-forward (Mike D’Antoni’s agenda), but more as a scorer in his sweet spots — the post and midrange areas.
But while Anthony went off in the final month of the season, averaging 29.
The Heat held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Thunder as LeBron James scored 32 points and Miami claimed home-court advantage in the N.B.A. finals by winning Game 2.
Postgame news conferences have given players a runway for their competing nerd-chic styles, which often include oversize lensless eyeglasses.
William C. Rhoden discusses the ability of LeBron James to be simultaneously despised and revered.
Erik Spoelstra insists that the Heat are not worn down, even though the Thunder looked fresher, faster, looser and more precise, outscoring the Heat 58-40 in the second half of Game 1.
The Miami Heat evened the NBA Finals at one game apiece with a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City on Thursday night. LeBron James had another finals career high, Miami jumped out to an 18-2 lead and had to stave off a furious Thunder rally to gain the split on the road.
Whether it’s ill-advised shots, poor defense or just bad luck, the Oklahoma City Thunder will need to avoid their early-game meltdowns if they’re going to win the NBA championship.
The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn’t rescue them from.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade signaled they were not yet ready to pass the torch to the next generation by leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
LeBron James has seen his share of great starts turn into faulty finishes.
The Miami Heat held three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant to just six points and led the Oklahoma City Thunder 55-43 at halftime in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
All-Star forward Chris Bosh is back in the starting lineup for the Miami Heat.
The Knicks forced Cuttino Mobley to retire after discovering he had a heart condition.