On Thursday, Mike Woodson looked to regain control of his locker room after admitting that he wasn’t aware that players had planned to dress in black for the Celtics’ Game 5 “funeral.â? Had Woodson been clued into the Knicks’ bold fashion statement he would have put an end to it.
Doc Rivers left the Garden the other night trying to make a case that his Celtics, now very much in this series, and the Knicks, now teetering toward what would be a historic collapse, have equal pressure on them for Friday’s Game 6 in the TD Garden.
With all those microphones positioned courtside at the Gulag, James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan has likely ordered his designated lackey to listen to the audio and find out what Jordan Crawford really said to Carmelo Anthony.
This is no game in Chump Town on Friday night, the place where the idea was hatched for the Knicks to show up in black because, look out, they were going to bury the Boston Celtics, who have won 17 championships in their history compared to two for the New York Knicks. No.
The Golden State Warriors never relented. They didn’t back down when Andrew Bogut sat out rehabilitating his left ankle. They didn’t buckle when they lost Game 1 at Denver. And they didn’t quit when All-Star forward David Lee tore his right hip flexor in that playoff opener â?? and neither did Lee, for the matter.
The Brooklyn Nets wiped out their deficit. Now, they will try and finish off an improbable comeback.
Stephen Curry scored 22 points and David Lee made a surprising cameo in a quick return from injury as Golden State eliminated the Denver Nuggets in six games.
Draymond Green threw his arms in the air and ran to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for an emotional hug. Jarrett Jack squatted down, put his right hand on his head and closed his eyes. Stephen Curry wanted to see it all â?? teammates parading around the court, gold confetti in the air, smiles all around the announced sellout crowd of 19,596.
If the Celtics can win at home on Friday night, they will be one victory from matching what their baseball brethren accomplished nearly a decade ago, as unthinkable as that feat was.
Chicago gave the Nets all they could handle, scrapping until the last second, but the Nets prevailed, forging back from a three-games-to-one series deficit to force a Game 7.
All-Star forward David Lee made a surprising return for the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night after not dressing the previous four games with what the team had called a season-ending hip injury.
The Nets’ 95-92 victory means there will be a Game 7 in Brooklyn on Saturday night.
The Chicago Bulls were missing Kirk Hinrich with a bruised calf and Luol Deng to a virus. Two other players suited up despite battling their own illnesses.
Down and just about out, the Brooklyn Nets are suddenly on quite a roll.
The NBA fined Golden State coach Mark Jackson $25,000 on Thursday for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating in the Warriors’ playoff series with Denver.
After enduring a roller-coaster season described by Hall of Famer Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson as “one of the worst” in franchise history, Los Angeles Lakers fans are scratching their heads over what may happen next.
The Knicks arrived for Game 5 at Madison Square Garden dressed in black, a choice that bothered their coach, Mike Woodson.