WHATEVER is in J.R. Smith’s head, Dr. Carmelo Anthony, rushing in urgently as volunteer team psychologist, is trying hard to get out, before it is too late, before Smith shoots the Knicks out of the Eastern Conference semifinals and any hopes for a dream season.
These Knicks titillate…
Midway through the fourth quarter of Game 2 Tuesday night, Carmelo Anthony missed a reverse lay-up.
Tyson Chandler slammed home the rebound, pumping his fist in celebration.
After three ineffective halves against the Pacers to open the series, Chandler’s second-half performance in Game 2 was a promising revelation for…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? The Pacers have been called boring, an under-the-radar team generally ignored nationally. So they finally got some notice, although it wasn’t what coach Frank Vogel intended.
“If I knew all I had to do was call a bad timeout to get this team some national attention, I’d…
A slim and sleek Amar’e Stoudemire raced down the floor looking to establish position with his back to the basket. James White fed him the ball. Stoudemire turned, put a head fake on Earl Barron, and exploded to the rim, using an up-and-under move to convert a basket.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Thursday Amar’e Stoudemire is slated to play in 10-15 minutes tomorrow in his expected grand return, and indicated his playing time may not rise much more than that no matter how long the Knicks last.
The six-time All-Star power forward went through his final…
Perhaps Derrick Rose had his epiphany watching fellow Chicago native Iman Shumpert leap to the Garden’s pin-wheeled ceiling Tuesday night to slam home a put-back dunk â?? the slam of the playoffs.
Rose and Shumpert tore their ACLs on the same night nearly 13 months ago. Shumpert returned Jan. 17…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? Indiana’s Paul George isn’t shy about praising Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. He gives all the no-one-guy-can-stop-him, just-make-everything-tough-on-him tributes.
But if one guy is going to try to defend Anthony, George wants it to be that guy. George said he feels his speed and quickness can be more…
Former Pistons Bad Boy and new Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer told The Post a championship team can be built around Carmelo Anthony, but he cautioned most NBA title teams are built around guards or centers, not forwards.
“It’s tough with the forwards to be the sole focal point and…
Msg/espn play-by-play man Mike Breen takes a look at J.R. Smith, Amar’e Stoudemire and the rest of the Knicks-Pacers series with The Post’s Justin Terranova.
Q: What do you think the Knicks need to take back home-court advantage in Indiana?
A: They do need that secondary…
Parity has struck the NBA playoffs, where the conference semifinals are all fit to be tied.
The postseason has been a painful journey for the Bulls, with Luol Deng struggling from complications from a spinal tap and Kirk Hinrich out with a bruised calf.
Iman Shumpert’s one-handed slam dunk in Game 2 against the Pacers showed how far he has come since he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the first playoff game of last season.
Denver Nuggets General Manager Masai Ujiri was named the N.B.A.’s executive of the year a day after the Nuggets’ George Karl won the coach of the year award.
You have to wonder if the Chicago Bulls’ Derek Rose got a look at Iman Shumpert’s ferocious highlight reel jam in the Knicks’ Game 2 win over the Pacers at the Garden Tuesday. Shumpert is showing no after-effects from last May’s surgery to repair a torn ACL.
Sometimes you get the idea that New York is supposed to be some tough place for Carmelo Anthony to play, because he is not yet loved unconditionally, because Knick fans love him a lot more when he makes shots instead of misses them. He should ask Phil Simms or Eli Manning what it was like for them around here before they won it all.
No sooner had the Knicks’ practice ended in Greenburgh on a rainy Thursday than J.R. Smith was exiting stage left, far away from the media’s questions and faster than you can say “Under my umbrella, ella, ella.â?
Amar’e Stoudemire backed 7-foot Earl Barron down onto the low blocks Thursday and had him right where he wanted him. He turned around, blew past the defender with one dribble and easily banked in a reverse layup.
Deleting the critique of Carmelo Anthony from his Twitter account, and totally shutting @30BernardKing down, was a brilliant career move by Mr. King. Even if he was probably encouraged to do it.
Amar’e Stoudemire is expected back for the Knicks when the Eastern Conference semifinals shift to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Game 3 on Saturday night.