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Knicks Morning News (Monday, Apr 23 2012)

  • [New York Times] Essay: For the Nets in New Jersey, an Often Sorry State of Affairs (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:14:41 GMT)
    While often bad, the Nets were never boring during their 35-year run in New Jersey that concludes Monday night at Prudential Center in Newark.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 113, Hawks 112: Knicks Rest Chandler, and Are Able to Exhale at the Finish (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:14:24 GMT)
    The Knicks, effectively conceding the standings race, rested Tyson Chandler, put a smallish lineup on the court and hoped for the best against the Hawks.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Metta World Peace Ejected for Elbow as Lakers Beat Thunder (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:24:06 GMT)
    Metta World Peace was thrown out after flagrantly striking James Harden in a 114-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [New York Times] Mixed Emotions for Fans as Nets Prepare to Depart for Brooklyn (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:05:05 GMT)
    With the team’s move to Brooklyn, New Jersey will be left with one fewer thing for which to be ridiculed.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Eye Top Seed, Blow to World Peace in L.A. Win (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:53:44 GMT)
    The San Antonio Spurs moved to within one victory of securing the Western Conference top seed for the playoffs on Sunday as the NBA’s leading contenders continued to jostle for position in the final week of the regular season.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Hornets 107-98 for 2nd Straight Win (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:38:04 GMT)
    Chris Paul had 33 points and 13 assists, Randy Foye hit three of his six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 107-98 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night to move within a half-game of the Lakers for the Pacific Division lead and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Set for Top Seed, Blow to World Peace in L.A. Win (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:02:04 GMT)
    The San Antonio Spurs moved to within one victory of securing the Western Conference top seed for the playoffs on Sunday as the NBA’s leading contenders continued to jostle for position in the final week of the regular season.

  • [New York Times] McGee, Gallinari Lead Nuggets Past Magic (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 02:44:13 GMT)
    JaVale McGee scored 17 points, throwing down a half-dozen dunks in the second half, and the Denver Nuggets pulled away to beat the Orlando Magic 101-74 on Sunday night

  • [New York Times] Spurs Win 7th Straight, Increase West Lead (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 01:47:02 GMT)
    Manu Ginobili scored 20 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their seventh straight victory, 114-98 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Rally From 21 Down to Beat Timberwolves (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 01:31:55 GMT)
    Charles Jenkins had 24 points and nine assists while playing all 48 minutes to rally the Golden State Warriors from a 21-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 93-88, on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Gordon Helps Pistons Pull Out Victory Over Raptors (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:55:59 GMT)
    Reserve Ben Gordon scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket, to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 76-73 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] James, Heat Win Home Finale Over Houston, 97-88 (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:40:57 GMT)
    LeBron James had 32 points and eight rebounds, Norris Cole added 16 points and the Miami Heat pulled away in the final minutes to beat Houston 97-88 on Sunday night and eliminate the Rockets from postseason contention.

  • [New York Times] Kings Hammer Bobcats 114-88, Charlotte Skid at 20 (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 01:47:02 GMT)
    Jetlagged or not, the Sacramento Kings were determined not to be the team the Charlotte Bobcats beat to end their long losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Outlast Thunder 114-106 in Double OT (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 02:28:58 GMT)
    Metta World Peace was subdued and contrite in the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room, apologizing to Oklahoma City’s James Harden for throwing the elbow that sent them both to the locker room in the second quarter.

  • [New York Times] Wolves Shut Love Down for Rest of Season (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:08:01 GMT)
    Kevin Love has passed all concussion tests and been cleared by the NBA to return to the court, but the MInnesota Timberwolves aren’t about to take any chances with the new face of their franchise.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Dan Gadzuric, a Veteran Center, Lands With the Knicks (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:43:10 GMT)
    Dan Gadzuric, a 6-foot-11 center and the newest member of the Knicks, said his role would be to “provide a lot of energy.”

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Bobcats Are Fighting a Losing Battle (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:44:32 GMT)
    Charlotte needs at least one more win to avoid finishing with the lowest victory total since the N.B.A. was formed in 1949.

  • [New York Times] A Sad State of Affairs (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:20:05 GMT)
    After 35 years in New Jersey, the Nets will play their final home game in the Garden State on Monday night.

  • [New York Daily News] So Melo! Knicks hold off Hawks (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:22:28 GMT)
    The Knicks maintained their loose hold on seventh place in the East on Sunday afternoon with an impressive 113-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Daily News] How Tweet it is: Lin back on feet (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:44:26 GMT)
    Amar’e Stoudemire is back in the Knick lineup, and Jeremy Lin is back on his feet. Minutes after the Knicks beat the Hawks Sunday, Lin not only tweeted he had been running, he also managed a shot at teammate Steve Novak. “Great team win in ATL.

  • [New York Daily News] Rest assured, Knicks’ Melo in no mood to sit (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:27:39 GMT)
    Mike Woodson views the Knicks’ final two games of the regular season as dress rehearsals for a potential first-round series against Miami.

  • [New York Post] Amar’e and Melo find right mix as Knicks survive Hawks (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:45:35 -0500)
    ATLANTA â?? This time, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony became the fearsome tandem nobody wants to face in the first round next weekend and not the dysfunctional duo that surfaced in Cleveland on Friday.
    It’s been a long time coming.
    The superstar duo led the Knicks to a wild…

  • [New York Post] Chandler takes break for playoff push (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:43:47 -0500)
    ATLANTA â?? After enduring a defense-free 113-112 shootout win yesterday over the Hawks, Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson couldn’t help himself. He mentioned the lone player who didn’t compete.
    “It shows you how valuable Tyson Chandler is to our ballclub,” Woodson said of his center. “He plugs a lot…

  • [New York Post] Fields rediscovers his shooting touch (Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:43:47 -0500)
    ATLANTA â?? One game after being demoted to the bench because of his offensive malaise, Landry Fields discovered his 3-point shot yesterday.
    It cannot be overstated how important a hot-shooting Fields could be as he remains the Knicks’ biggest playoff X-factor.
    Fields hit his first seven shots, finished 7-of-8 and made…

  • 6 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Monday, Apr 23 2012)

    1. danvt

      All I can say is that I’m really a happy Knick fan right now. This is the kind of team I can be proud of. When one guy doesn’t play others step up. They are getting clutch victories and playing defense (when Tyson is there). I feel really confident going into the playoffs. I envision a Giant-esque run. Maybe I’ll feel different after the Miami series but right now I’m just taking all this in and enjoying it. We’re 4 over .500 and clearly better than our record. We’re as good as anyone in the conference except perhaps two teams and we haven’t embarrassed ourselves against them either. Now, we have a chance to beat the Heat. How sweet would that be?I can’t imagine anything better in sports than NYK sending the big three to the golf course.

      So, as I said in the last thread, the narrative has changed. NYK is a gritty, overachieving, underdog. A team New York can fall in love with.

    2. 06261990

      Sigh. The Magic lost big. Anyone else feeling that the loss in Cleveland last Friday is going to haunt this franchise for a long time? Maybe I’m just a rescued puppy that freaks every time there’s a loud noise, but I really think that if this team can somehow make it out of the first round and get Lin back, they could win the whole thing this year. But now I’m just kinda expecting them to play five close games against the Heat before bowing out. And then they won’t be able to replace JR or Novak next year and won’t be nearly as good as they could have been this year. And then, like, Stat will miss the next season after that or something. And then, either they’ll lose Lin as a FA or something or everyone will be together before Chandler gets suspended during the playoffs etc etc etc.

      Of course, they could still upset Miami. Which would be awesome (esp. since they could then work Lin back in against Indiana). But I have the bad-feeling-about-this-itis.

    3. jon abbey

      06261990:
      Maybe I’m just a rescued puppy that freaks every time there’s a loud noise, but I really think that if this team can somehow make it out of the first round and get Lin back, they could win the whole thing this year.

      if it makes you feel better, they’d likely get crushed in the Finals by SA or OKC even with Lin.

    4. 06261990

      It doesn’t, but thanks anyway.

      jon abbey: if it makes you feel better, they’d likely get crushed in the Finals by SA or OKC even with Lin.

    5. jon abbey

      also I am very dubious that Lin would actually be ready to play and contribute positively in the second round of the playoffs, even if we made it. it’s not like coming back after missing time in baseball and it’s not like he has experience with the level of intensity in the NBA playoffs before.

    6. Scorpio Dragon

      Oddly enough I’d rather the seven spot. We get past Miami or Chicago, we’d have a relatively easier series vs Indiana (I have no doubt the Pacers will dispatch the Magic). Instead of, getting the easy series first round then having to battle every round afterward.

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