Knicks Morning News (Monday, Apr 30 2012)
The Knicks are so bruised and depleted that in Game 2, their only sure thing is Carmelo Anthony, and he struggled to score 11 points in Game 1.
Once a grand N.B.A. philosopher, Pat Riley has transitioned into a spiritual Buddha, lurking but elusive in his commanding role as Heat president.
For Michael Jordan, turning around the Charlotte Bobcats, the most futile team in N.B.A. history, will require better decisions and better teamwork.
The absence of the star point guard Derrick Rose, who tore an anterior cruciate ligament Saturday, is a blow to the Bulls’ bid for their first title since 1998.
Jeremy Lin, who is coming back from knee surgery, ruled out playing in the Knicks’ next two playoff games against the Heat, and was skeptical about Game 4.
Chris Paul hit a pair of free throws with 23.7 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from 27 down to beat the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers enjoyed a stunning come-from-behind victory over Memphis in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Sunday but it came at a high price as forward Caron Butler suffered a broken left hand and could miss 4-6 weeks.
The Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 27-point deficit to stun the Memphis Grizzlies 99-98 in Game One of their first-round playoff series.
Talk about a tough playoff opener for the Boston Celtics.
The top-seeded Spurs beat the Jazz in Game 1 of their first-round series, their first win in a first-round Game 1 in four years.
Denver has never beaten the Lakers in the playoffs, and Game 1 offered no reason to expect otherwise.
Clippers forward Caron Butler broke his left hand Sunday in Game 1 of Los Angeles’ series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Boston Celtics lost Game 1 — and they may have lost their floor leader for Game 2.
A day after they scored 67 points and were outclassed in every way imaginable by the Miami Heat in their playoff opener, the Knicks allowed Jeremy Lin to speak to the media.
Linsanity to the rescue? Carmelo Anthony isn’t expecting nor is he advising Jeremy Lin to attempt a comeback against the Miami Heat.”No,â? Anthony said. “We don’t want him to rush it. I’ve seen situations like that before. That’s something we do not want.â?
Eleven years have now come and gone for the Knicks without a single playoff win, a streak of futility that has them on the cusp of NBA history, the wrong kind of history.
To confuse Carmelo Anthony, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra dispatched two, three defenders, denying the ball and limiting all options. Shane Battier and LeBron James fronted him at times and pushed him at others.
MIAMI â?? It’s playoff dÃ©jÃ -boo-hoo for the Knicks, destroyed again by illnesses, injuries, bad luck and bad shooting in the first round.
With Tyson Chandler still ravaged by the flu and missing yesterday’s practice, Iman Shumpert’s devastating knee injury and Baron Davis’ bad back, the Knicks appear on…
MIAMI â?? Mike Woodson understands nobody is inclined to feel sorry for him. Iman Shumpert, his best athlete, busted up a knee? Tough. Tyson Chandler, the Knicks’ defensive backbone and emotional foundation, can’t shake the flu? Too bad. Baron Davis’ back looks like one of those soft pretzels you buy…
MIAMI â?? Someone asked LeBron James yesterday if the aggressive pick Tyson Chandler slammed into him with during Saturday’s playoff opener gave the Heat star added inspiration.
“I’m already an inspired basketball player,â? James said. “I don’t need a hit to get me inspired.â?
That inspiration comes from…
MIAMI â?? Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson said he’s hopeful rookie Iman Shumpert can beat the timetable and be available for the start of October’s training camp, and Amar’e Stoudemire vowed he will help the Knicks rookie defensive guard with rehab.
Saturday was a sad turn of events…
MIAMI â?? Tonight’s auxiliary scoreboard could read: Flu 2, Tyson Chandler 0.
The Knicks center was a game-time decision for Game 1 Saturday against the Heat, and although Chandler played with the flu, he admitted to being dazed and weak. And not surprisingly, he performed as such in the Knicks…
MIAMI â?? They are South Beach glitz and glamour, possessing that flashy hi-tech offense, forged around LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
But peel away the pizzazz and flash from the Heat and at the core you’ll find a lunch pail and a hardhat, universal symbols of the hard-working man. And…
MIAMI â?? Will there be Linsanity Sunday at the Garden?
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin said it was possible he could return for Sunday’s Game 4 as he confirmed he is aiming now to play against the Heat instead of waiting for a second round that probably won’t come…
MIAMI â?? Landry Fields clapped his hands after the Heat were called for a 24-second clock violation early in Saturday’s second quarter. Part of that was because of his defense on Dwyane Wade.
In Game 1′s disastrous loss, Fields was one of the Knicks’ brighter spots â?? especially considering how…