Knicks Morning News (Monday, May 07 2012)
The Knicks won their first playoff game in 11 years and trimmed the Heat’s series lead to 3-1 as Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire combined for 61 points.
The Knicks won in the postseason for the first time since 2001, an unlikely stretch for a free-spending franchise.
Dwyane Wade’s miss, which would have ended the Knicks’ season, was the final play in a string of seven dramatic possessions.
Playing without their stars Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, the Bulls lost their third straight game and face early elimination Tuesday.
The Chicago Bulls have failed at winning one game without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.
Carmelo Anthony made the big shots at the end. Amare Stoudemire provided a spark right from the start.
Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake landed clutch three-pointers in the final minute to give the Los Angeles Lakers a nail-biting 92-88 road victory over the Denver Nuggets and a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers’ stars got plenty of help from their supporting cast in a win over the Denver Nuggets.
The New York Knicks, led by Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, avoided a sweep at the hands of the Miami Heat and ended an 11-year playoff victory drought with an 89-87 win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Paul Pierce scored 24 points in 18 minutes and host Boston opened a 37-point lead in the third quarter to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Knicks won their first playoff game in 11 years and trimmed the Heat’s series lead to 3-1 behind Carmelo Anthony’s 41 points and Amar’e Stoudemire’s 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Knicks’ 89-87 victory ended a drought of 11 years without a playoff win, and prevented a sweep by the Heat.
Dwyane Wade came up short on a last-second 3-pointer as the Knicks, with Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire missing key free throws in the final minute, survived for an 89-87 Game 4 victory.
Eight days after being carried off the court in Miami, Iman Shumpert was back in Madison Square Garden, desperately praying that his Knicks could find a way to survive one more playoff game against the powerful Heat.
Mike Bibby wasn’t worried about his stat line or about the chance to play big minutes. He had no interest in running the Knicks or being on the court in the waning moments of the club’s first playoff victory in 11 years.
This isn’t the way the Knicks wanted to experience Linsanity again. But after losing a key cog in their offense during Sunday’s Game 4 win, they may have no other choice.
The parade honoring the Knicks will be Tuesday through the Canyon of Heroes. What’s that? They only kept their season on life support with their 89-87 win at the Garden? Oops!
The man in the black derby and tan sling with the gold chain hanging from his neck walked into the postgame press conference with a broad smile Sunday evening.