INDIANAPOLIS â?? Faced with a 2-1 hole, an uncertain rotation, a flu bug making the rounds and a scoring tandem in the tank, coach Mike Woodson sounded desperate at yesterday’s practice.
It’s crisis time for the Knicks going into Game 4 of this second-round series tomorrow at Bankers Life…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? This is a maddening, infuriating basketball team, these Knicks, a team that only sometimes plays tough and plays smart and does not understand the kind of commitment, the kind of will the NBA playoffs demand of you.
They are in a hole now against the Pacers because only in…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? There was no problematic aftermath for Amar’e Stoudemire.
After experiencing his first action for the Knicks in more than two months Saturday night, Stoudemire felt fine yesterday morning at a light team workout. There was no sure thing concerning how Stoudemire’s surgically-repaired right knee would respond.
INDIANAPOLIS â?? A little more than a month, roughly a quarter of the NBA season, had passed. Indiana center Roy Hibbert, after a summer that included signing a healthy contract extension, hovered near the bottom of the league’s field goal percentage stats.
Just what you want from your 7-foot-2 two-way…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? It’s entirely possible that whenever this season ends â?? this week, next week, next month â?? we will start to hear a few things about Tyson Chandler, about his neck, about his knee, about just how badly the late-season flu knocked out his legs and deflated his lungs.
INDIANAPOLIS â?? During the season, the Knicks launched almost 29 3-point shots per game. During the first eight games of the playoffs, they hoisted 24 per game.
On Saturday, though, they barely shot any.
In scoring a miserable 71 points in their Game 3 loss to the Pacers, perhaps the most…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? Did Kenyon Martin also party with Rihanna?
No, but Martin has caught J.R. Smith’s flu. Smith and Martin missed yesterday’s practice at Bankers Life Field House to rest at the hotel and Knicks coach Mike Woodson is worried about the bug spreading.
Smith came down with…
If you stood outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse on South Delaware St. on a picture-perfect Mother’s Day morning and looked through the big viewing windows, down onto the Pacers’ practice court, you saw the oddest sight. You saw Carmelo Anthony shooting the basketball.
J.R. Smith is still sick and still slumping while Tyson Chandler is still criticizing unnamed teammates â?? perhaps Carmelo Anthony, perhaps not â?? for undermining the offense.
The Golden State Warriors outshot, outrebounded and outplayed the San Antonio Spurs in the first two games of their Western Conference semifinal but left Texas with a disappointing split.
The Heat have a key tactical advantage â?? reinforcements â?? with Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau being forced to lean heavily on whatever healthy bodies he has.
With Stephen Curry hobbling because of an ankle injury, rookie forward Harrison Barnes and veteran guard Jarrett Jack responded with a combined 50 points to lead the Warriors past the Spurs.
The Knicks, down two games to one against the Pacers, have gotten away from the balanced attack that was their calling card in the regular season.
The N.B.A.’s owners will soon vote on a recommendation that the Kings be prohibited from moving to Seattle, but the group that wants to buy and relocate them raised its offer by about $49 million.
The suggestion that he’s a flopper drew a grin as wide as his wingspan from LeBron James.
His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team’s season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of his career until a text message popped up on his phone around 2 a.m. Saturday.