Knicks Morning News (Saturday, May 05 2012)
Carmelo Anthony has rarely taken responsibility for his team’s failures, preferring to shift blame toward injuries, coaches or the playbook. He needs to mature.
Rajon Rondo had a triple-double to lead the host Celtics to an overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks, giving Boston a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Spencer Hawes scored 21 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and hit the go-ahead jumper late in the game to help Philadelphia rally past Chicago and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers looked at his aging team at the end of regulation, and he wasn’t encouraged by what he saw.
Spencer Hawes officially knocked off Chicago in Game 3 with a late jumper that capped a 14-point rally.
The Boston Celtics, lifted by the return of guard Rajon Rondo from suspension, scraped past the Atlanta Hawks 90-84 in overtime on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series.
Ty Lawson scored 25 points and the Denver Nuggets raced to an early 24-point lead on their way to a 99-84 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night in Game 3 of their first-round series.
The Boston Celtics, lifted by the return of suspended guard Rajon Rondo, scraped past the Atlanta Hawks 90-84 in overtime on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series.
Kevin Durant scored 31 points as Oklahoma City rolled to a victory in Dallas. The Thunder lead the series, three games to none.
Amar’e Stoudemire is still not giving up on playing in Game 4. The Knicks injured power forward went through shooting and running drills with his left hand heavily bandaged.
LeBron James left the Madison Square Garden court with his fourth foul in the third quarter Thursday night and listened to the backlash.
Mike Woodson’s message to Carmelo Anthony this offseason will have a familiar ring to it: Improve your fitness. Despite being one of the NBA’s elite scorers, Anthony has seen his weight and conditioning get criticized in the past, and Woodson wants his best player to address those issues this summer.