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Knicks Morning News (Saturday, May 18 2013)

  • [New York Post] This reprieve isn’t enough: We need Game 7 (Sat, 18 May 2013 03:16:16 -0500)
    INDIANAPOLIS — The banners hanging from the Garden rafters, the Red Holzman 613 banner, the Willis Reed 19 banner, the 10 Clyde Frazier banner, even the 33 Patrick Ewing banner, they’re all whispering to one another today. They want another Game 7 played out beneath them Monday night. They know…

  • [New York Post] Woodson may have found right formula (Sat, 18 May 2013 03:10:52 -0500)
    INDIANAPOLIS — Saturday night, the Knicks either take a giant step toward South Beach by forcing a Game 7 at the Garden or their season is over.
    The Knicks didn’t break their 40-year championship drought Thursday night in a season-saving 85-75 victory, but coach Mike Woodson may have found the…

  • [New York Post] Pacers playing head games with PG Hill (Sat, 18 May 2013 03:10:52 -0500)
    INDIANAPOLIS — If they absolutely had to, the Pacers believe they could win a Game 7 at the Garden. But it’s like getting in a car driven by Lindsay Lohan. If you can avoid it, by all means do.
    The way to avoid that winner-take-all, pack-your-bags-for-Miami showdown would be winning…

  • [New York Post] Woodson not giving up on Kidd (Sat, 18 May 2013 03:10:52 -0500)
    INDIANAPOLIS — During a quiet moment, in the locker room in Toronto, on the eve of his 40th birthday in March, Jason Kidd asked a group of Knicks beat writers if they thought he would make a good coach and whether he would enjoy being one.
    Kidd said jokingly that dealing…

  • [New York Post] Knicks need fast start in Indy to reach finish line before Pacers (Sat, 18 May 2013 02:55:40 -0500)
    INDIANAPOLIS — It’s hard to believe they can make an exact duplicate of what they got Thursday night. Thirty-four seconds into Game 5, Pablo Prigioni found Carmelo Anthony ducking into the lane, Anthony swished a 12-footer, the Knicks jumped to a 2-0 lead.
    And that was that. That was it…

  • [New York Post] Comeback kids (Sat, 18 May 2013 00:43:11 -0500)
    The Knicks hope to leave Indianapolis tonight with a win that would bring them a step closer to making history — becoming the ninth team to recover from a 3-1 series deficit in NBA playoff history. Here’s a look at the eight teams that have done so:

    1968 Eastern Division…

  • [New York Post] J.R.’s latest Insta-classic (Sat, 18 May 2013 00:11:10 -0500)
    Was there any other way to respond?
    J.R. Smith celebrated his improved performance (13 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals and a blocked shot) in the Knicks’ 85-75 Game 5 win over the Pacers by responding to singer Rihanna and his critics with an Instagram meme (above).
    “#LMFAO…

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Like Ewing did in ’94, Melo can carry Knicks (Sat, 18 May 2013 04:28:08 GMT)
    In so many ways, the best and most important money game Patrick Ewing ever played for the Knicks, the one that finally put him into the NBA Finals, was Game 7 against another Indiana Pacers team, back in 1994. Patrick scored 24 points in that game, had 22 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks, made the put-back — of a J.L.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Woody jabs J.R. (Sat, 18 May 2013 04:14:00 GMT)
    Mike Woodson has always publicly supported J.R. Smith in the face of the shooting guard’s struggles on and off the court. But Woodson offered Smith what seemed like a back-handed compliment during a conference call Friday.    

  • [New York Daily News] Copeland figures to be a factor once again in Game 6 (Sat, 18 May 2013 04:11:28 GMT)
    Beyond grappling with the Pacers’ size and defensive prowess, Mike Woodson has had to wrestle with his own rotation — whom to start, whom to have come off the bench, how to divvy up the minutes, whether to go big or small and now this: the emergence of Chris Copeland.    

  • [New York Times] Essay: Derrick Rose’s Decision to Sit Out Was Prudent, if Not Popular (Sat, 18 May 2013 02:53:03 GMT)
    Lost in the anger about Derrick Rose’s refusal to play is that many people blamed Rose’s A.C.L. tear last year on a premature return from other injuries. With that, caution makes sense.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A.’s Concussion Policy Has Major Role in Knicks-Pacers Series (Sat, 18 May 2013 02:00:17 GMT)
    The N.B.A.’s protocols on concussion recovery will affect when Pacers guard George Hill can return to the court.    

  • 17 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, May 18 2013)

    1. Frank O.

      Tyson is key. If he can keep Hibbert contained and play him to parity on the glass, the rest of our guys can deny second chance rebounds.
      You take away second chance rebounds, the Pacers cannot score with the Knicks.
      Key to the series.

      Meanwhile, Melo needs to score more efficiently, and JR and Felton need to score in double figures. If you can use Amare to draw some fouls in Hibbert or West, then they need to use him that way.

    2. elikint

      Do people think the Pacers’ foul trouble that was so key to the last game was because of more driving by the Knicks, bad play by Indiana, or the refs calling the game tight?

    3. Unreason

      The clearest difference was the refs. Somebody’s sure to have counted the number of drives.

      It’s too bad if Hill is out. I’d prefer that they be at full strength. I think the Knicks can beat them at full strength and it will certainly be a whole lot more fun if they rise up and start hitting their shots instead of relying on the Pacer’s to beat themselves.

    4. BigBlueAL

      Safe to say this is the biggest road game this franchise has played since Game 7 vs the Heat in 2000.

    5. llcoolbp

      well, its on, game 6. We need a melo splosion. There hasn’t been one yet in he playoffs, and he’s due. Aside from that, keep the turnovers low, and hope earl doesn’t crap the bed today.

    6. llcoolbp

      The penguin also has to keep on attacking, especially if hill is out. The other thing I noticed, and maybe tyson’s back was just hurting, but the entire team huddled at center court after the game. Tyson walked off without doing that. Just really bad body language from him. We know the ramifications of other players/coaches that have crossed our dramelo queen superstar. I just hope the rift can be put aside. This team needs to come into this game as one.

    7. Spree8nyk8

      Please God in heaven, please relinquish your hatred for my team for just one day!

    8. Spree8nyk8

      Wow it really has been a long time since I had gut wrenching anxiety over a knicks game though lol. Feels like the 90’s all over again.

    9. jon abbey

      llcoolbp:
      The penguin also has to keep on attacking, especially if hill is out. The other thing I noticed, and maybe tyson’s back was just hurting, but the entire team huddled at center court after the game. Tyson walked off without doing that. Just really bad body language from him. We know the ramifications of other players/coaches that have crossed our dramelo queen superstar. I just hope the rift can be put aside. This team needs to come into this game as one.

      yeah, he was already in the locker room, he had just taken that nasty fall, nothing about chemistry or a rift.

    10. mcliff05

      I should have slept in today. Woke up at 8 and its seemed like a lifetime waiting for 8pm. Currently watching game 6 of the Boston series on my dvr, better than nba rewind of game 4 in Indy.

    11. d-mar

      Get an early lead, take the crowd out of the game, and get the Pacers thinking about game 7.

      We can do this!!!!

    12. Owen

      Yeah, also really hope Hill is out, we win this series, and then Lebron sprains an ankle and has to sit out for that series.

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