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Knicks Morning News (Saturday, May 19 2012)

  • [New York Times] Game 4: Sixers 92, Celtics 83: Sixers Bounce Back and Tie Series (Sat, 19 May 2012 05:48:03 GMT)
    The 76ers scored only 31 points in the first two quarters, but they bounced back and tied their series with the Celtics.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs: Problems Mount for Heat in Series With Pacers (Sat, 19 May 2012 05:48:03 GMT)
    Trailing in the series, Miami has failed to cope with the loss of Chris Bosh, while the star guard Dwyane Wade has openly clashed with his coach.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: The Heat Without Chris Bosh? Not Good (Sat, 19 May 2012 03:50:01 GMT)
    Without their All-Star power forward, the Heat have compiled a terrible offensive efficiency of 84.4, or nearly 20 points less than their regular season mark of 104.3.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: After Miss in Game 2, Lakers’ Blake Receives Threats (Sat, 19 May 2012 03:00:48 GMT)
    Lakers guard Steve Blake and his wife received multiple online threats after he missed a big shot late in Game 2 of Los Angeles’s second-round playoff series with Oklahoma City.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Leads Lakers Past Thunder in 99-96 Thriller (Sat, 19 May 2012 10:14:01 GMT)
    With their Game 2 collapse still fresh in their minds, the Los Angeles Lakers avoided a sequel with the only game plan they’re confident will work against the younger, faster Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Avoid 0-3 Hole as Sixers Tie Series (Sat, 19 May 2012 06:40:31 GMT)
    Kobe Bryant refused to let a second successive game slip through his fingers as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-96 in a cliffhanger on Friday to avoid going down 3-0 in their NBA playoff series.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Stun Celtics 92-83 in Game 4 to Even Series (Sat, 19 May 2012 10:01:28 GMT)
    Andre Iguodala squared up for a 3-pointer from the wing like he had hundreds of times in his career.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Try to Dig Out of 2-0 Hole Against Spurs (Sat, 19 May 2012 00:19:46 GMT)
    Down 2-0 against the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers face the tough task of needing two victories at home to keep pace with the NBA’s hottest team. Making things worse are injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin that have robbed the superstars of their effectiveness.

  • [New York Times] Lakers’ Blake, Wife Target of Attacks on Twitter (Sat, 19 May 2012 02:52:20 GMT)
    Lakers guard Steve Blake and his wife received multiple online threats after he missed a big shot late in Game 2 of Los Angeles’ second-round playoff series with Oklahoma City.

  • [New York Times] Heat Regroup, Relax After Shocking Loss to Pacers (Sat, 19 May 2012 01:34:27 GMT)
    As panic ensued along South Beach and the national scrutiny intensified, the Miami Heat decided to chill out.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Fight Back to Tie Series With Celtics (Sat, 19 May 2012 03:31:48 GMT)
    The Philadelphia 76ers roared back from a 14-point deficit to start the game to defeat the Boston Celtics 92-83 and tie their Eastern Conference semi-final series at 2-2 on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Age Before Beauty in the N.B.A. Playoffs (Sat, 19 May 2012 03:44:18 GMT)
    The starters or minutes-played leaders of four of the eight remaining N.B.A. playoff teams, on average, are just 26.6 years old or younger.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Diaw’s Playmaking Gives Spurs a New Dimension (Sat, 19 May 2012 03:48:36 GMT)
    Boris Diaw’s passing ability has made a profound impact on the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [New York Times] Leading Off: James’s Reality Check Moment (Sat, 19 May 2012 03:52:43 GMT)
    Chris Bosh is hurt. Dwyane Wade does not seem to be himself. If the Heat are to hold off the Pacers, LeBron James will have to take over.

  • 13 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, May 19 2012)

    1. Cousyfan

      After Larry Bird revealed his northeast scout had told him about Jeremy Lin, he was asked, “Why did you not draft Lin?”
      Bird replied (tongue-in-cheek), “Because I do not want a player on my team who is much smarter than I.”
      I like Bird!!!
      Cheers

    2. sidestep

      I doubt Wade is seriously injured. There is no evidence for it, but everyone is so eager to bail him out with the injury excuse.

      I guess that’s a perk of having turned flopping into an existential condition — observers will just assume you’re hurt somehow even without you crying aloud.

    3. Z-man

      Miami GM Riley should be taken to task for managing to land 3 on the NBA’s best players in a huge FA coup, and then letting a novice with no track record coach them. What’s Spoelstra supposed to do when his players turn on him? Tell them “Hey, I know how to win a championship, so shut up and listen?” It’s shocking (and probably dumb) that Riley hasn’t taken over as coach yet, maybe health issues? No way Spoelstra is back next year.

      I wonder if Phil would play for Riley, especially after all the bad blood from the Knicks-Bulls days. I guess 10-15 mill and a team with LeBron and Wade can cool old grudges, but still… Maybe JVG?

    4. Cousyfan

      KnickfaninNJ: Cousyfan,What article did the Bird Quote come from?

      It was during an interview with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson by a reporter just BEFORE the opening of that Broadway show about the two. I do not remember the reporter’s name, but I think it was Bill Somthing. Could have been Bill Reilly?
      Cheers

    5. Doug

      I honestly can’t see Phil Jackson agreeing to coach UNDER Pat Riley. He’s the better coach and he knows it, why would he take orders from someone inferior in ability to him?

    6. Cousyfan

      And during that interview, Larry Bird talked about playing almost a whole game with only his left hand. His coach finally called a time out and demanded that Bird use his other d**m hand.
      Cheers

    7. Z

      Cousyfan:
      And during that interview, Larry Bird talked about playing almost a whole game with only his left hand. His coach finally called a time out and demanded that Bird use his other d**m hand.
      Cheers

      He’d clearly watched Princess Bride too many times that week…

    8. bobneptune

      Z-man:
      Miami GM Riley should be taken to task for managing to land 3 on the NBA’s best players in a huge FA coup, and then letting a novice with no track record coach them. What’s Spoelstra supposed to do when his players turn on him? Tell them “Hey, I know how to win a championship, so shut up and listen?” It’s shocking (and probably dumb) that Riley hasn’t taken over as coach yet, maybe health issues? No way Spoelstra is back next year.

      my lord I wish Ozzie Guillen managed in NY, what fun it would be. On espn today he said he would fight wade on the spot if someone dissed him like that during a game.

      Then he came up with this gem”

      “”I don’t care because I’m going to talk crap about them. If I take you out of the game it’s for a reason. You think I want to take you out of the game? You think I want to pinch-hit for you? I pinch-hit for you because you suck. There’s somebody else I thought was better than you.”

    9. Brian Cronin

      And during that interview, Larry Bird talked about playing almost a whole game with only his left hand. His coach finally called a time out and demanded that Bird use his other d**m hand.
      Cheers

      I did a Basketball Legends Revealed on that game. Yes, he did use his left hand a lot in that game, but even the adjusted “almost the whole game” version of the story is misleading. http://legendsrevealed.com/sports/2009/07/31/basketball-legends-revealed-5/

      I do like the bit about the coach telling him to use the right hand at the end. That does explain the end of the game well (since Bird was using his left hand toward the end before switching to his right for the game-winning shot).

    10. Z

      Nice Brian, thanks for linking.

      To further perpetuate the legend, I remember reading that Bird used to sign autographs left handed if he was holding something in his right hand because he was too lazy to shift hands. Is that one true??

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