Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Apr 15 2012)
Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert let down his guard for a Q&A session with Post columnist Steve Serby.
Q: If you guys make the playoffs, you’re not in yet …
A: We’re gonna make the playoffs.
Q: You might have the Heat in the first round.
Watch your back, LeBron. This is a Garden and a Knicks team you have yet to see.
Carmelo Anthony has designs on proving to the Heat and LeBron James today this will be a different experience than their two tangos in Miami, when Mike D’Antoni’s club got crunched…
Avery Bradley hit three straight 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with 18 points as Boston beat the Nets.
The longtime coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, and the team’s veteran star, Tim Duncan, have formed a unique partnership in the N.B.A. over the past 15 years.
Gerald Green scored 23 points, and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Nets beat Philadelphia, dealing a serious blow to the Sixers’ Eastern Conference push.
The San Antonio Spurs clinched the Southwest Division title with a 105-91 romp over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday that kept them on the heels of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Western Conference lead.
The San Antonio Spurs insist that being the No. 1 seed in the West isn’t important to them. They still might wind up with it.
Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 14 rebounds, including six free throws in the final 74 seconds, to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 105-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
O.J. Mayo scored 17 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
Kevin Durant scored 43 points and Russell Westbrook had 35 and eight assists to keep the Oklahoma City Thunder atop the Western Conference with a 115-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Avery Bradley hit three straight 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 18 points in a game-deciding third quarter as the surging Boston Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets 94-82 Saturday night.
Luke Harangody had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Anthony Parker scored 15 points and Tristan Thompson added 14 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 98-89 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Amar’e Stoudemire, recovering from a back ailment, could rejoin the Knicks on Wednesday against the Nets. Stoudemire will still be a starter, Coach Mike Woodson said.
Playoff-bound Indiana draws only 14,064 fans a game to its home court.
LeBron James leads the Heat into the Garden Sunday for the first time this season, but Miami could return the first week of May. Mike Woodson hopes not, though.
Jeremy Lin did plenty for the Knicks in a few weeks in February, touched off Linsanity, became a marketing and media sensation, nearly was discussed as a candidate to succeed Mike Bloomberg.
Carmelo Anthony surprised the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin by hosting them in the Knicks locker room.
Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert, who sprained his right ankle Friday and was officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Heat, declared himself ready to play.
It might be a preview of No. 2 versus No. 7 in the East Sunday at the Garden, but this time, LeBron James isn’t thinking that the Heat’s potential first-round opponent, the Knicks, is merely breakfast.