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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Apr 28 2013)

  • [New York Post] Celtics vow to end Knicks’ showboating (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:17:06 -0500)
    WALTHAM, Mass. â?? The Celtics are angry. At the Knicks. At themselves.
    But mainly at the Knicks.
    While they were being blown out at home Friday, the Celtics felt the Knicks were showboating, rubbing Boston’s collective nose into the same floor they wiped with the Celtics team.
    “Yeah, we did…

  • [New York Post] Woodson stands by plan to play Amar’e when he’s healthy (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:17:31 -0500)
    BOSTON â?? Unconcerned with disrupting the chemistry of a team that is playing brilliantly, Mike Woodson still plans to reinsert Amar’e Stoudemire in the rotation if the Knicks advance to the second round.
    Stoudemire is recovering from right knee surgery, and his return is the team’s most fascinating â?? and…

  • [New York Post] Smith’s Game 4 elbow ban imperils sweep dream (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:17:20 -0500)
    BOSTON â?? The Sixth Man of the Year is now the Suspended Man of the Playoffs.
    The Knicks’ unblemished series against the Celtics was thrown for a loop with the suspension of J.R. Smith for today’s Game 4 at TD Garden because of an elbow he threw to the…

  • [New York Post] Mid-March doldrums seem long ago for surging Knicks (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:16:56 -0500)
    BOSTON â?? This was rock bottom. This was the nadir. This was a Wednesday night in the middle of March that felt like the bottom of the Grand Canyon, that felt like the loneliest spot in the desert. This was Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo., where it felt for all the world…

  • [New York Times] Thunder Take 3-0 Series Lead With 104-101 Win (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:57:39 GMT)
    Kevin Durant was in uncharted territory on Saturday night, playing in his first game without friend and teammate Russell Westbrook.    

  • [New York Times] Horford Leads Hawks to 90-69 Rout of Pacers (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 03:12:49 GMT)
    As Al Horford led a lumbering fast break, David West doled out a flagrant blow that sent the Atlanta center tumbling to the court.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ J.R. Smith Is Suspended for Game 4 Against Celtics (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:24:13 GMT)
    The Knicks, who have dominated the Celtics for three games, will play Game 4 without their second leading scorer, J.R. Smith, who was suspended for his flagrant foul on Boston’s Jason Terry.    

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Grizzlies Even Series With Rout of Clippers (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 01:38:29 GMT)
    Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph each scored 24 points to lift the Grizzlies over the Clippers and ensure a Game 6. The series is tied, 2-2.    

  • [New York Times] J. R. Smith’s Flagrant Foul Has Celtics Seething (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 01:24:57 GMT)
    An elbow to Jason Terry’s face in Game 3 led to the suspension of the Knicks’ J.R. Smith, and renewed emotion from the reeling Boston Celtics.    

  • [New York Times] J.R. Smith Suspended for Game 4 for Elbowing Terry (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 01:24:43 GMT)
    The NBA suspended Knicks guard J.R. Smith on Saturday night for Game 4 of New York’s playoff series against Boston for elbowing the Celtics’ Jason Terry in the chin.    

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Beat Clippers 104-83, Tie Series at 2 (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 01:15:39 GMT)
    When Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph click together, the Memphis Grizzlies are very, very tough to beat.    

  • [New York Times] Nate Robinson Scores 23 in Fourth to Ignite Bulls Against Nets (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:59:36 GMT)
    The 5-foot-9 Nate Robinson, a backup point guard to the injured Derrick Rose, became an unlikely hero in aALL memorable game against the Nets.    

  • [New York Times] Game 4: Bulls 142, Nets 134 (3OT): N.B.A. Playoffs â?? Bulls Defeat Nets in Triple Overtime (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:36:15 GMT)
    The Nets blew a 14-point lead in regulation but fought through two overtimes before succumbing to Chicago in the third. The Bulls lead, 3-1, in the first-round playoff series.    

  • [New York Times] Robinson Surge Leads Bulls Past Nets in Triple OT (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:18:43 GMT)
    The Chicago Bulls were down and just about out in this one. Go figure, Nate Robinson led them back.    

  • [New York Times] Game 4: Bulls vs. Nets (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:05:13 GMT)
    The Bulls erased a 14-point deficit late in regulation and outlasted the Nets in triple overtime to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Knicks fans should thank NBA for teaching J.R. a lesson (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:47:38 GMT)
    The Knicks should thank the NBA for suspending J.R. Smith from Sunday’s playoff game at the TD Garden. You read right, Knick fans. Jim Dolan should send over a nice big gift basket to David Stern for banning his Sixth Man Award winner from what promises to be the Knicks’ first series-clinching win since 2000.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: C’s also crying foul over showboating (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:39:24 GMT)
    J.R. Smith’s flagrant elbow to Jason Terry’s head wasn’t the only infraction by the Knicks that infuriated the Celtics after they fell behind 3-0 in their first-round playoff series Friday night.    

  • [New York Daily News] NBA bans J.R. for elbow as Knicks take aim at clinch (Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:29:23 GMT)
    If the Knicks are to sweep the Boston Celtics on Sunday, they’ll have to do it without J.R. Smith. The Knicks’ newly minted Sixth Man of the Year was suspended for Game 4 in Boston by the NBA late Saturday for elbowing the Celtics’ Jason Terry in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ convincing 90-76 Game 3 win.    

  • 19 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Apr 28 2013)

    1. DCrockett17

      Man, I hope we beat those bast ages by 20 today.

      All I know is that had the tables been turned on JR’s elbow-had he taken it, rather than given it and complained-the moralizing would be unbearable.

    2. Kahnzy

      DCrockett17:
      Man, I hope we beat those bast ages by 20 today.

      All I know is that had the tables been turned on JR’s elbow-had he taken it, rather than given it and complained-the moralizing would be unbearable.

      While it will certainly be a bit harder, I still think the odds are in our favor to complete the sweep today. I’m predicting a total Melosplosion.

    3. TDM

      The question is who is going to fill JR’s void. Copeland, Shump? This is actually a great opportunity for the Knicks — rise to the challenge on the road to close out a very good team.

    4. Brian Cronin

      The NY media riff on the JR situation is that the suspension is good because it will teach him not to do this in the later rounds. I don’t buy that. This was a flukey thing, I think.

    5. Brian Cronin

      While it will certainly be a bit harder, I still think the odds are in our favor to complete the sweep today. I’m predicting a total Melosplosion.

      I think they definitely finish the sweep. Don’t the majority of 3-0 series end in a sweep?

    6. Brian Cronin

      The question is who is going to fill JR’s void. Copeland, Shump? This is actually a great opportunity for the Knicks — rise to the challenge on the road to close out a very good team.

      That’s been a fascinating subplot, the way that the role players really haven’t been giving the Knicks anything and the Knicks are still kicking ass. If Cope or Shump ever had a breakout game, think about how more dominant this team would be!

    7. Brian Cronin

      The showboating complaints, by the way, are so ridiculous. The easiest way to stop a team from showboating is to beat them. Just shut up and do that, Celtics. It doesn’t mean that showboating is not lame, as it typically is, but come on, everyone does it. Remember the Knicks/Pacers series of the late 90s? Mark Jackson’s X, LJ’s L? Everyone does it – the Celtics just aren’t doing it because they have not yet won a game.

    8. bidiong

      I haven’t seen anything that I consider terrible showboating by the Knicks although I didn’t watch the end of game 3 once u knew they had it in the bag. They look more like a bunch of excited kids.

    9. Z-man

      Brian Cronin:
      The showboating complaints, by the way, are so ridiculous. The easiest way to stop a team from showboating is to beat them. Just shut up and do that, Celtics. It doesn’t mean that showboating is not lame, as it typically is, but come on, everyone does it. Remember the Knicks/Pacers series of the late 90s? Mark Jackson’s X, LJ’s L? Everyone does it – the Celtics just aren’t doing it because they have not yet won a game.

      The Celts and Doc Rivers are incredible phonies. Kevin Garnett is a sure Hall of Shamer when it comes to dirty play, trash talking, and primal scream celebrations. Paul Pierce has strutted and gesticulated his way across the Garden floor after many a fadaway dagger. And for Rivers to be all holier than thou is the pinnacle of hypocracy.

      I hope we win by 60 today and hoot, holler and shimmy our way all over their home court.

    10. lavor postell

      Brian Cronin:
      The showboating complaints, by the way, are so ridiculous. The easiest way to stop a team from showboating is to beat them. Just shut up and do that, Celtics. It doesn’t mean that showboating is not lame, as it typically is, but come on, everyone does it. Remember the Knicks/Pacers series of the late 90s? Mark Jackson’s X, LJ’s L? Everyone does it – the Celtics just aren’t doing it because they have not yet won a game.

      The Celtics need to shut their fucking mouths. How many times have we had to witness Pierce strutting around MSG after hitting the back breaker against the Knicks? I really could care less if we sweep them and the entire time takes turns pissing on the halfcourt logo.

    11. ephus

      This is a GREAT time to be a Knick fan. We are going into Game 4 of a series against Boston, and thinking about a sweep. And the Knicks are looking to be the sweepers, not struggling to avoid being the sweepees.

      I hope that ‘Melo puts up a game like Game 2 of the 2011 series against the Celtics. Only this time, when he throws a pass at the end of the game to a wide-open 5 under the basket, it will be Chandler or K-Mart, who can actually catch the ball.

    12. nicos

      lavor postell: The Celtics need to shut their fucking mouths.How many times have we had to witness Pierce strutting around MSG after hitting the back breaker against the Knicks?I really could care less if we sweep them and the entire time takes turns pissing on the halfcourt logo.

      Seriously- remember KG taking a bow at center court after a win at MSG last year?? I haven’t seen anything remotely like showboating- it’s not like they’ve been going for crazy alley-oops or wildly jacking threes- at least no more than usual anyway. Doc is just trying to manufacture something to light a fire under the team. I’d love for the Knicks to sweep but I do think it’ll be tough without JR. I’m hoping for a 14-7-4-3 game from Shump.

    13. ess-dog

      If Melo does nothing else of note in his Knick career, this series will make me a fan for the rest of his career. This dismantling of the smug Celtics is really priceless.

      And Linsanity will always be a great memory, but I finally have to admit that not signing Lin to that contract was the right move.

      I’m looking for Cope to step up tonight and score 20+ points.

    14. Unreason

      I don’t get why people find their pathetic whining to be irritating. These squealing sounds they’re making as they cling to the side of the bowl with the water swirling around them are music to my ears. They can’t go out on their own terms. They’re desperate and trying to come up with anything that will get themselves going. Nothing will work because they just plain suck. Their time is up.

      I have no personal ill will toward Pierce, KG, etc. as people. I have little clue as to what they’re like off the floor. I don’t really care. This is theater. As players, they do the villein thing well. It is easy to hate them as players and rejoice in their downfall. Watching them flail about while the Knicks stay calm, humble, circumspect, methodical, and efficient is perfect entertainment. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    15. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Unreason:
      I don’t get why people find their pathetic whining to be irritating. These squealing sounds they’re making as they cling to the side of the bowl with the water swirling around them are music to my ears. They can’t go out on their own terms. They’re desperate and trying to come up with anything that will get themselves going. Nothing will work because they just plain suck. Their time is up.

      I have no personal ill will toward Pierce, KG, etc. as people. I have little clue as to what they’re like off the floor. I don’t really care. This is theater. As players, they do the villein thing well. It is easy to hate them as players and rejoice in their downfall. Watching them flail about while the Knicks stay calm, humble, circumspect, methodical, and efficient is perfect entertainment. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

      QFT on all counts. I wish they had Rondo though. I don’t derive much joy from seeing the Knicks squash overrated players like Terry and Green. Like the Giants’ runs, it’d be better to win three games against the ’96 Bulls than to crush an NBDL roster. That’s just me though.

    16. lavor postell

      According to Magic the Knicks cannot beat the Heat until they hate them like the Bulls hate them. Let’s disregard the Knicks won the season series against Miami or what while win came against a Heat team without James and Wade, one of our wins by 20 came without this Carmelo character.

      If the Knicks lose to any team in the playoffs it’s not going to be because they liked them too much. How does this shit pass off as analysis? Best part is Simmons closes the segment by confirming with Magic that he felt that.

      Simmons: So you feel like until Carmelo feels that way they can’t beat Miami

      Magic: Yeah that’s how I feel.

      Simmons: Interesting…

      I mean what does it say about how shitty the studio guys are when Wilbon is providing the most insightful tidbits? As stupid as Barkley, Kenny and Shaq can be at least they don’t take themselves so seriously.

    17. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      lavor postell: According to Magic the Knicks cannot beat the Heat until they hate them like the Bulls hate them. Let’s disregard the Knicks won the season series against Miami or what while win came against a Heat team without James and Wade, one of our wins by 20 came without this Carmelo character.

      According to Magic:

      -the team who wants it more will win
      -you have to hate your opponents
      -scoring is really important
      -playing defense is important
      -you have to score more points than the other team to win the game
      -free throws result in 1 point upon putting ball through hoops
      -grit and hustle can make up for a 2-13 shooting night
      -the last shot of the game is worth more points than the first shot of the game

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