Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Apr 29 2012)
Baron Davis’ back is acting up again.
Davis said his back was stiff going into halftime after he ran into a few screens in the first half.
“The collision put my back in shock, but I should be alright for Monday,” said Davis, who scored ten points in the first half.
Davis also said the Knicks need to stay composed in Game 2 on Monday.
Carmelo Anthony and Mike Woodson received technicals for complaining about foul calls. Amare Stoudemire was upset with officials after he was whistled for his third.
LeBron James is the biggest star and the best player and that is why he is facing more pressure in this NBA postseason than anybody in his sport has ever faced, moving up on two years since he had his “Decision.”
The Knicks playoff losing streak has now reached 11 straight games and that may be the least of Mike Woodson’s problems in the aftermath of Miami’s dominating 100-67 victory on Saturday.
Iman Shumpert’s promising rookie season ended on Saturday when prematurely when the Knicks starting shooting guard suffered a torn left ACL and meniscus in the second half of the Knicks 100-67 Game 1 loss to the Heat.
First it was the flu that disoriented Knicks center Tyson Chandler, the team’s steadiest player. Then came the Heat, charging hard into the lane toward him and then eliminating his routes to the rim on offense.
Only Derrick Rose had a worse day than the Knicks. Rose is done for the playoffs, a victim of a catastrophic knee injury, and the Chicago Bulls’ run at an NBA title is done after only one game.
Iman Shumpert’s promising rookie season ended prematurely on Saturday when the Knicks’ starting shooting guard suffered a torn left ACL and meniscus in the second half of a 100-67 Game 1 loss to the Heat. The knee injury, which will require surgery, will sideline Shumpert for 6-to-8 months, the Knicks announced.
Miami’s LeBron James scored 32 points in just three quarters, and the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony barely broke double digits in scoring as the Heat won the first game of the series.
Chicago lost Derrick Rose for the season to a knee injury, but the Knicks also suffered a loss to the psyche, and a convincing one at that.
The Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau, last year’s coach of the year, is perhaps the most obsessive person in a profession populated by those proud to be obsessed.
Derrick Rose, the league’s reigning M.V.P., was helped off the court late with a torn A.C.L. in Chicago’s victory over Philadelphia.
Flu-ridden, fatigued and ultimately frustrated, Tyson Chandler could not provide the spark against the Heat, especially on defense, that he did for much of the season.
The Knicks guard Iman Shumpert will be out six to eight months after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament and the lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Chicago and Miami opened the National Basketball Association post-season with comfortable wins on Saturday but the Bulls paid a steep price for their victory when Derrick Rose was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Kevin Durant was determined to not let the Oklahoma City Thunder lose another playoff game at home to Dallas.
Peter Scolari, the actor known for “Bosom Buddies,” plays Red Auerbach, Pat Riley and Jerry Buss in the Broadway show about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
The Orlando Magic entered Indiana’s building as huge underdogs and walked out talking trash.
LeBron James dropped to the floor holding the back of his head, grimacing and then staggering a bit when he reached his feet.
A look at Game 1 of the first-round playoff series between the Knicks and the host Miami Heat, won by Miami, 100-67.
MIAMI â?? Now here was something from Miami coach Erik Spoelstra you had to figure you would never hear.
“It’s documented now their defense is one of the tougher ones in the league,â? Spoelstra said as he prepped his Heat for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round series…
MIAMI â?? A flu-ridden Tyson Chandler was in a back room getting a two-hour IV session. Iman Shumpert was in a Miami hospital getting an MRI exam on his knee â?? his series over, next season’s training camp over, too. Carmelo Anthony spoke in a low, depressing whisper, sending out prayers…
MIAMI â?? It can happen that quickly, tumble that rapidly. One moment you glance at the scoreboard and the Heat are protecting a slim 30-29 lead, there is an uncomfortable murmur creeping through AmericanAirlines Arena, and the Knicks look prepared to dig in and make this a game, make this a…
MIAMI â?? Carmelo Anthony was voted Player of the Month in the NBA for the dazzling numbers he put up in April. Someone should tell him the month isn’t over yet.
The Knicks’ ugly 100-67 loss to the Heat in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series can’t all be…
MIAMI â?? Linsanity may hit the first round.
Jeremy Lin, out nearly a month following left knee surgery, may return against the Heat after all, depending on how far the Knicks can extend the opening-round series after yesterday’s devastating 100-67 Game 1 loss.
With Iman Shumpert out six to eight…
MIAMI â?? There were so many springs when the old building would lie quiet and still, when nights that should have been filled with the acoustic magic of a big hockey game or a do-or-die basketball game were instead empty and sad.
It got to the point when you could forget…
At one point during yesterday’s second quarter, an alley oop pass was thrown in the direction of a flu-ridden Tyson Chandler. The center, normally automatic when on the receiving end of alley-oops, was unable to grab the pass and slam it home.”I felt like I was just kind…
MIAMI â?? Ever since LeBron James’ Finals campaign ended in misery last June, he has waited for a do-over.”I prepared myself all season, through the offseason,â? James said. “So I’m excited and humbled and blessed.â?Add ticked. Because that’s how he certainly appeared yesterday after he took a…
MIAMI â?? The memory was all too vivid. Less than two weeks ago, Carmelo Anthony caught the ball where he wanted, when he wanted and then did what he wanted as he scored 42 points for the Knicks against the Heat. “That was not a very good defensive plan by us…