Knicks Morning News (Sunday, May 20 2012)
Tim Duncan helped engineer a defining 24-0 run in the third quarter as the Spurs took a commanding lead over the Clippers in their second-round playoff series.
Derek Fisher, now with the Thunder after helping Los Angeles win five titles and being traded, is trying to deny his friend Kobe Bryant a sixth championship.
In a return to Madison Square Garden, the Liberty dropped their season opener to the Connecticut Sun in front of a crowd of 8,112.
Magic Johnson has transcended N.B.A. stardom as the face of H.I.V. and as a thriving businessman, and his social impact has been immeasurable.
A late three-pointer by Kevin Durant capped a dramatic fightback by the Oklahoma City Thunder as they left the Los Angeles Lakers on the verge of playoff elimination with a 103-100 win in Game Four on Saturday.
Kevin Durant stood above the 3-point line and watched the shot clock dwindle in the final seconds of Game 4. When Metta World Peace backed up slightly on defense, Durant hesitated only an instant before launching a 26-footer.
Nothing was going to rattle the calm, cool and collected Spurs. Not even a 24-point deficit.
Taking a look at the playoff leaders in various categories gives a glimpse at which players are thriving.
LOS ANGELES â?? Think there are enough storylines going into this afternoon’s pivoting Game 4 pressure cooker at the former Jose Conseco Fieldhouse?
Sure, champions-to-be-crowned and eventual pretenders to the throne have laid the sort of eggs benedict the heavenly Heat did in the second half of Game 3 against…