Here is the Knicks 1st round schedule:
(2) New York vs. (7) Boston
Game 1 (New York): Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. on ABC
Game 2 (New York): Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. on TNT
Game 3 (Boston): Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. on ESPN
Game 4 (Boston): Sunday, April 28 at 1:00PM on ABC
Game 5 * (New York): Wednesday, May 1 Boston at TBD
Game 6 * (New York): Friday, May 3 at TBD
Game 7 * (New York): Sunday, May 5 at TBD
Mike Woodson didn’t play six players on Wednesday night due to rest — Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton, Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin — which left the roster against the Hawks with eight players.
But for the last five minutes of the game, that number whittled to six. That’s because Pablo Prigioni suffered a sprained right ankle in the first quarter (X-rays were negative), and then Iman Shumpert took the bench in the fourth quarter with leg cramps.
Before they were college basketball stars and the future of the WNBA, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne had something else in common: They were all bullied when they were kids.
Dwight Howard had a simple message for the Lakers after Chandler Parsons’ 34-foot, line-drive 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer added five more minutes to the final game of Los Angeles’ already exhausting regular season.
Stephen Curry couldn’t wait to get his record out of the way.
The Los Angeles Lakers secured a playoff spot even before taking the court, then needed overtime of their own game to learn where they were seeded.
The regular season finale against the Minnesota Timberwolves was meaningless to San Antonio. Still, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called two timeouts within 30 seconds early in the first quarter to stress assignments.
The Denver Nuggets finally got a chance to bask in the glow of their stellar season with the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs wrapped up and the best home record in the league secure at last.
With the Milwaukee Bucks locked into a playoff spot and starting center Larry Sanders nursing a troublesome back, rookie John Henson used the final stretch of the regular season as a big chance to prove himself.
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, including several big shots down the stretch, and the Los Angeles Clippers locked up home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, holding off the Sacramento Kings 112-108 on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Memphis’ Zach Randolph helped end the postseason hopes of the Utah Jazz.
The Knicks rested their stars and sent a cast of backups onto the court for a victory over the Hawks on Wednesday, but Pablo Prigioni sprained his ankle in the first quarter.
The Nets, who beat the Pistons in their finale, are trying to build up the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 2007 â?? and the first playoff appearance by a Brooklyn team since 1956.
With the Memphis Grizzlies’ 86-70 victory over the Utah Jazz, the Lakers are bound for the playoffs, where they will rely on Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.
Kirk Hinrich added 18 points and Nazr Mohammed had 17 for the Bulls, who will face the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the playoffs.
Dwyane Wade successfully lobbied to play in Miami’s regular-season finale, saying he wanted to get a little more work in before the playoffs begin this weekend.
Brook Lopez scored 20 points and Andray Blatche added 15 as the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets held off the Detroit Pistons 103-99 on Wednesday night.
Kemba Walker had 24 points and seven assists, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-98 Wednesday to avoid finishing in the NBA cellar for a second consecutive season.
The Grizzlies ended Utah’s playoff hopes with a victory on Wednesday, ensuring that the Lakers make the playoffs even before their game against Houston.
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
Darren Collison scored 25 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16 and the Dallas Mavericks finished their worst season in 13 years on a winning note, beating New Orleans 99-87 in its final game as the Hornets on Wednesday night.
Dorell Wright scored 23 points and Evan Turner added 16 Wednesday night, leading Philadelphia to a 105-95 victory over short-handed Indiana in what was likely Doug Collins’ final game as the 76ers coach.
Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Boston Celtics 114-90 on Wednesday night, finishing their season with five straight wins.
California investors made a formal offer to purchase the Sacramento Kings basketball team, the NBA said on Wednesday, in the hopes of staving off a competing bid that would move the team to Seattle.
The group that wants to buy the Kings and move them to Seattle is thought to have the upper hand, but the group that wants to keep the team in Sacramento has global aspirations.
With Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” playing over the loudspeakers and scores of Toronto Raptors fans showing their support, the Boston Celtics returned to the court for their first game since the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon.
With several of their injured big men expected to be back when the playoffs start Saturday, the Knicks added some perimeter help Tuesday by bringing back swingman Quentin Richardson.
Carmelo Anthony has won the title â?? the NBA scoring title, that is. Neither Anthony nor Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant will play in their team’s respective season finales Wednesday, meaning Anthony will finish the season as the league’s top scorer for the first time in his 10-year NBA career.
The last game of the regular season went a lot like many others these last six months: The Knicks won, the Knicks got hurt, the Knicks said they would be just fine anyway.
With the NBA regular season officially over, the NBA playoff schedule is officially set. The Knicks, led by the NBA’s leading scorer, Carmelo Anthony, will kick off the postseason 3 p.m. on Saturday against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden.
Rasheed Wallace announced his retirement on Wednesday just two days after re-injuring his surgically repaired left foot in the Knicks loss in Charlotte.
Pablo Prigioni, the 35-year-old rookie guard who has started the past 18 games, left Wednesday’s regular-season finale after suffering a sprained right ankle â?” X-rays were negative — late in the first quarter of the Knicks’ 98-92 win over Atlanta at the Garden. Iman Shumpert also left the game with what the Knicks said were cramps in his right leg â?”- not the one he had surgically repaired last spring — with barely five minutes remaining and did not return.
Dates, times and TV channels for every Knicks playoff game.
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