Knicks Morning News (Thursday, May 03 2012)
The New York Knicks have not won a playoff game in quite some time.” In fact, it’s been over 11 years – and 12 games – since their last postseason victory. Here is a brief look at the losing streak:
TYSON CHANDLER stepped to the podium, accepted his trophy Wednesday as the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year and thanked his teammates ALLÂfor facilitating the accolade.”I would like to thank my teammates because without their poor defense and letting people fly by them I wouldn’t get credit for stepping up,â? Chandler said.
T he next time Amar’e Stoudemire wants to make some noise, as he said he was merely doing when he took a swing at that glass fire extinguisher door in Miami, he should probably try to limit that to the court.
Mike Bibby, a veteran of 102 playoff games and three conference finals, was in disbelief when told of his team’s long-standing ineptitude. “Eleven years without a playoff win?â? Bibby asked. “Not one game?â?
Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire wore a gray t-shirt emblazoned with the words “Marked Man” as he attempted to explain the level of frustration that led him to swing his left hand into a fire extinguisher case in Miami.
Forward Amar’e Stoudemire won’t play in Game 3 of the Knicks’ playoff series with the Heat, but he said he hoped to play in Game 4 on Sunday in New York.
Danny Granger had 26 points and 9 rebounds and Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 10 rebounds as Indiana beat Orlando, 97-74, in Game 3.
Memphis suffered no ill effects of their stunning Game One capitulation to complete a measured 105-98 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday to tie up their first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.
O.J. Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Wednesday night.
Danny Granger had 26 points and nine rebounds, Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 97-74 on Wednesday night to a take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.
Tony Parker scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed Utah its second-worst playoff loss in franchise history, beating the Jazz 114-83 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
The top-seeded San Antonio Spurs thrashed Utah 114-83 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round series.
Fuzzy Levane, who died Monday at 92, was the Knicks’ coach in 1958 when he hired Red Holzman as a team scout. Holzman, who coached them to their only championships, in 1970 and 1973.
In the shadow of teammate LeBron James, Dwyane Wade has begun his playoff run with understated brilliance.
The N.B.A. playoffs have a growing list of injured players, with some big names out of action.