Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 01 2012)
It wasn’t just the Heat, it was the stupidity. Amar’e Stoudemire may have literally punched the Miami Heat’s ticket to the second round after the Knicks’ forward suffered a lacerated left hand during a postgame tirade.
The last Knick to leave the blood-stained locker room Monday night was Carmelo Anthony. Fresh off a 30-point effort in a Game 2 loss that resulted in forward Amar’e Stoudemire lacerating his left hand afterward, Anthony departed behind dark sunglasses and a smile.
On the black, red and gray-striped carpeting in the Knicks’ locker room, a series of large red dots, maybe 30 in all and the size of pennies, led from the back door of the dressing room to an area not far from Amar’e Stoudemire’s locker.
Stop whining. So, Monday night’s Knicks-Heat Game 2 on MSG started at 7, a half-hour earlier than the second game of Caps-Rangers on NBC Sports Network. Saturday afternoon was the same scenario, with hockey and hoops basically going head-to-head.
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 65 points, and the Heat coasted to another easy victory and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Mike Woodson, the Knicks’ interim coach, now has to deal with Amar’e Stoudemire’s newly lacerated hand in addition to a 2-0 deficit against the Heat.
As the new colors and logo for the Brooklyn Nets were revealed, some sports fans in the borough were optimistic that the team could overcome its futile history.
Amir Garrett is a 6-foot-6 freshman who played forward for the St. John’s basketball team and can also throw a fastball upward of 90 miles per hour.
Dwyane Wade, who figured the Knicks’ focus on LeBron James would leave openings for him, scored 25 points for the Heat.
David West, Danny Granger and George Hill led Indiana in scoring, and the Pacers beat the Magic on Monday to tie their first-round series at 1-1.
Oklahoma City Thunder dealt Dallas another heartbreaking loss in the NBA playoffs on Monday to take a 2-0 lead over last season’s champions in a series that is threatening to boil over.
Last postseason, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks rode a wave of late-game comebacks to win the franchise’s first NBA title.
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire suffered a badly cut hand from an incident following his team’s 104-94 defeat to the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs on Monday and could miss time in the remainder of the series.
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire suffered a badly cut hand after his team’s 104-94 defeat to the Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs on Monday.
David West had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 93-78 on Monday night and even the Eastern Conference first-round series at one game apiece.
Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points for the New York Knicks but his team still came up short as Miami’s ‘Big Three’ took charge to lead the Heat to a convincing 104-94 victory in the NBA playoffs on Monday.
Dwyane Wade scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 21 and Miami beat the Knicks on Monday for their N.B.A.-record-tying 12th straight postseason loss.
The United States will play Argentina, France and Tunisia in the first round of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament in London.
Action from Miami’s 104-94 victory over the Knicks at American Airlines Arena, as the Heat took a 2-0 series lead.