Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 22 2012)
The end for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers came against an Oklahoma City team that was younger, deeper and ready for its own moment in the Western Conference spotlight.
Trailing after a spotty first half, the Celtics, led by Brandon Bass, erupted in the third quarter to turn around the game and take a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Courtesy of the obsessive news media, when the Miami Heat lose, all perspective is lost as well.
The Clippers may have finally separated themselves from the adjective “lowly” after finishing one game behind the Lakers and winning a playoff series before being swept by the Spurs.
The Orlando Magic tried to quell their organizational dysfunction by firing Coach Stan Van Gundy and negotiating the exit of General Manager Otis Smith on Monday.
Oklahoma City plunged the final dagger into the Los Angeles Lakers with a 106-90 rout that sent them to their second consecutive NBA Western Conference finals.
Ramon Sessions did the best he could to keep Russell Westbrook from making a high-flying dunk that would energize the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A member of the gold-medal-winning United States basketball team and a two-time all-American at Kansas State, Boozer went on to play 11 seasons in the N.B.A.
Boston’s Brandon Bass scored 27 points to spark the Celtics to a 101-85 win over Philadelphia on Monday and move with one victory of a place in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
They started as a Big Three and grew to a Big Four when Rajon Rondo earned the right to be mentioned along with the other Boston Celtics All-Stars.
Spectacular as it seemed, it was nothing we haven’t seen from LeBron James before.
Eighteen wins in a row, and eight more victories to go.
The Golden State owners are reportedly on the verge of a move by 2017 to a spot on Piers 30 and 32 on the Embarcadero.
The Orlando Magic purged its front office, and Mike D’Antoni and Donnie Walsh are expected to be top candidates.
Bob Boozer’s basketball career brought him success at every level, from an Olympic gold medal to the N.B.A. title. Boozer, 75, died on Saturday.
Mike D’Antoni reiterated that he resigned as coach of the Knicks in March and wasn’t fired but when asked if Carmelo Anthony is responsible for him stepping down, D’Antoni said “I’m not going to get into specifics.”
With Mike Woodson on the verge of officially having his “interim” tag removed as coach of the Knicks, his predecessor, Mike D’Antoni broke his two-month silence. D’Antoni said he was not forced to resign, said “an obstacle had to be removed” and did not deny Carmelo Anthony was…
The Knicks are expected to announce Mike Woodson’s new contract as coach sometime “this week,â? according to a source familiar with the situation. Lawyers began hammering out details on the pact last week and are committed to getting it done before Memorial Day weekend.
Woodson could get a three-year…