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Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 28 2013)

  • [New York Times] Rookies Shine During WNBA’s Opening Weekend (Tue, 28 May 2013 07:36:46 GMT)
    Brittney Griner and Elena Delle Donne put on a quite a show to cap off an impressive opening weekend for the WNBA.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs Back in NBA Finals After Sweep of Grizzlies (Tue, 28 May 2013 07:33:16 GMT)
    It may seem as if the San Antonio Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it’s been since their last chance.    

  • [New York Times] AP Sources: Bobcats Hire Lakers Assistant Clifford (Tue, 28 May 2013 07:33:12 GMT)
    Michael Jordan felt he needed a head coach with a little more NBA experience this time around to improve his struggling Charlotte Bobcats.    

  • [New York Times] Game 4: Spurs 93, Grizzlies 86: Parker’s 37 Carry Spurs to Sweep and Finals (Tue, 28 May 2013 05:09:09 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored 37 points in his best game of this postseason as San Antonio defeated the Grizzlies in four games and advanced to its first N.B.A. finals since 2007.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs Sweep Into NBA Finals (Tue, 28 May 2013 04:38:50 GMT)
    Tony Parker delivered a season-high 37 points as the San Antonio Spurs completed a sweep of Memphis on Monday with a 93-86 victory that booked a trip to the NBA Finals.    

  • [New York Times] Game 4: Spurs 93, Grizzlies 86: Parker’s 37 Carry Spurs to Sweep and Finals (Tue, 28 May 2013 04:30:52 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored 37 points in his best game of this postseason as San Antonio defeated the Grizzlies in four games and advanced to its first N.B.A. finals since 2007.    

  • [New York Times] AP Sources: Bobcats Hire Clifford as Coach (Tue, 28 May 2013 00:45:19 GMT)
    The Charlotte Bobcats have hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford to become their new coach.    

  • [New York Times] In W.N.B.A. Debut, Delle Donne Leads Sky to Victory (Tue, 28 May 2013 00:21:17 GMT)
    Elena Delle Donne outplayed No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner and had one of the best rookie debuts in W.N.B.A. history, scoring 22 points to lead Chicago to a 102-80 victory over Phoenix.    

  • 23 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 28 2013)

    1. Bison

      ruruland: Yeah, it was right there for our Knicks. But I’m rooting for the Pacers. I was done with the Spurs more than a decade ago

      Yes, the Spurs have proven that you can’t possibly use teamwork to win four championships. It’s obviously much better to play hero ball and win no championships.

    2. Hubert

      The worst part about losing to the Pacers is it really is going to accelerate Paul George’s growth and make them even tougher.

      He was ordinary offensively in that series against us. Shumpert did an amazing job against him.

      But what he did in those first two games on that stage is giving him confidence that he didn’t seem to have just last week.

    3. Hubert

      Spoelstra, by the way, has pretty much given up the rebounding battle to focus on what his team does best offensively (i.e. the opposite of the strategy Woodson employed).

      I’d say it’s been fairly successful:

      Game 1 – 107.3 ORTG, 56.4 DRB%
      Game 2 – 111.7 ORTG, 66.7 DRB%
      Game 3 – 134.6 OTRG, 62.5 DRB%

    4. johnno

      Hubert: Spoelstra, by the way, has pretty much given up the rebounding battle to focus on what his team does best offensively (i.e. the opposite of the strategy Woodson employed).
      I’d say it’s been fairly successful:
      Game 1 – 107.3 ORTG, 56.4 DRB%
      Game 2 – 111.7 ORTG, 66.7 DRB%
      Game 3 – 134.6 OTRG, 62.5 DRB%

      If the Pacers had held on to win game 1 (which they should have), the Heat would be down 2-1 and I don’t know that anyone would be arguing that Spoelstra’s strategy has been a success. Let’s wait to see how the rest of the series plays out before we start singing the praises of Spoelstra’s strategy.

    5. BigBlueAL

      johnno: If the Pacers had held on to win game 1 (which they should have), the Heat would be down 2-1 and I don’t know that anyone would be arguing that Spoelstra’s strategy has been a success. Let’s wait to see how the rest of the series plays out before we start singing the praises of Spoelstra’s strategy.

      If the Heat had held on to win Game 2 (which they should have) they would be on the verge of a sweep tonight. Remember the Pacers needed a miracle 3pter at the buzzer to send Game 1 into OT.

      The Pacers have played well (in Miami at least) but all you have to do is listen to the Pacer players and Vogel speak and you can see what a difference it is for them trying to defend Speolstra and the Heat compared to Woodson and the Knicks. They have made it quite loud and clear by their words (although obviously LeBron is the biggest difference between the Knicks and Heat and how to defend them). The results on the court speak for themselves too.

      Also this is no surprise, the Heat won 66 games during the regular season while being one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA.

    6. jon abbey

      Bison: Yes, the Spurs have proven that you can’t possibly use teamwork to win four championships.It’s obviously much better to play hero ball and win no championships.

      heh, teamwork works a lot better when it is built around one of the ten best players of all time.

    7. BigBlueAL

      jon abbey: heh, teamwork works a lot better when it is built around one of the ten best players of all time.

      Not to mention 2 other potential HOF guards.

    8. d-mar

      BigBlueAL: If the Heat had held on to win Game 2 (which they should have) they would be on the verge of a sweep tonight.Remember the Pacers needed a miracle 3pter at the buzzer to send Game 1 into OT.

      The Pacers have played well (in Miami at least) but all you have to do is listen to the Pacer players and Vogel speak and you can see what a difference it is for them trying to defend Speolstra and the Heat compared to Woodson and the Knicks.They have made it quite loud and clear by their words (although obviously LeBron is the biggest difference between the Knicks and Heat and how to defend them).The results on the court speak for themselves too.

      Also this is no surprise, the Heat won 66 games during the regular season while being one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA.

      All the talk about the Pacers being loaded with 2-way players implies that they’re actually really good at offense and defense. There’s really not one player on Indiana that I would say is a gifted or lethal offensive player – George is still an erratic shooter, Hibbert has had his moments but is not really a consistent threat and Hill is just OK. Maybe I’ll give you West, but he’s sort of on the downside of his career. And Lance Stephenson? Don’t get me started, I’m still cursing the Knicks for allowing him to go off in game 6, he’s been awful since then.

      I know it’s sour grapes, but I still think the Pacers winning our series was more about our failings than their strong performance.

    9. BigBlueAL

      d-mar: All the talk about the Pacers being loaded with 2-way players implies that they’re actually really good at offense and defense. There’s really not one player on Indiana that I would say is a gifted or lethal offensive player – George is still an erratic shooter, Hibbert has had his moments but is not really a consistent threat and Hill is just OK. Maybe I’ll give you West, but he’s sort of on the downside of his career. And Lance Stephenson? Don’t get me started, I’m still cursing the Knicks for allowing him to go off in game 6, he’s been awful since then.

      I know it’s sour grapes, but I still think the Pacers winning our series was more about our failings than their strong performance.

      The Pacers are very good. My point is minimizing Spoelstra’s coaching is wrong. The Pacer players and Vogel have all praised the Heat and their style of play/strategy on offense. Vogel during the Knicks series was talking about how they dont change their lineups to react to other teams. During this series thats what they have been struggling with because they have admitted not doing so against the Heat’s strategy is tough. The Knicks couldve made it almost as tough but failed to do so. Of course again having LeBron sure helps make any strategy Spoelstra uses effective.

    10. Bison

      jon abbey: heh, teamwork works a lot better when it is built around one of the ten best players of all time.

      Heh yourself. Regardless of the level of talent, championships need teamwork. Can you name one that was won without a large amount of it? Remember that the Triangle is a complex offense, so you can cross 11 of the most recent titles off your list.

      “Teamwork and intelligence win championships” — Michael Jordan.

    11. er

      Bison: Heh yourself. Regardless of the level of talent, championships need teamwork. Can you name one that was won without a large amount of it? Remember that the Triangle is a complex offense, so you can cross 11 of the most recent titles off your list.“Teamwork and intelligence win championships” — Michael Jordan.

      You sound dumb. Teamwork without talent is irrelavent.

    12. Donnie Walsh

      er: You sound dumb. Teamwork without talent is irrelavent.

      I guess “irrelavent” is a smart-person word.

    13. massive

      For everyone who wants to get rid of Tyson Chandler, you shouldn’t forget the Tyson tip-outs that won us a couple close games. He’s not a great offensive player, and his defense slipped, but his ability to extend plays and get new possessions would be sorely missed if he wasn’t on the team. Tyson Chandler needs to stay if we want to win two playoff series in the same post season.

      The real problem is our medical staff. Those guys need to be terminated immediately.

    14. Bison

      er: You sound dumb. Teamwork without talent is irrelavent.

      It’s not my fault if you can’t read.

    15. DRed

      I didn’t think Lebron was allowed to foul out. Especially on some ticky tack bullshit like that.

    16. Spree8nyk8

      DRed:
      I didn’t think Lebron was allowed to foul out.Especially on some ticky tack bullshit like that.

      I wouldn’t think so either, but that was a pretty clear hip check. But I would expect him to get away with it.

    17. Brian Cronin

      The entire game was officiated horribly on both ends.

      Yeah, it was pretty bad. I could understand reffing against the Heat (since the other series is already over), but it was bad all over.

    18. Spree8nyk8

      I thought Indy was getting the brunt of it. Can’t believe they won that game 8 on 5

    19. Bison

      DRed:
      I didn’t think Lebron was allowed to foul out.Especially on some ticky tack bullshit like that.

      I can’t remember the last time Lebron fouled out.

    20. BigBlueAL

      For the first time in my life I wish the Knicks were still playing cause I cant stand watching the Yankees right now.

      Not used to having to watch a bad offense struggle to score 4 runs in a game. Some boring stuff to watch even when they win and frustrating as hell to watch when they lose low-scoring games like these past 2 nights vs an even more pathetic offense.

      Man Im spoiled lol.

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