Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, May 09 2012)
As far as injuries are concerned, the Knicks’ season has been a nightmare on 33rd St. From Jeremy Lin to Iman Shumpert to Amar’e Stoudemire to Baron Davis, key player after key player has gone down at the worst possible time.
Whether it’s now or after the season, Carmelo Anthony wants Mike Woodson’s interim tag removed. The franchise player again pledged his loyalty to his coach Tuesday, a day after the Daily News reported the Knicks and Woodson are in the preliminary stages of negotiating a long-term deal.
Jeremy Lin is out for the rest of the series against the Heat, coach Mike Woodson said Tuesday, leaving the Knicks severely depleted at point guard going into Wednesday’s elimination game in Miami.
During his Knicks career, Patrick Ewing had many famous battles with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Now, the two could be joining forces in Charlotte.
Carmelo Anthony cruised past defenders, crashed the boards and ultimately crushed the Heat to collect his first playoff win as a Knick on Sunday. There to contest most of his 29 field-goal attempts with an outstretched hand was Heat counterpart Shane Battier.
The Knicks return to Miami, improbably, with their playoff hopes narrowly alive and Amar’e Stoudemire thriving again.
With knee injuries for Baron Davis, Jeremy Lin and Iman Shumpert, it has been a playoff season of agony for the Knicks, and no one can speak to the repercussions better than Bernard King, now an analyst for the MSG Network.
Two N.C.A.A. enforcement officials traveled to Everett High School in Massachusetts, where Nerlens Noel spent his freshman and sophomore years.
Playing without Derrick Rose and the emotional leader Joakim Noah, the undermanned Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 77-69, to stave off elimination and cut their first-round series deficit to 3-2.
Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets avoided playoff elimination with a 102-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
Steve Nash has dreamed of managing the Canadian men’s basketball team since he was a young point guard running its offense.
Al Horford missed most of the season.
Turns out NBA Commissioner David Stern spoke too soon.
Battling for their NBA playoff lives, the Denver Nuggets needed no extra motivation to give the Los Angeles Lakers the fight of their lives in Game Five. Andrew Bynum gave it to them anyway.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes
The Chicago Bulls aren’t quite finished after all.
Al Horford scored 19 points in his first start since January, and the Atlanta Hawks held on for an 87-86 victory over the Boston Celtics in a thrilling Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs Tuesday night.
Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic 105-87 on Tuesday night and clinch their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series 4-1.