[New York Times] Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84 | Cleveland leads series, 2-1: Raptors End Cavaliers’ Postseason Win Streak (Sun, 22 May 2016 04:21:36 GMT) DeMar Rozan and Bismack Biyombo led Toronto to a victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. [New York Times] DeRozan, Raptors End Cavaliers’ Streak With 99-84 Win (Sun, 22 May 2016 04:33:36 GMT) Cleveland’s perfect playoff run went south in the north. [New York Times] DeRozan, Biyombo Give Raptors New Life (Sun, 22 May 2016 05:00:27 GMT) The Toronto Raptors crushed any ideas that they were going to be swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers …continue reading
[New York Times] Keeping Score: Cavaliers Searching for Elusive Postseason Perfection (Sat, 21 May 2016 00:36:49 GMT) LeBron James has made some bold claims about his team’s potential to sweep the playoffs. History shows that is not so easy.
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Friday's Knicks Links: Jackson has some explaining to do about hiring Hornacek (Fri, 20 May 2016 04:56:32 EST) Friday's Knicks Links: Jackson has some explaining to do about hiring Hornacek [New York Times] Cavaliers 108, Raptors 89 | Cleveland leads series, 2-0: Cavaliers Dominate Raptors Again as LeBron James Posts Triple Double (Fri, 20 May 2016 03:53:10 GMT) James had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 26 points, as Cleveland took a two-games-to-none lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals. [New York Times] Zhou Qi’s Potential …continue reading
Stunned. That was my reaction when I saw this tweet from Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck: Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Until about a week ago I was convinced Knicks president Phil Jackson was going to remove the interim tag and keep Kurt Rambis on a full time basis. The other choices seemed to be David Blatt, Frank Vogel and Hornacek. I would have bet all my money (so pretty much nothing) on either of the two not named Hornacek. A litte bit of background here. I live …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Coasting to Wins, LeBron James and the Cavaliers Refuse to Let Up (Thu, 19 May 2016 01:26:18 GMT) Cleveland, which dominated in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals, had a nine-day hiatus after a semifinal sweep. But, James said, “we didn’t rest.” [New York Times] Knicks Appear Close to Hiring Jeff Hornacek as Coach (Thu, 19 May 2016 02:52:10 GMT) Hornacek, a late entry in the team’s search, was let go by the Phoenix Suns earlier this season. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Top Pick in Draft Could Inspire False Hopes for …continue reading
According to Howard Beck, the coaching process is coming to and end, and in a most surprising way. More to come….. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Update (7:55pm): On Hornacek-Knicks: It’s “as close as humanly possible,” per source, tho not official. Deal is expected soon, barring any unforeseen snags. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Update (8:20pm): There’s no deal in place with Hornacek, according to a source. Negotiations are in very, very early stages. There’s mutual interest. — Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) May …continue reading
[New York Times] 76ers Win NBA Draft Lottery, and Lakers Get the Second Pick (Wed, 18 May 2016 04:00:08 GMT) Duke’s Brandon Ingram and L.S.U.’s Ben Simmons, considered to be franchise-shaping players, are heavily favored to be the top two picks in the June draft. [New York Times] Warriors’ Home Games Are a Show Befitting the Team (Wed, 18 May 2016 07:00:23 GMT) Games at Oracle Arena have been called the best show in sports, with a high-energy team working toward another N.B.A. title. But most of the show is not basketball. [New York Times] Cavaliers 115, Raptors 84: Cavaliers …continue reading