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Saturday, April 19, 2014

R.I.P. The New York Knicks’ Playoff Hopes

The fat lady has officially sung and the New York Knicks have been mathematically eliminated from finishing among the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference. I suppose you sort of have to give it up to the Atlanta Hawks, who defeated three playoff teams (Indiana, Brooklyn and now Miami) in their last five games to knock the Knicks out of the playoff hunt. As disappointing as this is, at least it took until the 79th game of the season before the Knicks were eliminated. 50 days ago, would any of us think that that was remotely possible? It became …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.12)

[New York Times] A Look at the NBA Playoff Picture (Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:45:27 GMT) A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season: [New York Times] Warriors Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over Lakers (Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:51:34 GMT) Stephen Curry realizes a playoff berth is still a precious commodity for the Golden State Warriors, who have spent the majority of their existence watching the postseason from their collective couches in the Bay Area. [New York Times] Golden State Warriors Clinch Playoff Berth (Sat, 12 Apr 2014 …continue reading

Knicks 108, Raptors 100

New York Knicks 108 Final Recap | Box Score 100 Toronto Raptors Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 40 MIN | 10-14 FG | 4-6 FT | 11 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 24 PTS | +14 Hi there Amar’e Stoudemire! Just a nifty pu pu platter of 2010-ish STAT goodness. Pick and roll dunks. Low post backdowns with a soupcon of nifty spin moves and jukes. Dives off of swell ball movement. Yummy. Douse this entire game in plum sauce and gobble it up. In a related story, I’m hungry. Hell, he even …continue reading

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

Months of suffering may finally be coming to an end; there are only four games left in the 2013-14 New York Knicks season. The Knicks have roughly a 2.4 percent chance of making the postseason. The Knicks obviously need this one, so to get a better idea of what the Knicks are up against tonight I brought in William Lou of Raptors Republic and Adam Francis of Raptors HQ. Enjoy! The Raptors have won seven of their last eight games coming into tonight. What’s been the key to their late-season surge? William: When you factor in the relative ease of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.11)

[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Who to fault for this season? (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:31 EDT) With the New York Knicks’ playoff chances fading with just four games remaining, it’s hard not to think about what went wrong and how the ‘Bockers got into this position in the first place. The Knicks started the season with high expectations and now they could be playing out the final four games of their season with no postseason and no picks for this coming draft. So with that in mind, who do you place the onus on for this disastrous …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.10)

[New York Times] A Look at the NBA Playoff Picture (Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:15:22 GMT) A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season: [New York Times] Thunder Hold Off Clippers for 107-101 Victory (Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:39:23 GMT) Russell Westbrook scored 30 points in his return to the lineup, Kevin Durant added 27, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101 Wednesday night in a possible playoff preview. [New York Times] Wright’s 3 Gives Blazers 100-99 Win Over Kings (Thu, 10 Apr 2014 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.09)

[New York Post] LeBron would be ‘surprised’ if Calipari jumped to NBA (Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:25:04 -0400) MIAMI — While rumors swirled around Kentucky coach John Calipari potentially jumping to the NBA following Monday's national championship game loss to Connecticut, Calipari confidante LeBron James doesn't think his… [New York Times] A Look at the NBA Playoff Picture (Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:16:07 GMT) A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with eight days remaining in the regular season: [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Pistons Upend Hawks (Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:22:23 GMT) Rodney Stuckey scored …continue reading