I went to Sunday’s NY Liberty game. For me a Liberty game is like a Knicks game, without all the anger, frustration, and embarrassment. It’s like watching a professional basketball game, but fun. With my kids on each side I can pass on the finer points of the viewer experience — like how to properly skewer a referee or how to not catch a tshirt. (Side note: I’ve never caught a ball or tshirt at a live professional sporting event — ever.) I can point out to my wife that the Liberty coach was from that ESPN documentary we watched …continue reading
[New York Times] Thunder 108, Warriors 102 | Oklahoma City leads series, 1-0: Oklahoma City Thunder Surprise Golden State Warriors in Game 1 Win (Tue, 17 May 2016 04:45:36 GMT) Russell Westbrook leads a second-half flurry, scoring 24 of his 27 points after halftime, and Oklahoma City is unexpectedly ahead in the Western Conference finals. [New York Times] Plenty of Star Power Remains at Point Guard in NBA Playoffs (Tue, 17 May 2016 06:12:33 GMT) LeBron James is fond of saying that today’s NBA is driven by point guards. [New York Times] Dominant Westbrook Steals Curry’s Thunder (Tue, 17 May …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Monday's Knicks Links: Rambis, Blatt and Vogel are the top three coach candidates (Mon, 16 May 2016 05:26:52 EST) Monday's Knicks Links: Rambis, Blatt and Vogel are the top three coach candidates [New York Times] Liberty 79, Wings 71: Liberty Win Their Home Opener, Sending a Message (Mon, 16 May 2016 01:40:23 GMT) The team, which is aiming to win the title this season, beat the Dallas Wings. [New York Times] Lowry Scores 35, DeRozan Has 28, Raptors Beat Heat 116-89 (Mon, 16 May 2016 00:04:09 GMT) Toronto fans chanted ‘We Want Cleveland!’ in the …continue reading
[New York Times] Liberty 87, Mystics 76: With Late Surge, Liberty Top Mystics in Opener (Sun, 15 May 2016 03:56:00 GMT) With the game tied at 73-73, Tina Charles made a basket and a free throw, and the Liberty cruised from there.
[New York Times] Heat 103, Raptors 91 | Series tied, 3-3: Heat Stay Alive, and Tie the Series, Against the Raptors (Sat, 14 May 2016 04:00:17 GMT) Miami’s Goran Dragic scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 22, and the Heat tied their Eastern Conference semifinal against Toronto at three games apiece. [New York Times] No Game 7 Return for Heat’s Whiteside (Sat, 14 May 2016 05:27:27 GMT) Injured Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will not return for the Game Seven Eastern Conference playoff matchup against the Toronto Raptors, he said on Friday. [New York Times] Dragic, Wade Lead Heat Past …continue reading
Because the offseason is long and painful if you’re a Knicks fan, I give you the 2016 Latvian Basketball League Slam Dunk Contest. I believe Zakstaps Levingis beat Aandris Gordrinš in the exciting Final.
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Friday's Knicks Links: Could Skiles' resignation affect head coach search (Fri, 13 May 2016 04:56:43 EST) Friday's Knicks Links: Could Skiles' resignation affect head coach search [New York Times] As W.N.B.A. Opens Its 20th Season, Key Figures Recall the First Game (Fri, 13 May 2016 09:00:36 GMT) On June 21, 1997, the Los Angeles Sparks, led by Penny Toler and Lisa Leslie, hosted Rebecca Lobo, Teresa Weatherspoon and the Liberty. [New York Times] Thunder 113, Spurs 99 | Oklahoma City wins series, 4-2: Kevin Durant Scores 37 for the Thunder as the Spurs Go Quietly …continue reading