The Heat will be playing without Dwyane Wade today (Plus, no Birdman today, either, and both he and Wade – especially Wade – have played well against the Knicks this year). I don’t think I need to tell you that that makes this about as must-win of a must-win game as you can get. If the Knicks can pull this off, it sort of kind of makes up for Friday’s terrible defeat. Let’s go Knicks!
[New York Times] Surprising Connecticut and Kentucky Make NCAA Finals (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:53 GMT) Connecticut ended heavily favored Florida’s 30-game winning streak and advanced to the national collegiate basketball title game with a 63-53 victory on Saturday. [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Bobcats Top Cavs and Make Playoffs (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:54:48 GMT) Charlotte clinched its second postseason spot and its first since 2010. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Dante Cunningham Back With Timberwolves (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:30:10 GMT) Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has rejoined the team, two days after he was …continue reading
[New York Post] Smith can’t bail out Knicks as last-second heave falls short (Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:06:52 -0400) To J.R. Smith, it doesn't matter if he is 12-of-12, zero-for-a-billion or if somebody else is shooting lights out. Smith is a shooter and regardless, he would like the last… [New York Post] Woodson turned to history, not common sense, at game’s end (Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:56:26 -0400) The common practice is you go to your superstar when the game is on the line. That's just the way it is in the NBA. Check out who gets paid… [New York …continue reading
Washington Wizards 90 Final Recap | Box Score 89 New York Knicks (Editor’s Note: The recap generator’s on the fritz, please pardon the somewhat haggard formatting) AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE, B Any memories one might have of a brick-tastic and logy first half were eradicated by a splendid third quarter, filled with the entire menu of Amar’e’s delicious scoring entrées—smooth-as-the-other-side-of-the-pillow midrange J’s, quick low-post buckets, and much rolling and dunking at the rim. You know, like this: CARMELO ANTHONY, D- Melo: "The dogfight we were in? There was no way I was coming out" — Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) April 5, 2014 Okay, …continue reading
Playoff basketball! Well, for the Wizards, at least. For now, the Knicks are precariously placed in eighth place in the East, tied with the fading Atlanta Hawks. Much ado about nothing until more wins are tacked onto the season’s tally and the word “clinched” emerges from the wilderness. To prep for this idiosyncratic meeting of the minds, between Wittman and Woodson, I called on the judiciousness of Conor D. Dirks of Truth About It. TAI is one of the finer members of the TrueHoop family, as they run a tight ship, and frequently put forth a unique cocktail of humor, …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Phil focused on Melo’s present with Knicks, not future (Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:19:44 GMT) Phil Jackson believes there will be a better time for him to really sit down and talk at length with Carmelo Anthony about their potential future together with the Knicks. [New York Daily News] Jax says Knicks could give teams ‘trouble’ in playoffs (Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:19:28 GMT) Phil Jackson’s first two weeks on the job as the new president and overseer of the Knicks have included three games he’s attended in person. [New York Times] Mavericks Beat Clippers 113-107 …continue reading
[New York Post] Nets blow chance to gain ground in East (Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:32:28 -0400) The Nets entered the Garden Wednesday night with a chance to not only deal their crosstown rivals' playoff hopes a serious blow, but to remain in the race for both… [New York Post] No doubt which team has motive (Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:17:58 -0400) Maybe this how it's going to work out for the Knicks. Maybe this is the way they'll secure the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference and qualify for the postseason…. [New York Post] Felton takes fall, but keeps …continue reading