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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.11)

[New York Times] Thunder 95, Spurs 91 | Oklahoma City leads series, 3-2: Thunder Pull Out Tight Win and Are Game Away From Ousting Spurs (Wed, 11 May 2016 03:53:09 GMT) The Oklahoma City Thunder edged the San Antonio Spurs to take a three-games-to-two lead in their Western Conference semifinal. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Stephen Curry Turns the Amazing Into the Everyday and Raises the Bar, Over and Over (Wed, 11 May 2016 00:39:23 GMT) Whether it’s leading his team to an unprecedented number of wins, obliterating the record for 3-pointers or becoming the N.B.A.’s first unanimous most …continue reading

Escape from the Rituals of Cynicism

For many who know me, the subject of New York Daily News writer Frank Isola is a touchy one. I’m a fairly vocal critic of his work on the Knicks beat. It’s not so much that Isola is alone in his pathology. A lot of the long term guys on the Knicks beat have become invested in their own narrative brands. Isola is iconic in his disdainful tone, while Marc Berman at the New York Post is his sometimes sycophantic alter-ego. There’s a Knicks beat writer for whatever your mood. In my day job, I teach various ideas related to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.10)

[ – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Vogel may be headed elsewhere (Tue, 10 May 2016 04:40:42 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Vogel may be headed elsewhere [New York Times] Warriors 132, Trail Blazers 125: Curry Scores 40 in His Return as Warriors Seize Control (Tue, 10 May 2016 07:19:20 GMT) So much for easing back from a knee injury: Stephen Curry, off the bench, played 36 minutes and scored Golden State’s first 12 points of overtime. [New York Times] Blazers Are in a Hole, but They See a Way Out (Tue, 10 May 2016 01:53:13 GMT) Overachieving Portland isn’t …continue reading

Cut to the Chase Podcast: Ep. 53 w/ Robert Silverman

Another KnickerBlogger legend, Robert Silverman, now of Vocativ, joined me on my podcast to talk about the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, the crazy head-coaching search and much more. Here’s how you can listen to the episode, and I definitely encourage you all to leave a review and/or five-star rating if you liked our conversation. SoundCloud: iTunes:¬† Libsyn:

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.09)

[New York Times] Kevin Durant Leads Thunder With 17-Point 4th Quarter (Mon, 09 May 2016 04:12:47 GMT) Durant ensured he would play at least one more game in Oklahoma City with a 17-point fourth-quarter performance in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs. [New York Times] Cavaliers Sweep Again With Close Win (Mon, 09 May 2016 02:49:26 GMT) Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go, and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off their second straight playoff sweep Sunday. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Damian Lillard’s 40 Points Complicates the Math on …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.08)

[New York Times] Trail Blazers 120, Warriors 108 | Golden State Leads Series, 2-1: With Stephen Curry Absent, Warriors Take a Beating (Sun, 08 May 2016 05:01:39 GMT) Damian Lillard scored 40 points as Portland routed Golden State, which was again playing without Stephen Curry, who was still nursing a sprained right knee. [New York Times] LaMarcus Aldridge Finds His Comfort Zone With the Spurs (Sun, 08 May 2016 04:01:08 GMT) The Spurs hold a two-games-to-one lead over the Thunder in their playoff series, and Aldridge has scored 103 points in the three games. [New York Times] Raptors 95, Heat …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.07)

[New York Times] Spurs 100, Thunder 96 | San Antonio Leads Series, 2-1: Spurs Hang on Against Thunder to Grab Series Lead (Sat, 07 May 2016 05:09:09 GMT) San Antonio benefited from two late Oklahoma City turnovers and now leads in their Western Conference semifinal. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 for the Spurs, while Russell Westbrook had 31 for the Thunder. [New York Times] Roundup: Cavaliers Pull Away From Hawks for 3-0 Lead (Sat, 07 May 2016 02:37:16 GMT) Channing Frye scored 27 points, his career high in the playoffs, and the Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage, widening the gap …continue reading