[NYTimes] Wizards and Celtics Both Clinch Series and Will Meet in the Next Round (Saturday, April 29, 2017 4:22:46 AM) John Wall led Washington with 42 points; Avery Bradley scored 23 to lead Boston; and Larry Bird stepped down from the Pacers’ front office. [SNY Knicks] Hill, Senglin among potential under the radar targets for Knicks (Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00:28 PM) The Knicks, coming off their fourth-straight season without a postseason appearance, have lots of work to do between now and the 2017-18 season.
[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: From the Start, Kristaps Porzingis Made It Clear He Wouldn’t Be Timid (Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:34:34 PM) After two seasons of Knicks dysfunction, can anyone be surprised that Porzingis has publicly grown tired of team leadership? [NYTimes] Raptors Lose 25-Point Lead but Eliminate the Bucks (Friday, April 28, 2017 2:33:31 AM) DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and Cory Joseph fueled a late 9-0 run to lead Toronto to an 92-89 victory and a matchup with the Cavaliers. [NYPost] Joakim Noah gave the Knicks more than poor play, injuries and drug shame (Thursday, April 27, 2017 …continue reading
[NYTimes] Celtics Top Bulls to End Home-Team Slump and Take 3-2 Lead (Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:59:04 AM) Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to lead Boston. Also, Bradley Beal had 27 points to fuel Washington’s victory over Atlanta. [NYPost] Kobe Bryant: I’m the proof that Phil and Carmelo have hope (Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:07:29 PM) Phil Jackson attended the premiere Sunday of the animated movie Kobe Bryant made from his poem “Dear Basketball’’ at the Tribeca Film Festival. Considering the wars Bryant and the Knicks president waged in print and in public back in their …continue reading
[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Bucks, a Youthful Bunch, Are Facing a Bright Future (Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:45:22 AM) Even if it is eliminated by the Toronto Raptors, a team with more playoff experience, Milwaukee has budding stars like Malcolm Brogdon, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker. [NYTimes] Greg Marius, Who Sought Profit in Street Ball in Harlem, Dies at 59 (Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:38:12 PM) Mr. Marius’s Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in Harlem featured playground legends, professional basketball players, corporate sponsors and exuberant crowds. [NYTimes] Rockets 105, Thunder 99 | Houston wins Series, 4-1: James Harden Scores …continue reading
[NYTimes] Raptors Win Over Bucks Puts Them One Win Away From a Series Against the Cavs (Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:50:39 AM) Norm Powell scored 25 points, Serge Ibaka 19 and DeMar DeRozan 18 for the Raptors, who can wrap up their first-round series on Thursday in Milwaukee. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ independence putting pressure on Knicks (Monday, April 24, 2017 5:56:57 PM) Kristaps Porzingis has decided to operate more independently these last few weeks, which isn’t a good sign for the Knicks. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis didn’t tell Knicks he’d be playing for Latvia (Monday, April 24, 2017 12:54:49 PM) Kristaps …continue reading
[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Issues a Timely Reminder of His Greatness (Monday, April 24, 2017 12:57:25 AM) Cavaliers sweep the Pacers, again, thanks to the return of the game’s most dangerous player: Playoff LeBron. [NYTimes] Warriors Coach Steve Kerr to Miss Game 4 (Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:21:29 PM) Kerr still has lingering symptoms from two back operations he had after the team won the 2015 championship. [NYPost] Porzingis: ‘I love New York’ but care most about winning (Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:30:13 PM) Kristaps Porzingis will hold a press conference Monday in Latvia at the Liepaja Olympic …continue reading
[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Celtics Regain Confidence, With an Assist From Kevin Garnett (Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:26:09 PM) A colorful message from Garnett before Game 3 on Friday night resonated with a team that had a difficult week. [NYTimes] Steve Kerr Will Not Coach Warriors’ Game 3 Against Portland Because of Illness (Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:37:50 AM) The team announced that Kerr would be replaced by Mike Brown on Saturday night and did not specify what sort of illness Kerr had. [NYPost] Bob Rosen, statistician and Knicks fan from the start, dead at 84 (Saturday, April 22, 2017 …continue reading