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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.23)

[New York Times] It Might Be Now or Never for Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:05:24 GMT) In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago. [New York Times] Hawks Reach Agreement to Sell NBA Team for $850 Million (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:26:34 GMT) The Atlanta Hawks are taking care of business during the NBA playoffs — on and off the court. [New York Times] Duncan and Leonard Help Spurs Beat Clippers 111-107 in OT (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:05:22 GMT) …continue reading

Poll: Jackson Year 2 Record

From the New York Times: Pressed on what he meant, Jackson said he hoped the Knicks could make the playoffs — which he also predicted last fall before blowing up an underachieving roster in midseason — though not as the Nets did this season, with a losing record. “I hope it’s not at the extent that well, we just made the playoffs and we’re not 35 and 47,” he said. “I want to see us having a winning record, and that’s a big jump to make.” On Pardon the Interruption, Tony and Mike brought up Jackson’s belief that the Knicks …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.22)

[New York Times] Injuries Again Playing Prominent Role in NBA Playoffs (Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:44:23 GMT) The NBA playoffs have picked up right where the regular season left off — with key players fighting to stay healthy when they are needed most. [New York Times] Phoenix Suns’ Morris Brothers Charged With Aggravated Assault (Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:23:14 GMT) A grand jury in Arizona has indicted Phoenix Suns players Marcus and Markieff Morris on two counts of aggravated assault relating to an incident after a basketball tournament in January, court papers showed on Tuesday. [New York Times] Howard and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.21)

[New York Times] Steven A. Ballmer’s Inner Fan Finds Its Voice in a Corner of the N.B.A. (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:00:05 GMT) Ballmer, the former chief executive of Microsoft and the first-year owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is, in the words of the team’s coach, “the most normal $24 billion guy I know.” [New York Times] Little Guys Will Need to Come Up Big for Celtics, Mavs (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:05:38 GMT) While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.20)

[New York Times] CP3, Griffin Lead Clippers Past Spurs 107-92 in Opener (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:41:28 GMT) Blake Griffin accelerated through the paint and threw down a vicious dunk right on Aron Baynes’ head in the third quarter. A few minutes later, Griffin did it again to the same poor San Antonio center. [New York Times] It’s N.B.A. Playoff Time. Pay No Attention to Those Losing Records. (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:05:35 GMT) The Nets (38-44) and the Celtics (40-42) became the 11th and 12th under-.500 teams to make the N.B.A. playoffs in this century. The first 10 lost …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.19)

[New York Times] Harden Has 24 Points, Rockets Beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1 (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:32:44 GMT) James Harden loves games like the one Houston had Saturday night. [New York Times] Rose Scores 23, Bulls Beat Bucks 103-91 (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:17:44 GMT) Through three long years of knee surgeries and recoveries, the Chicago Bulls waited for this. And when the moment arrived, here is what Derrick Rose did. [New York Times] Bulls 103, Bucks 91: Derrick Rose Puts Injuries, and Doubts, Behind Him as Bulls Defeat Bucks (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:10:08 GMT) Rose, a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.18)

[New York Times] Go Figure: Stat Titles Rarely Lead to NBA Titles (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:26:44 GMT) It’s already known that Oklahoma City won’t win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn’t make the playoffs. [New York Times] As Spurs Know, International Players Can Impact NBA Playoffs (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:14:45 GMT) Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year’s NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn’t have won without their incredible international presence. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Heart Surgery (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:16:26 GMT) Abdul-Jabbar, the former N.B.A. …continue reading