2014-15 Game Thread: Western Conference @ Eastern Conference

Carmelo Anthony’s last game of the 2014-15 season is almost certainly tonight, as he starts for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game.

I’ll be honest – it’ll be tough watching this over the SNL 40th Anniversary Special.

Let’s go East!

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.15)

  • [New York Post] Steve Kerr laughs off boos at Garden (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:10:39 -0500)

    Warriors coach Steve Kerr heard boos when introduced during the Western Conference All-Star team's practice at the Garden. Kerr backed out of a verbal agreement with the Knicks last May…

  • [New York Post] Anthony Mason ‘holding his own’ (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:03:00 -0500)

    Though the situation remains serious, former Knick Anthony Mason has continued to show improvement following his hospitalization for congestive heart failure. His son, Anthony Jr., sent out a release on…

  • [New York Post] Two Knicks legends’ advice for Melo: Get surgery now (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:54:11 -0500)

    They are not doctors, don't play ones on TV, but two of the greatest Knicks ever, "The Captain” Willis Reed and Walt "Clyde” Frazier, know something about injuries and rehab….

  • [New York Times] Zach LaVine, With Nod to Michael Jordan, Soars to Victory in Slam Dunk Contest (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:59:08 GMT)

    LaVine, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, was the favorite before the contest and delivered a series of creative dunks, at one point wearing Jordan’s jersey from “Space Jam.”

  • [New York Times] Patrick Beverley Wins N.B.A.’s Overhauled Skills Competition (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:49:41 GMT)

    Beverley was more tortoise than hare, catching up to Brandon Knight of the Milwaukee Bucks in the final.

  • [New York Times] Curry Wins 3-Point Contest, LaVine Takes Dunk Competition (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:27:53 GMT)

    Stephen Curry honored a fallen fan the best way he knew how. Zach LaVine made a name for himself in a dunk contest that lacked star punch.

  • [New York Times] Facing the N.B.A.’s Best 3-Point Shooters, Stephen Curry Finishes First (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:13:36 GMT)

    Curry hit 13 consecutive shots, finishing with 27 points and outshooting Kyle Korver, Wesley Matthews and Klay Thompson in the 3-point contest.

  • [New York Times] Sharp-Shooter Curry Wins Three-Point Contest (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:00:48 GMT)

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry made 13 shots in a row near the end and finished with a record 27 points in a terrific perimeter display to win the three-point shootout in New York on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] NBA-Commissioner Wants Longer Season So Players Get More Rest (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 03:51:48 GMT)

    The National Basketball Association wants to reduce the number of times that teams are scheduled to play four games in five nights next season, commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Adam Silver Lays Out Goals, Focusing on Player Health and Draft Lottery (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 03:26:16 GMT)

    Silver, who dealt with off-the-court controversy during much of his first year as N.B.A. commissioner, said he wanted to concentrate on basketball.

  • [New York Times] Silver Seeking ‘Dramatic’ Improvements in NBA Scheduling (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 03:15:54 GMT)

    Commissioner Adam Silver is determined to make a schedule that keeps NBA players fresher, and he is willing to discuss starting the season earlier or ending later.

  • [New York Times] LaMarcus Aldridge Will Replace Anthony Davis in West’s Starting Lineup (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:54:13 GMT)

    Steve Kerr, the Western Conference’s coach in Sunday’s All-Star game, opted for Aldridge instead of Kevin Durant to start in place of the injured Davis.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Reflects on Life, Legacy Before 11th All-Star Game (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:27:58 GMT)

    LeBron James sat at a small desk inside a preschool classroom in Harlem surrounded by books like “The Little Engine That Could,” scribbled crayon artwork on the walls and an alphabet chart.

  • [New York Times] Dikembe Mutombo and John Calipari Are Among 12 Finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:25:50 GMT)

    Mutombo, a four-time N.B.A. defensive player of the year, and Calipari, a two-time college coach of the year, joined Tim Hardaway, Lisa Leslie and others on the 2015 ballot.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason in stable condition: son (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:43:16 GMT)

    Anthony Mason’s oldest son revealed on Saturday that the former Knicks forward is in stable condition.