2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

We’re getting to some very stressful times for these last five games of the season. If the Knicks can just lose out, they are guaranteed the worst record in the league. Not even Minneosta’s finely tuned tanking machine can pass the Knicks if the Knicks just lose these last five games. What, though, about Knick history gives you any sort of good feeling about the Knicks’ chances?

So these will be five very stressful games.

Let’s go? Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.08)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Lakers 105-100 in Rematch 48 Hours Later (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:28:25 GMT)

    The Clippers have three games left until the playoffs begin. They can’t get there soon enough.

  • [New York Times] Kings Hold Off Timberwolves Behind Casspi (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:46:23 GMT)

    Omri Casspi scored 16 of his career-high 31 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings overcame a sluggish start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-111 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Beat Warriors 103-100, Move Into 8th Spot (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:31:33 GMT)

    Anthony Davis doesn’t want to carry the Pelicans into the playoffs just so they can get unceremoniously bounced in the first round by NBA-leading Golden State.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: In Dismantling Suns, the Hawks Set a Team Record for Victories (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:09:48 GMT)

    DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 16 points as Atlanta earned its 58th win of the season. Mike Muscala, starting for the injured All-Star forward Paul Millsap, finished with 16 points.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 26 as Spurs Beat Thunder for 8th Straight Win (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:01:48 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard is seizing more responsibility from San Antonio’s veteran core, and the Spurs are taking off.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Long an Unfinished Puzzle, the Nets Find the Missing Pieces (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:26:03 GMT)

    The often-injured Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, who have played together in just 45.9 percent of the team’s total games since February 2011, have helped the Nets surge recently.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Win 58th Game to Set Single-Season Franchise Mark (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:19:51 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks set a single-season franchise high with their 58th victory, getting 16 points each from DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague in a 96-69 win Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Dragic Lifts Heat Late, Miami Tops Charlotte 105-100 (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:16:49 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored 28 points, his most since coming to Miami in a February trade, and the Heat helped their playoff chances by topping the Charlotte Hornets 105-100 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Rose Could Return Against Magic (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:35:09 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose is questionable for their game Wednesday at Orlando.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Anrea Bargnani plays on with injured thumb (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:36:13 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani will end his season injured but playing as the Italian forward attempts to salvage his career and reputation.

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Fisher on Coach K: ‘He’s what I’m striving to become’ (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:57:10 -0400)

    One NBA personnel director, noting Derek Fisher's rah-rah speeches, salesmanship, excessive use of timeouts as learning experiences and constant rhetoric of building character and culture, is convinced he'd make a…

  • [New York Post] Hall of Famer Haywood: Towns, Okafor shouldn’t go pro yet (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:04:53 -0400)

    Newly elected Hall of Famer and ex-Knick Spencer Haywood was the pioneer — the first to declare "hardship'' and leave college early for the pros in 1969. Haywood first went…