Knicks Morning News (2015.04.27)

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Wizards Eliminate the Raptors in a Rout (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:25:54 GMT)

    Paul Pierce scored 14 points and received a standing ovation as Washington ousted Toronto in a sweep.

  • [New York Times] After Wizards Get Sweep, Pierce Takes Jabs at Raptors, Drake (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:38:22 GMT)

    At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol’ time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies, Bulls Wary Even With Big Leads in Playoffs (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:20:24 GMT)

    The Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round.

  • [New York Times] Ellis, Barea Keep Mavs Alive With 121-109 Win Over Rockets (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:29:21 GMT)

    J.J. Barea last started a playoff game when he helped boost Dallas’ run to a championship four years ago. Al-Farouq Aminu had never been on the floor for the opening tip in a postseason game.

  • [New York Times] Santa Cruz Sweeps Fort Wayne, Wins First NBA D-League Title (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:23:23 GMT)

    The Santa Cruz Warriors won their first NBA Development League championship Sunday, beating the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 109-96 to complete a two-game sweep.

  • [New York Times] Wall, Beal Lead Wiz Past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for Sweep (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:59:29 GMT)

    John Wall twirled a red towel overhead, Paul Pierce motioned to the fans to make more noise, and the sellout crowd of 20,356 chanted “Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!”

  • [New York Times] Clippers 114, Spurs 105: Clippers Absorb Their Coach’s Tongue-Lashing, Then Make a Statement (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:54:59 GMT)

    Los Angeles’s players, criticized by Coach Doc Rivers after a rout by the Spurs in Game 3, received a wide range of contributions in tying a first-round series at two games each.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 101, Celtics 93: Cavaliers Finish Sweep of Celtics but Lose Kevin Love to Injury (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:38:59 GMT)

    LeBron James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists to thwart Boston, which was swept in a best-of-seven series for the fourth time in its history, but Love injured his shoulder in the first quarter.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Clippers Even Series With 114-105 Win Over Spurs (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:17:37 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories.

  • [New York Times] Deron Williams’s Injury Lingers After Nets’ Reviving Win (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:03:39 GMT)

    Joe Johnson let slip that his teammate Deron Williams might be playing with tendinitis, but Coach Lionel Hollis defended Williams’s play after the Nets’ come-from-behind win over the Hawks.