2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hawks

It’s 2015. Everyone has access to the internet. So when the Associated Press goes out of their way to write:

New York has the inside track to the most ping-pong balls in the lottery since the tiebreaker with the Timberwolves goes in the Knicks’ favor if they finish the season tied.

then that is not cool. That is not how it works. If two teams end the season with the same record, they split the ping pong balls evenly (so it would go from one team having a 25% chance at the #1 pick and the other team having a 20% chance to both teams having a 22.5% chance). But then, right after the season ends, the NBA flips coins to break ties to determine draft order outside of the three picks (which are decided by the ping pong balls). The coin flip will determine who is “officially” the #1 team in the draft and who is “officially” the #2 team in the draft. This matters because the #1 team can not fall lower than #4 in the draft while the #2 team can fall to #5 (under the rare occasion where the first three picks, which are the only picks actually determined by the lottery, all go to teams later in the draft, like, say, the Nuggets, the Magic and the Lakers).

Anyhow, the Knicks take on the Hawks, who rested their starters the other day but will be playing them all today (except the injured Paul Millsap). The Hawks are actually only 7-6 in their last 13 games, so this might be a slightly scary game (the last game of the season will be downright terrifying, as the Knicks can easily beat the Pistons).

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.13)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks, Hawks going in opposite directions (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:34:18 GMT)

    The Knicks finished a single game behind the Hawks for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference last season.

  • [New York Times] Rockets’ James Harden Bolsters Scoring With Foul Shots (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:00:20 GMT)

    On his way to what could be an N.B.A. scoring title, Harden has been drawing fouls and sinking free throws at an impressive rate.

  • [New York Times] Around the NBA: Picks for NBA Awards _ and League Champion (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:31:58 GMT)

    The final days of the NBA regular season have arrived with a few things still to be decided, such as a scoring champion and exactly who gets what seed in the respective brackets.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Hold Off Lakers 120-106 for Season Series Sweep (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:13:58 GMT)

    Tyson Chandler gave a kind smirk when he learned that the Dallas Mavericks had just swept a four-game season series with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in franchise history.

  • [New York Times] Duncan Leads Spurs to 11th Straight Win, 107-91 Over Suns (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 03:23:05 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs have refused to pay attention to the standings or any other team over the past month and a half, instead focusing on their own game.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Bucks Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over Nets (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:20:14 GMT)

    Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched a playoff spot with a 96-73 victory over the Nets.

  • [New York Times] Harden Has 30 to Help Rockets Over Pelicans 121-114 (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 01:44:01 GMT)

    James Harden scored 30 points and the Houston Rockets used a big run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to take the lead and held on for a 121-114 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Bucks Rout Nets 96-73 to Clinch Playoff Berth (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 01:04:54 GMT)

    The rebuilding plan is way ahead of schedule for the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Scores 54, but Pacers Hold Off Thunder 116-104 (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:55:55 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points Sunday night, but Indiana fended off his late charge for a critical 116-104 victory over Oklahoma City.

  • [New York Times] Celts Close In on Playoffs, Rout Cavaliers 117-78 (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:43:58 GMT)

    Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] Wall’s 24 and 9 Lead Wizards Past 2nd-String Hawks 108-99 (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:31:56 GMT)

    John Wall had no trouble finding his rhythm after resting for two games, producing 24 points and nine assists Sunday night to lead the Washington Wizards to their highest win total in more than 30 years by beating a second-string group of Atlanta Hawks 108-99.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Grizzlies at Warriors (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:08:19 GMT)

    Golden State is largely playing for history’s sake at this point in the regular season, but Memphis, once considered a top contender, is desperately clinging to the second seed in the Western Conference.

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.04.12)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks grab 16th win in ugly game vs. Magic (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:46:51 GMT)

    Saturday’s 80-79 win over the Orlando Magic gave Phil Jackson’s team 16 wins for the season.

  • [New York Times] Redick and Griffin Lead Clippers Past Grizzlies 94-86 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:07:59 GMT)

    Don’t ask the Los Angeles Clippers about their playoff seeding or first-round opponent.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Warriors Too Much for Timberwolves (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:05:01 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half, Klay Thompson made three 3-pointers in the final 4 minutes and the Golden State Warriors set yet another franchise record in a 110-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Booker Has Career-High 36 Points, Jazz Beat Blazers 111-105 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:49:54 GMT)

    Trevor Booker scored a career-high 36 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-105 on Saturday night with both teams missing key players.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Another Sad Record for the Knicks (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:18:05 GMT)

    Cole Aldrich scored a career-high 19 points as the Knicks beat the Magic in a game that may be most notable for the lowest-scoring quarter in N.B.A. history.

  • [New York Times] Pau Gasol, Derrick Rose Help Bulls Beat 76ers 114-107 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:04:59 GMT)

    As Derrick Rose stepped to the free-throw line late in the Chicago Bulls’ 114-107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night, several fans in the United Center began chanting, “M-V-P! M-V-P!”

  • [New York Times] Raptors Put Heat on Brink of Elimination, Beat Miami 107-104 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 03:10:59 GMT)

    When the playoffs open next weekend, the Toronto Raptors will be at home.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Hold Off Magic, Teams Set NBA Scoring Low for Quarter (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:44:08 GMT)

    The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic have had trouble winning games this season. In their latest matchup, they had an equally tough time scoring points.

  • [New York Times] Knicks, Magic Set NBA Record for Fewest Points in Quarter (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:40:56 GMT)

    The Orlando Magic and New York Knicks set an NBA record for fewest points in a quarter.

  • [New York Post] Despite injuries, adversity, Shved wants to remain a Knick (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:57:12 -0400)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Alexey Shved's season ended on March 22 in Toronto with a cracked rib — but his Knicks career might not be over yet. The revelation from the…

  • 2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Magic – Commence Freaking Out Now

    The Knicks are up 12 as we come close to halftime.

    Commence freaking out now at how this team is screwing itself over.

    Who here seriously doesn’t see two more wins a possibility this season? This team…this freaking team…

    Knicks Morning News (2015.04.11)

  • [New York Times] Kelly Leads Lakers Past Timberwolves 106-98 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:08:19 GMT)

    While other NBA teams are getting ready to play for all the marbles, fans of the lottery-bound Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves have their minds on ping pong balls and the draft lottery on May 19.

  • [New York Times] Felton Lifts Mavs to 144-143 Win Over Nuggets in 2 OTs (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:41:33 GMT)

    Raymond Felton hit a layup with 1.5 seconds remaining in double overtime, then blocked a last-second shot to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets 144-143 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Celtics Hold On to Win at Cleveland (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:36:50 GMT)

    Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and Boston maintained its grip on a playoff spot by holding off a short-handed Cleveland team.

  • [New York Times] Nets 117, Wizards 80: This Time, Nets Pound Wizards and Bolster Push for Playoffs (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:36:40 GMT)

    The Nets, playing with more togetherness and energy than Washington had seen before, blew past the Wizards to continue their playoff push with their 10th victory in the last 13 games.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Scores 22 as Grizzlies Beat Jazz 89-88 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:58:25 GMT)

    Marc Gasol had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies held on for a dramatic 89-88 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night that strengthened their playoff positioning.

  • [New York Times] Lopez Leads Nets Over Wizards, 117-80 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:55:41 GMT)

    Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins hasn’t been doing too much scoreboard watching with his team fighting to stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s 27 and 10 Lead Thunder, 116-103 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:37:25 GMT)

    With Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka out with injuries, it has fallen on Russell Westbrook to shoulder the load as Oklahoma City tries to grind its way into the NBA playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Williams’ 3 Lifts Raptors Past Magic, 101-99 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:13:25 GMT)

    The Orlando Magic haven’t beaten the Toronto Raptors in more than three years. They missed another chance Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Duncan Leads Spurs to 104-103 Win Over Rockets (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:01:25 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 29 points and blocked James Harden’s layup with 2.9 seconds left to give the San Antonio Spurs their 10th straight victory, 104-103 over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Davis Scores 19 to Help Pelicans Beat Suns 90-75 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:46:21 GMT)

    Anthony Davis had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 90-75 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Stuckey Helps Pacers Beat Pistons 107-103 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:34:20 GMT)

    Rodney Stuckey scored 24 points, including three straight jumpers down the stretch, and the Indiana Pacers kept up their playoff push with a 107-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Antetokounmpo Returns, Bucks Move to Verge of Playoff Spot (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:13:33 GMT)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup with 23 points and moved the Milwaukee Bucks to the verge of a playoff spot with a 99-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Smart Leads Celtics Past Cavaliers 99-90 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:13:30 GMT)

    Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics maintained their grip on a playoff spot by holding off the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 99-90 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Muscala, Hawks Beat Hornets 104-80 for First 60-Win Season (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:04:48 GMT)

    Mike Muscala scored 17 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-80 on Friday night to reach 60 wins for the first time in franchise history.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Donnie Walsh believes in triangle for Melo (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:34:18 ET)

    Donnie Walsh believes in triangle for Melo

  • [New York Daily News] NYPD probing NBA arrests after Chris Copeland stabbing (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:44:23 GMT)

    One of the two Atlanta Hawk players, Thabo Sefolosha, suffered a fractured tibia during an altercation with cops Wednesday.

  • [New York Post] DeBusschere’s son: Faith in Phil, speculates on Ewing lottery fix (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:40:53 -0400)

    Peter DeBusschere, the 43-year-old son of Knicks legend Dave DeBusschere, hopes to wear his father's lucky blue-and-tan tie May 15 on the night of the 2015 Draft Lottery. Peter DeBusschere is…

  • Why “Why Karl-Anthony Towns Is a Lock for the New York Knicks with the No. 1 Pick” Is A Load Of …

    Bleacher Report, although more legitimate today than previously, still relies on salacious headlines to draw readers in. Take for instance this vlog titled “Why Karl-Anthony Towns Is a Lock for the New York Knicks with the No. 1 Pick”.

    I watched the video hoping there was some legitimate reason the Knicks were locked in to Towns. Was it an insider who has first hand knowledge of the Knicks front office? A scout that couldn’t keep a secret? Did someone find a memo in the trash can outlining how the Knicks would start using their brain (instead of Dolan’s gut) to make organizational moves?


    The reason was “because us two sports guys think he’s the best guy in the draft.” Well that and $3.75 will get you on the subway (assuming you don’t already have a metrocard and get stuck with the $1 fee). But I blame myself for clicking on the video to begin with. Why? Because the title alone could not be true. The Knicks can’t be a lock for Karl-Anthony Towns, because the Knicks aren’t even guaranteed to have the first pick in the draft!

    Ahhh fooled me again, Bleacher Report!

    Mmmmm these cookies are ... *blech*

    Knicks Morning News (2015.04.10)

  • [New York Times] Essay: Amid a Woeful Circus, Basketball’s Lowly Strivers Carry the Knicks (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:00:04 GMT)

    Lost in the historically dismal nature of the Knicks’ season has been the dedication of its makeshift core: the undrafted temp players who have remained steadfast until the bitter end.

  • [New York Times] Curry Breaks 3-Point Record, Warriors Beat Blazers 116-105 (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:13:20 GMT)

    Stephen Curry never talks about his case for NBA MVP unless he’s asked. Instead, he prefers to let his play speak for itself.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Topple Fading Heat (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:15:37 GMT)

    The Chicago Bulls easily wiped out a 19-point halftime deficit in beating host Miami, 89-78, on Thursday night, dealing a huge blow to the Heat’s playoff hopes.

  • [New York Times] Curry Breaks His Own NBA Record for Most 3s in a Season (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:25:28 GMT)

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has broken his own NBA record for 3-pointers in a season.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Pull Off a Staggering Comeback, Beat Heat 89-78 (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:43:42 GMT)

    Pau Gasol had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls easily wiped out a 19-point halftime deficit to beat Miami 89-78 on Thursday night, dealing a huge blow to the Heat’s playoff hopes.

  • [New York Times] New York Night Life Carries Perks, and Risks, for Athletes (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:25:09 GMT)

    The stabbing of an Indiana Pacer player this week outside a New York City nightclub shined a light on some athletes’ late-night appetites.

  • [New York Daily News] Indiana Pacers’ Chris Copeland stabbed near 1 OAK in NY (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:01:59 GMT)

    Chris Copeland, a forward for the Indiana Pacers, was stabbed during an argument near the 1 OAK club early Wednesday, NYPD sources said.

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher thinks Knicks can go from worst to first (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:24:50 GMT)

    The Knicks’ opponent Friday at MSG won just 15 games last season before improving to nearly .500 and a likely playoff berth one year later.

  • [New York Post] Donnie Walsh’s free-agency warning to Phil Jackson, Knicks fans (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:39:11 -0400)

    Citing how the siren song of South Beach lured LeBron James to Miami in 2010, Pacers adviser Donnie Walsh warned Thursday that Knicks president Phil Jackson can only do so…

  • Knicks Morning News (2015.04.09)

  • [New York Post] James Dolan’s latest review on Phil Jackson and state of Knicks (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:04:43 -0400)

    Knicks owner James Dolan, in a long Q & A with The Hollywood Reporter on his many business ventures, gave a big vote of confidence for struggling president Phil Jackson….

  • [New York Post] George, Pacers rout Knicks after teammate Copeland’s stabbing (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:45:01 -0400)

    The Pacers were in a fragile state, shaken by the news popular teammate and former Knick Chris Copeland had been stabbed in the abdomen and elbow outside a Chelsea nightclub…

  • [New York Daily News] Indiana Pacers’ Chris Copeland stabbed near 1 OAK in NY (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:47:34 GMT)

    Chris Copeland, a forward for the Indiana Pacers, was stabbed during an argument near the 1 OAK club early Wednesday, NYPD sources said.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks owner James Dolan still keeping the faith (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:02:50 GMT)

    James Dolan suddenly is invoking the same catchphrase with the Knicks that once worked famously for the Mets.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: With any luck Copeland will rebound from stabbing (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:01:09 GMT)

    Contrary to popular belief, the singer and renowned party girl Rihanna did not coin the phrase “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.”

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Has 24 and Blazers Rout TWolves 116-91 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:37:27 GMT)

    All the Trail Blazers can do is try to win their final four games. The playoffs will sort themselves out, coach Terry Stotts said.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Rally for 103-91 Win Over Kings, Favors Scores 18 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:37:31 GMT)

    Even if the Utah Jazz are not playing for playoff seeding, their minds haven’t turned to summer vacation quite yet.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki, Mavericks Knock Suns Out of Playoff Race (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:34:21 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket and a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks eliminated the Phoenix Suns from playoff contention with a 107-104 victory Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Rockets 110-98 for 9th Straight Victory (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:25:23 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs are surging to close the regular season, and the Houston Rockets couldn’t slow them down.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Derrick Rose Returns to the Bulls’ Starting Lineup in a Limited Role (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:07:12 GMT)

    Rose started Wednesday against the Orlando Magic and played just over six minutes in the first quarter before taking his first break.

  • [New York Times] Cavs Clinch Division, 2nd Seed, 104-99 Over Bucks (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:58:20 GMT)

    Largely dormant through the first three quarters, LeBron James did just enough to help the Cleveland Cavaliers firm up their playoff picture.

  • [New York Times] Kenneth Faried Leads Nuggets Past Lakers, 119-101 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:31:23 GMT)

    Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 29 points and had 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari added 27 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-101 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Beat Knicks 102-86 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:25:24 GMT)

    The Indiana Pacers looked like a team fighting for a playoff spot. The New York Knicks looked like the team with the league’s worst record.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:19:29 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo had 23 points and scored on a layup with 1.5 seconds left to give the Orlando Magic a 105-103 victory over Chicago on Wednesday night, spoiling Derrick Rose’s return to the Bulls.

  • [New York Times] Stabbing of Chris Copeland Hangs Over Games in New York (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:02:59 GMT)

    Until recently, Wednesday night’s slate of local basketball games held little intrigue, but that changed after the Nets’ run of wins and a stabbing involving the Pacers’ Chris Copeland.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Eliminate Pistons From Race, 113-103 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:55:31 GMT)

    Isiah Thomas had more than a few great games during the Pistons-Celtics rivalry of the 1980s and 1990s.

  • [New York Times] Randolph Leads Balanced Grizzlies Past Pelicans (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:34:47 GMT)

    Zach Randolph had 15 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-74 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Horford’s Dunk Helps Hawks Edge Nets, 114-111 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:16:30 GMT)

    Al Horford made the go-ahead basket on a dunk with 19 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-111 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.

  • [New York Times] DeMar DeRozan Helps Raptors Beat Hornets 92-74 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:10:37 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Charlotte Hornets for the first time in seven games, 92-74 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Magic, Oladipo Spoil Rose’s Return in 105-103 Win Over Bulls (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:07:32 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo had 23 points and scored on a layup with 1.5 seconds left to give the Orlando Magic a 105-103 victory over Chicago on Wednesday night, spoiling Derrick Rose’s return to the Bulls.

  • 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…