Knicks Morning News (2014.04.30)

  • [New York Times] ‘We Are One!’, Clippers Ride Wave of Emotion to Victory (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:59:35 GMT)

    Preaching the mantra of unity, the Los Angeles Clippers got back to winning ways against the Golden State Warriors just hours after disgraced team owner Donald Sterling had been banned from the game for life on Tuesday.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Eliminate Bulls With 75-69 Victory (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:08:53 GMT)

    Making a rare visit to the postseason, the Washington Wizards made it look rather easy, dispatching the Bulls in the opening round.

  • [New York Times] Jordan, Paul Lead Clippers Over Warriors, 113-103 (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:35:43 GMT)

    On an exceptional, emotional night, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their “safe haven” and moved to the brink of winning just their third playoff series since Donald Sterling bought the team in 1981.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Hold Off Thunder 100-99 in OT (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:47:54 GMT)

    It took a fraction of a second for the Memphis Grizzlies to take control of their first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Eliminate Bulls With 75-69 Victory (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:41:43 GMT)

    Playoff appearances were rare enough for the Washington Wizards let alone series victories. Never mind all that now.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Oust Cold-Shooting Bulls (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:27:41 GMT)

    The Bulls had no answer for the young, talented Washington guards John Wall (24 points) and Bradley Beal (17) as they fell in five games to the Wizards in their first-round playoff series.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Pacer’s All-Star Ring Is Stolen (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:17:56 GMT)

    The Pacers star Paul George had his platinum All-Star ring, valued at $15,000, stolen from his home, the Indianapolis police said.

  • [New York Times] For Clippers, Transition in Decision Making Begins (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:25:30 GMT)

    The Clippers said: “We wholeheartedly support and embrace the decision by the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver today. Now the healing process begins.”

  • [New York Times] Williams Once Again Shows That He Is His Toughest Critic (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:13:09 GMT)

    Backcourt play has been a focal point in the first four games of the series, and the Nets say they need Deron Williams, their starting point guard, to perform.

  • [New York Times] In Mavericks-Spurs Series, Past Is Present Once More (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:03:33 GMT)

    There are no secrets left between the Spurs and the Mavericks, two veteran teams engaged in yet another memorable playoff series.

  • [New York Times] Commissioner Sees Basis for Ousting Clippers’ Owner (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:19:14 GMT)

    If Commissioner Adam Silver’s ability to bar Donald Sterling and fine him $2.5 million is not much in question, he might not find it as simple to successfully terminate Sterling’s ownership of the Clippers.

  • [New York Times] No NBA Owners Saying They’ll Side With Sterling (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:11:43 GMT)

    A majority of NBA ownership groups reached Tuesday by The Associated Press say they will vote to force embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his club.

  • [New York Daily News] Cartwright interviews with Phil and Knicks (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:05:43 GMT)

    In a move that suggests that Steve Kerr is close to taking the Knicks’ head coaching job, Bill Cartwright has emerged as Kerr’s first lieutenant after interviewing for an assistant coach’s position with the team, the Daily News has learned.

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