Knicks Morning News (2016.05.04)

  • [New York Times] Warriors Storm Back From 17-Point Deficit and Take 2-0 Lead (Wed, 04 May 2016 05:36:39 GMT)

    Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game against Portland on a 3-pointer with 5 minutes 33 seconds left.

  • [New York Times] No Points in Chaotic 13.5 Seconds, but Five Missed Calls, the N.B.A. Says (Wed, 04 May 2016 05:42:41 GMT)

    The Thunder escaped from San Antonio with a 98-97 victory in an intense and highly entertaining game, evening the series at 1-1.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Heat Prevail in Overtime After Raptors Tie Game at Buzzer (Wed, 04 May 2016 03:31:38 GMT)

    Miami’s Goran Dragic scored 26 points and Dwyane Wade had 7 of his 24 in overtime after a halfcourt shot by Toronto’s Kyle Lowry’s had tied the score at the buzzer.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Rally to Beat Trail Blazers in Game 2 (Wed, 04 May 2016 05:48:32 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors held the Portland Trail Blazers to three field goals over the final 8:58 of the game on Tuesday, rallying from an 11-point deficit to record a 110-99 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Not Crying Foul Over LeBron’s Lack of Free Throws (Wed, 04 May 2016 06:54:35 GMT)

    Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue celebrated his 39th birthday on Tuesday and proudly showed off a few gray hairs — silvery-speckled souvenirs of job-related stress.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Rally in Fourth for 2-0 Series Lead on Portland (Wed, 04 May 2016 06:06:40 GMT)

    The defending champions mounted a remarkable comeback without MVP Stephen Curry.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Force OT at Buzzer, but Heat Pull Out Game 1 Win (Wed, 04 May 2016 05:09:34 GMT)

    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was impressed with his club’s mental toughness on Tuesday.

  • [New York Times] Wade, Heat Beat Raptors in OT After Lowry’s Halfcourt Heave (Wed, 04 May 2016 04:36:37 GMT)

    It only counts as one win, though the Miami Heat had to work twice as hard to get it.

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    14 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2016.05.04)”

    1. Rumors flying (started in part by Simmons) that both the Lakers and Celtics are looking to trade their lottery picks for an established star.

      Again, Melo will almost certainly never consent to a trade, with the possible exception of a Team Banana Boat scenario, but while we wait for the Frank Vogel thing to play out, let me ask you this:

      What realistic return from each team would you find acceptable for Melo? i.e., Boston’s not going to give up both the Nets picks and Jae Crowder, but would you do it for the Nets pick and Avery Bradley? The Lakers pick (assuming the Sixers don’t get it) plus Julius Randle? (I doubt they’d trade the pick and Russell for a player as old as Melo, but you never know.)

    2. I’d trade Melo for the Nets pick straight up. Cue the screaming and yelling and gnashing of teeth, but I’d be happy with that trade. There are four players in this draft I like a lot: Simmons, Ingram, Sabonis and Hield. Would I trade 32-year old Melo for any of those four? Yeah. You’d be trading three years of Melo’s decline phase for many controlled years of a high lottery pick. Sign me up for that any time.

      Doesn’t matter though because NTC.

    3. If you’ve never read a thread on Poasting and Toasting, do yourself a favor and check this one out:

      http://www.postingandtoasting.com/2016/5/4/11591836/why-is-phil-jackson-in-sioux-city-iowa-here-are-7-conspiracy-theories
      Theory #3 is a riot.

      I’m guessing that Bird will make it official tomorrow that Vogel is out?

      I know Phil presents himself as being very cosmopolitan, but is it that unusual a part of the world for someone who went to college in North Dakota (and I think lives in Montana) to pass through.

    4. It would be pretty awesome to be eating Thai food in Sioux Falls and have Phil Jackson walk in

    5. Well, here’s another playoff game that won’t be keeping me up late…so I guess that’s good?

    6. The more I think about this Vogel thing, the more pissed I am at Bird. This is just a fucked up way of handling a guy who has been the coach for years and has done a great job for the team, leading them to back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals. This is just a clownish performance by Bird. “I need to talk to the owner. I’ll let you know on Thursday.” Just fire the guy. Stop being such a douche. Teams can go in different directions. Some of the best coaches of all-time have been fired. But just do it. This is the opposite of classy.

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