Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jun 01 2012)

  • [New York Times] Western Conference Finals Game 3: Thunder 102, Spurs 82: Rout by Thunder Ends Spurs’ Streak (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:50:29 GMT)

    Behind Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and a renewed defensive aggressiveness, the Thunder beat the Spurs to put an emphatic end to one of the great winning streaks in N.B.A. history.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Playoffs — Rajon Rondo Provides Vision of Celtics’ Future (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:00:09 GMT)

    With his 44 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds in Game 2 against the Heat, point guard Rajon Rondo asserted his place in Boston’s plans for seasons to come.

  • [New York Times] On Basketball: N.B.A. Lottery — Big Day for Hornets and Conspiracy Theorists (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 05:47:23 GMT)

    When New Orleans won the N.B.A. draft lottery on Wednesday night, the result seemed too good to be true and sappy enough to be scripted, a longtime lottery tradition.

  • [New York Times] Jack Twyman, N.B.A. Star, Dies at 78 (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 03:39:07 GMT)

    Mr. Twyman, a Hall of Fame basketball player, became the legal guardian for his teammate Maurice Stokes, who sustained a paralyzing brain injury during the 1958 season.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Dwight Howard: A Superhero That Doesn’t Exist (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 02:57:55 GMT)

    The storyline of the N.B.A. playoffs may be LeBron James’s quest for a title, but the story also involves someone who is not even present, Dwight Howard, the N.B.A.’s would be Superman.

  • [New York Times] Sefolosha Sparks Thunder to 102-82 Win Over Spurs (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:39:33 GMT)

    In a Western Conference finals filled with established stars, Thabo Sefolosha used a stretch of defensive excellence to turn the momentum in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s favor and stop a dominant seven-week run by the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [New York Times] Column: Jack Twyman and a Life Worth Remembering (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:29:55 GMT)

    One of the greats is gone.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Rolls Over Spurs to Reignite Series (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 05:18:02 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder reignited the Western Conference finals with a 102-82 home victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, reducing their deficit in the best-of-seven series to 2-1 and ending the visitors’ 20-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Spurs’ 20-Game Win Streak Snapped in 102-82 Loss (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:44:56 GMT)

    After a month and a half of dominance, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich suddenly had a reason to question his team’s passion and desire.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Wallop Spurs 102-82, Pull Within 2-1 (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:36:52 GMT)

    The streak is over. The series may only be beginning.

  • [New York Times] Column: Jack Twyman and a Life Worth Remembering (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 02:12:35 GMT)

    One of the greats is gone.

  • [New York Times] Leading Off: Spurs, the Throwback Team, Still Dominating – Leading Off (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:41:26 GMT)

    The Spurs are on a 20-game winning streak, prompting writers to wonder if they’ll ever lose again this season.

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