Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jun 05 2012)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo eager for Olympic pairing with D’Antoni (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 02:20:56 GMT)

    Mike D’Antoni did not attend Carmelo Anthony’s SoHo birthday celebration last Friday morning. The two were not the best of friends during their 73 games together in New York.

  • [New York Times] Game 5: Thunder 108, Spurs 103: Thunder’s Young Stars Best the Spurs’ Veteran Ones (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:54:05 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half and Russell Westbrook added 23 as the youth and athleticism of the Thunder overwhelmed the Spurs on Monday.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Heat Feel Bosh’s Absence in N.B.A. Conference Finals (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:40:09 GMT)

    After two straight losses in the Eastern Conference finals, Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra’s description of injured Chris Bosh as the team’s “most important player” looks a lot more credible.

  • [New York Times] Carmelo Anthony Says He’ll Help Rebuild the Knicks (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 06:54:05 GMT)

    Looking forward to a full training camp under Coach Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony on Monday offered to recruit players if the Knicks ask.

  • [New York Times] Randy Wittman to Return as Washington Wizards’ Coach (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:08:28 GMT)

    The Washington Wizards announced that Randy Wittman would return as their coach next season, retaining the position he took after Flip Saunders was fired in January.

  • [New York Times] Eastern Conference Finals Game 4: Celtics 93, Heat 91: Celtics Prevail in Overtime and Tie the Series (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:20:05 GMT)

    Paul Pierce, who led the Celtics with 23 points, and LeBron James, who led the Heat with 29 points, both fouled out in overtime as the Celtics won to tie the series at 2-2.

  • [New York Times] Rolling Thunder Put Spurs’ Season on the Brink (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:08:38 GMT)

    Kevin Durant and the surging Oklahoma City Thunder are just one victory from the NBA finals.

  • [New York Times] Third Straight Loss Puts Spurs’ Season on Brink (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:41:05 GMT)

    Manu Ginobili clenched his fist and punched the scorer’s table. But nasty isn’t what the San Antonio Spurs need anymore.

  • [New York Times] Game 5: Thunder 108, Spurs 103: Thunder Win on Road to Take 3-2 Lead Over Spurs in N.B.A. Finals (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:37:24 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 27 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5, moving within a victory of a series knockout.

  • [New York Times] Spurs’ Ginobili Back in Starting Lineup for Game 5 (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 01:04:00 GMT)

    Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is back in the starting lineup for Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jun 05 2012)”

    1. “I don’t need Jeremy Lin to score 20-30 points, and he knows that . . . We don’t need 20-30 or 40 points out of Amar’e, we don’t need 30-40 points out of me. When all of us is out there on the basketball court, if we all do what we have to do out on the court, we’ll see what happens.”

      Are we ready to flip that Melo quote into something negative yet or nah?

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