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The Florida Gators' Nike Hyperfuse shoes looked so good that Kenyon Martin just had to sport them in the Knicks' playoff opener.
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At the beginning of the season, Knicks' coach Mike Woodson had to sell J.R. Smith on the fact that more good than bad would come from him serving as New York's sixth man.The swingman wanted to take on an important role and be counted on. He wanted to be out on the court, trusted by his coach, with the game on the line.By all accounts, he still received all that from his coach...
Despite being held scoreless over 20 minutes in an 85-78 victory over the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics on Saturday, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson claims to be unconcerned about Tyson Chandler‘s neck injury and stamina. More worrisome than placing a zero in the box score, the 30-year-old Chandler grabbed a measly five boards in the first-round showdown this weekend. “It...
The New York Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics.
Prigioni sprained his right ankle Wednesday in the regular-season finale. Coach Mike Woodson says Saturday that Prigioni has been running and ''coming along nicely,'' but wanted to give him a few more days off.
For someone who wanted to start, he has made coming off the bench his calling card and now he was rewarded for his hard work. JR Smith won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award Monday after turning a role he didn’t want into one of the strengths of the New York Knicks’ first division championship team in nearly two decades.
Smith averaged 18.1 points in 80 games, all off the...
J.R. Smith averaged 18.1 points per game on 42.2 percent shooting from the field this season.
By Kenneth Teape
Final Score: Celtics: 78 Knicks: 85
It was a tale of two halves this afternoon between the Knicks and Celtics as decently paced, high scoring first half turned into a drag-em out physical game in the second half. The second half was a flashback for Knicks fans who have been relating this team to the 90’s Knicks as both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket...
By Kenneth Teape
After a 19-year wait the Knicks once again sit atop the Atlantic Division as champions, fitting that their first round matchup will be against the Boston Celtics, winners of the past four Atlantic Division crowns before this season. This will be one of the more entertaining first round series of the NBA Playoffs this season as the rivals thoroughly dislike each...
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Today at 3pm the New York Knicks will begin their journey on a road to a hopeful Championship run. The first obstacle for the Knicks is the dreaded Boston Celtics who are not as good as the old Celtics, but still playoff tested and dangerous.
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jeff Green are now the Celtics nucleus. Pierce is not...
If this doesn’t get you off your couch, nothing will.
The Knicks took a very crucial game one in this best of seven series first round playoff match-up against the Boston Celtics. Even without the youth or talent of past years, the Celtics still know how to turn it up a notch come playoff time. The Knicks had real trouble slowing them down in the beginning of the game. They gave up twenty nine first quarter points to the Celtics but...
The NBA post season is underway and we have already witnessed our first amazing dunk in the first game. “Sixth Man of the Year” candidate, JR Smith came off the bench in the first half to score 11 points in 10 minutes during the first half. One of those baskets was this dunk where JR bangs on Celtics Jeff Green.
When JR goes inside, the Knicks are hard to beat. JR ended the...
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire is still not healthy enough to play in the upcoming first round playoff match-up against the Boston Celtics. But despite him not being able to get on the court, Amar’e is still finding a way to make himself heard in this series. Specifically, via a guarantee. Per ESPN New York: [...]
Paul Pierce drew a lot of double-teams, which worked in Boston's favor.This is the first in a (hopefully) long series of posts detailing Boston’s in-game sets and adjustments during the playoffs, featuring a positive and a negative from each game.Positive: Successful isolation playsThere’s a reason players who excel in “hero ball” sets are usually considered successful...
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 – Celtics at Knicks – 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Tuesday, April 23 – Celtics at Knicks – 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, April 26 – Knicks at Celtics – 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, April 28 – Knicks at Celtics – 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 1 – Celtics at Knicks – TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 3 – Knicks at Celtics – TBD
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A wild matinee took place in Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 85-78 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
The first clash between the two Atlantic division squads did not disappoint, especially from a New York state of mind. In the first half of play both teams, respectively,...