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Two of the leagues best scorers are primed for the playoffs
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NBA playoffs are highly regarded as one of the most exciting post seasons our sports world has to offer. This year we have some interesting match ups. There will definitely be a handful of games that will come down to the wire. Born and raised in Long Island, New York so logically, I’m a Knicks fan. Fortunately for my sake, I can be proud to walk out of my house with their jersey...
The Los Angeles Lakers secured a playoff spot even before taking the court, while the race for home-court advantage went into the final set of games.
The Lakers learned their turbulent season would continue when Memphis beat the Utah Jazz 86-70 on Wednesday night. That guaranteed Los Angeles a postseason spot, and the Lakers could even move up to the No. 7 seed by beating Houston...
In the pre-season Carmelo Anthony had the chance to work with Hakeem Olajuwon. I am posting this because it was really interesting watching this training session without commentary. Part 1 and 2 of 5. ENJOY!
Peter A – Knickswag
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You’ve heard it for years; Carmelo Anthony is the black hole on a team’s offense. There are some of us who think this angle has been used and abused for quite a while, even if there is truth to how the ball ‘sticks’ at times when the New York Knicks (or his former Denver Nuggets) [...]The post The Monday Morning Script – ESPN’s BottomLine Throws Shade on ‘Melo appeared...
Advanced statistics have made quite a bit of headway in the basketball world over the past couple of years. However, the general public, NBA pundits, and NBA front offices still tend to fawn over players that score a lot of points, regardless of how efficient they are. Which is why a player like Carmelo Anthony, who the advanced stat Wins Produced ranks as the seventh (!!) top...
Down by a score of 53-49 at the end of the first half, and defense a concern, the Knicks came out in the second half and gave up a total of 25 points, including just 8 in the 4th quarter. It was the lowest point total in a second half ever in the much storied Celtics playoff history, and the Knicks went on to win game 1 of the series by a final score of 85-78. It wasn’t pretty...
There is only one relevant question to be asked about the Eastern Conference now that the playoffs are before us: Is there a single team in that conference capable of beating the Miami Heat in a seven-game series?
There are two legitimate answers to that question. The sexy answer is the sexy team, the New York Knicks. They have Carmelo Anthony, who claimed the league's scoring...
Top 5 Players
1. Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
2. Paul Pierce (Celtics)
3. J.R. Smith (Knicks)
4. Kevin Garnett (Celtics)
5. Jeff Green (Celtics)
1. Jason Terry (Celtics)
2. Chris Copeland (Knicks)
3. Steve Novak (Knicks)
Best scorer : Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
Best passer: Raymond Felton (Knicks)
Best shooter: Steve Novak (Knicks)
Best low-post scorer: Kevin Garnett (Celtics...
Down by four at halftime of game one of their playoff series against the Celtics, the Knicks clearly needed to come out in the second half with a little more pep in their step.Alas, surprising to some was the fact that it was not New York's defense that needed an injection of life, but their offense instead. Mike Woodson seemed to understand that, and had a plan for the rest...
The immense intriguing and tremendous rivalry between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will take the 2013 NBA playoff stage on Saturday at 3 p.m.
That being said, this matchup consists of high expectations and many distinct clashes between a star and uprising star, the guard play and Amar’e Stoudemire’s absence.
Jeff Green vs. Scoring champion Carmelo Anthony
Saturday was a special day for pro basketball in New York City, with both the Knicks and Nets taking 1-0 leads at home in their respective first-round playoff series.
But if there was anything to be gleaned from New York's 85-78 win over the Boston Celtics or Brooklyn's 106-89 pummeling of the Chicago Bulls, it's that the Nets' fans can't hold a candle to the...
Certainly an interesting game to start the playoffs. The New York Knicks tripped up the Boston Celtics 85-78 in the first matchup of the series. The Knicks now lead 1-0, with game two on Tuesday. Here is the boxscore. I want to throw out some notes from this game, even though I didn't see a ton of the first half:
The Knicks Miss Pablo Prigioni
Sure, Pablo Prigioni isn...
[caption id="attachment_200" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Miami is poised for another title run, finishing with a 66-16 record and earning home court throughout the playoffs.[/caption]
In what has been a thrilling NBA season filled with emotion, now is the time where greatness shines brighter than ever before. Players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant...
By Andrew C. Sutton
After winning on Sunday, the Knicks found out their first round opponent for this year’s playoffs: The Boston Celtics. Knicks fans will surely remember the last time the Knicks faced the C’s in the playoffs in 2011, the first year the Knicks made the playoffs since the 03′-04′ season, they lost to the Celtics in four games! To the delight of all New York...