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By Aaron Kopperl
Despite the presence of stars LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Deron Williams, and even our own Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith was able to outplay each one of them and stand out among the pack as the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. While it may not sound like much of an achievement, it speaks great volumes to J.R.’s superior style of play as of late where he has been attacking the basket and earning countless trips to the free throw line. Not often does a non-superstar come away with this weekly award.
The Knicks won all 4 of their games during the week of March 24-31, first facing the rival Celtics in Boston followed by 3 home games against the Grizzlies, Bobcats and Celtics yet again. During the first 3 games, Smith was unstoppable from an offensive standpoint, scoring 30 or more points in each contest. A bench player has not accomplished such a feat since 1990 when Ricky Pierce scored 30 or more in 3 straight games for the Milwaukee Bucks. Even in the fina...
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Here are three observations from the Atlanta Hawks' 95-82 loss to the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed, the New York Knicks, on Wednesday night:
1. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith controlled the game from the tip.
Anthony, who has been on a ridiculous tear during the Knicks' current 10-game winning streak, made the first basket of the game which was not a problem for...
Taking a page out of the “J.R. Smith Prank Book”, players for the Cleveland Cavaliers executed some rookie hazing on Dion Waiters. On Saturday, they filled – just like the Brooklyn Nets did – and jammed his entire SUV with popcorn. The post Cleveland Cavaliers Fill Dion Waiters’ SUV With Popcorn (Photo) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Think Cavalier isn’t still bitter about LeBron’s decision to move to Miami? On Monday, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s couldn’t resist pulling an LeBron James April Fools prank on their readers. The newspaper ran a headline that reads, “LeBron Re-Signs With Cavs.” Then the newspaper had to clearly point out to its readers that it was only a joke in the subtitle. Zing! James...
New York Knicks teammates Carmelo Anthony and Steve Novak apparently put a little wager on the Elite Eight matchup between their alma maters this past weekend. And since Syracuse defeated Marquette to reach the Final Four, Novak had to wear an orange tracksuit on Monday.
Of course, Anthony made sure there were pictures of the occasion, as he posted them to his Instagram account...
Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points, Raymond Felton had three straight baskets in a key spurt, and the New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-82 on Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory.
Anthony, coming off a 50-point effort against Miami on Tuesday, scored 24 points in the first half. He shot 17 of 27 from the field and was 5 for 6 from the free throw line.
Johnny Manziel recently swore off Twitter and said he was pulling back on his social media exposure.
Well, if there's anything that could pull someone out of "social media retirement," it's probably meeting the best athlete in the world.
Using a loophole in his Twitter-hiatus, Manziel posted pictures to his Instagram account of his encounter with LeBron James...
Anthony Wiggins has been called the next LeBron James; not because he plans on making a big show over announcing where he plans on taking is incredible talents to (his brother is doing that for him). No, it is because this youngster has got some serious game.
The college that gets him for one year is going to be lucky to have him. Until that day comes fans across the nation can...
The Miami Heat fab duo of Lebron James and Dwyane Wade sat out last night’s game Vs. the New York Knicks due to Injury, as they helplessly watched Carmelo Anthony drop 50 ! in a Knicks win, #KNICKSTAPE . On a good note, you know the boys from Miami, injured or not, are always dressed in style, appearance is everything on South Beach. Lebron kept his suiting traditional, looking...
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to eight games and moved closer to ending Boston's hold on the Atlantic Division title with a 108-89 victory over the Celtics on Sunday night., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/knicks-rout-celtics-10889-for-eighth-straight-win-yahoo-sports
Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 102-90 on Wednesday night.
Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 for New York.
Chris Bosh scored 23 points for Miami, which played...
The Miami Heat are bracing to be short-handed again when visiting the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he does not anticipate that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen will play against the Bobcats. James has a hamstring strain and Wade, Chalmers and Allen are dealing with ankle issues.
James, Wade and Chalmers were held out of...
Pacers starters Paul George and David West(Photo: Shamus/Getty)
How much does America love the Miami Heat? Enough to watch LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and company sit on the bench? In prime time? Against the worst team in the NBA?
I don’t think so either.
Meanwhile…two young and talented teams, among the best in the league, play in a game that could still have playoff implications...