Found May 07, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
The New York Knicks lived to fight another battle on Sunday, as Carmelo Anthony knocked down a game high 41 points while a one-handed Amar’e Stoudemire returned to the starting lineup and racked up a double-double with 20 points as New York squeaked past the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden 89-87. The two forwards were the only players on the Knicks roster who scored in double-figures; as the pair scored 61 of their team’s 89 points in the victory. The win; their first Playoff victory since 2001, will send them back to Miami trailing their opponents in the match-up by a 3-1 margin. LeBron James knocked down 27 points for the visitors while Dwyane Wade added 22 points in the loss; Wade took the final shot of the game but failed to sink a 24 foot trey, with two seconds to play and New York held on for the win. The final 12 minutes of play would see the teams exchanging the lead throughout the period; with the momentum just going the way of the home team in the final few seconds. A...

Lin returning to face Heat would be... Linsane

Attempting to conjure Linsanity the Sequel as early as Wednesday night may not qualify for asylum consideration, but it does seem a bit nutty. Desperation has a way of nudging otherwise prudent thinkers off the rails. Checking in as our desperadoes are the New York Knicks, who are overdue to rotate the tires on their gurney. Since launching their playoff series with the second...

Jeremy Lin Given Jersey Made Out of Fruit Roll-Ups (Photo)

Jeremy Lin's season came to screeching halt in late March due to a knee injury, but that doesn't mean the Knicks guard hasn't still been on the receiving end of some perks. Lin has apparently received a life-size jersey made out of fruit roll-up. Yes, you read that correctly. The Harvard product tweeted the news on Wednesday, even claiming that he would eat the jersey...

Report: Woodson wants lighter Melo

It is easy to criticize Carmelo Anthony. All weekend the broadcasts were displaying the not-so-glorious playoff record of Carmelo Anthony -- 15-37 entering Sunday's series-extending win over the Heat, apparently the worst of any player with at least 50 playoff games. Redemption came for Anthony when his go-ahead 3-pointer stood up and the Knicks defeated the Heat 89-87 behind...

Heat edged by Anthony, Knicks in Game 4 loss

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a cut hand, and the New York Knicks snapped an NBA-record, 13-game postseason losing streak by beating the Miami Heat 89-87 Sunday in Game 4 of their first-round series. Anthony made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 54.5 seconds left as the Knicks overcame another serious...

Could Davis injury open door for Lin?

The New York Knicks' Baron Davis suffered a gruesome knee injury in the third quarter, which caused all eyes to turn to Jeremy Lin after the game. Lin is at the five-week mark since he had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He is currently a week shy of the anticipated timeframe for his return. Lin has been practicing and playing full-court scrimmages...

Knicks coach: Lin won't return in this round

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Interim coach Mike Woodson says Jeremy Lin will not play in the Knicks' first-round series against Miami, even if they avoid elimination Wednesday. The Knicks trail the Heat 3-1 and have lost guards Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert to knee injuries during the series. They hoped Lin would be able to return from his April 2 surgery to repair torn cartilage...

Knicks Fan Celebrates Not Getting Swept

Congratulations to the New York Knicks on winning the 2012 NBA Finals. Wait, they are still down 3-1? Is this not one of the saddest videos ever? Congrats, buddy! Your team finally won a playoff game! Does this make MSG the Mecca of Basketball again? Or do you have to actually win a playoff series – like 27 other teams have done since 2001 – in order to reclaim that distinction...

Heat can't afford another loss to Knicks

MIAMI -- Here's an ideal way for the Heat to put a stop to all these questions about last-second situations. Blow out the Knicks in Wednesday's Game 5. Ever since Sunday's 89-87 loss at New York, there's been plenty of talk about why Shane Battier, not LeBron James, was guarding Knicks sharpshooter Carmelo Anthony down the stretch. Anthony hit a key three-pointer...

1 game to go, Woodson points out Melo's spare tire

We've pointed out for years that NY Knick Carmelo Anthony doesn't seem NBA fit. Yesterday, Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson jumped on board: “I like to see [that] and he’s made major strides this... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Anthony scores 41 to help Knicks avoid elimination

NEW YORK - There was an expectation that the New York Knicks' season would come to an end on Sunday afternoon. There was, in fact, an ending on the court at Madison Square Garden, but it wasn't that one. Neither the Knicks' season nor their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Miami Heat came to an end on Sunday, but the Knicks' playoff losing streak...

Heat go away from LeBron and shot to win

NEW YORK For at least one game, and for the first time in a long time, the New York Knicks finally played like a team that belongs in the playoffs, thrusting themselves to an 89-87 win over the Miami Heat and snapping what had been a 13-game playoff losing streak, the longest in NBA history. "It's about time," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said after Sunday's...
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