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New York Knicks
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 Knicks', and the Barclays Center -- shiny, new and spectacular as it may be -- is no Madison Square Garden when it comes to providing a memorable playoff basketball experience.
My NYC basketball tour started a little after noon, when I ventured into midtown Manhattan for the first half of the double-header -- the first instance of two professional hoops teams playing home playoff games on the same day in New York since April 6, 1971, when the ABA's New York Nets beat the Virginia Squires 135-131 at Hofstra University in Hempstead (because their own arena was booked) and the NBA's New York Knick...
BEST OF MAXIM
Patrick Ewing, Allan Houston, and the New York Knicks managed to reach the Conference Finals in the 1999-2000 season. They lost to the Reggie Miller-led Indiana Pacers in six games. Since reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2000, the Knicks haven’t won a single playoff series.
Since that time, they only made the playoffs twice up until the 2010-2011 season. This is...
"Don't worry Jeff, I'm not passing."
Dan Shaughnessy wrote an article for this morning's Boston Globe entitled "Knicks' Carmelo Anthony will never win it all." He opens by simply saying "overrated ball hog," and later writes "today’s Knicks are Diana Ross and the Supremes. And Melo is the Supreme Diva." In describing...
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...
Two of the leagues best scorers are primed for the playoffs
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...
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New York Knicks 85 – Boston Celtics 78
The New York Knicks laid the pipe down on the Boston Celtics to take the first lead in a potential 7 game series. Carmelo Anthony was very much like his scoring champion self, going off for 36 points on 13 of 29 shooting, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and dishing his only assist of the afternoon to Kenyon Martin...
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...
When the NBA playoffs begin, players don’t only kick their basketball game up a notch, but their fashion game as well. Check back here regularly as we will keep you up to date with most intriguing postgame looks from the 2012-13 NBA playoffs. We start off with none other than Russell Westbrook, or “Trinidad Westbrook” as dubbed by Shaq, following a Game 1 victory over the...
Boston and New York have a long and storied rivalry, and this year, the two cities will be adding to it on the hardwood.
As the Celtics and Knicks square off in a first-round playoff series, emotions will be sure to rise as the tension does. Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony will be doing their best to add another winning chapter to their team’s story of Boston vs. New York. However...
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
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...