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The New York Knicks season came to an end Saturday night in a frustrating and disappointing cloud of Roy Hibbert rebounds and Lance Stephenson preening. An initial dump of reaction articles categorized the season as a failure, blamed Mike Woodson, blamed Carmelo Anthony, blamed JR Smith, and blamed and blamed and blamed. The future has been painted as grim as the Knicks lack the adequate support for their superstar and the flexibility to improve around him, while endless questions continue to swirl about Anthony’s competence as a lead player on a championship contender and Woodson’s ability to get out of the 2nd round. What of all this?
I often wonder how the Knicks end of season reaction articles would look if they advanced past the Pacers and then lost to the Heat in 5 games. Would that make the season a success? Would there be substantially more forgiving opinions for Anthony, Woodson and the rest of the gang? It doesn’t matter now but it is something worth pondering. I would sa...
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When you think of New York Newspapers, the NYDN is likely not the first or even second paper on your list. The Times and the Post have fought for that top spot for an awful long time now, so maybe it’s not surprising that sometimes the NYDN feels the need to push the envelope, generate a little controversy, and get some eyeballs to their pages. How else, then, do you explain...
Carmelo Anthony will have his injured left shoulder re-examined in order to determine how to treat it moving forward.
The New York Knicks are hopeful that Anthony will not need surgery and that it will improve with rest.
Anthony originally injured his shoulder during an April 14th win over the Indiana Pacers. Anthony reported that his left arm "popped in and out" when...
The Indiana Pacers won Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals but after the game everyone was talking about the Roy Hibbert block on Carmelo Anthony.
Hibbert’s block came at a huge part of the game. In the 4th quarter with 5 minutes left the Pacers were up 2 when Anthony decided to attack the rim. It looked like Anthony was going to tie the game but Hibbert had other...
Lance Stephenson might have been the catalyst in Saturday night's Game 6 series clincher over the New York Knicks but it was Roy Hibbert's emphatic late-game rejection of a Carmelo Anthony dunk that represented how much the bigger, stronger Indiana Pacers dominated the Knicks under the basket throughout the series.
After the Knicks had taken a 92-90 lead on J.R. Smith’s...
Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert came away with the huge block on New York Knicks forward Carmello Anthony during the 4th quarter of Saturday night’s Game 6. Melo appeared to have the clear path to an easy slam after spinning on Paul George. However, the 7’2” Hibbert came over from his help position to stuff Melo, and give the Pacers momentum before the game’s final push, which...
Carmelo Anthony scored 39 points in yesterday's game, but came up short in the 4th quarter
The always-tumultuous New York Knicks' season came to end Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at the hands of the Pacers, a team that clearly wanted the series victory much, much more than their metropolitan counterparts.
Even a kid from the big city...
A team built to win a title now didn't get close.
Sure, the New York Knicks ended lengthy droughts for division titles and playoff series victories, so there were successes. But they surrounded Carmelo Anthony with players on their last NBA legs with a championship in mind, knowing the window to win one would slam shut quickly.
As Hall of Famer Earl Monroe said in April on...
About three years ago, I heard Charles Barkley on the NBA on TNT post game show make a statement about Joe Johnson, now of the Brooklyn Nets, when Joe was a member of the Atlanta Hawks.
“If Joe Johnson is the best player on your team, you’re not going far.” – Charles Barkley
Funny thing about that quote is Charles was right on the money. Fast forward to today and you could...
Let’s get right to it Knicks Nation. At two separate occasions in the first half the Knicks found themselves down by double digits. They were getting outplayed, out hustled, and going into the locker room, outscored as they found themselves down by 8 points.
However, a team that for every single one of their 94 games that lived and died by the three-point ball, started to show...
J.R. Smith will become a free agent this offseason but said after Saturday night’s 106-99 season-ending loss to the Indiana Pacers that he hopes to return to the New York Knicks. “I want to retire a Knick,” Smith said when asked about his future
Well that just sucks, eh? The New York Knicks season came to an end tonight with a 106-99 loss to the Indiana Pacers. It was a frustrating end to an enjoyable season and kicks off an off-season of limited flexibility for the Knicks, who will still have their share of question marks to sort out.
When looking back on this series, it really came down to a few factors. Roy Hibbert completely...
Jim Boeheim loves Carmelo Anthony like a son, so it’s not shock that Boeheim feels the need to stick up for his former Syracuse star anytime he feels like Anthony is wrong criticized.
The New York Post is reporting that Boeheim took to the Syracuse Post-Standard to blast almost every Knicks player except Anthony.
, Boeheim ripped Tyson Chandler, point guards Raymond Felton...
The Pacers knocked off the Knicks six games to move on to the Eastern Conference finals. Now it’s off to South Beach to face off against the Miami Heat with the first game set for Wednesday, May 22. The Heat will have had almost a week off since ending their last series against the Chicago Bulls in 5 games. The Pacers play team ball and have a true young center in Roy Hibbert....
Indiana Pacers: Why The Pacers Will Win The East
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner
Yes, this is actually an article stating that the Miami Heat will not make the NBA Finals. Shocking. Regardless, the Indiana Pacers have a legitimate chance to beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and here is a prediction that they will.
The Pacers did beat the Heat in 2 of the 3 games...