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The New York Knicks didn’t look ready for the second round of the NBA Playoffs today. Maybe they were out with JR Smith at the 40/40 Club until 2AM last night. Maybe they thought they were still playing a team led by a dead-legged Paul Pierce, Terrence Williams and Avery Bradley. Whatever the reason, the Knicks were beat up by the Indiana Pacers who played with more energy, more physicality and more (insert positive adjective here) than a lethargic Knicks team.
There was plenty of complaining about the officials from Knicks fans and Knicks players. Were there some shaky calls? Yes. Was it the reason the Knicks lost? Absolutely not. The Knicks can complain to the officials all they want but if they can’t keep their composure, can’t defend and their two leading scorers can’t hit a shot, they aren’t winning any games.
Carmelo Anthony was 10/28 from the field, missed countless open shots and was consistently denied at the basket by Roy Hibbert, who put a clown suit on Tyson Chandler to...
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J.R. Smith uploaded a photo of a “Bandwagon Transferral Form” intended for fans who have grown sick and tired of rooting for their current team. Knicks fans heckled the Sixth Man of the Year through social media about the Knicks second round Game 1 loss to the Pacers in New York on Sunday afternoon. Fans accused Smith of partying Saturday night and thus having a poor Game...
J.R. Smith definitley has a love-hate relationship with Knicks fans.
His regular-season effort that landed him Sixth Man of the Year honors made him a fan favorite, but his past couple of playoff outing have left a lot to be desired. And Knicks fans are never shy about sharing their displeasure. When you add in the report that he was clubbin' before Game 5 against the Celtics...
Part of J.R. Smith’s success this season with the Knicks has been attributed to the newly crowned Sixth Man of the Year ditching nightly partying in New York in order to focus on his game. Well, apparently all it took was a one-game suspension and a tough Game 4 loss for Smith to deviate from the straight and narrow (relatively speaking, of course).
Pictures from April 28th and...
J.R. Smith's less than robust performance during the New York Knicks 102-95 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the Game 1 of their playoff series at Madison Square Garden Sunday did little to quell the rumors that the NBA's Sixth man of the Year was out partying at Manhattan's 40/40 Club Saturday night.
Photos and videos of the Knicks guard were posted on the Internet showing...
After the New York Knicks were defeated by the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semis, JR Smith went to social media to defend himself against his critics.
Smith shot a dismal 4-15 and delivered a tremendous flop on a David West screen late in the 4th quarter. Critics were attributing Smith’s poor performance to internet allegations that he was partying at Jay...
The New York Knicks fans were riding the referees pretty hard in Madison Square Garden. Chants of “these refs suck” was deafening multiple times throughout the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semis against the Indiana Pacers.
In defense of the refs, they refs were bad for both teams. JR Smith pulled off a pretty big flop on a screen attempt by David West late in the fourth...
JR Smith took aim at some fans following the New York Knicks’ 102-95 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
Rumors circulated late Saturday/early Sunday that Smith, who by his own admission has partied too much in the past, was out at a club late into the evening.
A tweet sent from The 40/40 Club in New...
Paul Pierce plans to play next season, and it seems as though it won't matter if he's still with the Boston Celtics.
"That's up to Danny [Ainge] and them," Pierce said when asked if he expects to be with the Celtics in 2013-14.
"I definitely expect to be playing," he added, alluding that he'd consider continuing his career with another team.
Out of reach
The Knicks are looking like the worst versions of themselves at exactly the wrong time. Sunday afternoon’s 102-95 loss to the Pacers at Madison Square Garden was a reminder of just how hard it’s going to be for this team, particularly in its recent games’ incarnation, to even win a game in this series let alone advance to an expected match up with the Miami Heat...
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“I haven’t really thought about it, to be honest with you. I’m kind of digesting , obviously, the current, and Doc came to me, pulled Paul and I to the side and all three of us agreed to speak later — too...
Indiana Pacers: Why Indiana Will Beat the Knicks in Round 2
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner at Hoopstuff…
The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks are getting ready to face off in round 2. Both teams beat inferior opponents in 6 games, will both have had 2 days rest and should both come in ready to play for their chance at the East Finals. The Indiana Pacers strength is their...
Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett (right) may have played their last game in a Celtics uniform.
As the Boston Celtics head into the off-season, they have many questions to answer. The first is whether they should retain captain Paul Pierce?
Pierce could make $15.3 million this season unless the Celtics buy out Pierce for $5 million. If the Celtics choose to buy out Pierce,...
And like that…poof…they’re gone
Is a post-series handshake a common and expected part of an NBA Playoffs series? That’s a legitimate question. I won’t contend that the league is anything like the NHL, whose post-series lineup is just one of the absolutely stellar traditions that make its postseason so phenomenal. But I would contend at least a quick fist bump or bro-hug...