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After receiving a suspension for game four of the Knicks/Celtics playoff series, many New York fans blamed J.R. Smith for his team's loss last weekend.After missing his first ten shots of game five, Smith only started to pick up the pace in the later minutes of the contest. By then, it was too late for him to help the Knicks escape a 92-86 loss.Thus, there are plenty of Knicks fans who place the blame of New York's past two losses on Smith's shoulders. Of course, his poor play (or lack of presence in game four) has a lot to do with it. But should the swingman be struggling so mightily in a contest, when is it appropriate to blame the man whose choice it was to keep him in the game for so long?Desperately in need of Smith's offensive prowess in game four, perhaps Mike Woodson allowed the Knickerbockers to hang onto the hope that it would come roaring back in game five for a little bit too long.It's often been said that when it comes to a player like Smith, a team ...
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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.
Pictures from April 28th and 29th — the two nights following...
J.R. Smith may have been suspended from playing Game 4 in Boston – but that didn’t stop him from hitting up the New York club scene where he was spotted partying with rappers, Lloyd Banks and French Montana on Sunday (4/28) and Monday (4/29) night.
photos via What’s Poppin, Collective Entertainment Group
You can’t be surprised can you?
After the Knicks lost in Game 4 to Boston, JR (who was suspended for the game) decided to celebrate by hitting the club. He wasn’t too shaken up about the loss, because he celebrated the next day as well.
Here are the details from Next Impulse Sports.
Pictures from April 28th and 29th — the two nights following the Knicks’ Game 4 loss to...
I am trying to figure out how Mike Woodson didn’t know about this. Kenyon Martin was shouting about it for days and it was all over the news.
I guess he was so locked in on his work, that he wasn’t really paying attention, but once he found out after the Game 5 loss to the Celtics he was upset.
“I’m a little upset about that, and I’ve addressed that,” Woodson said after...
As the New York Knicks continued to to choke away their 3-0 series lead during last night’s 92-86 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 5, superfan and ESPN NBA “analysis” Bill Simmons decided it was time to poke fun at actor Matthew Modine on Twitter, who for years was a mainstay courtside for Knicks games: @billsimmons hey bill – I don’t know you. I’ve missed being at...
The Knicks defeated the Celtics on Friday night, advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000.
"Well, it's just another step," coach Mike Woodson said after the game. "It's a major step for this organization, for our fans in New York who've been with us for many years. The players that put in all the time this summer to get...
After the Knicks Game 4 loss to the Celtics, Kenyon Martin made a statement that urged his teammates to wear ‘funeral colors’ to Game 5 to show they were ready to finish off Boston. It looks like J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert got the memo because they arrived in all black everything, as did Kenyon. [Beyond The Buzzer] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
You know things have gone horribly wrong when J.R. Smith is the one playing peacemaker.
At home with a chance to close out the Celtics, the Knicks arrived at the arena wearing all black. They got destroyed.
“Well, we was going to a funeral, but it looks like we got buried,” J.R. Smith said. “Basketball is a very humbling game.”
After the game, Carmelo Anthony (22 points)...
Knicks coach Mike Woodson tells the media Knicks sharp shooter, Steve Novak, is doubtful for tomorrow’s game in Boston.
Novak has been officially listed as “questionable” by the organization.
Novak is only averaging 8 minutes per game after playing in 19 per game last year.
His field goal attempts are up from last year, though. They have increased from 1.8 to a resounding...
Mike Woodson said on Saturday it is unlikely that Amar'e Stoudemire returns to the New York Knicks in either of the first two games of their second round series against the Indiana Pacers.
But Woodson did say Stoudemire might play in Game 3 of the series.
Stoudemire has played just 29 games this season due to lingering knee injuries.
The Knicks are not making brash claims anymore. J.R. Smith has silenced himself a bit since he boldly proclaimed that the Knicks’ series against the Celtics would be over if he had played in Game 4, and Kenyon Martin is not saying much of anything after telling his teammates to show up for Game 5 dressed in black for the Celtics’ funeral.
Once confident to the level of almost...
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Give your prediction for when the Knicks will finish off the Celtics, who they will play in the second round and how that series...
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...