Don’t call it a comeback. No, really. Don’t. At least for Game 5, anyway.
No NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit, and yet another serious injury will make it even tougher for the Knicks as they try.
The Knicks defeat the Heat 89-87 to force Game 5 and snapped their 13-game playoff losing streak.
Baron Davis left Game 4 of the Knicks’ opening round match-up with the Heat with an apparently serious knee injury.
The Knicks tried hard on Thursday night against the Miami Heat. That was just about the only good news. The offense was putrid, disgusting, vomit-inducing; or any other negative adjective you can think of.
Right now, the Knicks are still in the series. It was small mistakes that led to the avalanche Saturday, not some fatal flaw. Correct those things and this series can still go a long way.
The Knicks were dealt a blow on the scoreboard and to their roster as Iman Shumpert was carried off the court. The Knicks were defeated by the Heat 100-67 in Game 1.
The Knicks took a big step on Sunday afternoon, showing that they have the offensive firepower to beat a playoff caliber team. This is a game the team would not have won a week ago, when Amar’e Stoudemire was still on the shelf.
An adjustment will have to come from Amar’e Stoudemire, and it won’t be an easy one. He has never been a great isolation player, and the Knicks don’t have a point guard to help set him up on pick-and-roll plays.
It won’t be this easy on Sunday. Not when the Miami Heat come to town for what suddenly shapes up as a possible playoff preview. The New York Knicks sure look ready.
There are only a handful of basketball players on the planet that can single-handedly carry a team’s offense like Carmelo Anthony has the past two weeks.
Knicks say Jeremy Lin is having left knee surgery and will miss six weeks, likely ending his amazing breakthrough season.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, delivering his highest total in two months without the injured Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 89-80 on Monday night.
Knicks point guard Baron Davis is hurting, and it will cost him his second straight game on Tuesday night. Davis will sit out against the Raptors at Madison Square Garden as he continues to nurse a strained right hamstring.
Led by Jeremy Lin, the Knicks defeated the Indiana 102-88. New York improves to 3-0 under new coach Mike Woodson.
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