“Well, we was going to a funeral, but it looks like we got buried,” Smith said. “Basketball is a very humbling game.”
The Knicks need to get focused on Wednesday night and put the Celtics out of their misery. There can’t be any more fooling around here. Take a double-digit first-half lead and hold it for the rest of the game.
Basketball aside, this will be the Celtics’ first home game since the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Emotions will be flowing and the crowd will be as into a basketball game as can be imagined.
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen this sort of thing, so I’ll explain…
Barring any terrible injuries, if the Knicks win Game 2 they should win the series. They are the better team and I can’t see the Celtics beating the Knicks four out of five games and winning the series.
Smith received 484 points, including 72 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 writers and broadcasters. The Clippers’ Jamal Crawford finished second with 352 points, getting 31 first-place votes.
In fact, I think it’s exactly what the Knicks need in order to challenge the Heat for the title.
Why did coach Mike Woodson have Wallace play for four minutes on Monday before leaving the court with soreness in his post-operative foot? Wasn’t Wallace’s condition evident in practice?
The 40-year-old Thomas was waived on Friday. He was sidelined last month by a stress fracture in his right foot and missed 12 games.
Anthony is a wildly gifted player who could, and should, be more. If only he passed and played defense. Who knows how far he and the Knicks could go?
There are four games left, and the most important question remains unanswered: When the playoffs begin, which Knicks team will take the floor?
The Knicks will be without big men Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin on Thursday when they bring their 13-game winning streak to Chicago.
One of the most frustrating things about watching the Knicks this season? Inconsistency. At times they look disinterested. But in the fourth quarter they look elite.
Playing with an ankle sprain certainly limits balance as well as mobility: speed, ability to quickly change direction and to jump.
Kenyon Martin started in place of Tyson Chandler, who is dealing with a bulging disk. Martin, who came into the game nursing a sore left knee, suffered an ankle injury after coming down with a rebound early in the fourth quarter.