NBA Playoffs

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on following a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: All NBA, NHL Locals Done By Memorial Day — Who Woulda Thought?

Out before Memorial Day. It was all so sudden, mostly because of the mammoth expectations we placed on our favorite teams this season.

05/27/2013

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Report: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Has Partial Tear In Shoulder

Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.

05/23/2013

Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks react after a jump ball call during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Knicks’ Felton: ‘I Love Our Team Just The Way It Is’

Some of the players were old, though the Knicks say their team is young in its development. So they feel they need time, not an overhaul, to get further next season.

05/21/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

POLL: Who Don’t You Want On Knicks Next Season?

Forget free agency scenarios, probability and all that. Keep it simple. Who DON’T you want to see on the team next season?

05/20/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Legends Of The Fall — Carmelo’s Off-Broadway Play

“He had 39 points!” you snap. And he was 2-for-7 in the fourth quarter, with some woeful turnovers occurring at crunch time. But why let facts interfere with idolatry? The truth is, you got Anthony at his best and the Knicks still lost.

05/20/2013

Raymond Felton of the New York Knicks looks on during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bad Ending To A Good Knicks Season

This year, The Knicks were one of eight teams left and the second-best team in the East. It’s OK to be proud of that. It’s OK to enjoy that. I know I did.

05/20/2013

Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

Spurs Rout Grizzlies 105-83 In Game 1 Of Western Conference Finals

Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists and the Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83.

05/20/2013

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Anthony Faltered In The Final Minutes Of The Fourth Quarter

Anthony, who finished with 39 points, scored just four points in the final 12 minutes when he went 2 of 7 from the field.

05/19/2013

Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Two

Knicks Look To Even The Series Against Pacers In Game 6

New York must play the same way Saturday at Indiana, where they’re 0-4 this season, or they’ll be heading home for the summer instead of going home for a decisive seventh game.

05/18/2013

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Giglio: Knicks Head Coach Mike Woodson Deserves Credit For Adjusting

As the chess match continues on Saturday night in Indiana, trust Woodson. It took five games, but he once again has the pulse of his team against Indiana’s strengths and weaknesses.

05/17/2013

Chris Copeland #14 of the New York Knicks leaves the court after a win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Seven Reasons For A Knicks-Pacers Game 7

After watching Games 3 and 4, it would be hard to make the case that the Knicks can win on Saturday night in Indiana. So why will Game 6 be different? Here’s a dose of hope…

05/17/2013

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shoots against Ian Mahinmi  of the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mike Woodson: Knicks ‘Met The Challenge’ In Must-Win Game 5

“It’s just a matter of who wants it more,” Carmelo Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks.

05/17/2013

The Knicks’ Tyson Chandler, right, dives for the ball against Indiana’s Paul George during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 16. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Melo Steps Up With Season On The Line, Sends Knicks Back To Indianapolis

Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.

05/17/2013

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks looks to pass around Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: If Knicks Are Going To Stay Alive, They Must Fix Their Offense Now

All it will take for the Knicks is for someone to hit some shots early. Shooting can be contagious, and the Knicks have all been wearing FEMA suits the past couple of weeks.

05/16/2013

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