NBA Playoffs

TORONTO, CANADA - June 5: New Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Press Conference on June 5, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

F-Bomb Costs Raptors GM Masai Ujiri $25K; Rob Ford Up For Brooklyn Bet

The NBA has fined Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri $25,000 for using profanity in a public place.


Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (Credit CBS 2)

Eric Adams Sticks Up For Brooklyn After Raptors GM Drops F-Bomb

That’s the message Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is sending in response to the profanity that Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri heaved in the direction of New York City’s most populous bureau.


SEATTLE - MAY 7: Brian Williams #8 of the Denver Nuggets dunks against the Seattle SuperSonics during Game Five of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals at Key Arena on May 7, 1994 in Seattle, Washington.

Counting Down: Top 5 NBA Playoffs Moments

With the NBA playoffs starting, we look back on the top moments in NBA playoff history.



Tim Hardaway, Jr. On WFAN: Knicks Will Make The Playoffs

“That’s what we’re aiming for. Hopefully we get there. We have everything in the world to get us there. But we just gotta control our own destiny, like I said before, and go out there and just try to take it.”


Mike Woodson (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Playoffs Are Still A Long Shot For Inconsistent Knicks

If the Knicks do end up making the playoffs it will have much more to do with a continuing Hawks collapse than anything the Knicks manage to do over the season’s final weeks.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

In Case You Haven’t Noticed, Knicks Are 1 1/2 Games Out Of Playoff Spot

The Knicks will have a losing season. They are 30-42, are 10 1/2 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division and lost to the lowly Cavaliers and Lakers this week. But they still have a great chance of making the 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.


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.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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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.