Final score for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game: Knicks 2, Nets 0.
Sometime between Stephen Jackson’s sideline stumble and J.R. Smith’s soaring slam, the San Antonio Spurs realized this wasn’t their night. Too much fatigue and way too much Knicks defense.
Gregg Popovich only has one job: winning a championship.
Instead of watching their season-opening winning streak come to a messy end, the New York Knicks served notice that they can’t be counted out in the fourth quarter.
It seems centers will no longer be guaranteed a spot in the NBA All-Star game.
With all of the hype and bravado surrounding Nets training camp this week after their summer roster makeover, I believe it is Lopez, one of the six returning players, who holds the team’s key to the playoff kingdom.
“If you want to go to flash and dunking and the pick-and-roll, you gotta go with Dwight Howard,” Shaq said. “But me, I’m going with Andrew Bynum and which Lopez? Brook. Brook Lopez.”
I want to take a moment and unplug the NBA playoffs from reality.
David Robertson is faced with the unenviable task of filling Mariano Rivera’s shoes but is ready to take on the challenge.
Tony Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs dealt the sliding New York Knicks a third consecutive loss, 118-105 on Wednesday night, which doesn’t figure to ease the mounting frustrations of Carmelo Anthony and teammates.
The Spurs took control in the second quarter by making 14 of 19 shots to outscore the Nets 31-18 and take a 55-40 lead at halftime.
Memphis Grizzlies won their first playoff game in franchise history, stunning the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 on Sunday.
March is an ornery month, a month removed from football, a tease for baseball, and an irritant to an already irritated fan base frothing for action. Basketball is a few drips of water in the deep chasm between the NFL and MLB. We have no choice.
All-Star Deron Williams had 14 points and 12 assists in his debut with the New Jersey Nets, but Manu Ginobili scored 26 to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 106-96 victory Friday night.
Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 22 points in a game-breaking second-half run and the San Antonio Spurs put in another dominant performance with a 102-85 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night.