New York Knicks
The short-handed Knicks could really, really use a healthy Jeremy Lin on the court in their first-round playoff series against Miami. Emphasis on healthy.
One day after punching the glass encasing a fire extinguisher in frustration, Amare Stoudemire is hearing it from the media.
The Knicks sounded hopeful about Jeremy Lin’s return — and that was before Monday night’s debacle.
This much was certain: Amar’e Stoudemire’s hand was cut so severely that doctors and paramedics were summoned, drops of blood stained the carpet and a piece of glass in the door to a fire-extinguisher case needed to be replaced.
Amare Stoudemire draped a towel over his left hand as he walked into the privacy of the New York Knicks’ training room an hour after the game, needing a sanctuary from prying eyes.
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.
Iman Shumpert suffered a season-ending ACL tear and as a result, any hope of the Knicks competing with the Heat have ended.
The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson has confirmed that point guard Jeremy Lin will not play in the first round of the NBA playoffs. If the Knicks manage to advance, however, it is undetermined whether the 23-year-old will be able to suit up and take the floor.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against No. 2 Miami beginning Saturday.
The biggest question for Knicks fans: do you want your team to face the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat?
When you’re the biggest off-season addition for a team that led the NBA in wins a season ago, expectations are high.
Richard Hamilton scored 20 points, Luol Deng added 19 and the Chicago Bulls, playing without Derrick Rose again, beat the New York Knicks 98-86 Tuesday night.
Derrick Rose is expected to be a game-time decision Tuesday in the Bulls’ rematch against the New York Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony called it a statement game, and the message should be clear for the Chicago Bulls. If they do meet in the playoffs, the Bulls better finish off Anthony and the Knicks when they have the chance.
Derrick Rose returned to Chicago’s lineup Sunday at New York, giving the Bulls their projected starting five for just the 11th time this season.
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin had lunch Tuesday with the former ESPN writer who used a racially-insensitive headline directed at Lin.
In this shortened season, the Bulls aren’t taking any chances with Rose. He’s now missed more games this season than his first three seasons combined.
Derrick Rose was fined $25,000 Tuesday for publicly criticizing the referees after Monday’s win over the Knicks.
D’Antoni and his X’s and O’s superiority landed in New York. It seemed like the Knicks had fleeced the Bulls badly.