May 17, 2013
Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks broke out just enough to stay in it. Anthony scored 28 points and the Knicks avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail three games to two and will need a victory Saturday in Indiana to force a seventh game back in New York on Monday. "I was totally impressed because we met the challenge," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said.
May 15, 2013
George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George added 18 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the host Indiana Pacers to a 93-82 victory over the New York Knicks and a three-games-to-one lead in the second-round series. Indiana needs one more win to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2004. Game 5 will be Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. NBA scoring champ Carmelo Anthony fouled out with 24 points. J.R. Smith had 19 on another dreadful night for the Knicks.
May 15, 2013 |
THE INDIANA PACERS finally figured it out. When given the chance to take command of a playoff series, they can't give it back. Last night, they didn't. George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Pacers past the visiting New York Knicks, 93-82, and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004. "We wanted it," George said. "For us to come out with that edge, still, after being up 2-1 and being on our floor for Game 4, for us to be up and ready and have an edge to play, it just speaks to how focused we are right now. " It was a far cry from what Indiana experienced a week ago in New York.
May 8, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, and the New York Knicks beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 105-79, on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece. Iman Shumpert added 15 points, including a sensational follow-up dunk in the first half, and Raymond Felton scored 14 points as the Knicks turned a close game into a blowout over the final 15 minutes. Paul George scored 20 points for the Pacers, who had a two-point lead and momentum when coach Frank Vogel called timeout with a little more than three minutes left in the third quarter.
May 8, 2013 |
CARMELO ANTHONY scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, as the Knicks beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 105-79, last night to even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece. Iman Shumpert added 15 points and Raymond Felton scored 14 as the Knicks turned a close game into a blowout over the final 15 minutes. Paul George scored 20 points for the Pacers, who had a two-point lead and momentum when coach Frank Vogel called timeout with a little more than 3 minutes left in the third quarter.
May 6, 2013 |
BIGGER, BADDER, and so far better. Physical beat finesse yesterday, as the Indiana Pacers outworked and outmuscled the New York Knicks in a 102-95 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden. David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 for the Pacers, who outrebounded the Knicks 44-30, showing the smaller team that in the rugged East, size does matter. "I thought guys did a good job just putting them on their heels," West said.
May 6, 2013
David West scored 20 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks, 102-95, on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden. D.J. Augustin had 16 points for the Pacers, who built a 16-point lead while New York's Carmelo Anthony was on the bench in foul trouble in the third. Anthony finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Thunder top Grizzlies. Down by one in the final minute, Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher poked the ball away from Memphis' Mike Conley, springing Kevin Durant into the open court with a chance to put the Thunder on top. Durant sank a jumper with 11.1 seconds left for the last of his 35 points, lifting the Thunder to a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference semis.
April 30, 2013
Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the host Brooklyn Nets beat Chicago, 110-91, on Monday night. The Bulls lead the best-of-seven series, three games to two. Andray Blatche scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Gerald Wallace had consecutive baskets down the stretch as the Nets finally pulled away in a game they led most of the way. The Bulls were outscored by 15-1 down the stretch and failed to set up a second-round series with Miami.
April 30, 2013 |
BROOK LOPEZ had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat visiting Chicago, 110-91, last night, cutting the Bulls' lead to 3-2 in their first-round playoff series. The Bulls were outscored 15-1 down the stretch and failed to set up a second-round series with Miami. Instead they will host Game 6 on Thursday. The Bulls' Nate Robinson had 20 points and eight assists starting in place of point guard Kirk Hinrich, who bruised his left calf in Saturday's game.
April 27, 2013 |
Is it time for the 76ers to turn the coaching reins over to someone with no head coaching experience? That is one of the many options the team's front office must seriously consider as it moves to hire its eighth coach to lead the Sixers since 2003. Eddie Jordan (27-55) and Doug Collins (110-120) have led the Sixers to a 137-175 record (.439) in the last four seasons, and both took over the Sixers having had experience as head coaches. Brian Shaw, 47, the longtime assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and currently an associate head coach on South Jersey native Frank Vogel's Indiana Pacers staff, might be exactly what the Sixers need if they are not interested in hiring another retread.