Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.
“I would be upset, too, if I was her,’’ Anthony said. “She’s always getting thrown into the mix of the Boston Celtics series. I would be upset if I was her. She’s her own person at the end of the day.”
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl thought the reaction to his team’s Game 5 win over the Warriors sounded like a “different movie than I’m watching.” Golden State’s Mark Jackson defended his accusations of dirty play Wednesday, and players on both sides practically promised more physicality.
Tempers flared at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night shortly after the Boston Celtics pulled off a 92-86 win over the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their playoff series.
David West and Paul George lead the Pacers to a convincing Game 5 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Nuggets slowed down Golden State’s guards, jumpstarted their transition game and got under Andrew Bogut’s skin in Game 5, jumping out to a 22-point lead before weathering the Warriors’ frenetic fourth quarter rally.
The Celtics are talking like Wednesday night is Game 7 against the Knicks, but they have a lot of work to do if they want to see a Game 6.
Had Smith been available for Game 4, perhaps this series would already be over. “It would’ve been,” he said Tuesday. “I would’ve been playing golf today.”
The Knicks will try to end their best-of-seven series Wednesday night in front of New York’s fans — and Anthony is confident his team can get it done.
Alex Rodriguez will start the New York Yankees’ biggest game of the year on the bench.
Jeremy Conn gives his thoughts on game 5, between the Orioles and the Yankees.
Game 5 Friday in the Bronx, Yankees Stadium vs. a true Ace C.C. Sabathia. That’s a task, a daunting one at that. Jason Hammel on the hill but the question is where are the collective bats?