LeBron James scored 32 points, including eight straight to start the fourth quarter and break open the game, and the Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead, sending the New York Knicks to an NBA postseason-record 13th straight loss, 87-70 on Thursday night.
Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert are sidelined. Jeremy Lin isn’t back yet. So where are the Knicks supposed to find enough offense to compete with Miami?
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.
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.
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.
Dominique Sutton scored 13 points and North Carolina Central took control in the second half Tuesday for a 60-43 first-round victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
Michael Harper scored 26 points and his 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining lifted Coppin State over Maryland-Eastern Shore 81-78 on Monday night.
Marc Hill led five Aggies in double-figures as North Carolina A&T routed Maryland-Eastern Shore 91-66 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Pina Guillaume made a jumper with 31 seconds left in overtime to help Maryland-Eastern Shore beat Delaware State 63-60 on Saturday night.