New York Knicks
The easiest part of the playoff schedule for the Miami Heat is behind them and now the real test begins as the team awaits either the Indiana Pacers or the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference Finals.
“It’s just a matter of who wants it more,” Carmelo Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks.
Whichever players are on the court for the Knicks when they try to save their season Thursday night, coach Mike Woodson just wants them to shoot with confidence.
The Indiana Pacers finally figured it out.
Woodson was absolutely brutal. But let’s not spare the Knicks’ players from this little bloodbath.
Coach Mike Woodson says a team doctor is flying to Indianapolis before the game to examine Shumpert. He was hurt during an awkward, twisting landing in Game 3. This is the same knee that was operated on last May for a torn ligament.
The Knicks have looked downright anemic offensively and it doesn’t appear their bench is getting much better, literally.
Martin and Smith are ill and questionable for Tuesday night’s game in Indianapolis. Shumpert has a sore left knee but coach Mike Woodson says he probably will play in Game 4 against the Pacers.
John Schmeelk: The chances that coach Mike Woodson ends up looking good for this decision are slim to none.
Amar’e Stoudemire will likely be limited to about 10 to 15 minutes per game if he is able to return during New York’s playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.
Nobody ever really stops Carmelo Anthony. Not in his mind, anyway.
The NBA Conference Semi-Finals are upon us, and it’s time to share my predictions.