NEW YORK — Prior to Game 2 of their playoff series against the Miami Heat, Amar’e Stoudemire said that things would end differently than they did in Game 1. In some ways, he was right. On Monday night, the Knicks actually competed with the Heat and kept Game 2 close, but in the end, they would lose, 104-94. The Knicks now trail the Heat 0-2 in their best-of-seven series and are faced with a must-win Game 3 on Thursday night. To make
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NEWS Boston Celtics’ guard Rajon Rondo is suspended for Game 2 after bumping the ref in Game 1. Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill faces a felony assault charge after his girlfriend accused him of choking and shoving her in Houston earlier this year. The Charlotte Bobcats have announced that coach Paul Silas won’t be back following the worst season in NBA history. Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler is likely out for the rest of the playoffs after breaking his left hand in
Game One of the NBA Playoffs is in the books for all 16 teams. And we saw just about everything from flopping to bad officiating to devastating injuries to, blowouts, comebacks and game-winners. As anyone can tell you, though, and some may need reminding, it was only one game. A script can easily flip in the postseason. So we move on in the playoffs, with six Game 2s Monday night. New York (0-1) at Miami (1-0): Things could not have gone any worse for the
One bump begat another. As expected, Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a game official, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive vice president of basketball operations. The incident occurred with 0:41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 83-74 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 29. Rondo will serve his suspension tomorrow when the Celtics play the Hawks in Game 2 of their opening
If the Charlotte Bobcats are going to break the record for consecutive losses — 26 by the Cleveland Cavaliers set last season — they won’t be doing it under the guidance of Paul Silas. Charlotte president of basketball operations Rod Higgins announced today that Silas will not return as head coach, and a search for his successor will begin immediately. “I would like to personally thank Paul for everything he has done for this team under some pretty unique circumstances,” Higgins said.
// csprtContainer(); // ]]> The Chicago Bulls played 27 games without Derrick Rose during the regular season, and they won two-thirds of them. They were without Richard Hamilton for more than half of the season. They lost Luol Deng for a long stretch. So if there’s any team prepared to deal with the calamity that was the season-ending injury to Derrick Rose, it is them. C.J. Watson will take over the starting point guard duties for the Bulls as they resume their first-round playoff
For NBA writers, pregame with Gregg Popovich is a little like trading engaging barbs with Bill Maher. It can be humorous, but the guy you are talking to is a minimum of two times as quick as you and five times as smart, so step carefully. Pop is a guy who majored in Soviet Studies at the Air Force Academy and worked in highly sensitive missions on the border of Russia and Turkey when he was a younger man. So while he