Hamilton: Knicks Take Boston in What Was Secretly a ‘Must Win’ Game

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“Must win” is probably one of the more overused expressions among NBA fans, and especially Knicks fans. But Thursday night in Boston, it would have been appropriate. To most around the NBA, Carmelo Anthony’s team is fugazi. The Knicks don’t rebound particularly well. Their defense is inconsistent. They are going to set the NBA record for 3-pointers hoisted in a season. They’re not bruisers, they’re not bangers. From here, they look to be the quintessential “win 55 games and lose in the first


Five Fast Facts From NBA Games 1.24.13


Making the most of waking hours, SheridanHoops.com’s newest daily feature presents five items from the previous night in the NBA. A slow night in the NBA last night saw the Knicks end a losing streak in Boston, an upset to help a fresh start in Phoenix and a buzzer-beater in Orlando that has a player convinced the basketball gods are against his team. Meanwhile the NBA announced their reserves for the All-Star game, as six first-time players, but not Stepen Curry, will


SH Blog: Carlesimo says he’s the best coach for Nets, Rivers defends Garnett

Don’t look now, but the good times are rolling for the Brooklyn Nets again, as it did when the team won 11 of its first 15 contests to begin the season. Rape investigations aside, of course. So who’s to thank for the turnaround? Improving to 20-15 from 14-14 since the dismissal of Avery Johnson, the team has played with much better chemistry in recent games, and more importantly, the play of point guard Deron Williams has gone up several notches. Certainly, interim


Tweet of the Night: Jerry Ferrara


“@: Epic EPIC comeback. Hard loss. @” that was a gut punch!!!!!!
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A gut punch, indeed, if you are the New York Knicks. Jerry Ferrara – star of hit TV show “Entourage” –  watched his Knicks come all the way back from 27 points down against the Sacramento Kings on the road, only to see it end in heartbreaking fashion. Up by two points with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Jason Kidd, the most reliable Knick of all, turned the ball over on an errant lob pass to Tyson Chandler. Then, this


SH Blog: Ten Christmas Day Observations

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There wasn’t a 50-point showing – heck, there wasn’t even a 40-point outing! – on Christmas this year, but the NBA provided a quintuplet of matchups that helped to put things in perspective through nearly two months of the season. SheridanHoops had an eye on the tube at all times. Below is an observation regarding the 10 teams who participated in the holiday’s hoops festivities: Boston Celtics: They might be hovering around the .500 mark through the first quarter of the season, but this