New York Knicks
Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
The one-time fierce rivalry between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat has been a pretty one-sided affair in recent years with the Heat dominating the Knicks when it counts most.
After facing mainly lottery-bound opponents in the past five games, the potentially short-handed Miami Heat now try to maintain their slim lead in the Eastern Conference by taking on a string of teams that are either headed to the playoffs or contending for berths.
While the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are on cruise control heading towards the NBA Playoffs, one Eastern Conference team is also closing in on a record season, but not one the franchise will likely be proud to mention.
The New York Knicks are reportedly closing in on a deal to bring legendary coach Phil Jackson to the team in the front office. The Knicks have a lot of work to do, not many resources to do it, but owner James Dolan has one target in mind with the hiring of Jackson, Miami Heat president Pat Riley.
He may be the king, but LeBron James may resemble a superhero or WWE villain more when he takes the court Thursday night against the New York Knicks.
It’s not quite a nose for news, but LeBron James’ nose remains in the news this week as the team prepares to face, pardon the pun, the New York Knicks on Thursday.
LeBron James will sit out the Miami Heat’s game Sunday against the Chicago Bulls because of a broken nose.
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony can opt-out of his contract at the end of the current season and if he listens to his collegiate coach, he should do that and leave the Knicks in the rear-view mirror.
LeBron James had 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the MiamiHeat avoided a winless season in the Big Apple with a 106-91 victory Saturday night that snapped the New York Knicks’ four-game winning streak.