12:13 AM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014
Posting and Toasting 1 hour ago
Knicks 109, Nets 98:

Knicks 109, Nets 98: "I like these free-spirited Knicks."

KNICKS > NETS Hey, that was fun! The Knicks dominated the Nets as they have a couple times this season, but this time they did it without Carmelo Anthony, with scant minutes for most of the starters, and with a lot of loose, carefree basketball from some deep bench guys. Cole Aldrich played a wonderful game, dropping in some graceful-ass hooks  and holding his own around the rim. Toure' Murry hit a couple threes and looked surprisingly sharp in the pick-and-roll, though he missed a whole lot of other stuff. Jeremy Tyler appeared a bit winded in his first real spin in a while. Tim Hardaway...
NetsDaily 1 hour ago
Blowout at Barclays: Nets get embarrassed by Knicks with 109-98 loss at home

Blowout at Barclays: Nets get embarrassed by Knicks with 109-98 loss at home

While their was very little to play for in this one, the Knicks manhandled the Nets on their home court in Brooklyn, 109-98. Despite not having Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks were the aggressor all night. NBA schedule makers were hoping they'd hit a home run with this late April matchup between cross-town rivals. But, the Nets have clinched the playoffs and the Knicks have been eliminated. This game essentially meant very little for both teams, besides the Nets trying to lock up the fifth seed. However, in the last regular season game at the Barclays Center, the Nets hoped to kick the Knicks...
NetsDaily 2 hours ago
2nd Half Game Thread: Knicks at Nets

2nd Half Game Thread: Knicks at Nets

Score at the half: Knicks 55, Nets 43. Mason Plumlee & Amare Stoudemire lead all scorers with 12 points each. For more on the New York Knicks, check them out at Posting and Toasting. Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks, 8:00 PM - NetsDaily Knicks at Nets Boxscore - NBA.com Pierce Explodes (Video) - NBA.com
NetsDaily 3 hours ago
Mirza Teletovic's wife gave birth to twin babies; So, you know, congratulate them!

Mirza Teletovic's wife gave birth to twin babies; So, you know, congratulate them!

Jason Kidd informed the media prior to Tuesday night's game against the New York Knicks that Mirza Teletovic and his wife welcomed in twin babies earlier in the day. Kidd said that Mirza's wife delivered twins so he's out the next two games. — Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) April 15, 2014 Teletovic will miss the next two games, including Tuesday night's game against the New York Knicks and Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, to close out the regular season. He is, however, expected to be available for the playoffs, which start this weekend. The Teletovics have two other...
Posting and Toasting 4 hours ago

Game Thread: Knicks at Nets - 4/15/14

Tip-off is at 8 on TNT. Good evening! The Knicks play the Nets tonight. It doesn't matter, except that the Nets still haven't settled into the playoff seed, but they'll rest some players anyway. Carmelo Anthony won't play for the Knicks. This is the starting lineup: Starters tonight at @BrooklynNets : Felton, Shumpert, Smith, Stoudemire, Chandler. Anthony will not dress. — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 15, 2014 ...and I hope we get to see some of the youngsters as well. Exhibition basketball! Let's have fun. Tip-off's at 8 on TNT. This is your game thread. This is Nets Daily....
Posting and Toasting 5 hours ago
Carmelo Anthony has a partial tear in his right shoulder

Carmelo Anthony has a partial tear in his right shoulder

They finally did an MRI. For almost two weeks, Carmelo Anthony played with soreness in his right shoulder and occasional "dead arm" feelings. He and the Knicks opted against doing MRI because Melo insisted he wouldn't sit no matter what the MRI showed. He continued to play big minutes, wincing all the while. Well, now that the Knicks have nothing to play for, the medical staff finally took a look in there aaaaaand: An MRI to Carmelo Anthony's right shoulder revealed a small tear to his labrum. No surgery is required at this time. (cont) — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 15,...
NetsDaily 6 hours ago
Mason Plumlee thinks the Pacers are a tougher team to beat than the Heat

Mason Plumlee thinks the Pacers are a tougher team to beat than the Heat

In an interview with the Washington Square News, Mason Plumlee told Aicha Fall that he thinks the Indiana Pacers are a tougher matchup for the Brooklyn Nets in the playoffs than the Miami Heat. The Nets, who are right now in the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference, would have to wait until the second round to possibly face either team in the playoffs. From the interview: Q: What team do you think will be the toughest to beat in the playoffs, besides Miami? A: First of all, I don’t think Miami will be the toughest to beat. I think the Pacers will be the toughest, because so far when...
Celtics Today 8 hours ago
The talkin' box score: Boston Celtics – Philadelphia 76ers 108-113

The talkin' box score: Boston Celtics – Philadelphia 76ers 108-113

Record: 25-56Final road game of the season and our struggles away from the Garden continues: the Philadelphia 76ers won a hard fought game that saw a potential game tying three pointer from Chris Johnson with 9 seconds left on the clock, then ruled like a turnover from the refs because Johnson stepped on the right sideline before releasing the shot.The Celtics had a two games winning streak going on and they started the game the right way, shooting more than 60% in the first quarter, although we haven’t been able to pull away, and after the first twelve minutes the two teams finished with...
Net Income / NetsDaily 9 hours ago
Better with Brook? ESPN asks whether that's the case?

Better with Brook? ESPN asks whether that's the case?

Brook Lopez took the court before the Magic game on Fan Appreciation Night Sunday.  He thanked the fans, but for the most part, they were focused on the large white walking boot that over the past three years has seemed to be his most notable fashion accessory.  Lopez, whose foot was re-constructed in January, is not long off crutches but he walked with barely a limp.  A good sign. However, with the Nets playing so well without him, and having a young, exciting center filing in for him, the question is being asked, "Are the Nets going to be better without Brook?"  Beckley Mason, writing...
CelticsBlog 10 hours ago

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/15/14

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald   Celtics Notebook: Celts wind down with loss to Sixers All not lost this season for CelticsYoung scores 41 to lead Lakers past Jazz, 119-104 Carter-Williams leads 76ers past Celtics, 113-108 Globe  Danny Ainge impressed with Rajon Rondo recovery End of season awards: Who is the Celtics Least Valuable Player? (LVP) Celtics Lottery Watch: Final week breakdown CelticsBlog  End of season awards: Who is the Celtics Least Valuable Player? (LVP) Offseason key dates - circle your calendars Ainge: "Rondo's going to have a great...
NetsDaily 11 hours ago
Very simple guide to the Nets playoff race

Very simple guide to the Nets playoff race

It's very simple. THE NETS CLINCH THE FIVE SEED IF: They beat either the Knicks OR the Cavaliers tonight or tomorrow. The Wizards lose to the Celtics tomorrow night. If the Nets lose both and the Wizards beat Boston tomorrow, the Nets will be the sixth seed. THE NETS FACE THE CHICAGO BULLS IN THE FIRST ROUND IF: The Raptors beat the Knicks tomorrow OR the Bulls lose to the Bobcats tomorrow. THE NETS FACE THE TORONTO RAPTORS IN THE FIRST ROUND IF: The Bulls beat the Bobcats AND the Raptors lose to the Knicks tomorrow. Doesn't get much easier than that. Priority is to win...
CelticsBlog 12 hours ago

Ainge: "Rondo's going to have a great year next year"

In a conversation with the Globe's Gary Washburn, Danny Ainge talks about the bright future ahead for Rajon Rondo.There are lots of assumptions in Danny's latest comments about Rajon Rondo, his "best player": 1) that Rondo will be with the Celtics next season, 2) Rondo wants to stay with the Celtics, and 3) Ainge is talking so I'll take everything with a grain of salt. Here are his comments (read between the lines if you like): “I think Rondo’s going to have a great year next year,” Ainge said. “I think he’s going to have the best year of his career. Watching Rondo right now and...
Posting and Toasting 13 hours ago
Carmelo Anthony is probably out against the Nets

Carmelo Anthony is probably out against the Nets

Amar'e could be, too. The Knicks are officially saying this: C. Anthony (sore r. shoulder) will not participate in shootaround today. He is getting further evaluated & is questionable for tonight. — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 15, 2014 Mike Woodson is saying this: Woodson says Melo probably won't play tonight and Amar'e is a game time decision. — charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) April 15, 2014 Woodson says his preference is for Carmelo Anthony to sit out the final two games. #Knicks — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) April 15, 2014 The exact Woodson quote on if Melo wants to...
Posting and Toasting 13 hours ago

Stein: Knicks "near deal" with Lamar Odom

It does indeed sound like the Knicks will use their 15th spot to bring in Lamar Odom, essentially as a loophole offseason acquisition. From Marc Stein: Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks are on course, barring an unforeseen snag, to formally sign Odom this week in a move that would put him on their roster immediately and, more importantly, include an unguaranteed second year for next season. Structuring the deal this way, after a tumultuous 12 months for one of Jackson's favorite players when they worked together with the Los Angeles Lakers, would give the Knicks two months before free...
NetsDaily 13 hours ago
Nets-Knicks Injury Update: Livingston, Anderson and Teletovic are OUT; Carmelo Anthony is questionable

Nets-Knicks Injury Update: Livingston, Anderson and Teletovic are OUT; Carmelo Anthony is questionable

The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are getting together on Tuesday night for Game 81 of the season, with next to nothing at stake, with the Knicks our of the playoffs and the Nets trying to win one of the next two games in order to lock in the 5th seed in the East. With that, it's expected that Carmelo Anthony may not play, due in part to his shoulder injury and also because this game is meaningless for the Knicks and, well, there's no need to play him. Knicks say Carmelo Anthony is questionable for tonight's game b/c of his shoulder. — Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) April 15,...
Adam Francis / Raptors HQ 13 hours ago
Raptors Set New Franchise-High for Wins, But Playoffs Ultimate Test

Raptors Set New Franchise-High for Wins, But Playoffs Ultimate Test

The Toronto Raptors set a new record for franchise wins in a season thanks to last night's victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, but best season ever for the club? Adam Francis thinks the jury's still out. Thanks to last night's exhibition game against the Milwaukee Bucks, a new mark has been set. In their 110 to 100 win over the visiting Bucks, the Toronto Raptors hit 48 wins, a new high for the franchise, and with one more game left on the schedule tomorrow night in New York, a chance to do it one better. This, and a number of other "best" marks on the season has many pondering if this is...
Posting and Toasting 14 hours ago

Knicks considering signing Lamar Odom

Like, for this season. The Knicks have an open roster spot, but there's no point adding anyone with three games left to play, least of all a veteran whose career has been sidetracked by all sorts of nonse-- Oh? Going online now: ESPN sources say Knicks weighing whether to sign Lamar Odom before regular season ends next week — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 11, 2014 Why? I mean, Phil Jackson (who hung out with Odom at a game last week), but still: why? Update: Here's the full story: Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks, at the behest of new team president Phil Jackson, have been...
Kevin O'connor / CelticsBlog 14 hours ago

Are we going in the wrong direction with advanced stats? - A response to "Pieces, Pieces Everywhere"

Last week, ESPN unveiled a new advanced statistic called Real Plus-Minus (RPM). In short, it attempts to give a single number that can define a player's overall production. Currently, LeBron James leads the NBA with a 7.72 RPM, and the Boston Celtics only have one player in the top 100, Avery Bradley. It's actually a pretty nifty tool, but I've held off on writing about it because I wanted to let the dust settle first. When RPM was first revealed, tons of analytics aficionados were arguing back and forth on Twitter about its validity, and rightfully so, because not much was outlined about...
NetsDaily 14 hours ago

Game 81 - Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks, 8:00 PM

Nets host the Knicks before ending the season. We're almost there. After tonight's home finale, Brooklyn has one more game to go before they hit the road to open the playoffs. They won their last game on Sunday evening, defeating the Orlando Magic 97-88. The magic number for clinching the fifth seed is one and the Nets will find out who their first round opponent is on Wednesday evening. MUCH more on that later in the week. Joining the Nets in closing the Barclays Center for the regular season will be the New York Knicks. Between injuries, terrible play and some touches of bad luck, the...
Celtics Today 17 hours ago

Celtics Morning Joe: Where Rondo has found his inside game

Rondo's confidence has grown when it comes to taking the ball inside. He's finishing, and that will only fuel his confidence. With the season nearing a close, the test will begin this summer for Rondo. What kind of point guard will he be? Will he look to score more, or will he find a great balance. CSNNE'S A. Sherrod Blakely, pulled the numbers of Rondo's improvement scoring in the paint. CSNNEWell the numbers tell us that the narrative involving Rondo's shooting improvement around the basket, is no tall tale.In the month of April, the four time All-Star is taking 62.9 percent of his shots in...

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