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Carmelo Anthony's drives shut down by Roy Hibbert and Indiana P…

Carmelo Anthony's drives shut down by Roy Hibbert and Indiana Pacers big men inside the paint

nydailynews.com Updated May 5, 2013
You won't be hearing that line about the Knicks’ bigs being tough enough and tall enough to give the Miami Heat all kinds of problems in the upcoming Eastern Conference finals. The Knicks won’t even get out of this round if Tyson Chandler and Kenyon M
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  • Can't Keep Up: The Knicks' recent struggles didn't fade during …

    Can't Keep Up: The Knicks' recent struggles didn't fade during t…

    CNNSI.com May 5, 2013
    The Knicks' recent struggles didn't fade during their 102-95 loss to the Pacers. Now they must regain some poise -- and figure out how to handle Roy Hibbert, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Leonard emerging as Spurs' newest star

    Leonard emerging as Spurs' newest star

    nba.com May 5, 2013
    Kawhi Leonard is soft-spoken, selfless, takes direction well and shuns the spotlight. All of which makes him a perfect fit for the low-key San Antonio Spurs.
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  • J.R. Smith Goes All Out Attempting To Create The Greatest Flop …

    J.R. Smith Goes All Out Attempting To Create The Greatest Flop Of All Time

    dimemag.com May 5, 2013
    When was the last time you saw a player dominate a playoff game with a 14-point, eight-rebound night? It doesn’t happen often. But Roy Hibbert dictated everything in Indiana’s seven-point Game 1 win in New York, controlling the paint without fouling w
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  • Dan Le Batard Didn't Vote For LeBron James For NBA MVP

    Dan Le Batard Didn't Vote For LeBron James For NBA MVP

    UPDATE: OK, it appears we screwed up and jumped the gun. Dan Le Batard has yet to confirm or deny what player he voted for regular season MVP, or whether or not he even had a vote. We've just gotten word that he didn't vote for Anthony, and we sent Le B…
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  • Finding His Shots: Yes, the Thunder are out-of-sync without Rus…

    Finding His Shots: Yes, the Thunder are out-of-sync without Russell …

    CNNSI.com May 5, 2013
    Yes, the Thunder are out-of-sync without Russell Westbrook. But it's no surprise that Kevin Durant is stepping up big, leading his team to a 93-91 Game 1 win, says Lee Jenkins.
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  • Pacers easily hold on to win Game 1 vs. Knicks

    Pacers easily hold on to win Game 1 vs. Knicks

    David West scored 20 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 102-95 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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  • Kevin Durant Hits The Game-Winner To Steal Game 1 Against Memph…

    Kevin Durant Hits The Game-Winner To Steal Game 1 Against Memphis

    It was apparent almost from the tip: Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal series between OKC and Memphis hinged on how much weight Kevin Durant could carry. With no Russell Westbrook, with Serge Ibaka building a brick road, and with Kendrick Perki…
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  • Quincy Pondexter Made A Double-Pumping Buzzer-Beater From 40 Fe…

    Quincy Pondexter Made A Double-Pumping Buzzer-Beater From 40 Feet Away Today

    dimemag.com May 5, 2013
    Here’s Quincy Pondexter‘s role in Memphis’ Western Conference Semifinal series against OKC: make Kevin Durant work, chill in the corner and drop a couple of three-pointers, and don’t do anything stupid. But at the end of the third quarter in today
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  • One person believed that Carmelo Anthony was more valuable than…

    One person believed that Carmelo Anthony was more valuable than LeBron this season, ruining a unanim

    deadspin.com May 5, 2013
    One person believed that Carmelo Anthony was more valuable than LeBron this season, ruining a unanimous decision for the 2013 NBA MVP. Any idea who it is? Let us know.Read more...
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  • Heat: Rose won't be thorn in case of return

    Heat: Rose won't be thorn in case of return

    ESPN.com May 5, 2013
    The Miami Heat say they won't be caught off guard if Derrick Rose makes an unexpected comeback for the Chicago Bulls in their second-round playoff series.
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  • Nets say Carlesimo won't return as coach

    Nets say Carlesimo won't return as coach

    ESPN.com nba.com May 5, 2013
    The Brooklyn Nets announced Sunday that interim coach P.J. Carlesimo will not return after the team's ouster from the playoffs in seven games by the Chicago Bulls.
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  • OK, The Grizzlies Instagram-Trolling Blake Griffin Is A Bit Gra…

    OK, The Grizzlies Instagram-Trolling Blake Griffin Is A Bit Gratuitous

    deadspin.com May 5, 2013
    Hustle & Flow-themed trash talk? Hustle & Flow-themed trash talk.Read more...
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  • Could Chauncey Billups Coach The Clippers Next Year?

    Could Chauncey Billups Coach The Clippers Next Year?

    dimemag.com May 5, 2013
    The Clippers had to be the most disappointing team this postseason, not only blowing a 2-0 lead against Memphis, but also giving up a real chance at making the Finals. No one was more talented. There’s a good chance coach Vinny Del Negro isn’t brought
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  • ESPN Forecast: Predicting the next playoff round and conference…

    ESPN Forecast: Predicting the next playoff round and conference champs

    ESPN.com May 5, 2013
    Our ESPN Forecast panel votes for which teams will win the NBA's conference semifinal series.
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  • Gerald Wallace Embarrasses Joakim Noah Twice In The Same Game

    Gerald Wallace Embarrasses Joakim Noah Twice In The Same Game

    dimemag.com May 5, 2013
    Joakim Noah was the best player all night, ringing up 24 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in a must-win Game 7 on the road. But he also got yammed on twice… by the same player. Gerald Wallace took it down the lane twice - one in the first half, the
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  • Howard: Nets consistently inconsistent to end

    Howard: Nets consistently inconsistent to end

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com May 5, 2013
    Brooklyn, P.J. Carlesimo left reeling after heartbreaking Game 7 loss to Chicago
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  • Noah, Belinelli lead Bulls over Nets in Game 7

    Noah, Belinelli lead Bulls over Nets in Game 7

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com May 5, 2013
    These teams met in the Western Conference semifinals two years ago, with Oklahoma City winning in seven games, and the core of their rosters haven't changed much. The most significant difference is the absence of Russell Westbrook. The Thunder appeared …
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  • Video - LeBron James On Winning 4th MVP Award 01:49

    LeBron James On Winning 4th MVP Award

    May 5
    LeBron James sits down to discuss his fourth MVP award and his leadership on the floor and in the community.
  • Video - Pacers Take Game 1 In New York 02:01

    Pacers Take Game 1 In New York

    May 5
    Highlight Of The Night: David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 to lift the Pacers to a 102-95 win against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
  • Video - Breaking Down The Pacers' Game 1 Win 02:47

    Breaking Down The Pacers' Game 1 Win

    May 5
    Mike Wilbon, Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons discuss the Pacers' win over the Knicks on the road.
  • Video - Pacers Take Game 1 In New York 01:28

    Pacers Take Game 1 In New York

    May 5
    David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 to lift the Pacers to a 102-95 win against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: J.R. Smith and the Knicks in need of poise and composure afte…

    May 5
    What has J.R. Smith wrought upon his Knicks?
  • Lee Jenkins: Durant shows he's best player in series, leads Thunder to Gam…

    May 5
    Ever since the 2011 playoffs, when Oklahoma City outlasted Memphis but fell to Dallas, Kevin Durant has been obsessed with efficiency. He sets only two goals in training camp: To win a championship, and to shoot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent fro…
  • Rogers sees 'good chance' he could play in MLS this year

    May 5
    Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.
  • Rogers sees good chance he could play in MLS this season

    May 5
    Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.