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Kenyon Martin Goes Back In Time, Catches An Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop
dimemag.com Updated May 7, 2013
If the Knicks could just bottle up their play from the late third quarter into the fourth quarter of their Game 2 win, they’d be the greatest team of all time. Seriously. Over a period of about 12 minutes, New York eviscerated the Pacers with a 30-2 runShare Tweet
After the Knicks turned a two-point third quarter deficit into a 105-79 Game 2 win, Indiana has a lot to figure out if it hopes to regain control of the series, writes Chris Mannix.Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony Puts Jeff Pendergraph On His Butt With A Sick DunkAfter another subpar shooting start in tonight’s Game 2, Carmelo Anthony exploded in the second half, finishing with 32 points on 50 percent shooting. He also delivered perhaps his best dunk of the playoffs: a mean, two-handed facial in Jeff PendergraphShare Tweet
Reggie Miller Talks Smack To Spike Lee On Twitter, Then Spike Videobombs ReggieExactly 18 years ago today, Reggie Miller beat New York in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals with his iconic “eight points in 8.9 seconds” run. And now with New York and Indiana meeting again to relive their playoff rivalry, Miller andShare TweetDid you know that up until the final week of the regular season, Iman Shumpert hadn’t scored in double-figures in two straight games all season? Well now he’s scored at least 10 in five-straight games after giving Indiana 13 tonight during New York’Share TweetLegendary NBA head coach Phil Jackson reportedly spoke to the Nets today about their recently-vacated head coach position. Ex-coach P.J. Carlesimo was just fired after the Nets lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Chicago Bulls. Jackson ha…Share Tweet
Magic Man: Kevin Durant saved the Thunder from what looked l…CNNSI.com May 7, 2013Kevin Durant saved the Thunder from what looked like a certain loss in Game 1. What more does he have up his sleeve in Game 2 vs. the Grizzlies? Follow the action here.Share Tweetnba.com May 7, 2013The Miami Heat have been in this less-than-ideal spot before.Share TweetScottsdale police are investigating Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley in connection with an alleged sexual assault.Share Tweet
The Los Angeles Clippers? Gone till NovemberWith every season that ends, for the playoff teams at least, we felt it right to take a look ahead. TNT already has the rights to "Gone Fishin'," and because we're sure that someone, somewhere, still likes that Wyclef song, we're going with &q…Share Tweet
LeBron: Will overrides strategy against BullsA day after his team struggled in a stunning playoff loss to the Chicago Bulls, LeBron James said the Miami Heat need to focus more on an attitude adjustment than any strategical tweaks.Share TweetA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Roundball Mining Company. After yet an…Share Tweet
David Lee, Blake Griffin & The NBA’s Top 10 Power Forwards Of The SeasonThe power forward position is without a doubt the most reliable position in the NBA. Most teams are going to struggle without a quality power forward to rely on when the going gets tough. When shots aren’t falling for the guards, power forwards are theShare TweetFor most of the first 45 minutes of Sunday's Game 1, the Memphis Grizzlies controlled the pace, the style and the action of their Western Conference semifinals opening matchup with the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder. But in those final few minutes, it…Share Tweet
The inspiration for Marge Simpson was a Portland Trail Blazers supporterSadly, the inspiration behind the “Marge Simpson” character ‘Simpsons’ mastermind Matt Groening created a quarter-century ago died last month. Margaret Ruth Groening’s subsequent obituary in The Oregonian reads about as impressively as obits tenShare Tweet
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, The Celtics & The Craziest Trade Rumor You’ve Heard This YearWhen Danny Ainge first acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen back in 2007, the new Big Three, in theory, was providing the Celtics with a three-year championship window. After going one for two in their title appearances in their first three years, Ainge…Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Reggie Miller Stomps on New York’s SoulThis will surely be a topic of discussion tonight, especially with Reggie Miller working as one of the broadcasters for Knicks/Pacers at Madison Square Garden. 18 years ago today, kids: For breaking news, rumors, exclusive content, and contests sent rig…Share TweetBulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that he isn't sure Luol Deng will travel to Miami for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Heat, and Kirk Hinrich said the calf injury that has kept him out of the past three games hasn't changed…Share TweetEarlier on Tuesday, word was filtering around the usual NBA circles that the Phoenix Suns were attempting to hire Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill as the team’s new general manager. That potential hire would come on the heels of the disastrous reShare TweetHey, remember when Houston Rockets center Omer Asik got called for what appeared to be a pretty dubious offensive foul during the second quarter of Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder? Of course you do! (Remember how I tried to change the name &quo…Share TweetUNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.Share TweetWe've already talked quite a bit about the game-winning 3-pointer that Manu Ginobili nailed in double overtime to push the San Antonio Spurs past the Golden State Warriors to a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series. Let's let three peop…Share Tweet
In the N.B.A., Celebrate at Your Own Risknytimes.com May 7, 2013N.B.A. players mimic each others' celebrations and wander over the line between respect and disrespect.Share Tweet
Dwight Howard’s 6 Biggest Screw-Ups With The Lakers This SeasonOn August 11, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers completed their second blockbuster trade of the offseason. After luring two-time MVP Steve Nash away from division rival Phoenix, they worked out a four-team deal that brought Dwight Howard to the bright lights…Share Tweet
Bernard King harshly but accurately analyzes Carmelo Anthony on Twitter, then shuts down his accountThe New York Knicks have long been known as the most paranoid of all the 30 NBA teams, infamously sitting in on meetings between the press and players, ostracizing the team’s longtime beat writers, and even taping Carmelo Anthony’s entire workday undeShare Tweet
Deadspin I-Team: Who Is The Shrieking Spurs Fan?Last night's Warriors-Spurs double-OT thriller was exciting, but many fans at home struggled to fully integrate themselves into the game experience thanks to a shrill Spurs fan whose voice came through loud and clear on TNT's broadcast.Read more...Share Tweet
Warriors’ new arena designs bring in San Francisco skyline, waterfrontThe Golden State Warriors have unveiled designs for their proposed new arena, and while the arena itself is of a standard form (unlike some recent ideas), its aesthetics set it apart from any other gym in the league.The $1 billion project, designed by t…Share Tweet
Shaq Beats Charles Barkley in Three-Point Contest, Then Breakdances on TNTTo close out a TNT broadcast that had just finished showing the wild Warriors/Spurs shootout, the guys in the studio brought us this tremendous three-point “contest” between Shaq and Charles Barkley. The two of them had been talking smack to each otheShare Tweet
This is what it’s like to elbow President Barack Obama in the mouth during a pickup gameWhen you love playing basketball, you're eventually going to catch a stray shot in the midst of some physical play - even if you're the President of the United States. Barack Obama suffered the sting back in 2010, when a Thanksgiving weekend pickup runShare TweetLast night during Miami’s first loss of the postseason - a 93-86 Game 1 L courtesy of Nate Robinson and the Bulls - LeBron James celebrated his fourth MVP award by wearing a special edition Nike LeBron X “What The MVP.” The shoe fuses the uniqueShare TweetAfter trailing the Golden State Warriors by as many as 18 and facing a 104-88 deficit with 4:31 remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the San Antonio Spurs ripped off a remarkable 18-2 run to tie the game and fo…Share Tweet
Here's Luol Deng Cheering On His Team From A Hospital BedThis may end up being the defining image of the Chicago Bulls' season, which has seen the team struggle to hold itself together with spit and glue while somehow making a playoff run. Read more...Share TweetLos Angeles Clippers general manager Gary Sacks wasn't in a mood to say much about any of the major decisions hanging over the franchise this summer in the first few moments after the Memphis Grizzlies knocked the Clippers out of the playoffs.Share Tweet
That Warriors-Spurs Game Was BonkersManu Ginobili hit the game-winning shot with 1.2 seconds left in double-overtime to put a bow on an absolutely incredible game. With less than four minutes left in regulation Klay Thompson fouled out with the Warriors up 104-88. Chris Webber said someth…Share Tweetnydailynews.com May 7, 2013Amar’e Stoudemire rolled to the basket and Earl Barron wrapped him up from behind in a WWE headlock, not exactly what they allow these days in the NBA, and definitely not the kind of interior defense the Knicks are seeing from the Indiana Pacers.Share TweetChicago Bulls center Joakim Noah had an imppasioned message for critics of teammate Derrick Rose after the Bulls' impressive 93-86 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night.Share TweetCNNSI.com May 7, 2013Robinson, Butler help Bulls surprise Heat in Game 1Share Tweet
Who's That Guy? Pablo Prigioni!grantland.com May 7, 2013The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known f...Share Tweet
Songs for a Blue Warriors Fangrantland.com May 7, 2013There will be no shortage of commentary on the devastating, nay, soul-decimating loss suffered by the Golden State Warriors last night. And rightfully...Share Tweet
Bulls-Heat Game 2 PreviewMay 7Tim Legler discusses how the layoff hurt the Heat and how they can bounce back against the Bulls' defensive style of basketball.
Knicks Impressive In Game 2May 7Tim Legler breaks down Carmelo Anthony's 32-point performance to guide the Knicks past the Pacers.
Knicks Even SeriesMay 7The Knicks went on a 30-2 run and forced 21 turnovers in a 105-79 win over the Pacers.
E:60 -- Kenneth FariedMay 7Tom Friend profiles Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, whose rise to the NBA was aided by the support of his two mothers.