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Knicks Beat Pacers To Force Game 6, Ruin Everyone's Saturday Ni…

Knicks Beat Pacers To Force Game 6, Ruin Everyone's Saturday Night

Of all the NBA Conference semifinals, including the Grizzlies' and Heat's respective molly whopping of the Thunder and Bulls, the Knicks-Pacers series is by far the worst. We held out hope that Indiana would be able to travel to Madison Square Garden an…
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  • Terry Collins, loose cannon in waiting, brings attention to los…

    Terry Collins, loose cannon in waiting, brings attention to losing Mets

    nydailynews.com May 16, 2013
    Got to hand it to Terry Collins. In this early part of the baseball season, with the Mets providing reason to believe they’ve already segued into their second-half swoon, the manager has crashed the party the media is throwing for the Knicks and Rangers
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  • New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after b…

    New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after beating Indiana in Game 5

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    The Indiana Pacers are a poor offensive team, and yet they sprang out to a strong 3-1 lead in their Eastern semifinals matchup with the New York Knicks despite not setting the league ablaze with its offensive know-how. New York managed to keep their sea…
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  • Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Stand…

    Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Stands

    dimemag.com May 16, 2013
    If Indiana learned anything tonight, it was to not test Tyson Chandler. The big man has really struggled all year long and in New York’s 10-point Game 5 win, he recorded more fouls (five) than combined blocks and points (four). But the Pacers couldn’t
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  • Lance Stephenson Tries To Dunk On Chandler & Takes A Nasty Fall

    Lance Stephenson Tries To Dunk On Chandler & Takes A Nasty Fall

    dimemag.com deadspin.com May 16, 2013
    We love Lance Stephenson‘s aggression. With the rest of the Pacers playing in a daze tonight, Born Ready went hard to the rack in the first half, looking to cram one on Tyson Chandler. Instead, Chandler met him at the top and sent the young fella back.
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  • Breaking News: Doc Rivers Will Return As Boston’s Head Coach Ne…

    Breaking News: Doc Rivers Will Return As Boston’s Head Coach Next Season

    dimemag.com May 16, 2013
    At this point in the offseason, we may not know what will happen with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but one thing has been confirmed by Boston GM Danny Ainge: Doc Rivers will be coaching the Celtics next season. Danny Ainge confirms that Doc Rivers is …
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  • Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert Kidd

    Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert Kidd

    nytimes.com May 16, 2013
    Knicks Coach Mike Woodson said Chris Copeland would get playing time early in Game 5 against the Pacers, but Jason Kidd will also continue to play.
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  • We Reminisce: Allen Iverson Collects MVP Award, Gives Vince Car…

    We Reminisce: Allen Iverson Collects MVP Award, Gives Vince Carter and the Raptors 52 Points

    dimemag.com May 16, 2013
    On this day in 2001, Allen Iverson was presented with his NBA MVP Award before Game 5 of his Sixers’ Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series against Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors. [Check out A.I., White Chocolate and the 20 Best Crossovers in NBA H
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  • Better shooting from Knicks would make Mike Woodson look good 

    Better shooting from Knicks would make Mike Woodson look good 

    nydailynews.com May 16, 2013
    It was the ultimate Knick-mare scene Wednesday at the Greenburgh training center: John Starks patiently sat and chatted with J.R. Smith after practice, telling him how to shoot his way out of a slump in a must-win playoff game on Thursday at the Garden.
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  • A Tale of Two Offenses: The Spurs Get Back to Business and the …

    A Tale of Two Offenses: The Spurs Get Back to Business and the Knicks File for Bankruptcy

    grantland.com May 16, 2013
    Before they broke out in Game 5 and started to look like themselves again, something had been off with the San Antonio Spurs' offense. In the first fo...
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  • Video - Knicks Avoid Elimination 01:03

    Knicks Avoid Elimination

    May 16
    Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to lead the Knicks past the Pacers 85-75.
  • Video - Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Analysis 04:37

    Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Analysis

    May 16
    Kurt Rambis breaks down the Knicks 85-75 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Pacers-Knicks Game 5 01:27

    Pacers-Knicks Game 5

    May 16
    Stephen A. Smith discusses what the Knicks need to do to stave off elimination and force a Game 6 against the Pacers.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA playoffs 2013 - Without George Hill, the Indiana Pacers can't close ou…

    May 16
    Brian Windhorst examines what George Hill's absence means for the rest of the Pacers-Knicks series.
  • Sources: Maloofs reach record deal for Kings

    May 17
    Software billionaire Vivek Ranadive came to an agreement to purchase 65 percent of the Sacramento Kings from the Maloof Family for approximately $348 million. The Kings' total valuation in the sale is $535 million, an NBA record.
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA sets new precedent in voting to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 16
    The Kings are staying in Sacramento, which is tremendous news for their fans and a strong move forward for the NBA on principle.
  • Ian Thomsen: Roy Hibbert among those showing big men still own the postsea…

    May 16
    Little men have had it their way for some time now. Explosive guards and rangy forwards above the free throw line are practically untouchable, and their paths to the basket have been liberated. Flagrant fouls are written up like felonies, the three-poin…