In a single, 102-95 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Knicks gave away the home court advantage they worked so hard for.
By the start of Game 6 of the first round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls Thursday night in Chicago, the Bulls had moved beyond a short-handed team into something more absurd, a basketball equivalent of the passengers from Airplane!.
When Game 5 was over, and the Brooklyn Nets had secured a 110-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday night to extend their season, Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo said he never had a doubt his team would play so well.
Underachieving and on the verge of failure, the Brooklyn Nets are down 3-1 in a best-of-seven contest against a banged-up Bulls team.
The Chicago Bulls are a strong defensive team. And Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is a master of strategy, figuring out how to maximize his team's performance despite an undermanned roster.
Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the Brooklyn Nets, has been quite clear about his designs on a championship. Those who fall short, like head coach Avery Johnson, don't get to stick around.
A lot had to go wrong on the court for the Brooklyn Nets Monday night to lose to the Chicago Bulls.
As the Nets prepare for Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls Monday night, the prevailing question is a simple one: exactly how do these Bulls stop a Nets attack featuring Brook Lopez and Deron Williams?
The New York Mets were given a gift on Sunday afternoon by the Washington Nationals.
The news came suddenly yesterday afternoon, via New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman: Derek Jeter has broken his ankle once again. The timetable when he'd first done so last October, that he'd be ready for Opening Day, had proven to be wildly optimistic.