New York Knicks
It was clean-out-your-locker day for the New York Knicks on Monday in Tarrytown, with the group that went down in six games to the up-and-coming Indiana Pacers attempting to explain why they lost, and why a team full of aging veterans will do any better next season.
It is a rare thing for all of us in the peanut gallery to be so unified in our advice to a losing team.
A day after New York Mets manager Terry Collins unveiled his take-it-or-leave-it lineup and approach, it was general manager Sandy Alderson's turn to take his best shot at repairing the roster and image of the decaying New York Mets, losers of 16 of 23 entering Monday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Just what do the New York Mets have in Mike Baxter?
There weren't many fans at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, to watch Wednesday night's match between the New York Red Bulls and Montreal Impact.
When the game was over, Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel made his way into the post-game press conference and took his seat at the podium. He knew what was coming. He set his face like a defender in the lane awaiting contact for a charge.
Matt Harvey can't really surprise anyone at this point.(2)
Maybe the Brooklyn Nets owe their just-fired coach P.J. Carlesimo an apology.
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!.
It was almost possible to hear the ledes constructed, on the spot, in the minds of reporters gathered around J.R. Smith, clad in all black to symbolize the death of the Boston Celtics, following the New York Knicks' 92-86 loss Wednesday night.
Well, you have to hand it to Fred Wilpon and his partners: they've figured out how to shift focus for the fast-decomposing New York Mets season once again.
So much about the first round playoff series between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics had been the mirror image of 2011, when a pair of stars—Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire then, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett now—couldn't measure up to a full team run by a dynamic point guard and danerous role players.