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The NBA scoring champion Carmelo Anthony  is one step closer to moving on to the second round of the playoffs since joining the New York Knicks.

The Knicks who earlier in the season beat the Boston Celtics out of top seed in the Atlantic Division have now put the pressure back on Celtics as the Knicks took game one in New York, 85-78 as the heated rivalry between the two teams continues.  Anthony who averaged a league leading 28.7 points per game during the regular season started out his postseason as he’s done all season exploding for points, 36 to be exact. Anthony also contributed with six rebounds, four steals and one assist.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to know that we got our first win of the series here on our home court, took care of that business, It was real important for us to come out and get this first win,” said Anthony who lead the Knicks to their first 1-0 playoff start since the 200-2001 NBA post season.

If it wasn’t for Anthonys’ quick start to the game and late burst this series could belong to the Celtics, who are without All star point guard Rajon Rondo.

J.R smith was also a key to success for the Knicks as he added 15 points and 5 rebounds.

The Celtics looked to Jeff Green as they kept up with New York for most of the game. Green who lead Boston with 26 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists was helped by team captain Paul Pierce who scored 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 rebounds and a steal.

If Boston wants to win the series, which probably won’t happen they need a better performance from big man Kevin Garentt who played 37 minutes and only scored 8 points. Again the older Celtics are showing their age, they aren’t doing as expected when you compare them to the oldest team in the league, the San Antonio Spurs. This will be an interesting series to watch as the pressure is now on Boston

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This Miami Heat have officially moved on to the second round; the Heat beat the NewYork Knicks in game five.

It was the big plays from Heat Forward Chris Bosh that blazed Miami into the second round where they will face the Indiana Pacers.  Bosh finished this game with 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 steal. Ever since Bosh has had a child he’s become a whole new player. We have never seen this tenaciousness and explosiveness coming from him.

Dwyane Wade also finished with 19 points; showing us how great he really is. Wade hit back to back to back shots during the second quarter, and it seemed as if he couldn’t be stopped. Then, his defensive game became a major factor for New York as he recorded 2 blocks. Wade also finished the game with four rebounds. Expect him to keep fire as they continue into the second round.

Lebron James was the most productive player for the Heat yet again, bringing down rebounds, dishing 7 assist, swipping away 2 steals, swatting away a shot, and scoring 29 points. Yet somehow, despite the good efforts on defense by Lebron, Carmelo was able to score a remarkable 35 points. After the game Lebron stated that, “We will savor this win tonight, and then we get to work tomorrow and get ready for Indiana.” He shows exactly how dedicated he is as his quest for a championship ring continues.

This game was a well fought game both offensively and defensively.  It was a critical game for Miami, if New York would have won, the series would have been 2-1, then, they would have to go back to New York where the Knicks could have forced a game seven, and inevitably pull off a come back win to move on; Something only a select few teams have been able to accomplish before. Finishing it off at home gives Miami time to rejuvenate and get ready for the Pacers in round 2.

Miami is truly showing that they have what it takes to win it all.


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With a torn ACL, MCL, patella ligament and dislocated knee cap Baron Davis’s career looks to be in jeopardy. In game 4 of the NBA playoff series the New York Knicks vs the Miami Heat, Davis drove in on a fast brake and came down hard on his knee. If you were to watch the play you could actually see the knee cap pop and ligaments kind of just SNAP. The entire Heat bench and some Knick players where so horrified and disgusted with what they had witnessed (as seen in the video below). Davis was carried off in a stretcher after being down on the ground for a good 2 minutes in excruciating pain.

My thoughts his Basketball career as a player is done. Most people who tear their ACL never come back the same; Davis is 33 years old and by the time he finishes his recovery he’ll be 34 years old; Davis who also be a free agent and if he gets signed wouldn’t be a starter like he is now, more like a 3rd stringer. So It looks to me that Davis will hang up the jersey.

Davis who played two years at UCLA was a superstar. Considerably the best during his college era.

Davis played 13 seasons in the NBA; starting when he was drafted in 99 by the Hornets. Davis was traded in 2005 to the Golden State Warriors, then in 08 when he was a free agent he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, who then traded him in 2011 to the Cavs, who later released him. Davis then signed a contract with the Knicks for the 2011-2012 season.

This isn’t the first time Davis has torn his ACL, back in college he did it and if I’m correct he did it once more in his pro career. So is three times the charm? Davis becomes the third player this post season to tear an ACL. I wish Davis the best in his recovery and success in whatever he plans to do.


Today at 3:30 pm est the Miami Heat will try and add the final blow to knock out the New York Knicks at the Garden. Miami has a 3-0 series lead on New York and look to sweep the series. The Heat know that they’re going to have to come out guns blazing if they want to win this one, because New York is going to give it their all, 110% because it will be the first time in the history of this rivalry that there will be a sweep. Now as we know Lebron, Wade and Bosh will be big key factors in today’s game if they plays like he did on Thursday, but look for James Jones, Mike Miller, and Udonis Haslem to come out strong for Miami also. When it comes to New York, Carmelo will be the big factor, if he can get going like he did during the regular season vs the Heat expect New York to pull away with the victory in tonight’s game. When Melo spoke to the press yesterday he said this,”Not winning at all, it hurts, I feel that, I go home at night, I think about that. But right now my focus is for tomorrow. Them three games is behind us, and tomorrow is all we’ve got.” He then went on to say,” It won’t sit well, if you get swept it’s embarrassing because you’ve come in and weren’t able to get one game from a team; so I definitely don’t want to go down like that. With all this talk from Melo I expect them to come away with a win tonight even though I’m a Heat fan. New York is going to show us something we have never seen from them before and I think it’s going to catch Miami by surprise. Amare Stoudemire is a game time decision, he had taken part in full practice yesterday so I think he will get some minutes tonight.


Four players in three different sports have now fell victim to ACL tears these last few weeks.

We all know what happened to Derrick Rose in game one of the Bulls v.s 76ers series. Rose came down very harsh and awkwardly on his left leg and tore his ACL. Rose is out for the remainder of the playoffs. The injury to Rose, basically killed any chances that the Bulls had of going to the NBA Finals. Then, Iman Shumpert tore his ACL in the first game of the Knicks v.s Heat series when he tried to crossover Mario Chalmers. That didn’t help New York at all.

Then came the biggest hit to New York sports when Yankees closer Mariano “sandman” Rivera was trying to catch fly balls, and fell. Mariano released a statement to the press when asked if he would ever pitch again saying this,” At this point I don’t know, at this point I don’t know. If he decides to not come back, his career will go down as the best closer in the history of the MLB. Truly, do I think he’s going to come back? No, I know its sad and we all want him to, but he’s already towards the end of his career. An ACL tear is one of the most devastating injuries a player can have. They almost never come back to 100%. He sounds doubtful now and he knows that he’s getting old. I’m just thankful I got to see him pitch once.


Earlier today Chris and Adrienne Bosh became a family! At about 3 am this morning Chris and Adrienne welcomed Jackson Bosh into the world.

Bosh is listed as a game time decision, but is expected to fly back up to New York and play in game 3 of the Miami Heat vs New York Knicks series. Heat coach Erik Spolstra had this to say about the situation,”Having his presence would help even if he isn’t 100 percent, when we left we knew it could be any day (talking about when the baby would be born).” All of Miami’s big three now have children, and  this time last year Heat forward Shane Battier and guard Mike Miller had children. Lebron had his son back when he appeared in the NBA finials with the Cavs in 2007. James then said this on the situation of the Bosh’s,”This is a great way to get away from it, to come back here and play the game of basketball, to get away from the kid and get away from everything that’s going on with that. I mean that’s what I did, I got away from my family and I was able to go play in the Finals. … I would bet he’d be here, this is a huge game.”Congrats to Chris and Adrienne on having their child.

Don’t forget to catch the Heat duke it out with the Knicks in the first game in the garden tonight at 7pm!


After the 10 point loss to the Miami Heat, The New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire decided to take out his anger on the glass cover for the fire extinguisher. Amare was seen leaving the stadium with a sling on, and is believed to have stitches. What a dumb move on Amare’s part, he could miss the rest of the series. Not only did him punching the glass hurt him, it hurt his team. New York is down two games to none to Miami and is on the verge of getting swept. Although, Mike Woodson, coach of the Knicks strictly told the media after the game that he wouldn’t take about the subject of what exactly Stoudemire did and If he though he was going to miss any time; Woodson did say that Amare’s hand didn’t appear to be broken. Tyson Chandler who has been playing through the series with a flu said this about Stoudemire, ” I do think he’ll (Amare) will miss time.”If  Amare misses any playing time, it would be the second blow to the Knicks since they lost Iman Shumpert due to a torn ACL. But could him missing Amare actually benefit the Knicks? Carmelo Anthony seems to do a whole lot better when Amare isn’t on the floor with him. Even with the major blow I think the Knicks can pull a win in at the Garden on Wednesday, but Miami will take the series.