Knicks on the verge of moving on

Sites are set for Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs

JR Smith will return to the lineup for Game 5 against the Celtics to help the team secure their 20th win in  their last 22 games.  Smith was suspended for one game for elbowing Celtics PG Jason Terry.

The Knicks lost the opportunity to sweep the Celtics in Boston but couldn’t close the deal after a terrible shooting night from Carmelo Anthony. Anthony went 10-35  and 0-7 from the 3-point line.  It was almost as if Anthony was taking Smith’s shots as well as his own.

“Honestly, as far as J.R. goes, we miss him, I missed him out there,” Anthony said. “But J.R. being out there doesn’t change the way I shoot the basketball. Those are the shots I’ve been taking the whole series. They weren’t falling tonight.   My mama always said, ‘There’ll be days like this.’ ”

Game 5 is scheduled for Wednesday May 1st. Be sure to get your tickets!

Knicks hopes lay entirely on Melo now

“I am so mad at myself right now, I want to apologize to the fans and my team,  not proud of my actions, headed home for a new start.”  Amare Stoudemire post game Twitter feed

The New York Knicks are in trouble and it has everything and nothing to do with X’s and O’s.   After suffering through a 104-94 game 2 loss to the Miami Heat, NY Center Amare Stoudemire took his anger out on a fire extinguisher cover which left a gash in his left hand that required stitches.

The move just may cause him to miss game 3 against the Heat and worse, without Jeremy Linn and Iman Shumpert and with Tyson Chandler still feeling the effects of the flu, the chances of the Knicks moving on in the playoffs grows dimmer and dimmer.

If Stoudemire does miss game 3, expect Melo to m ove to the PF spot but then, who replaces Melo?

“Amare is a huge piece of this team,  and, you know, without  him, it’s going to make it more difficult.” Knicks Tyson Chandler

The undermanned Knicks take on the Miami Heat in New York on Thursday for Game 3. Whether Amare Stoudemire plays is still yet to be seen but according to one NY Knick, it isn’t over yet, for Carmelo Anthony did not come to New York to go out like this.

“It’s far from over. I believe that and we believe that,” Carmelo Anthony