Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo said yesterday his team is “not uncomfortable playing on the road.” Good thing, too, because the team can’t win its series against the Bulls unless it earns at least one win in Chicago.
For the first time since joining the NBA in 1976, the Nets won more games than they lost away from home. They sport a 23-18 record when playing outside of Brooklyn during the regular... » more
The Rangers must be salivating at the thought of facing Florida again Tuesday night, just five days after trouncing the Panthers 6-1 at the Garden.
Florida (13-26-6) has the worst record in the NHL and the league’s worst goal differential (-58). And with the Rangers (24-17-4) posting an additional 12 goals in the two games since beating the Panthers, that all signs point to an easy “W” for... » more
The Nets have the chance to get out to a 2-0 lead to open up their first-round playoff series with the Bulls when the two tip off Monday night in Brooklyn.
Game 1 on Saturday saw the Nets take care of the Bulls’ highly-ranked defense with ease in a 106-89 victory. Joakim Noah’s sore foot surely had something to do with Chicago’s troubles.
The All-Star center only played 13 minutes due... » more
Revis Island is heading south.
After months of trade speculation and posturing by the Jets front office, the team dealt its best player, three-time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, to the Buccaneers Sunday.
Revis’ agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, announced Sundaythat Revis had agreed to terms with the Buccaneers, and the cornerback’s business manager, John Geiger, tweeted... » more
The Bulls and Hawks were neck-and-neck in the race for the Eastern Conference’s fifth seed and a first-round date with the Nets. In the end, Chicago won out, but the Nets would probably have been better off facing Atlanta for their first postseason appearance in Brooklyn.
Despite the loss of former MVP Derrick Rose for the entire season as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last postseason,... » more
The Celtics have gone through a few phases this season. First, there was the team that went 20-23 with All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo in the lineup. Then came the improbably 14-4 run immediately after Rondo was lost for the season due to a torn ACL.
But the Boston squad the Knicks are most likely to face in the opening round of the NBA playoffs is the one which came back to earth and has... » more
The Yankees’ health woes keeping getting worse: Derek Jeter is likely to be out until at least “after the All-Star break” in July, the team said Thursday.
Jeter, 38, suffered an ankle injury during the playoffs last October, and his already rocky road to recovery was stalled Thursday when general manager Brian Cashman announced that a CT scan revealed a “small fracture” that will stall his... » more
Carmelo Anthony won the battle against Kevin Durant for the NBA’s scoring title. But as far as battles go, this one wasn’t very fierce.
With Anthony up 0.51 ppg in the scoring race entering the Knicks’ final regular season game, neither he nor the Oklahoma City star saw action as they both rested before the playoffs. So, Anthony secured his first league scoring crown.
Durant, who led... » more
The Nets dug themselves into too deep a hole in Toronto Sunday as the Raptors held on for a 93-87 victory at Air Canada Centre behind DeMar DeRozan’s 36 points.
The Raptors, who never trailed in the game, led by 19 points at halftime. But the Nets clawed their way back and trimmed the lead to two points with less than 5 minutes to go in the game. But Rudy Gay completed a three-point play to... » more
As tenuous as the Rangers’ playoff outlook has appeared during the lockout-shortened season, things may start to clear up in the final seven games.
All of the team’s remaining regular season games are against teams not currently in the playoff picture including four against the Eastern conference’s three worst squads (the Flyers and Hurricanes, and the Panthers twice). They’ll also face the... » more