Ian Begley

Phil Jackson wants Carmelo to lead but one ex-Knick thinks it's a mistake to ask Carmelo to be a vocal leader -- espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Alan Hahn

NBA socks were always good. But wait until you see what @stance has as the new official sock. These are insanely comfortable.

Alan Hahn

Another night me and @HDumpty39 have our show during and #Isles playoff game. I'm sure we'll be calm. STRIKE UP THE BAND @Patterson_NFL!

Chris Herring

The NBA Finals start on June 4. And then D'Angelo's tour starts in Oakland, on June 7th. http://t.co/tjArVRbwzr

Brian Mahoney

Kerr beat out 4 other finalists for the Rudy Tomjanovich Award who are all great: Doc Rivers, Brad Stevens, Dwane Casey and Stan Van Gundy.

Brian Mahoney

Steve Kerr wins the PBWA's Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given to a coach who combines excellence in job and cooperation with the media and fans.

Frank Isola

Now you see why James Dolan didn't want Steve Kerr. Cooperation with the media & fans? Excellence on the court? Who wants or needs that?

Frank Isola

Steve Kerr wins the PBWA Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors a coach for cooperation with media & fans and excellence court.

Howard Beck

Powerful, devastating piece by @DanBarryNYT: A Son of Football Calls His Mother nyti.ms/1OttQsv

Frank Isola

Since when is being in the pre-game lay-up line considered "in the trenches." CC: @Howard Beck @MalikRose @Rick Fox

Howard Beck

Well-deserved honor. RT @ProHoopsWriters: Steve Kerr of the Warriors has won PBWA's 2014-15 Rudy Tomjanovich Award: tinyurl.com/llf6qab

Nate Taylor

#FAU's Brendon Sanger was named Conference USA's hitter of the week. Sanger went .600 this week along with 2 homers.

Howard Beck

Before you accuse Olynyk of "dirty" play, read the timelines of @MalikRose and @Rick Fox, two veterans of the NBA rebounding trenches.

Steve Popper

This doesn't seem the best way to go into a must-win game. twitter.com/andy_vasquez/s…

Steve Popper

Terry Collins hung around long enough with the Mets to have a new role - teaching young guns how to be winners: bit.ly/1DtEzaA

Marc Berman

Plus-minus hardly end-all-be-all but Dallas boxscore freaky: Chandler plus-26 in 29 minutes. Stoudemire minus-14 in 18. Felton -10 in 5:39.

Ian Begley

Phil Jackson wants Carmelo to be more of a leader. But an ex-Knick says: "You can't ask an apple to be an orange." -- espn.go.com/blog/new-york-…

Steve Popper

This is what I keep saying - watch Crowder come in blind from behind and then repeat w/forearm to back of neck. twitter.com/jasonrmcintyre…

Steve Popper

This J.R. blow was different than Jason Terry - Terry was punching at ball and facing up to him J.R. clearly raised elbow with intent.

Steve Popper

Also, injury shouldn't have effect on suspension decision - just as Kevin Love injury wasn't intentional, no way J.R. intentionally injured

Steve Popper

Couple J.R. points - can't ball fist, swing as hard as he did even if it was unintentional. But Crowder did run him from behind - twice...

Al Iannazzone

JR Smith threw elbow at Boston's Jason Terry (earning a 1-game suspension) 2 years to day he hit Boston's Jae Crowder. (suspension coming)

Scott Cacciola

The Clippers showed some toughness: nyti.ms/1EGYry2

Marc Berman

Angry Hawk: Teague in hateful mood as he vows turnaround for Game 4 in Brooklyn as #Nets scaring top seed nyp.st/1A3n6pd

Marc Berman

As I wrote, funny how the "Coach of the Year'' is struggling to beat #Nets while Steve Kerr is safely in second round after Pelicans sweep.

Marc Berman

Big night for borough of Brooklyn. It can officially claim #Islanders with loss tonight in DC. And #Nets look to tie #Hawks at Barclays.

Marc Berman

Lionel Hollins was trying to defend Deron Williams but wound up admitting not player he used to be. Bontemps reports nyp.st/1Gx9oCH

Marc Berman

Angry Hawk: Jeff Teague says 'hated our game' in Brooklyn, believes victory coming in Game 4 tonight nyp.st/1A3n6pd

Alan Hahn

What about Blue & Orange, tho? #Isles #JustKeepSwimming RT @dailyzen: "Nothing gold can stay." ~Robert Frost

Chris Herring

My sister is trying to teach my nephew how to walk. And he's like, "Nah, I'd prefer to stay over here." http://t.co/ZiZ56hp5js

Steve Popper

Paul Pierce is at that odd place in history - still effective on the court and devastating as an internet and interview troll.

Steve Popper

Terry Collins on A-Rod: I am sure Alex realizes the errors he’s made, but he’s a great player. A great player.

Chris Herring

*gazes off far into the distance* RT @pdxbrocialite: What’s it like to watch teams that win

Steve Popper

I'm not sure why Yankee Stadium is supposed to be too good for the wave but okay with Cotton-eyed Joe every night?

Steve Popper

Be able to tell the grand kids I was there. http://t.co/xESBQmEeJD

Steve Popper

Fans doing the wave at Yankee Stadium which lets you know there are no Sunday night blue laws outlawing alcohol sales in the Bronx.

Al Iannazzone

Are the mets serious tonight?

Howard Beck

Relief efforts in Nepal. RT @nytimes: Where to Donate nyti.ms/1buV9k3

Steve Popper

Oh jeez, this is a really well-told and heartbreaking story. twitter.com/DanBarryNYT/st…

Steve Popper

It's going to start the whole #blamePopper thing...I thought I was out and they pull me back in. twitter.com/Record_Tara/st…

Steve Popper

So I come to a Mets-Yankees game and it looks like every Knicks game I saw this season.

Brian Mahoney

Earliest start to the second round would be if Bulls finish off Bucks on Monday. They would then face Cavs on Saturday, May 2.

Brian Mahoney

Rockets would get a lengthy break if they win tonight. Their second-round series against Clippers or Spurs will begin Monday, May 4.

Steve Popper

Sportsmanship - Wizards let clock run out w/o shot to run up score, then Toronto's James Johnson missed 2 FT to get fans Chik-Fil-A.

Howard Beck

11 Reasons Why Southwest Is the Best Airline You're Probably Not Flying - Blog - Airfarewatchdog airfarewatchdog.com/blog/22975194/…

Brian Mahoney

Good job by the Raptors losing by so much that TNT didn't bother with a grumpy Wittman end of 3 interview.

Brian Mahoney

We're obviously going to get the sweep in the East 4-5 series. Memphis would have to do it out West without Mike Conley in Game 4.

Steve Popper

If the Raptors gets swept and lose this one by about 30 I can't wait to hear Masai's "Let's get fined" post-series speech.

Brian Mahoney

The two No.4 vs. No. 5 series haven't both ended in sweeps in the same year under the current NBA format that started in 1984, per STATS.

Steve Popper

A-Rod homer. I wonder if the Yankees have Willie Mays here just in case.

Steve Popper

Granderson leads off the game with a homer and the fans at Yankee Stadium sound like they don't realize he's not in pinstripes anymore.

Steve Popper

All I know is if Masai decides to change around the Raptors, if Phil isn't in the office when the call comes - don't let JD answer it.

Howard Beck

Pretty sure everyone did that some time ago. twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/sta…

Brian Mahoney

Clippers are a Blake Griffin turnover away from having a 3-1 lead over the Spurs.

Peter Vecsey

...and what happened to the great defensive job Leonard was doing on Paul..

Peter Vecsey

For such a fundamentally pure team as the Spurs, they sure forgot a lot today to put a body on Griffin to keep him off the offensive boards.

Brian Mahoney

Wonder if Kawhi has ever taken a heat check 3. Or if any Spur ever has.

Peter Vecsey

Is that Cliff Paul alongside Doc Rivers or Mike Woodson?

Chris Herring

This answers my Q on why Doug Collins wears sneakers on set: He had incredibly painful foot injuries as player youtube.com/watch?v=AFFJ3s…

Peter Vecsey

Guess what, this is a must win for Spurs as well. Regaining home court 4 a 3-game series is more advantageous than it was at the start of 7

Marc Berman

Don't know if it's same exact type of shoulder dislocation but Kevin Love's Cavs teammate Iman Shumpert missed over month, 1st with Knicks

Peter Vecsey

NBA banned hand checking of guards...but big men r permitted 2 handcuff each other in the dungeon w no penalty...until there's an injury.

Scott Cacciola

Balloons! Fun! http://t.co/XBzgU4ZPKl

Chris Herring

Why doesnt Doug Collins ever wear dress shoes on the set?

Tina Cervasio

Just walking through SoHo w/ @Golf4Her_LLC & our clubs. Ya know. Normal for us. #golf @ Drive495 instagram.com/p/185MAyAkCt/

Howard Beck

Very likely. RT @Jason Lloyd: JR Smith says his hit on Crowder wasn't intentional. He's "nervous as hell" he could be suspended

Peter Vecsey

Re Love's shoulder injury & claim it was intentional: how often do big men lock arms in low docks & not let go? Why is it allowed, that is ?

Chris Herring

Between Shump missing 6 weeks, and this tweet, how is Love talking about potentially coming back for Game 1?!? twitter.com/RotowireATC/st…

Steve Popper

Of course, for me it's all about my pick of the Bulls to win the Eastern Conference, so...whatever you have to do NBA.

Steve Popper

Finally saw the video - you can't defend JR retaliation anymore than 2 years ago, but refs ignored Crowder hitting him from behind twice.

Chris Herring

Kevin Love injury is huge. Even tho its not his shooting arm, figures to miss considerable time. Shump missed 6 wks w essentially same thing

Brian Mahoney

Probably a good idea if Mr. Thorn gets to work early at NBA HQ on Monday. Going to have a lot of work to do.

Peter Vecsey

Hubie on James Jones missing all six shots so far: "That's like the shooting coach going 0 for 6"

Steve Popper

If the Cavs are smart they lose this game.

Brian Mahoney

At this point, are they going to have to start Clippers-Spurs on another channel? This game is lasting forever.

Peter Vecsey

Why isn't diving on a loose player ALWAYS a foul????!!!

Frank Isola

That 2019 second round pick Phil got for J.R. & Iman is looking better every day. (Yeah right)

Chris Herring

Smh http://t.co/DZrPXROMcw

Frank Isola

Of course, after J.R. went in the tank two years ago, Rihanna posted that tweet about him. So at least we have that to look forward too.

Frank Isola

J.R. was never the same player for Knicks after he was suspended one game for elbowing Jason Terry in a playoff game vs. Boston 2 years ago.

Peter Vecsey

Once again, refs were derelict in duty, flagrantly failing 2?call Crowder twice 4 fouling JR. Promoting him 2 police play, down & dirtier

Scott Cacciola

All those people in the front row getting bowled over reminds me of Super Mario Bros, where you use the turtle shell to take everyone out.

Frank Isola

J.R. is going to get a one-game suspension. (Cavs should tank this game so J.R. doesn't miss Game 1 vs Bulls.)

Brian Mahoney

Previous tweet referring to JR elbowing Jason Terry late in Game 3 of Knicks' playoff series vs Celtics in 2013.

Howard Beck

JR losing his cool in a playoff game. Shocking. RT @Chris Haynes: JR Smith gets a good shot in on Jae Crowder. This is getting crazy.

Brian Mahoney

Well, if his team has a 3-0 lead in Boston, it's time for JR Smith to do something stupid.

Scott Cacciola

The best part was Kelly Olynyk immediately reacting like he didn't do anything.

Frank Isola

Arsenal 0, Chelsea 0. Missed calls inside the penalty area by the referee, 4.

Scott Cacciola

Pregame reading on Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs' bridge from one era to the next: nyti.ms/1GvMV95

Steve Popper

Take that Masai...I mean, the last appetizer. twitter.com/HowardBeck/sta…