The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.
The Mavericks (7-6), who will be without Dirk Nowitzki maybe another month, avoided going under .500 for the first time this season by beating what had been the NBA’s only one-loss team.
The basket was shaking and Tyson Chandler was screaming, definitely toward though maybe not at the voices he recognized near the Dallas bench. His more important words came long before that dunk that helped the New York Knicks put away the Mavericks.
Having seen Dallas fall from NBA champions to being swept out of the playoffs, Richie Whitt offers an ode to the shortened season that stunk for Mavs fans.
After Mark Cuban took the risk of sending Tyson Chandler to the Knicks instead of paying him, it was clear that the benefits would be felt long term.
There was a big hole in the middle and plenty of questions about how drastically it would affect the Mavericks when they let stalwart defender Tyson Chandler go after last season.
Dirk Nowitzki has an idea of what it’s like to be an NBA champion. He learned one of the lessons over the years he spent being teammates with Devean George.
With Phil Jackson and Lamar Odom out, Kobe one year older, and CP3 playing in Lob City…the Lakers might very well be on the ropes, but those hoping L.A. might take another half step back […]
With owner Mark Cuban trying to clear the salary cap for next offseason, some players are likely to get longer, more lucrative deals elsewhere.
Sounds weird I know, but give me C.J. Wilson over Tyson Chandler.
Embrace the summer of 2011, because repeating in 2012 – especially without Tyson Chandler – will be a tough task!