NBA Playoff Roundup -- May 7, Schedule
Published on May 8 2013 10:23 am
Last Updated on May 8 2013 10:23 am
Written by Millie Lange
Knicks Pound Pacers To Even Series At One
(New York, NY) -- Carmelo Anthony racked up 32 points and nine rebounds to lead the Knicks to a 105-79 pounding of the Pacers in Game Two of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at Madison Square Garden. Anthony says defense led to the victory.
Iman Shumpert scored 15 points and Raymond Felton added 14 for the Knicks, who evened up the best-of-seven set at one game apiece. Pablo Prigioni and Kenyon Martin chipped in with 10 points apiece in the victory. Paul George posted 20 points and David West had 13 for Indiana, which stole Game One with a 102-95 victory on Sunday. George Hill donated 12 points and seven assists in the setback. Game Three is Saturday in Indiana.
Grizzlies Even Series With Thunder
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder 30-19 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 99-93 win in Game Two of their Western Conference semifinal series in Oklahoma City. Grizzlies guard Tony Allen says everyone contributed.
Mike Conley just missed a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, while Marc Gasol added 24 points for the Grizzlies, who evened the best-of-seven set at one game apiece. Zach Randolph added 15 points and eight boards and Allen had 12 points, seven boards and five steals in the victory. Kevin Durant also just missed a triple-double with 36 points, 11 boards and nine helpers for the Thunder, who won the opener 93-91 on Sunday. Derek Fisher chipped in with 19 points off the bench in the setback. Game Three is Saturday in Memphis.
Jackson Reportedly Turns Down Nets
(Brooklyn, NY) -- Don't look for Phil Jackson to be the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. ESPNNewYork.com reports he has informed the Nets he is not interested in replacing the fired P.J. Carlesimo. The Nets had reached out to the 67-year-old in an effort to gauge his interest in returning to the sidelines. Jackson is reportedly seeking an NBA front office role instead.
Final Four Games Moving To TBS
(New York, NY) -- The Final Four is moving to a new network. The national semifinals of the men's NCAA Tournament will be broadcast by TBS for the next two years. CBS had been the television home of the Final Four since 1982. CBS will still air the national championship game in 2014 and 2015 before the two networks begin alternating coverage in 2016.
Tuesday, May 7 Scoreboard
New York Knicks 105, Indiana Pacers 79
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals tied, 1-1)
Memphis Grizzlies 99, Oklahoma City Thunder 93
(Best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals tied, 1-1)
Wednesday May 8 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat
(Bulls lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals, 1-0)
8:30 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs
(Spurs lead best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals, 1-0)