Category Archives: NBA

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 19: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers in the East Conference Quarter Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn’t have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. Or it could be that Teague remembers the frustration Indiana caused when it clinched last year’s 4-2 first-round win on Atlanta’s home court.

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 19: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers in the East Conference Quarter Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn’t have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. Or it could be that Teague remembers the frustration Indiana caused when it clinched last year’s 4-2 first-round win on Atlanta’s home court.

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 19: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers in the East Conference Quarter Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn’t have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. Or it could be that Teague remembers the frustration Indiana caused when it clinched last year’s 4-2 first-round win on Atlanta’s home court.

Silver wants age limit change, no rush on others (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media after the Board of Governors meetings on April 18, 2014 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Jabari Parker of Duke are expected to be top-five picks in June, but Silver believes teams are taking those players young because of the system in place, not because it’s their preference. Silver and predecessor David Stern have long spoken about the desire to increase the limit to 20.

Knicks’ season over, focus is on Anthony’s future (Yahoo Sports)

TORONTO, CANADA - April 11: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks attempts a free throw against the Toronto Raptors on April 11, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony said he wants to stay in New York, and said he wants to win. It will be up to Phil Jackson to convince him that he can do both. With the Knicks’ season over and Anthony missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, he can begin thinking about his future. The Knicks never came close this season, going 37-45.