NBA: Knicks Officially Eliminated & Carmelo Misses Playoffs For the First Time in His Career

The New York Knicks last ditch effort to make it to the NBA Playoffs was officially crushed Friday night when the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Miami Heat 98-85.

NBA: Commissioner Adam Silver Taking a ‘Fresh Look’ at Playoff Format to Consider Including Best Teams

The disparity between the Eastern and Western conferences has been going on for quite some time but this year it’s especially noticeable.  It’s garnered so much attention that first year commissioner Adam Silver is rethinking the playoff structure.

NBA: Commissioner Adam Silver Open to Tournament Style Games For Final Playoff Spots

Adam Silver only recently took over as the NBA commissioner from David Stern but he already has a ton of ideas and possible changes.  In addition to his quest to raise the NBA age limit, he’s also considering a tournament to determine playoff spots.

NBA: Dirk Nowitzski Says the Mavericks Aren’t a Playoff Team

At 19-14 and the eighth spot in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks aren’t doing too bad, all things considered.  Still after blowing a lead on Friday night and the loss to the Clippers making it their third loss in a row, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said his team isn’t  a playoff team.

NBA: Tyson Chandler Using Getting His ‘A** Kicked’ By Roy Hibbert as Motivation

The Knicks made it to the second round of the playoffs where they faced a very tough Indiana Pacers team.  One thing that was duly noted before the matchup is how big the Pacers are and how much production the Knicks would need from their big man Tyson Chandler.  Well it didn’t happen.  Chandler averaged just six points and six rebounds in the series and was totally dominated by the Pacers center Roy Hibbert.  Now Chandler is using it as motivation going forward.  Read more after the jump.

NBA:(Video) Thursday Playoff Wrap-Up, Knicks Survive, Warriors Don’t

We are getting to that point in the NBA playoffs where only the elite teams are left. The Spurs showed last night that they are not ready to let the young boys of Golden State take over just yet, as they sent the Warriors packing for the summer after winning the series 4-2. Meanwhile, the Knicks lived to see another day as they took care of business at home against the Pacers behind an 85-75 win. Indiana now leads the series 3-2 as they head back to Indiana for game 6 Saturday. Miami is just sitting at home waiting to see who they will play. Check out the highlights from last nights games after the jump.

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