Knicks' Martin drives to the basket past Pacers' Mahinimi during the second quarter in Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series in New York

Felton passes off backboard to Martin for monster Knicks dunk (VIDEO)


About midway through the third quarter the Knicks upped their defensive pressure, and with that came a big run and some spectacular plays.

Like this one. Raymond Felton and Kenyon Martin trap the ball handler, get the steal, then put on a little show in transition.

This play helped fire up the crowd, fired up the team and with that the Knicks put together a run that had them up by more than 20 in the fourth quarter.

Thanks to Eye  on Basketball (my man Matt Moore) for getting the video.

Wizards’ Alan Anderson undergoes another left ankle surgery

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Alan Anderson had surgery last May on his left ankle to remove some bone spurs. This wasn’t seen as anything major, so the Washington Wizards signed him to a deal and are counting on him to bring some versatility and depth to their wings.

However, that same ankle has bothered him since the opening of training camp and on Tuesday the Wizards announced that he had undergone another surgery to “remove a small bony fragment in his left ankle.”

There is no timetable for his return.

The Wizards liked Anderson because of his shooting and versatility — he can play the two, three or four depending on the lineup. The Wizards are counting on a combination of Otto Porter, Jared Dudley, and Anderson to fill the void left by Paul Pierce.

But they are going to have to wait a little while for Anderson to join the party.

Kevin Garnett welcomed Bobby Portis to NBA with veteran trash talk

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Kevin Garnett is as good a trash talker as there is in the NBA right now. He’s one of the games’ legendary talkers.

And he welcomed Bulls rookie Bobby Portis to the NBA in his own special way during Saturday’s Chicago/Minnesota preseason game. From Vincent Goodwill of

Beautiful use of the Honey Nut Cheerios reference.

Hoiberg was a teammate of KG’s back in Minnesota from 2003-2005. Hoiberg did nothing but praise Garnett after the game. He’s probably good with KG pushing Portis.

Watch out for Portis this season, he’s going to show he shouldn’t have fallen so far down the board.