Another busy week in the world of New York sports. It’s probably the busiest time of the year for sports. I love it!
Monday, April 15th: Mets got snowed out again, this time in Colorado. With Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin, Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby, Raymond Felton, and J.R. Smith all out, Knicks fell in Charlotte 106-95 but 29 year-old rookie Chris Copeland shined with 32 points on 12-25 shooting. Nets came back from 17 to top the Wizards. Filling in for Deron Williams and Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries and Andray Blatche put in 20 each in Brooklyn’s victory.
Tuesday, April 16th: On the celebration day of the man he was named for, Robinson Cano hit a 426-ft HR to win it for the Yanks, with the last #42 saving it. Yanks honored Boston by playing their arch-nemesis’s theme song “Sweet Caroline”. Rockies swept the Mets in doubleheader, the second in extras. Islanders topped Panthers 5-2, Rangers dropped 4-2 decision in Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 17th: Mets got postponed yet again. Travis Hafner hit a pinch-hit HR to give CC Sabathia and the Yankees the win. Knicks and Nets wrapped up regular season with home victories.
Thursday, April 18th: Devils finally snapped 10 game winning streak with Marty Brodeur’s 667th career win. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 of 35 shots as the Rangers destroyed the Panthers 6-1 win. Rockies finished the sweep over the Mets. The Yankees couldn’t capitalize on Francisco Cervelli’s game-tying HR in the ninth and failed to sweep Arizona.
Friday, April 19th: In the Mets’ return to Flushing, Matt Harvey out-dueled Stephen Strasburg and improved to 4-0 in the Mets’ win of the Nationals. Andy Pettitte earned his 3rd win in return to action as the Yankees beat Toronto 9-4. Rangers eliminated the Sabres in blowout 8-4 win in Buffalo.
Saturday, April 20th: Knicks and Nets each opened their playoff runs with victories as the ‘Bockers held the Celtics to eight points in the fourth quarter. Brooklyn dominated the Bulls from the get-go. Mets allowed two HRs to Bryce Harper in close 7-6 loss. The Yankees wasted Hiroki Kuroda’s latest stellar start but still earned the win as the Blue Jays literally threw the game away. Isles earned a big shoot-out win in Winnipeg to get higher in the standings.
Sunday, April 21st: The Jets traded star cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Rangers eliminated the Devils from playoff contention as well as got some ground of their own Yankees couldn’t sweep the Blue Jays as they blew a two run lead in the sixth. Dillon Gee earned his first win of the year as the Mets took two of three from the Nationals.