Morning Coffee: Knicks Feel The Pain, Nets Start Over, And Much More

Good morning, sports fans! As you wake up today, the New York Knicks are in a heap of trouble.

- They are down 2-0 to the Miami Heat in their NBA playoff series, and obviously not in the same class.

- Amar'e Stoudemire decided to go postal on a fire extinguisher, and might have extinguished his season.

- That is now 12 straight playoff losses for the Knicks.

When it comes to the NBA Playoffs, maybe the Knicks should just turn down their invitation from now on. Check out more reaction at Posting and Toasting.

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Hello, Brooklyn!

The Brooklyn Nets are wasting no time putting down roots in their new home. They unveiled their new logos on Monday, and an introductory video.

The Nets are going old school, attempting to connect with Brooklyn's sporting past, which of course means the ghost of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Initially, it might be working. Even our friends at NetsDaily have gotten in the spirit by changing their colors.

Hello Brooklyn (via NBANets)

Stanley Cup Playoffs

The New York Rangers missed an opportunity to go up 2-0 in their series against the Washington Capitals on Monday night. The New Jersey Devils need a victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night to avoid falling into a 2-0 hole.

Baseball

Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven masterful innings Monday as the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1. ... Andy Pettitte also said Monday he is ready to return to the big leagues. ... The New York Mets fell to the Houston Astros, 4-3.

SB Nation New York has begun weekly minor league prospect reports. [Mets Prospect Report | Yankees Prospect Report]

UFC On FOX 3

MMA action comes to the Izod Center this weekend. SB Nation New York will have previews all week, and will be attending the event.

Quotable

"I plan on using him as my project He's a very talented running back and he's from Virginia. Two Virginia guys in this running back corps is going to be dangerous. I expect to use him as my project to get him better, to get him smarter and just to mature him a little bit, just to help him understand the NFL."

-- New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw on the team's first-round draft choice, running back David Wilson

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