Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Danny Granger imitates Steve Novak

Steve Novak of the Knicks celebrates hitting a

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Are we seeing a rekindling, however slight, of the Pacers-Knicks 1990s rivalry?

We know Danny Granger isn't the villain Reggie Miller is. And J.R. Smith isn't on John Starks' level as an instigator. But things definitely got a little chippy in the Pacers' come-from-behind 112-104 win over the Knicks last night.

With under 4:00 left and the Pacers and Knicks tied, 91-91, Granger drilled...

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Poll: Knicks, not Bucks, playoff-bound

Milwaukee Bucks' Monta Ellis walks downcourt during the

(Credit: AP)

Monta Ellis doesn't scare Newsday.com's readers.

In a poll posted last week, users overwhelmingly predicted that the Knicks, not the Bucks or Cavs, would make the East playoffs.

Since voting opened, Milwaukee beat Cleveland and Golden State, running their winning streak to five games. The Bucks also added dynamic scorer Monta Ellis, and dealt struggling forward Stephen Jackson.

The...

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