Two games in October will not erase the sting of Tyson Chandler’s shortcomings last spring, when the All-Star center admittedly got his “ass kicked” by Indiana counterpart Roy Hibbert throughout the Knicks’ second-round playoff loss to the Pacers.
Although the Spurs and the Lakers hadn’t played a game without Tim Duncan or Kobe Bryant on the court in 17 years, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili haven’t gone anywhere.
The Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 22-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics.
Nicolas Batum got hot early, Wesley Matthews hit a critical shot when Denver was making a late charge and LaMarcus Aldridge added the finishing touches.
Chris Paul had 26 points and 10 assists for his third straight double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers came back after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 110-101 on Friday night.
Eric Bledsoe sank a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds to play to give the Phoenix Suns an 87-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Before they can think about beating Miami in the playoffs, the Brooklyn Nets had to show they could do it in a game.
The Nets gained their first win over the Miami Heat after a 13-game losing streak against the team, and it improved their record to 1-1.
Grant Hill and Jason Kidd, longtime N.B.A. stars, have moved on this year: one to coaching and one to broadcasting.
Mike Conley scored 22 points, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen added 16 each and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 111-108 in overtime Friday night.
James Harden scored 34 points and Dwight Howard had 13 points and 16 rebounds in the Houston Rockets’ 113-105 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Kevin Love had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Ricky Rubio added 14 points, 10 assists and five steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 100-81 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.
Al Horford had 22 points and 16 rebounds, three other Atlanta starters scored in double figures and the Hawks defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-95 on Friday night to give Mike Budenholzer his first head coaching victory.
Zaza Pachulia had 20 points and nine rebounds, making two free throws with 44 seconds left to give Milwaukee its first lead since the opening basket, and the Bucks rallied from a 22-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 105-98 on Friday night.
Arron Afflalo had 30 points and Maurice Harkless added 20 points and eight rebounds as the Orlando Magic got their first win of the season, hammering the New Orleans Pelicans 110-90 on Friday night.
Kemba Walker outdueled Kyrie Irving and the Charlotte Bobcats earned their first win of the season.
If Dwyane Wade is unable to return to his dominant ways, there is a question of whether LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract, will be interested in staying in Miami.
Thaddeus Young scored 29 points, rookie Michael Carter-Williams started cold and finished hot while John Wall did just the opposite in scoring 26 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers are a surprising 2-0 after pulling away in the fourth quarter Friday night for a 109-102 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Like many other teams early in the season, the Knicks are seeking chemistry and trying to figure out their most effective rotations.