The Knicks returned to familiar territory Sunday night, a place they managed to avoid all of last season while winning 54 games. For the first time in more than a year, James Dolan’s “I think we can win an NBA title” club has a losing record. And they have only their defensive effort to blame.
Kenyon Martin exceeded the minutes restriction that Mike Woodson placed on him before Sunday’s loss to the Timberwolves, playing just over 16 minutes instead of the 10 that Woodson said he would hold him to.
Kevin Love has an obvious affection for New York, especially Madison Square Garden. On Sunday night, Love turned the Garden into his own personal schoolyard during Minnesota’s 109-100 win, torching the Knicks for 34 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, a performance that included two handclasps with Spike Lee, one after Love hit a circus double-clutch shot late in the fourth quarter with the Knicks making a run.
Every NBA team wants to make the big trade, the one that puts them over the top and has them drinking champagne and raising championship banners.
Xavier Henry scored 18 points, Pau Gasol hit two tiebreaking free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost all of a 21-point lead, beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-103 on Sunday night.
After a six-month layoff, Russell Westbrook played like his old self, finishing with 21 points in Oklahoma City’s win over the Phoenix Suns.
Trailing Minnesota by 23 early, the Knicks chipped the deficit away to 2 points but could get no closer as they fell to 1-2.
After a six-month layoff, Russell Westbrook looked a lot like his old self.
The Nets tumbled to a 21-point loss to the Magic on Sunday after a one-point win over the defending champion Miami Heat on Friday.
The Rose Classic, a Brooklyn tournament founded eight years ago, has provided a stage for elite players 19 and under.
Kevin Love had 34 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, Kevin Martin scored 30 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves improved to 3-0 for the first time in 12 years with a 109-100 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Orlando Magic routed the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Sunday in Jason Kidd’s coaching debut.
The most surprising team of the early season has been the Philadelphia 76ers, whom many expected to tank, but are now 3-0.
Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Josh Smith scored 15 points each Sunday night and the Detroit Pistons kept the Boston Celtics and first-year coach Brad Stevens winless with an 87-77 victory.
LeBron James scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 24 and the Miami Heat beat the winless Washington Wizards 103-93 on Sunday night to snap a rare two-game slide.
Bellamy was a Hall of Fame center who was among the leading N.B.A. scorers and rebounders of his time, but he was overshadowed in his 14-year N.B.A. career by Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell.
Carmelo Anthony has not been the cold-blooded scoring assassin he was to start out last season. Through three games, Anthony is averaging 21.0 points on just 37.7 percent shooting. After…