James Dolan was a no-show on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden so Mike Woodson’s night wasn’t a full-fledged disaster. There is no telling how Dolan, the Garden chairman, would have reacted immediately following a 102-97 loss to the undermanned Charlotte Bobcats, a game that saw Tyson Chandler suffer a fractured right leg that will sideline the center for four to six weeks.
The only thing possibly worse than the Knicks City Dancers not being allowed to perform is Tyson Chandler not being able to take the court for the Knicks for upwards of the next six weeks. This is where the Knicks find themselves now, standing precariously at the edge of the Chase Bridge and looking down into the abyss.
Knicks center Tyson Chandler will miss the next four to six weeks after fracturing his right leg in the first half of Tuesday’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, the club announced Wednesday. According to the Knicks, Chandler suffered a small non-displaced fracture of the right fibula after colliding with Bobcats guard Kemba Walker.
Indiana is off to the perfect start.
Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists, and Russell Westbrook scored 22 points as Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half for a 107-93 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night.
Luis Scola, Donald Sloan and Lance Stephenson accounted for all the points in a decisive 12-2 run, thwarting a late charge by the Bulls and sending the Pacers to a 97-80 home victory.
Tony Parker scored 15 of San Antonio’s final 16 points and the Spurs withstood a hectic finish to beat the Phoenix Suns 99-96 on Wednesday night.
O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and Gary Neal had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-104 on Wednesday night.
Indiana spent the offseason investing heavily in its bench.
Eric Gordon scored 19 points, Anthony Davis added 18 points and nine rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-84 on Wednesday night.
Klay Thompson scored 19 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and Harrison Barnes scored 14 points in his season debut to help the Golden State Warriors to a 106-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Brandon Bass scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 18 to lead the Boston Celtics to their first win of the season, 97-87 over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Gerald Henderson broke out of his shooting slump with a season-high 23 points, and the surprising Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Toronto Raptors 92-90 Wednesday night.
Nik Vucevic had 30 points — including six free throws in the final 23 seconds — and 21 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic hold on for a 98-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
John Wall scored 24 points, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-102 on Wednesday night.
The Knicks, already struggling on defense, face another obstacle without center Tyson Chandler, who is expected to miss four to six weeks but is not expected to need surgery.