New York Knicks owner James Dolan expects his team to turn things around immediately. In fact, he guarantees they’ll win their next game. Dolan played a show with his band, JD and the Straight Shot, a few hours after the Knicks lost by 31 points to the San Antonio Spurs. In between songs during the show at The Cutting Room, he talked to the audience about the Knicks and Rangers. “Thanks to the Rangers, who brought me a win,” Dolan said. “Unfortunately, the basketball [team] couldn’t do it today.
Danny Green had been searching for his shot this season, and the Spurs swingman found it back home. The North Babylon native shot 8-for-11 and scored a season-high 24 points in the Spurs' 120-89 win over the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday.
The Knicks fell short by 31 points against the Spurs on Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t stop the team’s owner from predicting victory later that evening. James Dolan tried to keep everything about the music on Sunday night as the frontman for JD and the Straight Shot inside The Cutting Room in Manhattan, but couldn’t help a few comments about his teams inside Madison Square Garden.
J.R. Smith failed to provide the spark the Knicks were hoping for after returning from a five-game suspension for violating the NBA’s drug policy.
Mike Woodson’s job security may or may not be an issue. Only James Dolan knows the answer and considering the owner’s sometimes irrational behavior — remember he expects an NBA title this season — anything is possible.
When it officially became garbage time at the Garden, with a little over eight minutes to play in one of the Knicks’ worst efforts during Mike Woodson’s coaching tenure in New York, Amar’e Stoudemire stretched out on the baseline and started having a little chat with James Dolan.
Tim Duncan didn’t even look at the box score. “I know, I got one basket today,” Mr. Spur said before leaving the Garden Sunday after San Antonio trampled the hapless, no-effort Knicks, 120-89.
Nobody in the Minnesota locker room had to say much before the game about the Timberwolves’ 22-game losing streak to the Lakers.
Indiana (7-0) is off to its best start; as for the Bulls, Derrick Rose remains a work in progress.
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer late in regulation and foul shots in overtime, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards.
Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points and Markieff Morris came off the bench to score 23 as the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-94 on Sunday night.
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including a tying 3 late in regulation and the go-ahead foul shots in overtime that sent the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards 106-105 on Sunday night.
The Knicks’ J. R. Smith missed eight of nine shots, committed four turnovers and spent the fourth quarter on the bench in his regular-season debut.
J. R. Smith returned to the lineup, but the Knicks failed in every aspect in a humiliating loss to San Antonio at the Garden on Sunday.