Mike Woodson plans to meet with Amar’e Stoudemire before Saturday’s home game against Atlanta to figure out how to get more from the little-used former All-Star.
Twitter usually is a free service, unless you are J.R. Smith. The Knicks’ shooting guard and social media gadfly on Friday was was fined $25,000 for the second time in 18 months for violating NBA rules concerning social media — this time for “directing hostile and inappropriate language to another player via his Twitter account.”
No player in the NBA has averaged more minutes per game than Carmelo Anthony has through his first eight appearances this season, but the All-Star forward insists he hasn’t been thinking about his heavy workload during the Knicks’ 3-5 start.
Carmelo Anthony doesn't lead the NBA in scoring, but he does lead the league in minutes, and that's something he would prefer not to do, especially after spending so much…
Indiana keeps talking about the big picture.
Despite losing Deron Williams to an ankle injury early in the game, the Nets earned their first road win when Joe Johnson sprinted the length of the court to finish a layup at the buzzer.
Josh Smith had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game skid with a 97-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Zack Randolph scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds, Mark Gasol had 18 points, eight boards and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies eked out an 89-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for their first road victory of the season.
Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 8 blocks, both season highs, leading the unbeaten Indiana Pacers past the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, 104-77, on Friday night.
Joe Johnson tied it in regulation then corralled a loose ball in overtime and dropped in a short jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 100-98 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Tony Parker scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to rally the San Antonio Spurs to a 91-82 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Wilson Chandler scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer and three free throws late in the game, and the Denver Nuggets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-113 on Friday night for their third straight win.
Indiana’s Roy Hibbert had the perfect knockout combination Friday night.
With the Knicks struggling to unearth early-season cohesion, Coach Mike Woodson has leaned on Carmelo Anthony to provide minutes atop minutes.
Jeff Teague had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-103 on Friday night.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 16 points and the Charlotte Bobcats used a strong fourth quarter to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 86-80 on Friday night.
LeBron James scored 39 points, Dwyane Wade had 17 points, eight assists and a career-best eight steals, and the Miami Heat held off the Dallas Mavericks 110-104 Friday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 109-96 victory over the Celtics on Friday night, their first victory in Boston since 2004.
Luol Deng had 19 points, Joakim Noah scored 18 and the Chicago Bulls overcame the absence of Derrick Rose to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-80 on Friday night for their first road win of the season.
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