J.R. Smith’s self-imposed freeze-out during Friday’s loss to the Boston Celtics came one day after Smith and head coach Mike Woodson exchanged heated words following Wednesday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, the Daily News has learned.
Mike Woodson got his head coaching start with the Atlanta Hawks, establishing himself as an affable presence while increasing his team’s win total each year. So it was a little eerie that with Woodson’s latest team, the Knicks in total disarray and rumors of his demise in full swing, the Hawks were in town, perhaps to put the finishing touches on his coaching career here.
Kenyon Martin missed Saturday’s win over Atlanta due to a strained abdominal muscle and is out indefinitely, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said.
Carmelo Anthony remembered to impose his will in the fourth quarter, J.R. Smith got to see it all from the bench over the last 14-plus minutes and Kyle Lowry is still a Toronto Raptor.
Could Henrik Lundqvist become the defensive stopper Mike Woodson’s been searching for? Is it possible Carmelo Anthony can rescue the Rangers offense from the doldrums they call home?
NEW YORK — As the final minutes of the New York Knicks’ win over the Atlanta Hawks ticked away on Saturday, J.R. Smith sat on the bench with a blank look on his face. “I’m just not playing the way that I wanted to,” Smith said after going 1-for-8 in 24 minutes and being benched in the fourth quarter against the Hawks. Smith hit his third attempt of the game but then went scoreless in his final 21 minutes on the court. He has just two points in his past two games combined.
Now that Tim Duncan is playing well again, the last thing he wants to do is sit.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat benefited from their three-day break, beginning a five-game homestand with a hard-fought win over a pesky opponent.
The Portland Trail Blazers nearly shot their way into the NBA record book.
Brandan Wright led Dallas with 19 points in his season debut, Jose Calderon scored 18 and the Mavericks shrugged off the absence of Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night.
LeBron James scored 25 points against his former team, leading the host Miami Heat to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With limited options, Mike Woodson rolled the dice with his star Amar’e Stoudemire, who is still recovering from knee surgery.
Kyle Lowry scored 16 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 99-77 Saturday night.
This was more like the Kobe Bryant the Los Angeles Lakers are accustomed to seeing.
Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, Andrea Bargnani added 23 and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-106 on Saturday night.
Chris Paul had 38 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers shared the ball impeccably Saturday night as they wrapped up a tougher-than-it-should’ve-been East Coast road trip with a 113-97 win over the Washington Wizards.
On the Knicks' first possession Saturday night against the Hawks at the Garden, J.R. Smith lofted a short jumper that barely reached the front of the rim. Two minutes later,…
Knicks coach Mike Woodson got his revenge on J.R. Smith for staging what appeared to be a shooting boycott in Boston. He benched him. Smith sat the final 14:40 Saturday…
No orange? No problem. The Knicks, in ditching their jinxed weekend orange uniforms, finally owned the fourth quarter as they defeated the red-clad Hawks, 111-106, at the Garden. White on!…