Detroit threw a surprise road block in Indiana’s path to the Eastern Conference’s top seed.
The Clippers told themselves they couldn’t make any excuses. Didn’t matter how physically tired or mentally drained they were from a seven-game trip.
After Bradley Beal’s layup with seven seconds left, the Knicks failed to call one of their three timeouts to set up a final play.
Detroit ended a six-game skid in the series and handed Indiana its first home loss this season on Monday night.
Joe Johnson tied the N.B.A. record for 3-pointers in a quarter, giving the Nets a much-needed win during a week when they can do some repair work on their record.
Bradley Beal’s driving layup with 6 seconds remaining lifted the Wizards to a 102-101 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night that snapped Washington’s 10-game losing streak at Madison Square Garden.
Detroit beat Indiana at its own game Monday night.
If they were once adversaries, bound by Mike Woodson’s fleeting plan for a playing-time showdown, Iman Shumpert and J. R. Smith have become poster boys for the Knicks’ troubles.
Arron Afflalo scored 23 points and the Orlando Magic got double-doubles from Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic in an 83-82 victory over the slumping Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Jared Sullinger had 24 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2:22 left on Monday night and the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-97.
Joe Johnson made 10 3-pointers, most in the NBA this season, and scored a season-high 37 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 130-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Kyle Korver sank three 3-pointers in Atlanta’s dominant third quarter, Al Horford scored 19 points and the Hawks beat cold-shooting Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 Monday night.
LeBron James finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists despite sitting some of the second half after twisting his left ankle, Dwyane Wade added 27 points and the Miami Heat beat the Utah Jazz 117-94 on Monday night.
NEW YORK — There’s a school of thought out there that Mike Woodson deserves the chance to coach the Knicks once the team is whole. Some believe Woodson should be able to coach the team once Tyson Chandler returns to full health and the point guard situation is sorted out. What happened Monday may change all of that. Woodson made a ghastly mistake in failing to call a timeout after the Wizards took a one-point lead on a Bradley Beal layup with 6.
NEW YORK — Some will be calling for Mike Woodson’s job in the wake of the New York Knicks’ disastrous one-point loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday.But Knicks star Carmelo Anthony believes his coach is safe.”As far as I’m concerned, he’s secure right now. I haven’t heard anything,” Anthony said Monday night after initially declining to answer a question about Woodson’s status. “There’s nothing to discuss. He’s our coach, and we’re rolling with him.
NEW YORK — Pablo Prigioni’s toe injury puts the Knicks in an extremely tough spot. Prigoini is expected to miss at least two weeks with a hairline fracture of his big right toe. With Raymond Felton (hamstring) already hurt, that leaves the Knicks with few options at point guard. Here is a look at what New York may do to replace Prigioni: Players already on the roster: The Knicks can turn to Beno Udrih to start at point guard. But the veteran may not be conditioned well enough to play 35-40 minutes a night.
The Knicks needed one stop, and there was no reason to think they would get it with the way they had defended the Wizards all night. But what happened next was a mind-numbing breakdown that featured multiple mistakes and could increase the heat on Mike Woodson.
Let's get to the point — the Knicks have a big problem.
Sure, J.R. Smith's shot selection is questionable at times. His knee is still a little balky. And he may (or may not) have attempted only one shot Friday to spite Mike Woodson.
Carmelo Anthony removed his headband and fired it to the ground as he headed to the locker room. His frustration was warranted after the Knicks lost a game they should have won and after Mike Woodson appeared to be asleep at the wheel.
Mike Woodson owned up to it all when the Knicks’ latest debacle was over on Monday night. He blamed himself when his players didn’t foul when they had a foul to give in the last seconds of their jaw-dropping 102-101 loss to the Wizards at the Garden.
The Knicks haven’t had many lucky breaks this season. And they suffered another bad one, almost literally with Pablo Prigioni sustaining a hairline fracture on his right big toe when he appeared to trip without making contact and landed awkwardly early in the third quarter of Monday’s 102-101 loss to Washington.
Mike Woodson addressed his reported blow-up between him and J.R. Smith before Monday’s meltdown against Washington, declining to get into the contents of a Daily News report that had Smith making a “lewd” comment to Woodson. In doing so, Woodson saved Smith the embarrassment of rehashing the entire episode.
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