The coaches can downplay a rivalry all they want.
Clippers star Blake Griffin fired off some harsh words for the Golden State Warriors after being ejected on a Christmas night turned spirited.
James Harden and the Houston Rockets are turning into a big problem for the San Antonio Spurs.
With Kobe Bryant out with a fractured kneecap, the overmatched Lakers lost to the Heat as LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade made enough plays when they needed to.
New York’s hapless N.B.A. teams — the Knicks and the Nets — have the same record (9-19) through Wednesday’s wipeouts.
Beno Udrih’s performance in the first half of the Knicks’ loss to the Thunder may have been the most miserable of his career.
The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James.
Carmelo Anthony was on the bench with a sprained left ankle, and a holiday crowd at Madison Square Garden was treated to ugly uniforms, flimsy defense and another loss.
NEW YORK — The Knicks haven’t given their fans much reason for optimism this season. Between the 9-19 record, the calls for Mike Woodson’s job and Carmelo Anthony’s pending free agency, being a Knicks fans hasn’t been a barrel of laughs to start the 2013-14 season.But it hasn’t been all bad. Want proof? Just look at the play of Tim Hardaway Jr. When the Knicks drafted Hardaway with the 24th overall pick last June, some saw him as a player the organization could develop behind Iman Shumpert and J.
The Knicks’ Christmas Day matchup with powerhouse Oklahoma City arrived a long time ago, back when the schedule came back. And there it sat beneath their fans’ proverbial tree, beautifully wrapped with a big bow and inviting all kinds of anticipation.
There was frustration in the Knicks’ locker room after the 123-94 Christmas Day loss to Oklahoma City. None more than from Beno Udrih, the third-string point guard who now has been forced into the starting role after injuries to Raymond Felton (groin) and Pablo Prigioni.
The white Christmas gift bags with the NBA logo and red bows were at the Oklahoma City Thunder players’ lockers by Wednesday at noon, proof that Saint Nick had been at the Garden to spread some holiday cheer.
Stephon Marbury wasn't chanting "Fire Woodson'' on Christmas. Seated in the fourth row behind the Knicks bench Wednesday, the former Knick and Coney Islander gave his support for coach Mike…