ESPN was out with the ratings report for its Christmas quintupleheader before noon Thursday, a mostly sunny set of numbers on a traditionally boffo day for NBA viewing.
The Knicks and their disgruntled fan base got a glimpse of what life is like without Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday and the results were depressing.
If the Knicks are this optimistic following the worst home beating in NBA Christmas history, imagine the enthusiasm a win over Toronto would bring on Friday?
LaMarcus Aldridge wasn’t even sure he was going to play against the Clippers.
The N.B.A. said Thursday that its referees made a mistake when they ejected forward Blake Griffin in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 105-103 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night.
Danny Green didn’t miss a shot in scoring 22 points, Tim Duncan had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs took advantage of the Dallas Mavericks’ weakened frontcourt for a 116-109 victory Thursday night.
Jeff Teague never saw his winning shot bounce five times off the rim and fall through the basket Thursday night.
In the wake of Wednesday’s loss to Oklahoma City at Madison Square Garden, where the team was blown out (again) and the fans booed (again), take a quiz to gauge just how well you know the beleaguered Knicks.
James Harden scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Houston Rockets rally for a 100-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.
This is a big weekend for the Knicks. And it could be an even bigger weekend for Mike Woodson. At 9-19, the Knicks entered play Thursday just three games back of Toronto. That’s how bad this Titanic of an Atlantic Division has been. Believe it or not, if things go right in their home-and-home back-to-back against Toronto this weekend, the Knicks could end up one game out of first place by the end of the week. That may be enough for the public speculation over Woodson’s job to die down a bit.