The Knicks continue to prove they are a different team in 2014 than they were the last two months of 2013. They won a game Monday night they probably would have found a way to lose earlier in the season.
If everything in the Knicks' world were perfect — if nobody were hurt, if J.R. Smith were merely scoring baskets, if Amar'e Stoudemire were his younger self — there wouldn't be any dramatic improvement to look forward to.
After the Knicks had survived a 98-96 overtime encounter with the Suns, Carmelo Anthony didn't want to be reminded of what lay ahead. After doing his on-court postgame interview with…
And then they were eighth. Well, tied for eighth at least. It is an immodest goal. Given where the Knicks expected themselves to be at this point in the calendar,…
The Knicks are starting to hit their stride at the end of the court where it matters most. If there’s one thing they’ve shown this season, they’re too much of a hit-and-miss operation at the offensive end. They don’t have a reliable No. 2 scorer, with J.R.
Mike Woodson finally addressed the decision behind benching J.R. Smith for last week’s game against the Miami Heat, saying that his hope is that Smith will just “concentrate on playing basketball. “Bottom line is I expect J.R. to be a pro on and off the court and concentrate on playing basketball and that is all I want him to do,” Woodson added Monday.
It had all the ingredients of a typical Knicks collapse; the blown lead, Carmelo Anthony faltering in crunch time and the opposing point guard on a scoring binge.
The Knicks have won five in a row and six of seven since the calendar turned to 2014. New Year, new Knicks, right? Not quite. Obviously, it’s a bit too simplistic to equate the Knicks’ strong play with a simple turn of the calendar page. There are several concrete reasons for New York’s winning streak. Below, we look at three of the key factors in the Knicks’ streak and how they’ve gone from disastrous to decent. The defense: Mike Woodson’s team has somehow found a way to get stops without Tyson Chandler.
The New York Knicks were down two with less than a minute to go. Carmelo Anthony had the ball in his hands. Everyone inside Madison Square Garden — the fans, the Phoenix Suns, even the security guards — knew Anthony was going to take the shot. But the Knicks’ star had other ideas. With the game hanging in the balance on Monday night, Anthony saw Raymond Felton out of the corner of his eye. Instead of forcing an off-balance shot, Anthony kicked it to Felton with the shot clock winding down.
Another win for the New York Knicks, in another game they might’ve lost last month.
Alec Burks scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
After losing to the Houston Rockets, Boston is on its longest losing streak since it went 18 straight without a win in 2007.
The Knicks played stingy defense in overtime, when they held the Phoenix Suns to only four points, and extended their winning streak to five games.
Monta Ellis scored 21 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Orlando 107-88 Monday night, extending the Magic’s longest losing streak of the season to eight games.
Tony Parker capped a 27-point outing with several clutch layups in the final minutes, and the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth straight game, 101-95 over the reeling New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
John Wall and Nene had 19 points apiece, Trevor Ariza scored 16 and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 102-88 on Monday night.
Dwight Howard had 32 points and 10 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat Boston 104-92 on Monday night to send the skidding Celtics to their ninth consecutive defeat.
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Kyle Lowry scored 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 116-94 on Monday night to hand the struggling Bucks their sixth straight loss.