The Portland Trail Blazers braced themselves for a late onslaught from Kevin Durant. They still failed to stop him.
Kevin Love had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves run past Utah 112-97 on Tuesday night and sweep a home-and-home set with the Jazz.
Their big early lead was gone, the Miami Heat were trailing with 3 minutes remaining and the two-time defending champions seemed very much in trouble.
Rudy Gay tied a career high with 41 points, and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
Andray Blatche had a game-high 18 points as the Nets improved to 8-1 for January, playing the sort of freewheeling style they always predicted they could.
Andray Blatche came off the bench and had a team-high 18 points and reserve forward Mirza Teletovic added 14 points as the Brooklyn Nets continued their resurgence with an eighth win in nine games, beating the Orlando Magic 101-90 on a snowy Tuesday night.
The Knicks have aggressively and unabashedly developed a well-oiled system of cultivating and cosseting celebrity fans at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks are bad on the road (8-12), at home (7-14), against teams with winning records (7-17), against teams with losing records (8-9) and when they wear orange (0-6).
Coach Mike Woodson said Tuesday that he was unfazed by Tyson Chandler’s pointed remarks about the Knicks’ defensive schemes after a blowout loss to the Nets on Monday.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Mike Woodson isn’t counting the Knicks out despite a 15-26 record.”We have 41 games left. Is it too late to still make a push? No. Absolutely not,” Woodson said Tuesday. “Somehow we got to draw the line because we got six home games coming up that I think every game is winnable for our ballclub if we make the commitment on the defensive end first, rebounding the basketball as a unit and offensively sharing the basketball. That’s how we have won games.
Tyson Chandler’s comments that were critical of Mike Woodson’s defensive schemes may have annoyed the head coach, but they certainly didn’t surprise him.