OKLAHOMA CITY — Yes, Carmelo Anthony was bad. But J.R. Smith was worse. Those Sunday noon starts at the Garden that Smith is known for struggling in carried over to…
The Detroit Pistons are in the mix for a playoff spot this season. Aside from that, not much has changed at The Palace.
The Clippers expected they’d be better once Chris Paul returned to the lineup. They just probably couldn’t have imagined how much.
The star point guard Chris Paul, who returned Sunday after an 18-game absence, is set to lead Los Angeles against Portland, which has struggled recently with its 3-point shooting.
The combination of health and depth helped the Nets bounce back after a disappointing loss Friday in Detroit.
Though the playoffs appeared to be within reach, the team languished below .500 under Maurice Cheeks’s brief leadership.
Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won back-to-back games for the first time in a month with a 91-83 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.
Victor Oladipo had 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic rallied to surprise the Indiana Pacers 93-92 on Sunday night
Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Shawn Marion finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas in a 102-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, extending the Mavericks’ winning streak to a season-high five straight.
Rookie Mason Plumlee scored a season-high 22 points and matched his best with 13 rebounds in a high-flying performance, and the Brooklyn Nets used their best defensive first half in eight years as the springboard for a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.
The all-American defensive end at the University of Missouri said he decided to come out publicly now because he sensed that rumors were circulating.
Joakim Noah played the final 6:53 with five fouls. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t want to take him out with the Bulls’ double-digit lead slipping away, and that’s just the way the All-Star center wanted it.
As ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst points out in this column, when you’re talking about Mike Woodson, it feels like his firing is more a question of “when” and not “if” at this point.Woodson could be let go on Monday. He could be let go later this week. Or he could be fired after the end of the season. But it feels inevitable that he won’t be coaching this team next season.If Steve Mills and the Knicks choose to let Woodson go during the season, they have to ask themselves if the team is better off with an interim replacement.
Mike Woodson believes he will still be coaching the Knicks after the All-Star break but also seems resigned to the fact that he won’t coach the team beyond this season.
Now Mike Woodson can go ahead and worry to death. Maurice Cheeks was fired Sunday by Detroit, because he’s got an owner who paid a lot of money for Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings last summer and thinks his team should be far better than it is. So Cheeks was the first coach to walk the plank this NBA season.
Metta World Peace hadn’t seen the footage of Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart charging into a fan at Texas Tech on Saturday but is well aware that if a fan pushes the right buttons, anything is possible.
More and more this is looking like Kevin Durant’s year. Of course, the opposite can be said of Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks.