For three quarters, the Los Angeles Lakers tempted the sellout crowd at Staples Center into believing they would pull off one of the most improbable upsets of the NBA season.
In a game played in the rough-and-tumble style favored by Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau, the Nets were outrebounded, 45-27, and had no effective response to Chicago’s physical presence.
Taj Gibson scored 16 points and Carlos Boozer returned from an injury to add 15 in the Chicago Bulls’ 92-76 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.
The Knicks face delicate negotiations with Carmelo Anthony, who has most of the leverage as his free agency approaches.
Carmelo Anthony will swap stories and share a few good laughs with his fellow NBA All-Stars to¬day while privately praying that no one asks about the orange and blue elephant in the room.
There should be little doubt that Carmelo Anthony will enjoy himself at All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Hanging out and balling with the NBA’s best players has to be more agreeable than what he’s experienced with the Knicks throughout this disastrous season.