It is March, after all, when the maddening theme to winning basketball games is often described as “survive and advance.”
The Knicks finally had started to make a small move in the standings after Mike Woodson made his latest changes to the starting lineup last week.
Offering Phil Jackson the head coaching job with the Knicks may end up costing Steve Mills his job.Mills’ meeting with Jackson two weeks ago was a “disaster,” according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
James Dolan usually fires a coach or at the very least throws a temper tantrum when he wants to show that he’s in charge at Madison Square Garden. Around these parts it’s known as Dolan being Dolan.
Listening to three days of Phil Jackson talk has led us to a singular conclusion: This guy, still known as “The Zen Master,” is now a broken-down, money-grubbing hermit, an old man who doesn’t have the skill set or stamina to be a “modern” NBA GM.
Blake Griffin is nothing short of a lightning rod — for teammates, opposing players and referees. He also can play any kind of game required to keep the Los Angeles Clippers near the top of the Western Conference standings.
Carmelo Anthony had plenty of help against the struggling Philadelphia 76ers.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
The Nets moved within three games of the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors with a 101-97 home win on Monday.
Kyle Korver scored 26 points and Paul Millsap added 23 to help the Atlanta Hawks outlast the Utah Jazz 112-110 on Monday night and snap a six-game losing streak.
The N.B.A. Development League added a team in White Plains that will be owned and operated by the Knicks.
Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points and an ailing Paul Pierce hit a key late 3-pointer to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-97 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
LeBron James set the tone pregame. Dwyane Wade took over in the fourth quarter.
The specter of Phil Jackson loomed over the proceedings as the Knicks escaped with a 123-110 victory to boost their push for a playoff spot.
Brandon Knight scored 24 points and sparked Milwaukee’s rousing rally from an 18-point deficit with a dunk to lead the Bucks to a 105-98 win Monday night over the Orlando Magic.
Al Jefferson scored 26 points and Kemba Walker added 24 as the Charlotte Bobcats won their seventh straight game at home, defeating the Denver Nuggets 105-98 on Monday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers came to Madison Square Garden at 15-47 and looking for their first victory since Jan. 29.
Of course it couldn't last. The new-old Big Three alignment with Tyson Chandler, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony has gone awry yet again. Chandler missed Monday's game against the 76ers…
Tyson Chandler was a scratch for the Knicks with pressing personal reasons, so coach Mike Woodson, as he has been forced to do so many times, devised yet another lineup,…
Most Knicks fans hope Phil Jackson can come in and lead the team to its first title in 40-plus seasons. But what happens if Phil doesn’t accept the job?Jackson is expected to inform the Knicks of his decision in the coming days. And as ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported on Monday morning, all signs point to him taking the job. But what if Phil gets cold feet? There is a theory out there that Jackson is just using the Knicks as a way to leverage his way to a job with the Lakers.
It seems like Carmelo Anthony has been through it all with Amar’e Stoudemire. He’s seen Stoudemire go through three knee surgeries, several months of rehab and setback after setback as a Knick. So maybe more than anyone else in the Knicks’ locker room, Anthony loves what he’s seen from Stoudemire of late. “He has been playing unbelievable,” Anthony said after Stoudemire scored 23 points in the Knicks’ win over Philadelphia, their fourth straight.
J.R. Smith said he hasn’t been following the reports linking Phil Jackson to the Knicks too closely. “I’ve been watching the Golf Channel,” Smith said. “I don’t pay attention to that stuff.”But Smith does think Jackson’s presence can benefit the Knicks. The Hall of Fame coach is currently mulling an offer to join the team as president of basketball operations. “If he is, great. If he isn’t, then that’s fine, too.
The Knicks haven't proved that they're much better than the free-falling 76ers this season, and for nearly three quarters Monday night , they weren't.
One play. Or two. Maybe three at the most.