Miami’s Dwyane Wade is on the cusp of doing something he’s never done.
Blake Griffin entered the back half of his 20s with a birthday serenade from the crowd and another dynamic demonstration of why he’s only getting better with age.
Stephen Curry scored 28 of his 37 points in the second half and Klay Thompson made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds remaining to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 113-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
An unexpectedly strong performance in the middle gave the Minnesota Timberwolves a big lift Sunday night.
The Bulls and the Thunder have each played well this season without their star point guards. Their game Monday night will offer a look at how far they might go in the playoffs.
Ray Allen scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and had a milestone day in the victory as he passed Allen Iverson on the N.B.A.’s scoring list.
Shawn Marion scored 19 points, Vince Carter added 18 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Oklahoma City 109-86 on Sunday night, ending a seven-game regular-season losing streak to the Thunder.
Manu Ginobili scored 21 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 122-104 on Sunday night for their 10th consecutive victory.
Anthony Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 121-120 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
Scott Williams, former Chicago Bulls center and current Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach, put his big men through their paces before the Bucks’ game against the Knicks at the Garden Saturday afternoon.
When you hire a great plumber to be your general contractor, anything can happen. He might own the vision to build an impressive mansion with a solid foundation, or he might just be a great plumber who sticks you with a money pit.
As an undercard to the public pursuit and hiring of Phil Jackson over the past 10 days, the Knicks have taken off since moving Stoudemire and J.R. Smith into the starting five, winning six straight games for the first time this season following a 21-40 start.
Fifteen million dollars? Autonomy to preside over a showcase NBA franchise in New York? There was a time, a far cry from this moment, when Phil Jackson was living paycheck to paycheck, making do with little more than meal money, installing an erratic flex offense with players named Andre Gaddy and Ralph McPherson, not Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
The Knicks enter the week 3 1/2 games back of Atlanta with 15 games to play. Their path to the postseason isn’t an easy one. Four of their next five games are against teams that are at least 14 games under .500. But nine of their final 10 games are against teams over .500. Eight of 10 are against teams currently in playoff position. Only the Jazz and Suns aren’t within the top-eight seeds in their conference, and Phoenix is 10 games over .500. The fact that they’re even in contention for a playoff spot at this point in the season is a testament to Amar’e Stoudemire.