Friday’s game against the Phoenix Suns is pivotal for the New York Knicks’ playoff chances.A win moves the Knicks within one game of the Hawks in the race for eighth place in the Eastern Conference playoffs.A loss leaves them two games back of the Hawks with nine to play. In order to walk out of the desert with a win, the Knicks will probably have to do something they haven’t had much success with this season: stop the opposing team’s backcourt players.
Philadelphia equaled the N.B.A. record for consecutive losses by falling at Houston by 22 points.
Chris Paul scored 31 points, Blake Griffin added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-103 on Thursday night.
After the Philadelphia 76ers tied an NBA record with their 26th consecutive loss, one of their youngest voices spoke loudest.
Portland coach Terry Stotts and his staff were having an informal meeting in the hallway outside their locker room when LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a postgame TV interview.
Brandon Knight scored 30 points, Ramon Sessions added 22 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-105 on Thursday night to break an eight-game losing streak.
Though diminished by injuries, Amar’e Stoudemire is still standing as he tries to help the Knicks make the N.B.A. playoffs.
The conversation between Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson on Tuesday was brief and rather general in nature. The Knicks’ two power brokers didn’t talk about the future and the words “max contract” never came up.
PHOENIX — Carmelo Anthony entered this season believing the Knicks could at least repeat as the Eastern Conference's second seed. But after all the turmoil and losing, Anthony now says…