Amar’e Stoudemire was held out of Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz, a decision Stoudemire claims was made before the West Coast trip that concluded with two games over 24 hours. Mike Woodson, though, said the veteran power forward was experiencing knee soreness.
The Knicks completed a successful West Coast trip, gained ground on the Atlanta Hawks but in the process they may have lost Tim Hardaway. The rookie limped off the court in the final seconds of Monday’s 92-83 victory over the Utah Jazz with a left ankle leg injury.
Jim Dolan couldn’t get rid of Larry Brown fast enough nearly eight years ago after one disastrous 23-59 season. But the nomadic head coach, unlike the Knicks, has a real chance of winning a championship at Madison Square Garden this season.
Gregg Popovich may be the only guy who can stop San Antonio right now.
Tony Parker scored 22 points against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, helping the San Antonio Spurs to their 18th straight victory, a franchise-record.
Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies kept pace in the playoff race with a 94-92 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
The Knicks, despite inconsistent play, beat the Jazz on Monday and are in contention for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference in part because the Atlanta Hawks have lost 20 of 27 games.
Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting, and the New York Knicks pulled away for a 92-83 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night that kept them one game back of the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.
Al Jefferson laughed when told he finished three stitches shy of a triple-double.
For the first time all season, the Miami Heat are alone atop the Eastern Conference.
San Antonio is steamrolling its way into the playoffs. Indiana can’t even figure out what’s wrong.
Lou Williams is out of the doghouse. Good thing, because the Atlanta Hawks really needed him Monday night.
DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 14 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a three-game skid with a 102-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 94-80 Monday night.
Darren Collison had 28 points and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers didn’t miss a beat with Blake Griffin out with a back injury in a 114-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Greg Monroe had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons ended a three-game skid with a 116-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.