Willis Reed was the unquestioned heart and soul of the Knicks’ two championship teams, and the backcourt combination of Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe were as talented as they were cool. Bill Bradley was Princeton-educated while Dick Barnett earned his Ph.D. after his playing days ended.
Corey Brewer scored 23 points and the Nuggets earned their 19th straight home win over the Dallas Mavericks. But Denver may have lost Danilo Gallinari with an injury.
Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant had 25 and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the race for home-court advantage in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the San Antonio Spurs 100-88 on Thursday night.
Corey Brewer scored 23 points and got a hand on Anthony Morrow’s last-second shot to preserve the Denver Nuggets’ 19th straight home win, 95-94 over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Bulls to victory, spoiling big scoring efforts from Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, who combined for 58 points.
Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Nate Robinson made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 on Thursday night.
While the Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was celebrating his birthday, the police said thieves made off with about $340,000 in jewelry and cash from his home.
The acquisition of Andrew Bynum and the development of Evan Turner have been key issues for Philadelphia, which is nearing playoff elimination this season.
They are unlikely to make the playoffs this season, but John Wall has transformed the Wizards.
The members of the Knicks’ 1973 N.B.A. championship team will be honored at Madison Square Garden on Friday night.