The next time you hear a team owner, executive or player say “We’re a family,â? just remember the unfortunate ending to Kurt Thomas’ career.
In a state of euphoria, Stephen A. Smith opened his ESPN-98.7 extravaganza by chanting, “Go New York, Go New York, Go.â? This was Wednesday, the day after the Knickerbockers clinched the Atlantic Division crown.
Undermanned, frustrated and running on fumes, Mike Woodson’s team rallied to force overtime Thursday night, but after 53 minutes of basketball the Chicago Bulls proved once again that they are, without a doubt, the one team that has the Knicks’ number.
James Singleton was in town last night but unavailable to play because he still hadn’t signed a contract with the Knicks. The club is expected to release veteran forward Kurt Thomas and add Singleton.
Tnt analyst Steve Kerr talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about the Knicks’ winning streak, what they have to do with Amar’e Stoudemire and their likely first-round matchup against the Celtics.
Q: How have the Knicks come out of their midseason struggles to discover their early-season success?
CHICAGO â?? The way this magical Knicks streak and magical Carmelo Anthony surge had unfolded, Anthony’s last-second shot from the left of the key in regulation seemed destined to fall.
But the Knicks’ run of fortune ran out in Chitown as well as Anthony’s brilliance. Instead, on a night…
CHICAGO â?? Carmelo Anthony said Thursday Bulls point guard Derrick Rose shouldn’t come back this season if he’s not “110 percent” and wishes fans would be more patient with him.
Rose, who tore his left ACL on the same day as the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert, April 28, 2012, is…
CHICAGO â?? While the Knicks officially will add 6-foot-8 forward James Singleton Friday, the club hasn’t ruled out Kenyon Martin for Sunday’s game against Indiana.
When Glen Grunwald signed Martin in late February, the Knicks general manager said the club would have enough insurance in the big-man department to…
CHICAGO — It was a taste of their own medicine as the New York Knicks were finally defeated by some sharp shooting.
The Chicago Bulls’ Nate Robinson hit 10 of his 18 shots Thursday, including 5 of his 11 from 3-point range, as the Knicks fell 118-111 in overtime. The defeat ended their 13-game winning streak, which stands as the fourth longest in the NBA this season.
During the length of their win streak, the Knicks had led the NBA in 3-point shooting, at 42.
CHICAGO — Perhaps the road to the Eastern Conference finals starts with the kind of streak-ending defeat the New York Knicks suffered on Thursday.
It’s twisted logic indeed, but after all, the end of the Knicks’ 13-game winning streak came in the same venue where the Miami Heat saw their 27-game winning streak end just two weeks prior. And it’s not as if the Heat’s title chances took a serious blow.
In losing for the first time since March 27 in Los Angeles against the Clippers, the Knicks will merely hit the reset button.
Suddenly, Chicago is the place where long winning streaks go to die.
Russell Westbrook blocked Stephen Curry’s layup, Kevin Durant corralled the ball and dribbled down court. He threw down a soaring dunk at full extension, then pretended to slice his throat and crossed his hands in prayer.
The win streak’s over. Bigger goals remain in play.
Dwyane Wade plans to return to the Miami lineup Friday against Boston, after missing six straight games because of soreness in his right knee.
Nate Robinson, the Chicago Bulls’ sprightly 5-foot 9-inch guard, exploded for 35 points, including 8 in overtime, sending the Knicks to their first loss since March 17.
John J. Farmer Jr., the dean of Rutgers School of Law-Newark since 2009, will replace John B. Wolf, who resigned last week amid a basketball scandal.
Avery Johnson was 3-4 in games decided by 5 or fewer points this season, but in P.J. Carlesimo’s first 28 games the Nets were 9-0 in such games, a significant swing.
The Knicks' longest winning streak in 19 years ended Thursday night. Now you wonder if they'll be able to avoid their first losing streak in nearly a month.