As Tyson Chandler continues to anchor their defense, keep balls alive on offense and rock the rim with alley-oop dunks, Knicks coach Mike Woodson sees in his center’s future a first All-Star berth in February and a second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Chandler has been that…
Amar’e Stoudemire talked big and bold about returning to his “dominant self” this season.
“Without a doubt. I’m on pace to return back to dominance,” Stoudemire said. “It’s a matter of becoming 100 percent. When I’m healthy, I feel I’ll be back to my dominant…
J. J. Barea scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended Oklahoma City’s 12-game winning streak with a 99-93 victory over the Thunder in Minneapolis.
J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 18 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 101-93 on Thursday night.
Amar’e Stoudemire gave the Knicks instant respectability when he signed with them in 2010. But this season, they have become an elite team in his absence.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, boosted by a brilliant fourth quarter from diminutive guard J.J. Barea, got a welcome shot of confidence with a 99-93 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday to snap the Thunder’s winning streak at 12 games.
Connie and Jeff Fagan made the trip from Dumbo after winning their Section 15 tickets in a silent auction.
LeBron James finally captured an elusive National Basketball Association title to cap a year where he silenced his critics and shared the spotlight with some unlikely players.
Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is converting fewer than 40 percent of his field goal attempts on a team that collectively shoots 45 percent from the field.
Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points after missing two games because of a sprained left ankle as the Knicks won for the 10th time in 12 games, while the Nets lost their third straight game.
One of the Erie Bayhawks’ guards drove to the rim Thursday at the Knicks’ Greenburgh practice facility, only to have Amar’e Stoudemire swat his layup and send it ricocheting off the head of a referee. Yes, Stoudemire was back on the practice court with the Knicks’ D-League affiliate for the second time in three days, looking fit while continuing his rehab from left knee surgery. But the power forward and Mike Woodson both said it’s doubtful Stoudemire will return to the lineup for Sunday’s home game against Minnesota. And Knicks fans might not want to hold their breath over Stoudemire making a Christmas Day cameo in Los Angeles against the Lakers, either.
Mike Woodson said Shumpert did not participate in any contact drills and was not sure when Shumpert would resume scrimmaging. “This is the first step, today, to get (Shumpert) on the floor, get some really good conditioning work in. He’s still a little ways away,â? said Woodson.