The Miami Heat tightened their grip on the Eastern Conference by routing the Chicago Bulls 86-67 on Thursday.
Tony Parker scored 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 116-90 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory and first over the Clippers this season.
Let’s see LeBron James do this.
LeBron James scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lift the Miami Heat over the Chicago Bulls.
The Knicks, who started the season as the oldest team in N.B.A. history, just got older, by adding the 35-year-old forward Kenyon Martin. Here are some players the Knicks could have added who go way back.
When he first took over as Orlando’s general manager this past summer, Rob Hennigan was adamant that it would take a deliberate process to rebuild the team following the decision to trade All-Star center Dwight Howard.
Ronnie Brewer was traded to Oklahoma City, and the Knicks agreed to terms with Kenyon Martin, 35, who was expected to sign a 10-day contract this weekend.
Magic Johnson considered himself to be the adopted son of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Shaquille O’Neal hailed Buss for his foresight, while Kobe Bryant cited Buss’ ability to convince people to believe in him. Jerry West remembered a party-loving Buss who never went to bed, making it easy to be the first one at work in the morning.
Two dozen players changed teams at the N.B.A. trading deadline, but no full-time starters were dealt, with J. J. Redick the most prominent player traded.
The only trade involving Dwight Howard came last summer. The potent scorers that moved did so long ago.
The big names rumored to be on the move at the National Basketball Association’s trade deadline went nowhere on Thursday as teams opted for tweaks over blockbusters.
The Knicks took yet another gamble on an injury-prone player on Thursday by signing Kenyon Martin, the No. 1 pick in the 2000 NBA draft and former Net, to a 10-day contract. The move came after the Knicks traded the Ronnie Brewer to the Thunder for a second-round pick and a trade exception.
MSG Network’s cameras lingered on Mike Woodson standing courtside Wednesday night in Indiana, exposing facial expressions normally not associated with a fearless leader. This was the face of a coach with intense media scrutiny in his future.
TORONTO â?? Knicks GM Glen Grunwald’s work is done. But are the Knicks done, too?
Grunwald said he has built a team with a chance to break the club’s 40-year championship drought despite evidence to the contrary amid its recent doldrums. Grunwald did his final minor tinkering Thursday to…
TORONTO â?? We already know Glen Grunwald isn’t the type of general manager who courts attention or is prone to hyperbole. Heck, the guy acts as if he’d rather have root canal than speak publicly about the status of the Knicks.
So we weren’t expecting he’d be…
TORONTO â?? J.R. Smith’s act is starting to wear thin on the Knicks’ coaching staff.
Coach Mike Woodson, Smith’s most ardent supporter, ripped his sixth man and the club in general for losing their composure in Wednesday’s 125-91 disgraceful loss to the Pacers.
Smith attempted to bait…
TORONTO â?? Amid injuries, Ronnie Brewer began the season as a starter and played a nice role in the Knicks’ 18-5 start. But soon he lost confidence in his 3-point shot and slid from starter to 15th man.
Thursday Brewer got his wish as he was dealt at the trading deadline…