By the fourth quarter, the rust was off. When Carmelo Anthony reentered with 7:38 left and the Knicks up three, he closed in a big way and secured a gratifying 112-106 victory on George Karl’s Nuggets at the Garden.
Returning from a two-game absence with a cut middle…
Nobody would know better than Nuggets coach George Karl whether Carmelo Anthony is different than he was in Denver.
Karl said Anthony is growing and maturing, but gave most of the credit on his transformation to champion teammates Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler.
Karl said before facing Anthony and the…
George Karl was convinced it could work. The Denver coach saw a talented, deep combo for his point-guard spot with Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton. The problem for Felton was Karl saw Lawson as the starter.
And so it ultimately didn’t work for the Nuggets, who shipped Felton to…
Jason Kidd brings to any team something Nuggets coach George Karl, for lack of a better term, called “veteran-ness.â? Call it savvy, smarts, IQ, whatever you want. It was on display throughout the Knicks’ victory over Denver last night.
And it even landed Kidd in a hockey helmet after he…
Buoyed by the return of Carmelo Anthony after two games with a hand injury, the Knicks came back from a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Denver.
The Pacers shot 60 percent in the first half before Thunder Coach Scott Brooks delivered a message to his team at halftime. His players responded by limiting Indiana to 33 percent in the second half.
The Nets were well on their way to their worst loss of the season, and a late rally made it only slightly more palatable as they fell to the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center.
Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Mo Williams added 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 117-110 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Oklahoma City’s high-octane offense has powered the team to the best record in the NBA, but it was defense that got the job done on Sunday as the Thunder rolled to their eighth straight win, a 104-93 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers.
A top rebounder, Reggie Evans is also viewed as one of the most shameless floppers. It’s a reputation he somewhat embraces, even as he tries to evade scrutiny in this new era of flopping prohibition.
Rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic pulled away to hand the Phoenix Suns their seventh loss in a row, 98-90 on Sunday night.
George Karl, who coached and tried to reason with Carmelo Anthony for five and a half years in Denver, said he was pleased to see Anthony playing at such a high level.
Carmelo Anthony returned from a two-game absence with 34 points against his former team, and the New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 on Sunday night to remain the NBA’s lone unbeaten team at home.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 104-93 on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
Brandon Jennings scored 26 points, Monta Ellis had 24 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Brooklyn’s fourth-quarter rally in a 97-88 victory over the Nets on Sunday night.
George Karl found a way to tweak Carmelo Anthony with kindness. In six months, Melo’s old coach and toughest critic went from saying he thinks Anthony can win a title to saying Anthony will raise a championship banner, presumably at Madison Square Garden.
Jason Kidd’s contribution to the Knicks’ impressive closing stretch against Denver on Sunday night was not limited to the key three-pointers and trademark floor leadership he provided in their 112-106 victory. The veteran point guard also offered a dose of comic relief at halftime.
It’s never an encouraging omen when the coach begins talking about his starting center in the past tense. Or, when a basketball team returns to its roots and remembers how to string together demoralizing defeats.
Carmelo Anthony returned in time to show his injured middle finger to his former team Sunday night at the Garden. Anthony was back in the Knicks’ lineup after missing two games with a stitched-up middle finger on his left hand, and he poured in a game-high 34 points in a rousing 112-106 win over Denver to keep the first-place Knicks perfect (8-0) at home this season.
Carmelo Anthony was in the Knicks starting lineup for the first time in four days on Sunday night.
But, truth be told, he wasn’t really back for the Knicks until the fourth quarter on Sunday.
In the final 12 minutes, he was the Carmelo the Knicks had grown accustomed to this season.
He scored 11 key fourth quarter points to help the Knicks hold off the Nuggets — his former team — and win their eighth straight home game to open the season.
NEW YORK — Jason Kidd gave the sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night perhaps the closest thing to hockey they’re going to see over the next few months.
After sustaining a blow to the head following a collision with Ty Lawson in the first half, the veteran emerged for the warmups prior to the second half wearing a Rangers helmet.
“I got creative,” Kidd said. “They’re not using them right now so I thought we would put that on for compression purposes.