No extra motivation needed when the hated Heat come to Boston.
Kobe Bryant never even emerged from the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room, slowed by his sprained ankle and leveled by an apparent case of the flu.
Making way for the circus, the Nets are leaving for 17 days to 8 cities. That’s life for N.B.A. teams that share their arenas with events like the Grammys and Disney on Ice.
The Wildcats became the 20th defending national champions to be left out of the N.C.A.A. tournament, and the Crimson Tide joined them as the NIT’s other No. 1 seed.
Not even the return of Joe Johnson could rejuvenate the Nets, whose four days off seemed to sap them of their moxie against the Hawks.
Point guard Shane Larkin has led the Hurricanes to their first A.C.C. regular-season and tournament titles.
Miami pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Toronto for its 22nd consecutive victory. The longest stretch is 33 games, set by the 1971-72 Lakers.
The Clippers did not re-sign Kenyon Martin after last season, and despite their 93-80 win Sunday, he says their style still is not made for the playoffs.
Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook had 35 including the go-ahead jumper with 1 minute left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-101 Sunday night.
Al Horford had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks dominated the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn 105-93 on Sunday night, keeping the Nets from tying for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Derrick Williams scored a career-high 28 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 with six assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 97-95 on Sunday night.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Klay Thompson had 26 with six 3-pointers, and Golden State stayed ahead of Houston in the Western Conference standings with a 108-78 win over the Rockets on Sunday night.
With the Heat having joined the 2007-8 Rockets and the 1971-72 Lakers as the only teams to record 21 or more wins in a row, the questions now become how long the team can keep the streak going.
The Knicks, without the injured Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, were dunked on eight times as the Clippers sent the team to its fourth straight loss.
LOS ANGELES â?? There are a lot of ways to measure the mess and the murkiness in which the Knicks find themselves. They’ve lost four games in a row after yesterday’s 93-80 loss to the Clippers, and are a game away from taking a collar on this five-game Western…
LOS ANGELES â?? So now Tyson Chandler has a stiff neck too. Wonderful.
The Knicks announced yesterday Chandler missed his second straight game not because of his badly bruised left knee but because of a strained muscle in his neck. However, Chandler limped out of the locker room yesterday and didn…
LOS ANGELES â?? J.R. Smith sounded the alarm yesterday in Los Angeles after the Knicks fell to 0-4 on their nightmarish West Coast trip, after Lob City was too much for Limp City.
The high-flying Clippers of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan dismissed the ancient and depleted Knicks…
The shorthanded Knicks played with the Clippers for a half, but eventually their talent and athleticism were too much to overcome.
The Kings, playing in the second game at Staples Center on Sunday, would have been more the Knicks’ speed. Mike Woodson’s team, however, had no choice but to take on the Clippers’ high flyers in the opener because that’s what the schedule-maker called for.
Carmelo Anthony, who missed his second straight game after having fluid drained from his right knee, declined to speak with reporters as he exited Staples Center following the Clippers 93-80 victory.