The Knicks may finally be marching toward 50 wins and beyond this year and it starts with beating hapless clubs like the Washington Wizards. The Knicks 108-87 victory improved their record to 11-4 and 6-0 at Madison Square Garden.
Point guard Jason Kidd has been out with back spasms but may play Wednesday night at Charlotte, or shortly thereafter.
Commissioner David Stern fined the Spurs $250,000 for sending home four of their starters before a game in Miami, raising a significant question for bosses everywhere: when is it unreasonable to give someone the day off?
As the Knicks worked to extend their unbeaten streak Friday, the Wizards tried to improve their 1-12 record heading into the game.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green did not go with the Spurs to Miami for a nationally televised game Thursday. On Friday, Commissioner David Stern showed his displeasure with the move.
The Knicks were led by Carmelo Anthony and J. R. Smith, with 20 points each, but had three other players score in double figures as they beat the 1-13 Wizards.
While Brook Lopez nursed an ankle injury and Deron Williams had a subpar game, another Nets pair led them to victory over the Magic on Friday night.
Though Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich has rested his big three before, he is too smart not to have anticipated the league commissioner David Stern’s reaction this time.
The Los Angeles Lakers rebounded from their worst offensive performance of the season with an all out blitz against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, prevailing 122-103 at the Staples Center.
Antawn Jamison scored 33 points while leading an outstanding game by the Lakers’ reserves, and Dwight Howard had 28 points and 20 rebounds before hitting Los Angeles’ 17th 3-pointer in the final seconds of a 122-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
David West had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers edge the Sacramento Kings 97-92 on Friday night.
Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook made a two-pronged bid for his sixth career triple-double and the Thunder finished off an impressive homestand by beating the Jazz 106-94 on Friday.
Jeff Green scored 19 points, Jason Terry added 17 and the Boston Celtics cruised to a comfortable win without Rajon Rondo, topping the Portland Trail Blazers 96-78 on Friday night.
Rudy Gay had 18 points, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley added 17 each, and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight with a 90-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Alexey Shved scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Kevin Love overcame a nasty stomach bug to collect 15 points and 14 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 95-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
Alonzo Gee scored on a putback with less than 1 second remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night that snapped a four-game losing streak.
Joe Johnson had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets earned their fifth straight victory, holding off the Orlando Magic 98-86 on Friday night.
Boston’s defense has shown some cracks this season, and the team is suddenly relying on offense to win games.
Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards for the 10th straight time, 108-87 on Friday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 101-97 to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday night.
Evan Turner scored 25 points, Jason Richardson hit four 3-pointers down the stretch and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 104-98 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.
Commissioner David Stern says in a statement Friday that the Spurs “did a disservice to the league and our fansâ? when they didn’t bring Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili or Danny Green to Miami on Thursday.
The Nets insist that, this time, the injury to Brook Lopez’s right foot truly is minor.