WHAT IT MEANS: Just when the Knicks had almost completed their best come-from-behind victory of the season — after being down 27 points in the second quarter — James Johnson put an end to that with his game-winning 3-pointer.
The Knicks’ win would’ve been even more remarkable considering they had no Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire — and they outscored the Kings 55-35 in the second half.
The loss dropped the Knicks to 1-2 on their road trip and 21-9 on the season.
Knicks guard J. R. Smith, who lost count of his body art at “around 70-something,â? said he once told himself that he “would never get like this.â?
The Los Angeles Clippers already have a December to remember.
Skiing in Canada is postponed. Mikhail Prokhorov’s new agenda calls for lunch with his basketball coach.
Playing without Carmelo Anthony or Raymond Felton again, the Knicks rallied from a 27-point deficit on the road, but Sacramento’s James Johnson made a 3-pointer as time expired.
Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks, who will miss his sixth game of the season on Friday night, now hopes to return from his knee injury on Tuesday against Portland.
Interim Coach P. J. Carlesimo is on the bench for now, and he guided the Nets to an easy win on Friday, but Brooklyn has firmly targeted Phil Jackson to take over.
San Antonio’s Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili delivered a vintage performance to lead the Spurs to a 122-116 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday.
Playing without Carmelo Anthony again, the Knicks closed a 21-point deficit in the second half against the Kings on Friday, but a 3-pointer at the buzzer sealed a Sacramento win.
David Lee had 25 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors held off a late charge in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-89 on Friday night.
Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their sixth win in seven games, 104-87 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Kyle Lowry had two big baskets in overtime and the Toronto Raptors held off the New Orleans Hornets 104-97 on Friday night.
Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 39 points and the Denver Nuggets spoiled Dirk Nowitzki’s first home game since returning from knee surgery by beating the Dallas Mavericks 106-85 on Friday night.
Will Bynum had 25 points and 10 assists, leading another spirited performance by the Pistons’ reserves, and Detroit beat Miami despite 35 points by LeBron James.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined to score 84 points, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Houston Rockets’ five-game winning streak with a 122-116 victory on Friday night.
Kobe Bryant, who reached 30,000 career points this season, has scored 30 points or more in 10 consecutive games.
Point guard Deron Williams said Friday that he did not quit on Avery Johnson, but he did accept some responsibility for the Nets’ poor play recently.
Jeff Teague scored a career-high 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the game’s final nine points to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 on Friday night.
The Brooklyn Nets gave P.J. Carlesimo a victory in his debut and the Charlotte Bobcats a 17th straight loss, getting 26 points and 11 rebounds from Brook Lopez in a 97-81 rout Friday night.
George Hill scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and led the Indiana Pacers to a 97-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Jordan Crawford scored 27 points and the worst-in-the-NBA Washington Wizards showed they can still win a game every once in a while, breaking an eight-game losing streak Friday night with a 105-97 victory over the Orlando Magic.
Mike Woodson had sympathy for Avery Johnson the day after Johnson was fired as coach of the Nets and can’t imagine he won’t have another job soon.
The Knicks were forced to go without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony again on Friday against the Kings because the hyper-extended left knee he suffered Tuesday against the Lakers is still swollen and painful. Playing without him and starting point guard Raymond Felton, who broke his pinkie Tuesday, didn’t catch up with them on Wednesday when they won in Phoenix, but one had to wonder if it was one of the factors against Sacramento as they suffered a heartbreaking 106-105 defeat at Sleep Train Arena.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Knicks were a second away from their biggest known comeback in franchise history Friday night, having rallied from 27 points down to take a four-point lead with 41 seconds left.
But in a wild game and wilder ending, the depleted Knicks were on the heartbreaking end…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. â?? Knicks fans may be able to ring in the new year with “Sheeeed” chants.
Coach Mike Woodson said Rasheed Wallace is gearing up for his return also on New Year’s Day â?? along with Amar’e Stoudemire.
Wallace shed his walking boot and participated in the morning shootaround…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. â?? A hobbled Carmelo Anthony missed his second straight game Friday night against the Kings because of inflammation in his left knee, saying ominously, “I could barely walk.”
The Knicks are calling it a knee hyperextension that was suffered on Christmas against the Lakers and that no structural damage…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. â?? Super-sub J.R. Smith continued his West-Coast hot hand last night, coming off the bench to almost lead the Knicks to their biggest comeback win of the season before they fell short, 106-105, against the Kings.
Smith, who was nearly unstoppable on the three-game road trip, scored a…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. â?? The Knicks were a second away from their biggest known comeback in franchise history last night, having rallied from 27 points down to take a four-point lead with 41 seconds left.
But in a wild game and wilder ending, the depleted Knicks were on the heartbreaking end of…
So, J.R. Smith, what was it like winning a game at the buzzer Wednesday, then watching your team lose at the buzzer two nights later?
Carmelo Anthony and Mike Woodson insist there is no structural damage in the forward's left knee.