As if a sixth defeat on the bounce was not bad enough, the injury-hit Los Angeles Lakers faced further gloom on Friday with the news that back-up forward Jordan Hill will likely miss the rest of the season.
With Kevin Durant in cruise control, the Oklahoma City Thunder overpowered the injury-hit Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-101 win on Friday, inflicting a rare sixth straight defeat on the home team.
Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer in the final second of the first half and did a full reverse somersault to celebrate a 16-point lead. The Thunder were running the Lakers out of their own building, and not even Kobe Bryant could stop them.
Stephen Curry scored 22 points, including two free throws with 16.4 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors held off a late Portland charge to beat the Trail Blazers 103-97 on Friday night.
Joakim Noah loved shutting up the chatter almost as much as shutting down the Knicks.
The Bulls ran pick-and-roll plays to perfection, displayed terrific ball movement and harassed Carmelo Anthony to hand the Knicks their third straight loss.
Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points, hitting a crucial 3-pointer in the waning seconds, and the Denver Nuggets came back to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91 Friday night after trailing for the most of the game.
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are staying together.
The Nets erased a lackluster first half with a strong third quarter that propelled them into the fourth quarter, at one point leaving the Suns scoreless for nearly five minutes.
Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Atlanta rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat visiting Utah.
Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 in overtime Friday night for their fourth straight victory overall and their first over their Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.
Greg Monroe had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Knight added 20 points and the Detroit Pistons beat Milwaukee 103-87 on Friday night to hand interim coach Jim Boylan his first loss with the Bucks.
Greivis Vasquez had 18 points and 13 assists to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 104-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
Joe Johnson scored 19 points and MarShon Brooks added 17 points off the bench Friday night, leading the Brooklyn Nets to its fifth straight victory, 99-79 over the struggling Phoenix Suns.
Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as the Boston Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
The Knicks found themselves short-handed again Friday night with Marcus Camby out two to four weeks with a foot injury.
Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a second-half deficit of 15 points to beat the Utah Jazz 103-95 on Friday night and snap a four-game losing streak.
Alan Anderson scored 16 points against his former team, Jose Calderon had 15 and the Toronto Raptors won for the 10th time in 13 games Friday night, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 99-78.
One thing’s become crystal clear during the Knicks’ current three-game skid: This team misses Raymond Felton. Badly.
New York’s ball movement was non-existent at times in Friday night’s 108-101 loss to the Bulls, just as it was in losses to Indiana and Boston.
Felton would have made a difference. Just ask Carmelo Anthony.
“We miss Raymond,” Anthony said after scoring too many of his game-high 39 points in isolation Friday. “We miss him pushing the tempo of the game.
Steve Novak didn’t appreciate former Knick Nate Robinson doing his “discount double-check” celebration on Friday night.
Novak took a shot at Robinson after the Knicks’ loss to the Bulls, referring to the 5-9 Bulls guard as “Little Nathan.”
When asked about Robinson doing his celebration on the Garden floor, Novak said, “It warms my heart, it really does. The best part about doing the belt is hearing the stories of all the little kids around the world that hit a 3-pointer and do the belt.
Carmelo Anthony kept his emotions in check on Friday night, but that was about all he did on the positive side in his return to the Knicks after his one-game suspension.
Marcus Camby’s latest setback could force the Knicks to make a move to acquire free agent forward Kenyon Martin.
Maybe Carmelo Anthony would have been better off being suspended two games. Despite a token run in the final three minutes, the Knicks never really challenged the Chicago Bulls on Friday, falling, 108-101, to extend their losing streak a season-high third straight game.
Forget Honey Nut Cheerios, the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony need to start eating their Wheaties.
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Scattered boos resonated the Garden last night as Anthony’s return from a one-game…
Derrick Rose, the injured Bulls superstar point guard, had just finished his pregame shooting at the Garden Friday night when he headed back to the locker room. A fan reached over a railing, extended a friendly handshake and told Rose to heal quickly.
“I’m trying, man,â? Rose said before…
Familiarity breeds contempt.
And it breeds downright frustration when the same darn thing keeps occurring over and over. Look at the Knicks at the start of games.
It has been a recurring problem. The ball goes up, the Knicks decide it’s nap time. They have come back a lot…
Just as he was coming around, Marcus Camby is back on the shelf. Before Friday night’s 108-101 loss to the Bulls, the Knicks announced an MRI confirmed Camby has strained the plantar fascia in his left foot and will miss two to four weeks, and could be sidelined until…
Knicks coach Mike Woodson has said repeatedly we soon will see the old Amar’e Stoudemire. Through his first six games since returning from left knee surgery, we only have seen an old Stoudemire.Last night, in the Knicks’ 108-101 loss to the Bulls at the Garden â?? their eighth defeat…