Jason Kidd’s days as a starter may be over. Mike Woodson removed the struggling veteran from the starting lineup prior to last night’s 96-88 victory over the Washington Wizards and made Kidd the back-up point guard, the role Kidd expected to play when he signed a three year contract last July.
On Friday, the opponent was the Washington Wizards, a losing team with a young roster and an erratic point guard and yet the Knicks still struggled to hold them off. With a new starting lineup, the Knicks overcame a four-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Wizards, 96-88.
Wilson Chandler tied his career high with 35 points and gladly watched Ty Lawson take the game-winning jumper.
As Greivis Vasquez dribbled along the perimeter in the final half-minute of a one-point game, he could only hope to overcome the memories of anti-clutch moments that have plagued the young Hornets.
Enes Kanter had career highs with 23 points and 22 rebounds in a rare start, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-68 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
LeBron James endured his worst shooting night of the season, and still delivered the biggest basket of the game.
Marcus Morris tied his career high with four 3-pointers, in five attempts, and scored 16 points in his fifth game with Phoenix, helping the Suns win their third in a row with a 92-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
DeJuan Blair scored 16 points off the bench to pace eight players in double figures, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat the Sacramento Kings 130-102 on Friday night.
Nets guard Joe Johnson returned to the lineup Friday against the Dallas Mavericks after a three-game absence due to a left heel injury.
To outlast the Wizards, the Knicks leaned on Carmelo Anthony for scoring and their defense to contain John Wall.
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson will boost prizemoney for the NBA dunk contest from $100,000 to $1 million if LeBron James took part, the five-times NBA champion said on Friday.
Deron Williams tried mightily against the team that courted him in the off-season, but the Nets had dug themselves into too deep a hole.
Paul Pierce had 26 points, Jeff Green scored 14 of his 18 in the second half and the Boston Celtics overcame foul trouble and some erratic free throw shooting in a 94-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Dirk Nowitzki and former Nets guard Vince Carter each scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse by holding off Brooklyn 98-90 on Friday night.
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski was critical of the risk to his team after Virginia fans stormed the court on Thursday, but the phenomenon is on the rise.
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, making a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Chris Paul had 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers ran away in the final period and beat the Cavaliers 105-89 on Friday night for their first win in Cleveland since 2002.
Paul George had 22 points and 10 rebounds, David West had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 93-81 on Friday night.
James Harden scored 24 points, and Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino added 21 apiece as the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth quarter for a 118-110 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Even if the New York Knicks were looking ahead to their game against the Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony made sure his team still picked up a victory over the Washington Wizards along the way.