Knicks forward Kenyon Martin, currently nursing a sprained left ankle, pronounced himself a game-time decision for Sunday’s home game against the Indiana Pacers, but would “definitelyâ? be ready for the start of the playoffs, he told the Daily News.
Game 7 against the Pacers, at the Garden. The Knicks are still miles from that point and who knows if they’ll even get there.
John Starks was thrilled when the Knicks signed J.R. Smith before last season. He figured the enigmatic shooting guard could help his former team.
Soon, elation turned to constant flashbacks, as Smith would begin games bricking jumpers and finish them with game-winning swishes â?? just like Starks used to do…
J.R. Smith has 100 tattoos, including Yankees and Devils logos.
If the Knicks break their 40-year championship drought, Smith vowed to add orange-and-blue ink to his body for No. 101.
Yes, a Knicks tattoo could be coming, even though he is a free agent this summer.
“If we win…
There will be no “We’re second seed” or “Bring on Boston” T-shirts hanging in the Knicks’ lockers today at the Garden if things go right.
But coach Mike Woodson will breathe a sigh of relief.
The Knicks, proud wearers of newly minted Atlantic Division champion T-shirts, can lock up…
Jeff Van Gundy will be watching the Knicks in the playoffs with great interest, whether he's calling their games or just sitting in front of a television.
Carmelo Anthony could lead the league in scoring and finish in the top three in MVP voting and still not make the All-NBA first team.
Bernard King, who earned induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last Monday, is an Anthony fan. He was in Atlanta the night Anthony had a chance to duplicate King's 1984 feat of back-to-back 50-point games for the Knicks. Anthony finished with 40.
Iman Shumpert's hairstyle — a high-top fade — has been an attention-getter all season, and last week it got the league's attention.
Some coaches could be looking for jobs late next week after the regular season ends. But there also are some headed to the playoffs who might wind up unemployed.
Kobe Bryant has undergone surgery on an injured Achilles tendon and could be sidelined for up to nine months, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Saturday.
With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett back in the lineup, Boston made easy work of Orlando. After losing Saturday, the Bucks will be seeded eighth and will face the Heat in the first round.
Chris Paul hit a free throw with 18.3 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers edged the Memphis Grizzlies 91-87 Saturday night in a preview of a possible first-round playoff series.
Ricky Rubio had a career-high 24 points, 10 assists and five steals, and J.J. Barea scored 16 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Courtney Lee scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 17 as the Boston Celtics cruised to a 120-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
Kemba Walker had 21 points, Josh McRoberts nearly had a triple-double and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the Milwaukee Bucks their ninth straight road loss 95-85 Saturday night.
Quirks of the game: A case can be made that in the N.B.A., more than in football or baseball, long winning streaks are a sign of a championship caliber team.
Amid an already tumultuous transition for the Lakers, Kobe Bryant had surgery for his ruptured left Achilles’ tendon and is expected to miss six to nine months.
Avery Johnson was 3-4 in games decided by 5 or fewer points this season, but in P.J. Carlesimo’s first 28 games the Nets were 9-0 in such games, a significant swing.