Amar’e Stoudemire went with the reliable “taken out of contextâ? defense regarding his comments that indicated he was never taught defense before Mike Woodson was promoted to Knicks head coach.
Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his 40 points in fourth quarter as the Knicks continued their dominance over Eastern Conference teams by defeating the Magic 114-106 on Saturday.
Rajon Rondo had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Boston Celtics overcame a 19-point deficit against the Atlanta Hawks.
With a 20-point rout of the Kings at Barclays Center, the Nets moved to 5-1 under Coach P. J. Carlesimo and finally appear headed in the right direction.
Carmelo Anthony accepted Arron Afflalo’s challenge in the final minutes and poured in 40 points â?? 16 in the fourth quarter â?? to help the Knicks improve to 23-10.
Chris Paul had 27 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers set a franchise record with their 12th straight home victory, 115-89 over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Kenneth Faried shook off a stomach bug to help the Denver Nuggets shake off a rare home loss.
Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs maintained course with a swagger in their bid for supremacy in the hotly contested Western Conference with a 109-86 rout of the road-weary Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
Having Dirk Nowitzki back in the starting lineup was a significant step for the Dallas Mavericks.
After Friday’s loss to the Clippers, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers found themselves 10 games behind in the standings to the other team in Los Angeles.
Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews each made five 3s and scored 26 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers over the injury-depleted Minnesota Timberwolves 102-97 on Saturday night.
Tony Parker had 20 points, Manu Ginobili scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Philadelphia 76ers 109-86 on Saturday night.
Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs maintained course in their bid for supremacy in the hotly contested Western Conference with a 109-86 rout of the struggling Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
James Harden scored 29 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Saturday night.
Brook Lopez scored 18 points in 17 minutes to lead six players in double figures, and the Brooklyn Nets got a nice effort from their reserves in beating the Sacramento Kings 113-93 on Saturday night for their third straight victory.
Rajon Rondo had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-81 on Saturday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, helping the New York Knicks outlast the Orlando Magic 114-106 on Saturday night.
Roy Hibbert had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 95-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Faster starts and a much improved defense are sorely needed by the Los Angeles Lakers if the 16-time NBA champions are to resurrect a bitterly disappointing campaign, according to their head coach Mike D’Antoni.