If given the time and shots, Carmelo Anthony could have easily duplicated Bernard King’s franchise mark of back-to-back 50 point games. Anthony was that good again and the Atlanta Hawks proved to be just as defenseless against the NBA’s hottest player as the Miami Heat were on Tuesday.
It just might be wishful thinking, but these Knicks are starting to remind Walt Frazier of the last Knicks champs, Frazier’s 1972-73 team that will be honored Friday night at the Garden to mark the 40th anniversary of that great title run.
Tyson Chandler refused to call it a setback but the Knicks’ All-Star center, who missed 10 games with a bulging disc in his neck, said he felt better against Miami on Tuesday than he did Wednesday night in a win over the Hawks.
The Clippers got their franchise-record 50th victory in their fourth try. It didn’t come without some fireworks that had nothing to do with celebrating.
David Lee had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Stephen Curry added 20 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors shook off a slow start to ease past the New Orleans Hornets 98-88 on Wednesday night.
Chandler Parsons scored 29 points and James Harden added 21 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 112-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Jeff Green scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left, and the Celtics clinched a playoff berth by beating Detroit.
Mike Conley scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies set a franchise record for wins in a season with a 94-76 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Carmelo Anthony put on another scoring show, though he didn’t have to do it alone.
Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, including nine straight in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 113-96 Wednesday night to end the Jazz’s winning streak at five.
A night after scoring 50 in Miami, Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks again, as they extended their best winning streak since 1994.
Two heavyweight investment groups who want to buy the Kings from the Maloof family made their cases to the N.B.A.’s advisory finance and relocation committees.
MarShon Brooks scored 27 points, and the Nets earned their 21st road victory of the season by routing the Cavaliers.
Danny Green scored 20 points and Gary Neal added 16 to pace the depleted San Antonio Spurs to a 98-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and eight steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Jeff Green scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to snap Boston’s two-minute scoring drought, and the Celtics clinched a playoff berth by beating the Detroit Pistons 98-93 on Wednesday night.
Jonas Valanciunas scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 88-78 on Wednesday night.
Gerald Henderson scored 24 points, Kemba Walker had 17 points, 10 assists and five steals, and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak with an 88-83 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night.
Deron Williams scored 24 points and Brooklyn ended an eight-game road trip by crushing the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-95 on Wednesday night, giving the Nets a record for road wins in a season.
The future home of the Kings may not be settled this month after all.