The Boston Celtics avoided another last-ditch loss against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday when they eked out a scrappy 71-69 home victory in a low-quality encounter between two injury-ravaged teams.
Caron Butler scored 17 of his 19 points in the opening quarter when the Clippers shot 77 percent and Los Angeles led all the way in beating the Houston Rockets 106-96 on Wednesday night for their third win in a row.
In the last game before the All-Star break, the Knicks lost to Toronto with too many missed layups, 3-pointers and free throws in the final three minutes. The sellout crowd grew increasingly annoyed, groaning and booing every mistake.
With six consecutive basketball games in which he has scored at least 30 points and shot 60 percent or higher, LeBron James is on a great roll for any field.
Move over, Larry Legend. Vinsanity still has a few special moments in him.
Carmelo Anthony’s All-Star game start could be in jeopardy after he received a deep bruise in his right arm that caused numbness.
It hasn’t been much of a season for the Detroit Pistons.
With Deron Williams out of the Nets’ lineup Monday against the Indiana Pacers, Tyshawn Taylor stepped in and provided a sudden, unexpected glimpse at his N.B.A. potential.
Orlando forward Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games by the N.B.A. after testing positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid. He apologized to the Magic organization, fans and teammates.
Anthony Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets handed the Portland Trail Blazers their fifth straight loss, 99-63 on Wednesday night.
Monta Ellis scored 28 points, Brandon Jennings added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the fourth quarter for a 94-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Al Jefferson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Millsap scored 21 points to power the Utah Jazz to a 97-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and the Brooklyn Nets came away with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
There is no simple explanation for a Nets season in which the team has looked dominant and listless. On Wednesday, the Nets appeared unstoppable as they routed the Nuggets.
Kevin Garnett scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics overcame poor shooting to beat the Chicago Bulls 71-69 Wednesday night.
Reserve Alan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good offensive performances for either team, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 92-88 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Paul George posted his first career triple-double with 23 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists, and the Indiana Pacers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 101-77 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
Kawhi Leonard made a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining to give the San Antonio Spurs a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Josh Smith had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Al Horford added 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks blew past the Orlando Magic 108-76 on Wednesday night.
After 17 years fighting for NBA players, Billy Hunter might be down to his last, most difficult battle.
His Knicks have limped into the All-Star break, but Mike Woodson remains confident. So confident, in fact, that he still thinks the Knicks have a good chance of winning an NBA title.
“I think we still got a legitimate shot, absolutely. Absolutely,” Woodson said after the Knicks’ 92-88 loss to a 21-32 Toronto team.
Some may read that and wonder whether Woodson realizes team shares a conference with the defending champion Heat.
But Woodson says he’s still confident because the Knicks are in strong standing in the East heading into the All-Star break.
At the start of the season, Ronnie Brewer was rolling. In November he was starting and averaging 7.0 points and 22.7 minutes per game, and the Knicks went 11-4. It was the forward’s perimeter defense that helped the team the most, but when his shot went missing, Mike Woodson didn’t waste any time sending him to the bench. And that’s basically where he’s been ever since.
But that could change after the All-Star break, with the Knicks’ defense dipping lately.
Carmelo Anthony said a “deep” right arm contusion he suffered on Wednesday night might sideline him for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
The New York Knicks forward suffered the injury early in the first quarter of a 92-88 loss to Toronto when DeMar DeRozan elbowed him in the arm on a drive.
Anthony said he felt numbness throughout the game and called the contusion “kind of deep.”
If he feels discomfort leading up to Sunday evening’s game, Anthony said he would sit out rather than risk further injury.
The excruciating pain in Carmelo Anthony’s right arm, pain that could ultimately prevent him from playing in Sunday’s All-Star Game, could not keep him from taking shots. It just prevented him from making shots.
Here we are at the All-Star break and the Knicks are not looking down at the Miami Heat from atop the Eastern Conference, as Mike Woodson had planned. Woodson’s plans have gone up in flames, and it’s not just because the Knicks’ defense has regressed a few levels since the first part of the season, when they were ranked No. 1 in the NBA.
The clock is ticking on the Knicks with the NBA’s trading deadline looming on Feb. 21. From all indications, the club will remain quiet as opposed to two years ago when it changed the direction of the franchise with the blockbuster deal for Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks played like a team that was looking past the Raptors and ahead to the All-Star break. Some of the Knicks looked as if they needed the break.
Mike Woodson isn't as concerned about catching the Heat as he is making sure the Knicks return to defending consistently and keeping the top spot in the Atlantic Division.
The Knicks could use the break â?? the All-Star break. Even Carmelo Anthony may decide to take a break, too.
After injuring his right biceps during last night’s 92-88 loss to the Raptors, Anthony left open the possibility of sitting out Sunday’s All-Star Game. Anthony had a dead arm…
Well, then. That was certainly a sobering couple of hours at the world’s most famous arena.
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Carmelo Anthony faced one of the great conundrums of life â?? or at least the NBA â?? last night. His right arm was going in and out of sleep mode, thanks to an elbow injury he sustained in the first quarter. There was pain and there was numbness.
But there also was…
Landry Fields made his first return to the Garden last night as a member of the Raptors and had an announcement to make. He had gotten engaged just yesterday afternoon to his supermodel girlfriend, Elaine Alden.
As Fields finished warmups, former Knicks buddy Steve Novak came over to congratulate him…
Iman Shumpert hasn’t spoken to his Chicago cohort Derrick Rose, but he understands Rose’s recent comment that he could postpone his return until next season.
Shumpert and Rose played high school basketball during the same time in Chicago, and they each had major knee surgery after tearing their…