The winning streak came against the likes of Orlando, Toronto and a beaten down Celtics team. Encouraging yes, but not all that impressive. Until Wednesday night. The Knicks extended their unbeaten streak to six with a 108-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, an honest-to-goodness playoff bound team from the Western Conference no less.
It’s not a Miami Heat-sized winning streak, we know that very well. But this is a genuine winning streak now because the Knicks finally had a chance to take out a quality opponent and did exactly that when they held off the Memphis Grizzlies in the final frantic minutes at the Garden on Wednesday night.
Amar’e Stoudemire revealed that his surgically repaired right knee is improving but the veteran forward did not say if he’ll be available for the playoffs next month.
The constant possibility of a dunk is the best asset a basketball telecast has to offer. Unfortunately, TV directors are ruining the moment.
Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 26 rebounds and scored 22 points as the Nets beat the Trail Blazers for their 20th road win of the season, matching a franchise best.
Losing game after game is nerve-racking, sure, but after a point, so is winning.
The Miami Heat’s quest for history fell short, but it didn’t end quietly.
The math shows that the chance of such a streak by a team with the winning percentage of the Heat is only 2 percent.
Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 26 rebounds and matched his career high with 22 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-93 on Wednesday night.
Isaiah Thomas had 31 points and seven assists, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 points and the Sacramento Kings put another dent in Golden State’s playoff chase by beating the Warriors 105-98 on Wednesday night.
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin made their share of timely plays and otherwise enjoyed the perimeter shooting exhibition put on by the Los Angeles Clippers’ supporting cast.
Luol Deng led the Bulls with 28 points and Carlos Boozer added 21 as Chicago fended off a furious rally by the Heat to hand them their first loss in 53 days.
After taking a 30-point lead, the Knicks let the Grizzlies creep within 4 in the final minute before steadying themselves and pulling out a win, their sixth in a row.
LeBron James spoke out about the way he gets officiated on Wednesday night, saying he is starting to get concerned about how physical he believes some opponents are against him.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver on Wednesday night when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer.
Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward scored 25 points apiece and the Utah Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns 103-88 on Wednesday night to stay within a game of the eighth-place Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference playoff battle.
Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 21 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 100-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
J.R. Smith scored 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, and the New York Knicks withstood a furious rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-101 on Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 21 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 103-80 on Wednesday night.
Kobe Bryant looks just fine at playing small forward.
Brandon Jennings had a blank stare as he scanned a disappointed Milwaukee locker room.
Jeff Green scored 21 points and hit the winning layup at the buzzer, and the Boston Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak with a 93-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker each scored 34 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the injury-riddled Orlando Magic their eighth straight loss, 114-108 Wednesday night in a matchup of the NBA’s worst teams.
Al Horford scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Teague had 24 points and 13 assists and the Atlanta Hawks clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season, beating the Toronto Raptors 107-88 on Wednesday night.
The Knicks played the first half of last night's game as if it was November all over again. It proved to be just enough to beat the Grizzlies.
Kenyon Martin had an interesting reaction to the news that the Heat’s 27-game winning streak ended on Wednesday night against the Bulls: He clapped.
“It’s cool. It was going to go down at some time, so we’ll take it,” Martin said after the Knicks beat the Grizzlies, 108-101, to win their sixth straight game. “We’ve got to keep this thing going around here.”
The Knicks now have the longest winning streak in the NBA. If the Heat had continued their dominance, they would have had a chance to win No.
Perimeter defense and transition scoring.
That has been the Knicks’ mix during their six-game winning streak, while playing smaller ball with Kenyon Martin at starting center, Tyson Chandler injured and Marcus Camby hardly seeing the court.
On Wednesday night, the team continued that effective game plan against the Grizzlies and won their sixth in a row, fueled by nine steals and 10 fast-break points. In fact, during their recent successful stretch, the Knicks have been averaging 10 steals per game (second-best in the NBA) and 11.
There’s good J.R. Smith, bad J.R. Smith and then there’s the J.R. Smith we saw on Wednesday night: incredible.
The New York Knicks’ sixth man exploded for 35 points on 10-for-18 shooting to lead the ‘Bockers to a 108-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, their sixth straight.
“I don’t know what he’s eating for breakfast or dinner or whatever it is but we need him to keep doing it,” teammate Kenyon Martin said. “He’s putting us on his back.”
Smith’s game against the Grizzlies comes on the heels of an efficient 32-point night against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, putting his two-game total at 67 points.
The Knicks probably haven’t played a better half all season than they did during the first half last night against the Grizzlies. Playing tough aggressive defense and displaying good ball movement on offense, the Knicks built a 30-point lead before settling for a 69-41 advantage at the break.
Guess who has the longest winning streak in the NBA? Yes, it’s the Knicks.
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