The Heat would be sitting on a near-record 30 consecutive victories if not for a loss last week in Chicago, leaving the surging Knicks improbably as the team with the longest active winning streak in the NBA.
An advertising blitz that kicks of Tuesday will urge the NBA to bypass Madison Square Garden for the Barclays Center as the site for the league’s 2015 All-Star Game, the Daily News has learned.
Roy Hibbert had 26 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out, Paul George added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Indiana Pacers barely completed a sweep of their four-game road trip with a 109-106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night in a battle of division leaders.
Mike Conley scored 23 points and drove for a layup with 0.6 of a second left as the Grizzlies rallied to beat the visiting Spurs.
The Knicks, who have regained their footing as leaders of the Atlantic Division, will play at Miami on Tuesday in hopes of defeating the Heat for the third time this season.
Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Mo Williams hit six 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-102 Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best five games.
Larry Sanders had a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds as Milwaukee cruised to a 131-102 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night for the Bucks’ highest scoring total in more than four years.
He is just one of only four players to have played 500 or more games for the Toronto Raptors yet Jose Calderon never appeared to find a home in the National Basketball Association’s northern outpost.
Omer Asik matched his career high with 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 111-103 on Monday night without James Harden and Chandler Parsons.
Mike Conley drove for a layup with 0.6 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-90 Monday night for their third straight victory.
Devin Harris scored a season-high 25 points and Josh Smith nearly added a triple-double Monday night as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 to improve their chances of securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Nikola Pekovic bruised and battered the overmatched Boston front line for 29 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-100 victory over the Celtics on Monday night.
Greg Monroe scored 24 points, Jose Calderon had 19 points and nine assists against his former team, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 108-98 on Monday night.