And now the fun really begins. The Knicks are 32 regular-season games away from the franchise’s most important postseason since 1999. Carmelo Anthony has them in position to catch the Miami Heat for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. A second seed remains more realistic.
Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler return today from Houston, and Rasheed Wallace returns from oblivion.
The Knicks reconvene for the first time since the All-Star break, with their defensive power forward expected to participate in practice for the first time since suffering a stress reaction in his left foot in…
It’s appropriate the Knicks and Pacers square off tomorrow in Indianapolis out of the All-Star Break. Donnie Walsh, who had a hand in constructing both squads, believes the two teams have the most ingredients to spoil Miami’s predicted romp to the NBA Finals.
The Knicks and Pacers stand…
Jerry Buss had been a chemist and a mathematician long before he bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. The self-made millionaire with a head for business and an impresario’s heart assailed the NBA with every skill he acquired along the way.
Quirks of the game: Bernard King is again a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame, but whether he will – or should – make the final cut remains an open question.
The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Oklahoma City at Houston, Miami at Chicago and the Clippers at San Antonio.
Point guard Deron Williams returned to practice after an ankle procedure and said he would be in the lineup against the Bucks. Coach P. J. Carlesimo wasn’t so sure.
Jerry Buss, the former Lakers owner with 10 N.B.A. titles, recognized that basketball was entertainment. He was a visionary in the art of marketing the game.