Nate Robinson scored 27 points, including the game’s final 7 points, as injury-ravaged Chicago withstood LeBron James and defending champion Miami in their opener.
All it took was one shot from Manu Ginobili to undo Stephen Curry’s monstrous performance.
Only one team has held the Miami Heat below 90 points on their home floor this season. That would be the Chicago Bulls, and for good measure, they’ve now done it twice.
Manu Ginobili’s play in the final 50 seconds was almost too much for Gregg Popovich to handle. Then again, the Spurs’ coach is used to his veteran guard’s free-wheeling style.
Khalilah Williams-Webb, the owner of a boutique in Brooklyn, selects outfits for Carmelo Anthony, from his vintage jackets down to his socks and underwear.
A depleted Chicago Bulls dug deep for another impressive display of character and collective strength as they stunned defending NBA champions Miami Heat 93-86 in the opening game of their Eastern Conference semi-final series on Monday.
Nate Robinson was spitting blood in the first half, then delivered the deepest cuts of the night in the final moments. And the Chicago Bulls reminded the Miami Heat that no one in the NBA plays them any tougher.
The Pacers’ D. J. Augustin had his strongest playoff game, scoring 16 points in Game 1 over the Knicks, and getting the better of Raymond Felton, who was his teammate in Charlotte three years ago.
Knicks fans haven’t forgotten Game 1 of the Knicks-Pacers playoff series in 1995 when Reggie Miller scored 8 points in 18.7 seconds for the Pacers. Miller returns to the Garden as a TV analyst for Game 2.
With their leading scorers Carmelo Anthony and J. R. Smith shooting a combined 47 for 152 over the last four games, the Knicks have struggled to put up points.
Amar’e Stoudemire saw action in a full-court game of 3-on-3 at Knicks practice Monday. Though winded and rusty, he appears on track to rejoin the Knicks when their playoff series against the Pacers shifts to Indianapolis for Game 3 on Saturday.
Carmelo Anthony is going to keep hoisting them up, no matter what anyone else says â?? including former Knick Bernard King. Anthony is 35-for-110 from the floor over the past four games (three losses) including a 10-for-28 performance in Sunday’s Game 1 loss to the Pacers.
Amar’e Stoudemire rolled to the basket and Earl Barron wrapped him up from behind in a WWE headlock, not exactly what they allow these days in the NBA, and definitely not the kind of interior defense the Knicks are seeing from the Indiana Pacers.
It would take someone with far more mental capacity than me to probe the mind of J.R. Smith. Or identify the true source of his inspiration for posting the “Official NBA Bandwagon Transferral Formâ? following the Knicks’ 102-95 Game 1 loss to Indiana.
After the Knicks dropped Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series with the Pacers on Sunday, point guard Raymond Felton accused Indiana players of targeting Carmelo Anthony’s injured left shoulder with their physical play. They didn’t like allegation one bit.