Carmelo Anthony was blistering for most of the night, going 17 for 31 from the field. But he missed two critical shots down the stretch as the Knicks wasted a 17-point second-half lead.
Decades ago, basketball players like George McGinnis, Mel Daniels and even Mike Woodson had next game at places like the Douglass Park Family Center gym in Indianapolis.
LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points to lead host Miami past the 76ers, who fell a game and a half behind Boston in the Atlantic Division.
LeBron James delivered a season-high 41 points in the absence of injured sidekick Dwyane Wade as the Miami Heat clinched a playoff berth with their 99-93 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and rattled home a 3-pointer with 6.8 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew every bit of a 17-point lead before holding on for a 91-87 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.
Marcin Gortat had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Steve Nash added 18 points and 12 assists and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 109-100 on Tuesday night.
O.J. Mayo scored 19 points, Mike Conley added 18 and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a lackluster performance with a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Golden State Warriors 98-94 on Tuesday night.
LeBron James arrived at work a little earlier than usual on Tuesday, warming up more than three hours before tip-off with hopes of finding his rhythm.
Danny Granger scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from 17 points down in the second half to beat the New York Knicks 112-104 on Tuesday night.
Greg Monroe had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the depleted Orlando Magic 102-95 on Tuesday night.
Andrea Bargnani scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte 92-87 Tuesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak to the lowly Bobcats.
Danny Green scored 19 points against a Cleveland team that released him last season, Tony Parker added 19 and the San Antonio Spurs coasted to their eighth straight win, 125-90 over the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
The N.B.A. commissioner David Stern would like to expand the league’s age requirement, claiming it is a business decision, but the success of high school players harms his argument.
Mike Woodson is remaining optimistic that power forward Amar’e Stoudemire will return to the lineup this month sooner than later.
The Knicks were laughing it up and celebrating, acting as if the game were over when in fact there were still 13 minutes to play. For three quarters, the Knicks were together. They played hard and were running the offense efficiently through Carmelo Anthony.
Jeremy Lin took to Twitter to thank the New York media for its coverage of the cultural phenomenon known as Linsanity.
Larry Bird knows a few things about basketball, including what happens when a big man can’t take the court because of a serious back injury.