Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Feb 01 2012)
The timing of the tired and absolutely dreadful Detroit Pistons could not have been better for Mike D’Antoni Tuesday night. The Knicks, and especially their head coach, desperately needed a win.
Carmelo Anthony had a game-high 25 points in his first game back from an ankle injury, and the Knicks spread around the scoring in a victory against the Detroit Pistons at the Garden.
Deron Williams scored 34 points for the Nets, who have lost two straight over all and nine in a row against the Pacers.
China loves basketball. But as American players — and the N.B.A. itself — have discovered, the country has its own rules.
Kobe Bryant’s fast start afforded him the luxury of a late rest as the Los Angeles Lakers made light work of the free-falling Charlotte Bobcats with a 106-73 blowout home win on Tuesday.
Brandon Rush scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to spark a late rally, and the Golden State Warriors spoiled former coach Keith Smart’s return with a 93-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, Andrew Bynum added 20, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat slumping Charlotte 106-73 Tuesday night, extending their home record to 11-2 and sending the Bobcats to their ninth consecutive defeat and 19th of the season.
O.J. Mayo scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds left in overtime, as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 100-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points in his return to the lineup, Landry Fields added 16 of his 18 in a flawless first half, and the New York Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 113-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Paul George scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Indiana Pacers in a 106-99 win over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.
Paul Pierce scored 20 points, Ray Allen had 12 in the third quarter and the Boston Celtics avenged a disappointing loss to Cleveland two days earlier by barely holding off the Cavaliers 93-90 on Tuesday night.