Tony Allen thought it might have been out of desperation that he ended up guarding Kevin Durant in crunch time.
Demanding as New Yorkers can be, it doesn’t take much to keep Knicks fans happy.
Carmelo Anthony’s shooting woes vanished as quickly as Indiana’s lead.
The Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game.
Mike Conley hit the go-ahead three-pointer and had a solid all-around game with 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Memphis beat Oklahoma City 99-93 on Tuesday to even the Western Conference semi-final series at 1-1.
The Argentine rookie point guard Pablo Prigioni has been reluctant to shoot this season. Instead, he has focused on passing the ball, to get the proper ball movement on offense.
The Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson has indicated that he is not interested in returning to the sideline.
The lid closed around the rim and Indiana fell victim to another prolonged stretch of catatonic offense, as they had at times during the regular season.
Unbowed by the moment, unmoved by the Pacers’ size advantage, the Knicks blew the Pacers off the court with a stunning 23-0 run in the second half.
Carmelo Anthony hung from the rim, the helpless defender who tried to stop his dunk lying on the court below after falling down.
Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, including 20 in the second half, as the New York Knicks turned on the razzle to thrash the Indiana Pacers 105-79 on Tuesday and level their best-of-seven NBA playoff series at 1-1.
The Knicks evened the series with the Pacers at one game apiece.
The Brooklyn native Lance Stephenson is using rebounds and defense to make life difficult for the Knicks.
Spike Lee and Reggie Miller meet again, 18 years later.
Carmelo Anthony defended and then thanked Boston Globe writer Gary Washburn for giving him a first-place MVP vote, one that prevented LeBron James from being a unanimous winner.
An unlikely chant burst through the Garden Tuesday night with just over three minutes left and the Knicks up by 30. The fans weren’t celebrating Carmelo Anthony or Tyson Chandler.
Small ball still works just fine for the Knicks, even against the Indiana Pacers and their big, imposing frontcourt. So forget about the Knicks ditching everything and trying a new, bigger starting lineup in this second-round playoff series.
For those who didn’t already realize that his nickname rhymes with jump, Iman Shumpert provided a search-engine friendly reminder early in the second quarter Tuesday night.
This was the best of Carmelo Anthony and the best of the whole season for the Knicks with what felt like the whole season on the line, the best of the Knicks at both ends of the court, from the end of the third quarter all the way into the middle of the fourth.
Carmelo Anthony, struggling with his shot and under heavy criticism, was going to erupt. Who knew it would coincide with the Pacers imploding. The Knicks-Pacers series took a dramatic turn in the second half on Wednesday as one team couldn’t stop scoring and the other team couldn’t find the basket.