Carmelo Anthony’s worst-case scenario – even worse than 5-35 – now seems inevitable.
Dwight Howard’s face might have been stinging from Kevin Garnett ramming his head into it, and now his ears were ringing as fans directed loud boos toward him.
Nikola Vucevic had 33 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 121-114 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Kevin Garnett departed in the first quarter after head-butting Houston’s Dwight Howard, then the Rockets’ outside game helped them pull away.
Marcus Smart knows shooting is the biggest part of his game that he needed to improve. His work paid off with a timely 3-pointer on Monday night.
Though they were in the conversation as the worst team in the N.B.A., the Knicks planned to represent the league “with a sense of pride,” Coach Derek Fisher said.
Brandon Jennings had 34 points and 10 assists, and the Detroit Pistons won for the ninth time in 10 games, beating the Toronto Raptors 114-111 on Monday night.
For Madison Square Garden’s roommates, every Rangers success is being met with a corresponding Knicks failure.
Mr. Tarpley was a former Dallas Mavericks star center whose promising N.B.A. career was cut short by drug abuse, leading the league to bar him twice.