Kristaps Porzingis' shot overshadows bad night for Knicks bench
Kristaps Porzingis was a split second from his first heroic moment and shot for the Knicks. His release was just a little too late.
Michael Wright, 35, was found dead of a head wound inside his Lexus SUV in Midwood about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Not that he was ever forgotten, but Patrick Ewing is brought up a lot more these days as a comparison.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Patrick Ewing didn't average a double-double as a Knicks rookie in 1985-86, though he came close (20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds). Another Knicks rookie, Kristaps Porzingis, is the next to try. The last Knicks rookie to average a double-double? Willis Reed in 1964-65 with 19.5 points and 14.7 rebounds. Following Porzingis' 10 points…
LaMarcus Aldridge said his return to Portland weighed on him.
Forward Kenneth Faried’s layup with five seconds left gave the Denver Nuggets a 103-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
Stephen Curry scored 28 points and Andre Iguodala added 20 as the Golden State Warriors matched a franchise record for most wins to start a season with a 100-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and nine rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a six-game losing streak with a 101-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points with 9 rebounds as the Nets beat host Houston for their first victory of the season.
DeAndre Jordan stood under the basket awaiting some Dallas free throws, the Mavericks pulling away late and most in the crowd of 19,805 loudly chanting a derogatory phrase at the Los Angeles Clippers center.
In Arron Afflalo’s season debut, Kristaps Porzingis appeared to sink a winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the officials waved the shot off.
The Golden State Warriors haven’t started a season this well in 55 years. So far back, the franchise was in Philadelphia.
Kenneth Faried rebounded Danilo Gallinari’s errant shot in the lane for a putback with 5 seconds remaining to give the Denver Nuggets a 103-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
After a quiet first half, Stephen Curry turned up the volume in the second half and finished with a game-high 28 points as the Golden State Warriors remained the league’s only unbeaten team with a 100-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Al Horford scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied for a 106-98 victory over the injury depleted New Orleans Pelicans, who led much of the way Wednesday night but couldn’t hang on without star Anthony Davis.
After a buzzer-beating 3 put the 76ers on the ropes, Kyle Lowry had fellow Philly native and boxer Danny Garcia at his side in the locker room for a postgame celebration.
Cody Zeller’s up-and-down night ended with a wide smile in the locker room.
Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points with nine rebounds and lead the Brooklyn Nets to their first victory of the season, 106-98 over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Paul George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge made his first appearance in Portland since he left the Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs this summer.
Nik Vucevic hit a fallaway 18-footer at the buzzer to lift the Orlando Magic to a 101-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Miami Heat guard Gerald Green punched a man, then was combative with paramedics and eventually needed to be handcuffed just so rescue personnel could transport him to a trauma center last week, according to police.