Knicks pushing Carmelo Anthony to expand his game
Kristaps Porzingis can thank his teammates for saving his behind.
Move over, Melo — the rookie’s the one with more jersey sales.
The Knicks are followed by the Lakers ($2.7B), Bulls ($2.3B), Celtics ($2.1B) and Clippers ($2B).
The Knicks survived a rare mistake by Kristaps Porzingis that could have cost them a game they led by five points in the waning seconds of regulation. Porzingis watched from the bench in overtime, prayed for his teammates to pick him up, and his prayers were answered.
Paul Millsap had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks survived a late rally by Portland to defeat the Trail Blazers 104-98 on Wednesday night.
DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 16 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo added 11 points and 17 assists in the Sacramento Kings’ sixth consecutive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 112-93 Wednesday night.
Gordon Hayward baited Porzingis into fouling him on a 3-point attempt, allowing Utah to tie the game and force overtime, but the Knicks survived to even their record at 22-22.
The New York Knicks kept fighting, and then one final push by Carmelo Anthony and company put away the Utah Jazz.
Stephen Curry glanced at the “72” banner hanging from the rafters during the morning shootaround. A number that for two decades seemed unattainable just might be in reach for the Warriors if they keep playing this way.
The Philadelphia 76ers are trending in the right direction. Not so much for the Orlando Magic.
Chandler Parsons scored seven of his game-high 30 points in overtime as the short-handed Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-94 Wednesday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 115-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the home team extending their winning streak to a season-best six games.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris each scored 22 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 123-114 on Wednesday night, despite Andre Drummond setting an NBA record by missing 23 free throws.
There’s only one direction to go when you’ve been floored.
The Cavaliers pounded the Nets in an unattractive game on Wednesday. After a 34-point drubbing by the Golden State Warriors on Monday, it was the result they had to have.
The Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109, over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night in Toronto.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-95 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.
DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas had his eighth double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
John Wall had 18 points and 10 assists and Bradley Beal added 18 more as the Washington Wizards sent the injury-ravaged Miami Heat to their sixth loss in seven games, 106-87 on Wednesday night.
In the 3-point shot’s first year, 1979-80, N.B.A. teams averaged less than three attempts a game. Now they’re averaging 24, and the shot is a vital part of every offense.