Knicks Daily Links: Tuesday
The only thing that stopped DeMarcus Cousins from scoring on Monday night was his sixth foul.
The Golden State Warriors recorded a first round knockout in their battle with the San Antonio Spurs for Western Conference regular-season superiority, riding Stephen Curry’s 37 points to a 120-90 victory in Monday’s highly anticipated showdown.
Stephen Curry and the dominant Warriors aren’t just beating teams anymore, they’re throwing staggering knockout punches against the NBA’s best — make that second-best.
LeBron James scored 25 points as Cleveland beat the Timberwolves, who got 26 points and 11 rebounds from Karl Anthony-Towns.
Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Al Horford had 18 and the Atlanta Hawks completed their Western Conference road trip with a 119-105 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Reggie Jackson scored 29 points and the Detroit Pistons never trailed in a 95-92 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Jeff Green scored a season-high 30 points, Memphis converted enough free throws in an extra period and the Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Magic 108-102 in overtime Monday night.
James Harden scored 35 points and Trevor Ariza added a season-high 31 to help the hot-shooting Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 112-111 on Monday night.
Tyronn Lue has had a hectic few days. He now has his first win as an NBA coach.
Dwyane Wade had 28 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat rallied from an eight-point deficit early in the fourth quarter for an 89-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Pint-sized point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in three quarters, and five other players finished in double figures as the Boston Celtics kept John Wall in check and beat the Washington Wizards 116-91 on Monday night.
Carmelo Anthony is banged up, fatigued and struggling but plans on playing in a showdown of two of the league’s most dynamic scorers.
However innocuous and innocent, the line of communication was open between the Knicks and top free agent Kevin Durant.