Some might perceive Amar’e Stoudemire to be physically older than his 32 years, but the veteran forward received what he termed “a great birthday gift” on Sunday when he returned to action and the Knicks ended their seven-game slide with a convincing 109-93 win over Denver at the Garden.
On a good day, against a lousy opponent, this can still work. J.R. Smith can be the viable second option, force a defense to forget about Carmelo Anthony for a few minutes, and the Knicks can score in droves.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr anxiously waited for the lineups to be announced before a game against the San Antonio Spurs last week, knowing as well as anybody that it’s a pivotal preparation point when facing Gregg Popovich’s team.
A meeting between Los Angeles and Miami may help show whether the early play of two of last season’s top teams is a good indicator of their playoff potential.
The Golden State Warriors got off to such a fast start, they gave Kobe Bryant no other choice but to keep shooting the ball to keep the Los Angeles Lakers within striking distance.
Brandon Knight made three 3-pointers down the stretch and finished with 20 points, Jabari Parker scored 13 and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks downed the Miami Heat, 91-84, on Sunday night.
The Knicks’ victory over Denver suggested that they were the clear winners of the Carmelo Anthony deal involving Danilo Gallinari, but Knicks fans should still question the long-term wisdom of the trade.
James Harden scored 19 points, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 69-65 on Sunday night for their third consecutive victory.
One strong defensive quarter helped the New York Knicks end a seven-game skid.
Brandon Knight made three 3-pointers down the stretch and scored 20 points, Jabari Parker scored 13 and the Milwaukee Bucks downed the slumping Miami Heat 91-84 on Sunday night.
Carmelo Anthony and J. R. Smith scored 28 points each as the Knicks ended a seven-game losing streak against the hapless Nuggets.