The Knicks had a chance to beat a quality team and record their first two-game winning streak in six weeks, but it became a missed opportunity because of so many missed opportunities.
Leave it to a basketball team from hockey's heartland to learn how to change on the fly. The Raptors have had no choice but to adapt in a hurry after star DeMar DeRozan went down with a serious leg injury late last month.
NEW YORK –- The New York Knicks found themselves in yet another close game with numerous opportunities to take the win.And yet again, the Knicks squandered those precious opportunities. This time, they missed seven of eight shots in overtime to drop a 95-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors.The Knicks (5-21) came close to upsetting the top team in the Eastern Conference, but in the end, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks came away with yet another frustrating loss.
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks seemed to get their wish on Sunday as the offense was less triangle and more pick-and-roll and isolations.
Derek Fisher’s job of developing the Knicks into a cohesive unit has been compromised.
It has become something of a dramedy in 26 acts, a Beckett play, “Waiting for Bargnani.”
All these years, Kobe Bryant has been chasing Michael Jordan.
The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone late Sunday night just 24 games into his second season with the team.
Highlights of Sunday’s National Basketball Association games.
Bryant moved into third place on the N.B.A. list for points in a career, finishing with 26 on Sunday to help the Lakers beat the Timberwolves.
Without J. R. Smith, the Knicks were able to put up a strong fight against the Raptors but lost after missing their first seven shots in the extra period.
– Kobe Bryant eclipsed Michael Jordan on the National Basketball Association’s all-time scoring list on Sunday, surpassing the legendary scorer during the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ game at the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Kobe Bryant has shot more than 11,000 free throws in his NBA career. He has been at the line in critical moments with championships hanging in the balance.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the San Antonio beat the banged-up Denver Nuggets 99-91 on Sunday night.
The all-time scoring list in the National Basketball Association after the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant scored 26 points on Sunday to move past Michael Jordan into third place:
Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 11 assists, controlling the overtime period and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 95-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 23 points and eight rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder won its sixth straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 112-88 on Sunday night.
Stephen Curry scored eight of his 34 points in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors won their 16th straight, 128-122 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.
Jeffrey Vanchiro, 38, who has gained widespread attention as a colorful and outspoken fan of the Nets, was not expected to survive after falling from a second-story window in Flushing, Queens.
Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a sloppy start Sunday to beat the offensively inept Miami Heat, 93-75.
John Wall had 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Washington Wizards overcame a sluggish start Sunday night to put away the slumping Utah Jazz, 93-84.
Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air.
Oklahoma City, in a precarious situation because of injuries to its stars, is going to have to steal some wins from the Western Conference’s best, a tier that includes Golden State.
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