Mike Woodson’s team has established itself as a legitimate contender, but a recurring theme for the Knicks, other than injuries, is their struggles on the defense.
The familiar “Beat LA!” chant started in the third quarter.
The Denver Nuggets rolled to their eighth successive win with a 128-96 demolition of the Chicago Bulls at home on Thursday.
Kenneth Faried celebrated his invitation to the league’s annual slam dunk contest with a series of rim-rattling, crowd-pleasing jams Thursday night when the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to eight games with a 128-96 win over the Chicago Bulls.
Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-95.
John Wall, who led the Wizards with 21 points and 9 assists Wednesday, was another in a list of speedy point guards who have sliced through the Knicks’ defense.
The longtime executive director of the N.B.A. players union addressed the allegations in a 469-page audit that faulted his judgment and leadership.