The Celtics were hoping to show these newly reconstituted Knicks what winning in the NBA is all about. You knew it was going to come down to how the stars would align for both teams in the end.
The final few seconds of the first half were just as agonizing for Carmelo Anthony as the final few seconds of regulation.
There was never anyone quite like Rajon Rondo in the Ivy League when Jeremy Lin played at Harvard. Boston All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo records a triple double in the Celtics’ 115-111 overtime win over the Knicks.
Jeremy Lin scored 14 points, but he made just 6 of 16 shots, turned the ball over six times and was suffocated for most of the afternoon by an aggressive Celtics defense.
Deron Williams scored a franchise-record 57 points to lift the visiting Nets to a 104-101 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night.
With his triple-double of 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists against the Knicks, Rajon Rondo became the first player since Magic Johnson in 1989 to produce at least 17 in each category.
Deron Williams really wanted to make his tee time Monday morning in Miami.
Forget who the banged-up Denver Nuggets are missing. Never mind Manu Ginobili returning to the San Antonio Spurs.
Deron Williams put on a storming second half display to record an NBA-season leading 57 points and guide the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 road victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
Steve Nash had 19 points, Marcin Gortat scored 14 and matched his season high with 17 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns won their third in a row with a 96-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
Chris Paul had 28 points and 10 assists, Blake Griffin added 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 105-103 in overtime Sunday night.
Derrick Rose tied a season high with 35 points, and Joakim Noah had 11 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to their sixth straight win, 96-91 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
Wearing a protective mask to shield his fractured nose, Kobe Bryant has carried the look of a movie villain but has performed like a hero since returning from the All Star Game.
Deron Williams scored a franchise-record 57 points to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, James Johnson had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat Golden State 83-75 on Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak against the Warriors.
Kobe Bryant exacted revenge for his broken nose with a game-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat 93-83 in an emotion-charged victory at the Staples Center Sunday.
Isaiah Thomas, the last player chosen in the 2011 draft, has thrived in a starting role for the Kings.
The Heat have managed to put the disappointment of last June behind them and have emerged as the clear favorite heading into the second half of the abbreviated 2011-12 season.
Kirk Goldsberry, a visiting scholar on geography at Harvard, set out to answer who was the best shooter in the N.B.A., a quality that traditional metrics like shooting percentage do not fully address.