The point guard is Harvard-educated, but the head coach is the real genius for trusting his gut at a time when just about everyone is looking to chop off his head.
The Nets’ Deron Williams catches a break Monday. He gets to play Derrick Rose and doesn’t have to try to stop Jeremy Lin.
Mike D’Antoni says he “can’t panic” over his job security despite the Knicks early struggles and despite Madison Square Garden management refusing to publicly endorse the embattled head coach. “I don’t know, when do you panic?” D’Antoni said prior to Saturday’s game against the Nets.
Jeremy Lin had a team-high 25 points, nearly doubling his previous career high of 13, and finished with 7 assists and 5 rebounds, in the Knicks’ victory against the Nets.
With the addition of Chris Paul, the Clippers have become a hit in Los Angeles, capable of going beyond mere highlights, as in last Monday’s victory over Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City.
As a rookie, Kyrie Irving hasn’t made quite the same splash as Blake Griffin in the 2010-11 season, but the statistics reveal a player whose substance more than makes up for his lack of style.
Tony Parker broke the Spurs’ franchise record for career assists, leading host San Antonio to a 107-96 win over N.B.A.-best Oklahoma City.
Deron Williams, the Nets’ point guard, scored 21 points and had 11 assists in a losing effort for his injury-riddled team.
Bo Kimble, once the leading scorer in the nation, hopes to be a head coach someday. For now, he is an assistant working with a community college team that is experimenting with fast-break basketball.
Marcus Thornton scored 28 points and Tyreke Evans had 26 points and nine assists to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Golden State Warriors 114-106 in overtime Saturday night.
Nicolas Batum set a Trail Blazers record with nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-97 Saturday night.
Tony Parker scored a season-high 42 points to propel the San Antonio Spurs past the league-leading Oklahoma City Thunder 107-96 on Saturday night.
Al Jefferson scored 18 points, Paul Millsap had 16, and Earl Watson keyed a game-clinching 14-0 fourth quarter run to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-87 Saturday night.
Rarely used Robin Lopez scored nine consecutive points to spark a 12-2 run starting the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat Charlotte 95-89 Saturday night, the Bobcats’ 11th consecutive loss.
Tony Parker scored 42 points and broke the San Antonio Spurs franchise record for career assists, leading a 107-96 win over the NBA-best Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.
Derrick Rose knows how important Luol Deng is to the Chicago Bulls.
Kevin Love scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Luke Ridnour added 22 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Houston Rockets 100-91 on Saturday night.
Dwight Howard had 27 points and eight rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to an 85-81 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
One spectacular late-game layup in a week wasn’t enough for rookie Kyrie Irving.
Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 25 points and the New York Knicks salvaged the finale of a back-to-back-to-back set by beating the New Jersey Nets 99-92 on Saturday night.
Greg Monroe had 24 points and 16 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons beat the New Orleans Hornets 89-87 Saturday in a matchup of two of the NBA’s worst teams.
A monster dunk (or was it even a dunk?) by the Los Angeles Clippers star prompted numerous posts.
Rookie Nikola Vucevic set a career high with 15 points to lead six Philadelphia scorers in double figures and the Sixers dodged back-to-back losses once again by beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-87 on Saturday night.