INDIANAPOLIS â?? A team that couldn’t win now can’t lose.
Carmelo Anthony, happy as a clam again, was asked last night about Danny Granger’s comment that the Pacers’ home-and-home series against the Knicks was “two very winnable games.”
“I guess they were two winnable games,” Anthony said. “For…
You know me: I’m too professional, polite and reverential of the coaching profession to speculate about interim Mike Woodson’s successor while he still retains the Knicks’ (favorite coach) title … at least as long as he’s undefeated.
Pressed by unfeeling editors, I had no choice but to voice…
INDIANAPOLIS — The Jeremy Lin Show hit the Midwest again, and he turned Bankers Life Fieldhouse into the Indianapolis Speedway.
Linsanity is rising from the grave. With a couple of thousand Lin fans in the house, many wearing his jersey and all cheering his every move, Lin looked like he…
INDIANAPOLIS â?? You don’t have to like the culture of entitlement that pervades the NBA, or endorse the notion that it’s a players’ league and, more to the point, a star’s league. Like it? That’s probably one of the things you detest about the NBA, about all…
This wasn’t supposed to be the story of the New York Knicks. Sure, this is the feel good story you expect when hearing about the success of the Sixers or tonight’s opponent, the Pacers. This is the story of a team winning with depth, balance, and a rugged work ethic. No stars, just players.
No, this can’t be the Knicks.
But at the moment, it is.
On successive nights, the Knicks won despite pedestrian statistical lines by their stars — Carmelo Anthony (16 points, four rebounds) and Amare Stoudemire (16 points, eight rebounds).
The Knicks sounded relieved that Baron Davis' hamstring injury isn't as bad as they had feared.
The green-clad Knicks’ balanced 102-88 victory was considerably tighter than the previous night’s coast-to-coast rout in Manhattan, but it completed the two-game sweep and moved them a half-game ahead of idle Milwaukee for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Baron Davis remained in New York after tweaking his right hamstring Friday night and remains day-to-day, but his injury is “not as severe as we thought,â? according to Knicks coach Mike Woodson.
This was the same old Knick roster out there, running the same go-go offense and employing the same transition defense. The only change, really, was that certain key members were trying harder for Mike Woodson than they had for Mike D’Antoni, hanging tough down the stretch and making smart, focused decisions.
It doesn’t matter how the Knicks got here, to this coaching change and to one more new beginning, even in a short season that has had a lot of those. The coaching thing was a good thing for this group, and the right thing. Mike Woodson, an old Knick out of the ’80s and not the ’60s and ’70s, but an old Knick who learned from Red Holzman, gives them their only chance to make the move we thought they were going to make in the Eastern Conference after Jeremy Lin happened.
I really don’t want to be writing this column. Deep down, I wished for every Knick fan that this moment wouldn’t come. And I badly, badly wanted to be wrong.
Mike Woodson, the team’s interim coach, stretched his record to 3-0 as the Knicks revived memories of Linsanity.
Mike Woodson traces his philosophy in coaching and in life back to his coach in high school, Bill Smith.
The Murry Bergtraum Lady Blazers of Manhattan added to their streak of Public Schools Athletic League basketball titles, and the Boys and Girls High School won its third boys’ title in a row.
Chris Paul scored 12 of his 23 points in the final three minutes as the Clippers pulled to two and a half games behind the Lakers in the Pacific Division race.
The Chicago Bulls recovered from a sluggish start to race past the Philadelphia 76ers for an 89-80 victory at the United Center on Saturday.
The Chicago Bulls recovered from a sluggish start to run past the Philadelphia 76ers for an 89-80 victory at the United Center on Saturday.
Derrick Favors, starting for Al Jefferson, had career highs with 23 points and 17 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz edge the Golden State Warriors 99-92 in overtime Saturday night.
Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points and Kenneth Faried added 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds leading the Denver Nuggets past the Boston Celtics 98-91 Saturday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points, responding time after time despite being pushed and swatted at to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 106-99 victory over San Antonio on Saturday night.
C.J. Watson scored 20 points and Joakim Noah added 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 89-80 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Chris Kaman scored 20 points, including a key 23-foot jumper with a second left on the shot clock and 45 seconds left in the game, giving the New Orleans Hornets a 102-94 win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.
Jeremy Lin scored 19 points to help the New York Knicks defeat the Indiana Pacers 102-88 on Saturday night and improve to 3-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson.
D.J. Augustin scored 23 points and had 11 assists and the Charlotte Bobcats held off the Toronto Raptors 107-103 on Saturday night.
All Chauncey Billups had to do was show up and the mood in the locker room improved.