March 13, 2013
New York big man Amar'e Stoudemire underwent surgery on his right knee Monday, and the Knicks said afterward that he is expected to miss at least six weeks. Carmelo Anthony returned to New York's starting lineup at Golden State on Monday night after missing the last three games with a stiff and sore right knee. Former Knick David Lee was in the starting lineup for the Warriors after missing Saturday's loss to Milwaukee because of a bruised right knee. Spurs stop Thunder Tiago Splitter had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the host San Antonio Spurs snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's five-game winning streak with a 105-93 victory.
January 31, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a Knicks record with his 30th straight 20-point game in New York's 113-97 home win Wednesday over the reeling Orlando Magic. Anthony's scoring overshadowed outstanding games by New York big men Tyson Chandler and Amar'e Stoudemire who combined for 35 points on 17 of 18 shooting from the field. The Magic lost their seventh straight game and 18th in 20 games. Grizzlies' Gay to Raptors The Grizzlies agreed to trade star swingman Rudy Gay to the Raptors, parting with their leading scorer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
March 11, 2013
J.R. Smith scored 24 points and the New York Knicks shook off the absence of Carmelo Anthony and the shock of Amar'e Stoudemire's needing more knee surgery to rout the visiting Utah Jazz, 113-84, on Saturday night. The Knicks learned earlier Saturday that Stoudemire will have right knee surgery that will sideline him about six weeks. But they still have plenty off the bench. Steve Novak scored 20 points. Elsewhere: Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 and the Brooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the host Atlanta Hawks.
January 8, 2012
Josh Smith scored 25 points, Joe Johnson and Vladimir Radmanovic each added 17, and the host Atlanta Hawks beat Chicago, 109-94, on Saturday night to snap the Bulls' six-game winning streak. John Lucas III had 14 of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter for Chicago, which never led. The Bulls, who dropped to 7-2, had been off to their best start since going 12-0 in 1996-97. Derrick Rose, last season's league MVP, scored eight points for Chicago - his lowest total since the Bulls took a 17-point victory at Toronto on Dec. 15, 2010.
January 18, 2013
Carmelo Anthony returned to his Olympic gold-medal past and scored 26 points Thursday to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons in London. Anthony scored 18 in the first half as the Knicks (25-13) jumped out to a 16-2 lead before holding a double-digit advantage for most of the game. Amar'e Stoudemire added 17 points for the Knicks and J.R. Smith scored 16. Will Bynum led the Pistons with 22 points. The Pistons (14-25) were the home team at the O2 Arena in London, site of the Olympic gold-medal game during last year's London Games.
June 27, 2012
David Morway resigned as general manager of the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday amid reports that Larry Bird will be gone, too. The Indianapolis Star reported that Bird is expected to leave the Pacers. The team and owner Herb Simon declined comment. The 55-year-old Bird was Pacers coach from 1997 to 2000, returning to the front office in 2003. He became GM in 2008 and was this season's NBA's executive of the year. Stoudemire fined for slur Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after the New York Knicks star tweeted a gay slur.
February 7, 2012
Kevin Love's frustration with physical play and officiating has been apparent early and often this season. Emotion got the best of him on Saturday night against the Rockets, and now he and the Minnesota Timberwolves have to pay the price: Love, his team's leading scorer and rebounder, was suspended for two games by the league for "driving his foot into the upper body and face of the Rockets' Luis Scola as Scola was lying on the floor. " The play happened in the third quarter of Saturday's victory over the Rockets after the two tangled while going for a rebound.
March 29, 2012
Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks climbed above .500 for the first time since mid-January in overwhelming fashion, scoring 21 straight points in the third quarter and routing the Orlando Magic, 108-86, at home on Wednesday night. Anthony and Iman Shumpert each scored 25 points for the Knicks (26-25), who won for the eighth time in nine games despite playing without the injured Amar'e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin. New York outscored Orlando by 65-30 in the middle two quarters and has a winning record for the first time since it was 6-5 before a loss to Oklahoma City on Jan. 14. The Knicks moved 21/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and pulled within 21/2 of the 76ers for first place in the Atlantic Division.
June 4, 2011 |
MIAMI - Once again, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade basked in the roar of the crowd in their home arena, only to be accused of celebrating prematurely. Again they pleaded innocent. The Miami Heat's display of jubilation midway through the fourth quarter Thursday night angered the Dallas Mavericks, who then rallied from a 15-point deficit for a stunning 95-93 victory in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The comeback evened the series at one game each, with the next three games in Dallas beginning Sunday.
March 25, 2012
Tyson Chandler had 15 points and tied a season high with 17 rebounds, and the New York Knicks rebounded from their first loss under Mike Woodson by routing the visiting Pistons, 101-79, on Saturday night. Carmelo Anthony finally got his shot to fall in the third quarter and finished with 15 points, while Jeremy Lin had 13. The bench put it away early in the fourth, allowing some banged-up Knicks to rest. Lin sat with a sore left knee but could have returned, while Amar'e Stoudemire (17 points)