May 17, 2013
Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks broke out just enough to stay in it. Anthony scored 28 points and the Knicks avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail three games to two and will need a victory Saturday in Indiana to force a seventh game back in New York on Monday. "I was totally impressed because we met the challenge," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said.
May 6, 2013
David West scored 20 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks, 102-95, on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden. D.J. Augustin had 16 points for the Pacers, who built a 16-point lead while New York's Carmelo Anthony was on the bench in foul trouble in the third. Anthony finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Thunder top Grizzlies. Down by one in the final minute, Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher poked the ball away from Memphis' Mike Conley, springing Kevin Durant into the open court with a chance to put the Thunder on top. Durant sank a jumper with 11.1 seconds left for the last of his 35 points, lifting the Thunder to a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference semis.
April 18, 2013
Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds, and the host Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah's playoff hopes with an 86-70 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday. The Grizzlies' victory meant the Los Angeles Lakers were assured of making the playoffs and rendered their late Wednesday game against the Houston Rockets moot. Meanwhile, Memphis, the Western Conference's fifth seed, still held out hopes for home-court advantage if the Los Angeles Clippers lost at Sacramento in another late game.
April 17, 2013
Gerald Henderson scored 27 points, Kemba Walker had 23 points and a career-high 13 assists, and the Bobcats defeated a New York Knicks team playing without Carmelo Anthony and a few others, 106-95, on Monday night in Charlotte, N.C. The victory was the second straight for the Bobcats, who pulled into a tie with Orlando for the worst record in the league. The Knicks played only seven players, resting Anthony and others after wrapping up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
April 15, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points on 9-for-23 shooting against the rugged Indiana defense on Sunday, and the New York Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 90-80 victory over the visiting Pacers. The Knicks will host seventh-seeded Boston next weekend. New York is guaranteed the home-court advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs after finishing a distant second to Miami in the conference. Anthony didn't play in the fourth quarter, ending his streak of 30-point games at seven, after he bruised his left shoulder when he was fouled by Sam Young in the third.
April 8, 2013
Carmelo Anthony collected 36 points and 12 rebounds, J.R. Smith hit a pair of shot-clock beaters in the final two minutes, and the visiting New York Knicks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 125-120, on Sunday for their 12th consecutive win. The Knicks reached the 50-win mark for the first time in 13 years. Russell Westbrook had 37 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists for Oklahoma City, which fell a game behind San Antonio for first place in the West with five games to play. Kevin Durant scored 27, slipping behind Anthony in the NBA scoring race.
April 7, 2013
Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points on seven three-pointers, and the injury-depleted Miami Heat beat the Bobcats, 89-79, on Friday night in Charlotte, N.C. The Heat won despite playing without stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Ray Allen, who were held out while recovering from injuries. Anthony stays hot Carmelo Anthony scored 41, tying a franchise record with this third straight 40-point game, and the Knicks beat the visiting Bucks, 101-83. Anthony, who scored 50 and 40 in his previous two games, equaled Bernard King's 1984-85 mark.
April 5, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points, Raymond Felton had three straight baskets in a key spurt, and the New York Knicks beat the host Atlanta Hawks, 95-82, on Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory. Anthony, coming off a 50-point effort against Miami on Tuesday, scored 24 points in the first half. He shot 17 of 27 from the field and was 5 for 6 from the free-throw line. Wolves 107, Bucks 98 Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and 8 steals to lead the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
April 4, 2013 |
CARMELO ANTHONY tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat, 102-90, Tuesday night. Anthony finished 18-for-26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 for New York. Chris Bosh scored 23 points for Miami, which played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers, all held out with injuries that are not believed to be serious.
April 3, 2013
Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the visiting New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat, 102-90, on Wednesday night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 for New York. Chris Bosh scored 23 points for Miami, which played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers, all held out with injuries that are not believed to be serious.